JackpotBack in 1994, The Lion King's Simba gave his competitors fair warning via song -- "I'm gonna be a mighty king, so enemies beware" -- but that didn't stop Moneyball from dominating San Francisco's box office this weekend. In fact, you could say it was a home run for the Oakland A's baseball ... More >>
Yuck Unknown Mortal Orchestra July 26, 2011 @ The Independent Better than: Listening to Yo La Tengo records and wishing you were 16 again. Barely post-adolescent British kids Yuck released a self-titled debut album this year on Fat Possum, and holy shit, do I love it, and holy shit, does i ... More >>
Nick Thorburn and Michael Cera at Cafe Du Nord last night. Pics by Ian, with apologies for backs of heads.Mister HeavenlyJelHigh WindsDecember 2, 2010@ Cafe Du NordBetter than: [Insert witticism about Michael Cera playing bass in the movies.]And so it came to pass that last night, Michael Cera pl ... More >>
Michael Cera is this dude's nameThis criterion would have made a fantastic addition to our investigation into what makes a "supergroup": Your impromptu bassist is a simmering teen hearthrob of the aw-shucks indie variety.Or, hell: Your impromptu bassist is freaking Michael Cera. See him play ... More >>
Who will save our fair city? You, drunky?In the spirit of these patriotism-galvanizing times, we've taken the liberty of compiling some of this week's events into a scene-by-scene rundown of a late-summer emotions-and-explosions action flick, in which an alcoholic giant saves San Franc ... More >>
Black FrancisRoy Zimmerman August 18, 2010 @ Great American Music Hall Better than: Black Francis/Frank Black playing with a bigger band.Black Francis started his performance last night with an invitation to come along with "The Black Rider" -- and the introduction of an 80-ye ... More >>
Eugene MirmanDaniel Handler, Larry Doyle, Marc Maron, and Eugene Mirman on You're a Horrible Person, But I Like You: The Believer Book of Advice @ The Jewish Community Center A book with the title You're a Horrible Person, But I Like You: The Believer Book of Advice implies certain things. Namel ... More >>
Scott AukermanComedy Death-Ray with Michael Ian Black, Dana Gould, Doug Benson, Natasha Leggero, Scott Aukerman and musical guest Aimee Mann Friday January 16, 2010 Cobb's Comedy Club Better Than: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Even without the adorable Michael Cera on the line-up (he had to c ... More >>
SF Sketchfest Opening Night w/ Tim and Eric @ Mezzanine Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, the wicked talent behind Adult Swim's Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, swan dive into bizarre and unproven comedy waters (the obvious choices being topics like uptight women and awkward donkey-faced dud ... More >>
Que sera, CeraThose of you hoping to have sensitive wunderkind Michael Cera go from making you laugh at his awkwardness on screen to making you laugh from the stage, some bad news. Cera won't be performing at this year's Sketchfest. He was supposed to take the stage this Friday for Comedy Death R ... More >>
A cult novel must continue its search for a worthy film adaptation.
The film snob's guide to the best cinema the season has to offer.
Two mediocre adaptations by two directors who really should have known better.
Owen Wilson is a bad fit for an ass-kicking bodyguard.
Teen pregnancy, hilarious and sweet, in the indie-licious Juno
Geeky, freaky teen virgins attempt to get knocked up in Superbad, produced by guess who?
The summer season always brings out the worst in Hollywood, but there are also gems to be found