As a millennial, I lament the fact that I honestly cannot remember the last time I actually purchased a physical, tangible medium that once meant so much more to me than a pair of fashionable pumps or a trendy dress ever could.
The growing prevalence of video streaming, rental and purchasing services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, iTunes, et al., allows films like Dead Dad to garner deserved attention beyond the limited exposure of festival appearances.
I'm expected to be part of the generation for which iTunes purchases are a first option, the generation that can do everything on the phone (completely paper-free). But my dirty secret is that I do struggle to go digital.
It might an odd choice to build the Aquabats' first-ever holiday special around a beast-like creature straight out of Alpine folklore. But as Jacobs revealed during a phone interview earlier this week, creating a Krampus-centric Super Show! episode has always been a Christmas dream of his.
Happily, L.A.'s locally grown music scene is as vibrant and diverse as ever with a slew of recent independent E.P.s and L.P.s so fresh and creative, they deserve your love and attention -- and airplay (KCRW and KCSN are you listening?).
Once upon a time, some iconoclastic comic actors and wildly original writers were assembled to copy a hit TV show's style, and despite format limits, managed to distinguish themselves in bleeding edge ways.
Walter White, the un-hero of the Breaking Bad saga, is a rationalist so skilled that he even convinces himself that his evil actions are morally justifiable as each terrible one is taken, painstakingly mythologized as necessary for his family's welfare.