| Oct 21, 2010
Something wicked this way comes in the form of "Phantasmagoria," a dance-storytelling-puppetry entertainment created and directed by John DiDonna for his Empty Spaces Theatre Co. And this pastiche of stylish costumes, lowbrow puppet humor and scary...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 6:34 AM
The Neo-Futurists have announced their 2011-12 season. Typically electic titles abound.
• "Chalk and Saltwater: The Ladder Project." Opening in September and created by John Piersen and Clifton Frei, this piece dissects the...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 3:28 PM
* * * X-Men: First Class
Directed by Matthew Vaughn. Written by Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz and Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn. With James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Kevin Bacon. (PG-13)
“Never forget — mutant...
| Feb 27, 2009
| 4:30 AM
Kris Allen, that's who. Good for him, though I can't honestly say I know that much about him. Can't vouch for this but I think he got 42 seconds of airtime during Hollywood, compared to an hour and a......
| Feb 26, 2009
| 4:30 PM
Another remarkably bad night on America's - the world's! - most popular TV show. Honestly, there were only two very good performances. A couple of OK ones, and then... The night fell off the cliff into the ravine. What's......
| Apr 17, 2009
If Jason Statham is the greatest B-movie action star of our day (and he is), then the Crank movies are his showcase. These gonzo, amoral, politically incorrect rides put the ripped, bald and mean Statham through his paces like nothing else in his action...
| Apr 17, 2009
If Jason Statham is the greatest B-movie action star of our day (and he is), then the "Crank" movies are his showcase. These gonzo, amoral, politically incorrect rides put the ripped, bald and mean Statham through his paces like nothing else in his action...
| Aug 10, 2008
Behold America's theater capital, twinkling, preening, clanging, stoking ambitions and devouring tourist dollars.
Now behold the drama students of Verdugo Hills High School, their parents ferrying them from the San Fernando Valley to LAX, their...
| Nov 3, 2008
If Criss Angel were blindfolded, straitjacketed, run over by a steamroller, locked in a steel box and dumped from a helicopter into the Pacific Ocean, he still might be easier to salvage from disaster than "Criss Angel: Believe," the gloomy, gothic muddle...
| Apr 6, 2008
By Nick Owchar
Why do so many monsters live in Victorian London? Was there something toxic in the Thames (Spenser probably wouldn't call it "sweet" if he could have seen it then -- or now) or in the fog that, as the Environmental Protection Agency points...
| May 20, 2008
The good news first: Reports that "Indiana Jones and the Quest For Profit" was an unmitigated disaster appear to have been somewhat overblown. I'd say "This is proof that even as part of a pure money-grab, Spielberg isn't capable of making an...
| Oct 16, 2009
The trademark sound of Universal's Halloween Horror Nights isn't a blood-letting scream or a roar from Dr. Frankenstein's monster.
It's the deafening whirrrrrrrrrrrrr of chain saws.
The Chainsaw Drill Team, bloody, brutal and brutish, has been a part of...