Tuesday, May 26

Alternative rock band Pangolin to play in Royce Hall tonight as part of UCLA Arts Party

Enter "pangolin" into Google and you would find a definition of a scaly anteater native to Africa and Asia. But Pangolin is also the name of the UCLA-based alternative rock band which is opening for rock band Dawes at Royce Hall today at 7 p.m. as a part of the UCLA Arts Party. Read more...


Second-year ethnomusicology student Owen Clapp (left) and fourth-year anthropology student Joshua Halpern (right) play in the alternative rock band Pangolin, along with fourth-year anthropology student Kevin Farzad, Reuben Moss and B. Willing James, Halpern’s older brother. The band will open for Dawes today at 7 p.m. in Royce Hall.

Hoping 'The Last Song' is the last Miley Cyrus film I watch

Every week, A&E contributor Corinne Cunard blogs about an awful movie she just can’t help but watch. Here is the movie she found herself loving to hate this week.

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, I found myself watching a Nicholas Sparks movie. Unfortunately I didn't end up watching one of his romantic greats, such as "The Notebook" or even "A Walk to Remember." Instead, I found myself watching "The Last Song."

I don't know why I was drawn to this particular movie, but of course once I started watching I just couldn't stop. I am not sure what should scare me more "“ Miley Cyrus' acting or the fact that Nicholas Sparks wrote this screenplay specifically for her. Maybe the picture for the movie drew me in. After all, the poster makes it look like a cheesy romance worthy of my time.

Photo Courtesy of Touchstone Pictures


Caught in a bad movie romance

It occurred to me the other day that I will always pay to see a bad movie. You think I would learn my lesson, but time and time again I find myself sitting in a movie theater wondering why I paid $10 or more to see a movie that should have never made it to production. All of this usually happens in the first 10 minutes "“ that's when you know a movie is bad. But I think that there is a certain appreciation for terrible movies that keeps propelling me to the theaters, regardless of all common sense.


Movie Review: “Jolene”

Movie 'Jolene' follows one woman through destructive relationships even as she keeps hope for a better life

November 12, 2010 – “Jolene,” starring newcomer Jessica Chastain as a red-headed young woman who travels across the country experiencing a string of unhealthy relationships, opened at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in Los Angeles on November 5.

Radio Director Sarah Rogozen had an unhealthy relationship of her own with this movie. [2:48]

"Movie 'Jolene' follows one woman through destructive relationships even as she keeps hope for a better life"

As a relatively unknown actress, Jessica Chastain holds her own alongside her famous co-stars in Dan Ireland's film "Jolene," based on E.L. Read more...