Although lot of rap these days is riddled with violence, misogyny and profanity, there's still plenty of clean rhymes out there to be rocked by the entire family, should you be so inclined. And it all comes worry-free of the ill-effect it might have on impressionable minds, and some of it even ranks ... More >>
So I had just gotten into this craft beer thing. Not obsessively, but enough to tell the difference between a tart saison and a Berliner weisse. Enough to snort dismissively when someone at the table ordered a Michelob Ultra Fruit Lime Cactus. But then they started putting booze in beer. And all be ... More >>
With Friday's release of The Heat (Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy), another buddy cop movie joins a film library filled with explosions, oddball pairings and broad humor. While the genre's been compacted into a cliche over the years (especially immediately following its heyday in the late '80s and ... More >>
Wu-Tang has been immersed in kung-fu for so long, it was inevitable that one member of the Clan would make a major appearance in a martial arts movie at some point. The RZA appeared briefly in Ghost Dog in 1999, but only for a passing moment, though he did produce the soundtrack. In The Man with the ... More >>
As a willing participant at Friday night's My Teenage Angst on-stage diary-reading event, I had some pre-show fears: What if my entries weren't as funny as I remembered them being? What if other people's entries weren't funny? What if the whole thing fell apart because someone unintentionally read f ... More >>
We feel the same way about you, Fred Durst.The bad news is that Snoop Dogg is getting a sitcom, a no-doubt hackneyed affair starring the Doggfather as a patriarch with his mind on his family and his family on his mind. The even worse news is that Limp Bizkit front-penis Fred Durst is apparent ... More >>
A new exhibit is opening at the Wildlife Experience Museum tomorrow: Megalodon: The Largest Shark That Ever Lived. The exhibit includes a life-sized replica of megalodon (pictured above) and comparisons with other sharks we think of as scary-big, like the Great White, along with explanations ... More >>
It's a pretty sad statement about race in America that every black man in Hollywood except Will Smith and Chris Rock is still somehow required to have a fat, sassy, female alter-ego to periodically provide the machine with a few cheap yuks about -- looka here, kids! -- how black women are, fa ... More >>
You can be replaced, possibly by a rotating cast.It's hard out there for a pimp. Or at least a warlock like Charlie Sheen. When it was announced that CBS had begun looking for actors to replace his role on Two and a Half Men, the cogs started turning and the rumor mill spit out one replacemen ... More >>
Some people in incorporated Boulder County are dealing with their pesky prairie dog problems by blowing the fuckers up with something called The Rodenator. Other people wish they wouldn't, since it turns their block into a mini suburban Baghdad, complete with flaming, screaming animals runnin ... More >>
By our informal count, there are about forty explosions in the two-minute trailer for Battle: Los Angles -- which breaks down to about one explosion every three seconds. That number gets even more impressive when you take into account that the explosions don't even really get started until ab ... More >>
America's favorite action auteur-savant, Michael Bay, has spent years telling whoever will listen that his directional style is too hardcore for 3D, that adding depth would be too extreme and punishing on the average filmgoer. With last week's official announcement that Transformers: Dark of ... More >>
We knew rap had gone mainstream when Will Smith's The Fresh Prince of Bel Air began airing in 1990, and we know craft beer has done the same now that T.G.I. Friday's is pairing its new menu items with selected beers from New Belgium Brewing. On December 21, the casual dining chain will host ... More >>
We'll take it.The top grossing movie of 2009 was, of course, Avatar, and this year the title goes to Toy Story 3. We're calling that social progress, although there's something a little too futuristic about computer-animated movies taking the crown back-to-back -- we're pretty sure it means ... More >>
Many awesome things come from Korea: Samsung, kimchiand Hyundai all hold a special place in our hearts. But all that is secondary to the greatest Korean export of them all -- the K-pop genius of Wonder Girls.
San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing this weekend, with nerds, dorks and geeks combining forces to create a Mecca of awesome in California. While we're stuck at home twiddling our thumbs and reading, ahem, books, we found our minds returning to comics no matter what we did. So, in honor of t ... More >>
It's not unusual for musicians to try out acting or vice-versa, but sometimes those roles take unusual turns. Now, with "I Kissed a Girl" songstress Katy Perry (who, interestingly, recently called Lady Gaga's new "Alejandro" video "blasphemous") gearing up to play Smurfette in the upcoming ad ... More >>
â€‹Halloween, the time when adults decide to don their favorite witty getups, whether it be the intellectual "Freudian slip" or the pop culture driven "Christian Bale Yelling." We're sure some of you are short on ideas, so we've compiled a list of band inspired costumes to wear to your favorite part ... More >>
All right, so I've been meaning to make mention of this, but somehow I keep forgetting: Last weekend, I finally saw Seven Pounds, the Fresh Prince's latest blockbuster, and I noticed something that I'm wondering if anybody else noticed: Without giving the plot line away, there's this scene in which ... More >>
Remakes cant hold a candle to The Last Man on Earth.
The weekend has evaporated, as weekends tend to do. After the jump, a user's guide to what you (probably) missed. -- Joe Tone
Hancock squanders potential greatness with lame humor and a half-baked hero.
Celebrate Bob Marley's life and music at What About Bob?
That old “last man on earth” setup? It really works.
Tunes that take us back to those lazy, hazy days.
Money does indeed buy happi(y)ness in this riches-to-rags-to-riches film.
Myspace is the place for local bands to finally be heard. Or not.
Will Smith helps others find love, though probably not with this movie.
Cruel, vapid and unfunny, this Shark bites.
I, Robot owes little to Asimov and much to sci-fi cinema.
The fast-paced MIIB looks like a sure summer crowd-pleaser.
Will Smith packs a punch in Ali.
Dire predictions for music in the Y2K.
A new boxed set argues that disco didn't suck after all.