Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: E.S.G., Marcus Manchild, Renzo, Kyle Hubbard, Purple Bastard, Preemo, Mic Skills, Mac, more. Not Invited: Michael Myers, becau ... More >>
It's my job to have at least a passing knowledge of what most bands and artists sound like. In my one of seven capacities here at the paper, I am in charge of music listings, those things in the back of the paper that tell you what is happening every week. (While I am on the subject, I need let yo ... More >>
Photos by Shea SerranoTrae Day feat. Trae Tha Truth, Bun B, Lupe Fiasco, Lola Monroe, Jay'Ton, Pyrexx, etc. Delmar/Dyer Sports Complex July 22, 2011 5:01 p.m.:Pulling up to the fourth annual Trae Day. Good crowd already. Good. Some immediate questions: First, How long will it be before you ... More >>
Helen Mirren will cut you in Red.
Enjoy the great indoors!
When I came up with our inaugural list of movie stoners way back in 2009, I knew I was unfortunately ignoring some key characters. After all, pot smokers have a rich cinematic history, dating back to the 1930s, and it was impossible to get everybody in the same bowl, as it were. If you'll re ... More >>
Paul Giamatti's wit is the heart of Cold Souls.
The World Is a Stage
Go Ahead, Make Her Day
Remarkably consistent, the Coens make another mockery
Miss Pop Rocks is sick. The whole basket of fun, including: 102 degree fever, hacking up mucus, uncontrollable sneezing, and so on. But this unfortunate situation has enabled her to conduct a little experiment, entitled “How Many Episodes of America’s Next Top Model Can Someone Watch in a Row? ... More >>
Judd Apatow's pretty good year and much more
Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)
Tomorrow's Misery Today
Playing against type, Will Ferrell can't quite ground this artificially whimsical romantic comedy.
The moans on Dylan's latest aren't exactly of the morbid death-rattle variety
Clowes and Zwigoff upend the college comedy, then wreck it
The Libertine's protagonist is a boor you can't ignore
Andrea Zittel makes art by reinventing her life
Dot the I wants to mess with your head. Yep, it's a mess all right.
In a year when small movies came up big, picking the best was a Payne
John Malkovich turns Peruvian politics into a big-screen thriller
Clooney toys with the twisted delusions of Chuck Barris
If being Charlie Kaufman is no fun, watching Charlie Kaufman is a real drag
Reissues dominated, but an international crop of films yielded a good harvest
Disorganized crime turns boys into men in Knockaround Guys
Eastwood plays a detective with a bad ticker looking for the man who murdered his donor
Astronauts film life aboard the space station in stunning 3-D
Amélie sends Jane Austen's best-loved heroine on a wild ride
The Army and Hollywood join hands to wage virtual, bloodless battles
Actor-comic Eddie Izzard just wants to be loved
Shadow of the Vampire explores the parasitic impulses common to bloodsuckers and moviemakers
Intended as irony, the title of Miss Congeniality really says it all
Generally a letdown, the year in film offered some well-crafted works that are best viewed as double features
The Cell delves into a dark, psychotic unconscious and discovers -- a wounded child!
Vincent D'Onofrio may be the best actor of his generation, but who would notice?
With the world premiere of Fucking A, Infernal Bridegroom Productions may have outgrown its seedy past, but it hasn't forgotten it
A little Conscience converts Joan of Arc to near comedy
Being John Malkovich pulls all the right strings
An imaginative Three Kings skewers the combat genre
Bruckheimer's production shows all his Con-temptible traits
Jane Campion's adaptation of Henry James gets everything wrong
Speed proves there's still life in the old car chase
James Hansen Prince's Splendid Lennie keeps Theatre on the Square's Of Mice and Men from going awry
And the year ends with a surprise twist: fall movies that are falling flat