| Feb 28, 2013
| 12:11 PM
When T.S. Eliot was completing his cycle of poems called The Four Quartets in 1942, German bombs were falling near where he worked in London. Given the setting and his own often inscrutable intellectualism, this work — six years in the making...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 5:36 AM
Welcome to spring! It’ll still be cold for two more months, but that doesn’t mean we can’t dream about putting our ski masks away and of summer hookups to come. With a new season comes a new quick ‘n’ dirty column, advice for...
| Feb 16, 2011
| 9:59 AM
One of the last projects made by the late David Carradine when its title was "The Rain," this horror tale casts him as one of the residents of a farming town with a haunted history.
Literally parched more than 100 years earlier, the area became a site...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 12:54 PM
Q. A growing number of evangelical churches are embracing Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) as a way of attracting and converting young men. Pastors of these churches say that they're using MMA not only to toughen up the message of Christ, but also to combat their...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 6:54 AM
Pretty much anyone who knows movies knows the name Roger Corman, and this clip-laden profile of the filmmaker - who famously has worked with low budgets and given many talents their starts - features comments by a number of people who built notable...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 6:40 PM
Burbank now boasts a martial arts museum that city officials say will diversify the city’s entertainment attractions.
The Martial Arts History Museum, founded by President Michael Matsuda in 2007 in Santa Clarita, has relocated to Burbank, and it...
| Sep 4, 2011
All's Faire in Love
A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 7:31 AM
The literally hard-driving action franchise continues with this made-for-video adventure, casting Luke Goss as a convict - known as ”Frankenstein” (as was David Carradine in the original "Death Race 2000") - who has to win one more race to...
| Sep 20, 2012
Meet Michael Madsen
Friday and Saturday
Hollywood Palms – Naperville
Hollywood Blvd – Woodridge
MICHAEL MADSEN is most notably recognized for his role as the sadistic
killer, Mr. Blonde, in Quentin...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 8:15 AM
w/ Napalm Death, Exhumed, Vektor and David Carradine. $16. 7 p.m., Oct. 28. The El 'n' Gee, 86 Golden St., New London, manicproductions.org
For a band whose name was pilfered from the side of a garbage truck, Municipal Waste sure do...
| May 28, 2011
Roger Ebert was put off by the visual riff on this Pulitzer Prize winning photo by Eddie Adams in the closing credits of “The Hangover Part II.” A “desecration,” he calls it. This image rattled much of America during the Vietnam...