According to a couple of sciencey types (named Glenn Schellenberg and Christian Von Scheve), pop music has been getting steadily more depressing over the last 50 years. The pair's study -- published in Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts -- analyzed over a thousand Top 40 hits from bet ... More >>
Bouncer makes some random friends at the Tadich Grill.
"So," the loquacious bartender said, slapping his palm on the bar, "to make a long story short, I knocked her up ..." The story was indeed getting good, and he hadn't even reached California yet. His co-workers behind the bar shuffled back and forth, in and out of his conversation, opening bottl ... More >>
Thanks to The Social Network, tech is hot! And sexy -- meow. And whenever anything is hot and sexy, Hollywood mauls it until it's bleeding and dying from liver failure in an El Segundo psych ward. But that's a few years off! Right now tech movies are getting a little of the "ol' treatment," if yo ... More >>
1. Alice Cooper - "Welcome To My Nightmare"You can't have Halloween without Alice Cooper. From his decapitation-happy live shows to his self-mocking sense of humor, he's rock's king demon. (Sorry, Marilyn--we know how hard you try.) But was Cooper ever better than when accompanied by the Muppets? ... More >>
Over at Examiner.com, bloggers are paid based on how much Web traffic their articles generate. So the paper's -- now very ex- -- "L.A. Parenting Examiner" noted that, while the truth may be stranger than fiction, fiction gets more hits. In a letter earlier this month to the media-centric Web site Fi ... More >>
Never thought you'd read the words 'Three Stooges' and 'Oscar' in the same sentence? You just did.Erm, maybe not. But the word on the Web is that Sean "Best Actor" Penn will be playing Larry in a big screen homage to the Three Stooges. Let's all let that sink in for a moment. Sean Penn -- who may be ... More >>
Without a measles vaccine, your children's lives may be in danger.Just weeks ago, a San Francisco man who had traveled abroad brought back a deadly souvenier. He had spent some time in Europe with a friend who had been diagnosed with measles, and several days aft ... More >>
Yes Man repackages Jim Carrey's greatest hits, which maybe weren't so great to start with.
After the unspeakable Grinch, a surprisingly strong Seuss adaptation.
Hollywood serves up the same ol', same ol'
Overstuffed plot, empty action ruins Spidey's run
Shocking numerical revelations await in Jim Carrey's totally freaking random thriller
Sequels, prequels, and threequels in 2007
Playing against type, Will Ferrell can't quite ground this artificially whimsical romantic comedy
A truly universal remote leads to Sandler's best movie in years
Jim Carrey's brand of fun warms a reheated Dick and Jane
A reporter's hunt for a child killer tests the power of the press
Bewitched delivers just what you'd expect. Absolutely nothing.
An experimental director and a harrowing tale fit The Jacket perfectly
Indie icon Conor Oberst grows up -- and blows up
In a year when small movies came up big, picking the best was a Payne
Jim Carrey's in fine form, but the rest of Snicket is less fortunate
Big, beautiful lobsters and fried fish are the stars at 500 Jackson
Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies actually requires a brain cell or two?
Judd Apatow's Freaks and Geeks grow up, more or less, and move to a dorm
Made, a wannabe mob comedy, won't be furthering anyone's career
Holiday Films for Children
Jim Carrey stars in Me, Myself & Irene
Man on the Moon