When it comes to music, Jeff Bridges is not some dilettantish actor noodling around with a guitar. Inspired by Bob Dylan and the Beatles, he and a friend would play hootenannys at L.A. clubs like Ledbetter's while still in high school. Years later, while filming the infamous 1980 western Heaven's Ga ... More >>
Intentional or not, this film is proof Hollywood can make a memorable comedy.
Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson have been hanging out a lot lately. The actor joined the antichrist onstage a couple of weeks ago at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards show in L.A., and played guitar on "Sweet Dreams" and "Beautiful People." Depp also collaborated with Manson on a cover of Carly Simon' ... More >>
Another well-adjusted Prop 8 supporterI'm sure you've all heard the terrible news by now: Judge Vaughn "Mussolini" Walker declared California's gay marriage ban unconstitutional. Obviously I don't have to tell you what severe ramifications this will have, not only for the soul of our country ... More >>
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Country music, faded stardom, liquor, and age in Crazy Heart.
Sig's Lagoon (3710 Main) has plenty of passes left for this evening's preview screening of Crazy Heart, the Golden Globe-nominated film starring Jeff Bridges as a hard-luck country singer who finds... wait for it... One Last Shot At Redemption when he meets kind-hearted journalist Maggie Gylle ... More >>
One thing that struck He Said while we were making this list was the lack of metal and/or punk rock associated with the women in our past. It's kind of odd that someone so dirty and haggard never dated anyone with a Crass patch on her denim jacket or Misfits tramp stamp. By looking at us, you wou ... More >>
Have screenplay, will travel: Dave Eggers makes his film writing debut with Away We Go.
The Terminator is back. Plus lots of other movies we can't wait to see this season.
April 15 each year brings with it the journalistic challenge of covering yet another "last-rush filers" story, or some clever way to say that it's the deadline for getting your return in. (We still wonder if anyone's ever been prosecuted because their return had an April 16 postmark.)The subject of ... More >>
Heath Ledger peers into the void as Christopher Nolan's Batman returns
This 2001 film wears its cult sensibilities on its sleeve
Lily Allen is going to be modeling underwear… Sometimes the Good Lord shines down on us such a glaring and exquisite light that we mortals can only sit and bask in its otherworldly glow. For thousands of years, we have attempted to convey the beauty of this gift through art. Michelangelo painted ... More >>
Playing against type, Will Ferrell can't quite ground this artificially whimsical romantic comedy.
Stale romantic comedy has neither romance nor comedy
A toned-down Oliver Stone finds uplift in the rubble of the twin towers
Tom Arnold leads a large ensemble cast. Yep, you read it right.
Local filmmaker Shane Carruth won Sundance's top honor. So...now what?
Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies requires a brain cell or two?
If being Charlie Kaufman is no fun, watching Charlie Kaufman is a real drag