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Music, All Shook Down 5 Reasons Kid Rock is The (Absolute Fucking) Worst

5 Reasons Kid Rock is The (Absolute Fucking) Worst

Since you probably don't read Libertarian Yokel Monthly, you might not be aware of developments in the life of animate fedora with a ponytail attached, Kid Rock. We try not to talk about him if we can help it,…
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Film, "Gangster Squad": Just Some Crap, Ma'am

"Gangster Squad": Just Some Crap, Ma'am

Originally slated to open in September 2012, Gangster Squad was delayed when the movie-theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., suddenly made a scene of gunfire in Grauman's Chinese Theatre "inappropriate." Four months later, a turn in the film's plot that relies…
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Film, "This Must Be the Place": Sean Penn Is Gothed Up and Great

"This Must Be the Place": Sean Penn Is Gothed Up and Great

If you Google the phrase "Danzig shopping for cat supplies," you'll find links to phone-cam shots of former Misfits singer Glenn Danzig crossing a grocery-store parking lot while wearing a Danzig T-shirt and carrying Fresh Step. He's a striking figure,…
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Dining, SFoodie <em>Fast Times at Ridgemont High</em> Prank Tributed in The Spicoli Pizza

Fast Times at Ridgemont High Prank Tributed in The Spicoli Pizza

The Pizza Place on Noriega, located two blocks from Ocean Beach (aka the end of the Earth), is a surfer favorite that has a loyal clientele for its gluten-free and vegan options as well as its formidable original creations. One…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer Finds Tradition Not Quite Like the Real Thing

Bouncer Finds Tradition Not Quite Like the Real Thing

Tradition is the newest bar in the Bourbon & Branch family. I tried to put off writing about it as long as I could, probably for the same reason why, if I were the editor of a school yearbook, I…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer: Pondering Death and Snookie at Tosca

Bouncer: Pondering Death and Snookie at Tosca

Actually, it's not over when the fat lady sings; an opera is over when the fat lady flat-out dies. Such is the case with Tosca, Puccini's Roman odyssey. Good opera also has to have plenty of betrayal, farce, and jealousy,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Anti-Hero-Worship

Anti-Hero-Worship

Bukowskiology wasn’t taken seriously for a while. But then it started seeming like a tenure-track discipline. Still, the proper Bukowskiologist maintains an ambivalent relationship with his subject. (Bukowskiologists tend to be male, perhaps from karmic reciprocity for the subject’s literarily…
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News, The Snitch Sean Penn to Portray Another Gay Icon? Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk!

Sean Penn to Portray Another Gay Icon? Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk!

Erm, maybe not. But the word on the Web is that Sean "Best Actor" Penn will be playing Larry in a big screen homage to the Three Stooges. Let's all let that sink in for a moment. Sean Penn --…
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Film, <i>Crossing Over</i>: Borderline Offensive

Crossing Over: Borderline Offensive

Haven't we been here before? The inbred mutant offspring of Crash and Babel, writer-director Wayne Kramer's Crossing Over treats the subject of illegal immigrants coming to (and from) Los Angeles with the same vulgarity Kramer brought to his 2006 children-in-peril…
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News, The Snitch Leno: State Harvey Milk Day Entirely in Schwarzenegger's Hands

Leno: State Harvey Milk Day Entirely in Schwarzenegger's Hands

Milk, on the whole, tends to suffer when left out -- but Sen. Mark Leno feels a year of exposure is just what his Milk bill needed. The San Francisco State Senator has re-introduced a bill he authored last year…
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Music, All Shook Down

Milk Trailer Revealed

Focus Features has released the preview for Milk, the highly-anticipated Harvey Milk biopic directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Sean Penn. We still have to wait until it opens in S.F. on November 26, but this short taste is…
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Film, Film Feature

Cannes Class of 2008

CANNES, France—Wading through 20-odd movies in half as many languages, each Cannes jury supplies its own dramatic narrative, to be interpreted according to its president's presumed taste. Days before the 61st Cannes Film Festival ended, rumors were rife that the…
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Film, Film Feature Shots in the Dark

Shots in the Dark

CANNES, France—No need for dreaming here. Each Cannes Film Festival generates its own metaphors for a 10-day regimen of visions in the dark. It's impossible to forget, let alone transcend, one's unnatural situation here. The opening film of Cannes's 2008…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish Oscar-Starved

Oscar-Starved

Into the Wild (Paramount) Sean Penn waited a good decade before adapting Jon Krakauer's book about Chris McCandless, who graduated college in 1990, then disappeared into the American unknown, re-emerging as Alexander Supertramp before his final, tragic farewell in the…
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News, The Snitch More Milk: Open Casting Call For Castro March Extras

More Milk: Open Casting Call For Castro March Extras

Filming for the Gus Van Sant biopic about Harvey Milk, Milk, starring Sean Penn, starts this week in San Francisco. There's yet another call for extras, only this time you're just about guaranteed a spot in the re-creation of…
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News, The Snitch Sean Penn: 'Embarrassed, Even For The Chronicle'

Sean Penn: 'Embarrassed, Even For The Chronicle'

The Chronicle's pop culture critic Peter Hartlaub has raised the ire of actor and sometime-Chronicle scribe Sean Penn over last Thursday's Swiftian (in name at least) screed "A modest proposal for celebs on the skids," in which falling American…
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News, The Snitch

Hot Protester On Protester Action, Sean Penn Presiding

Check out this hilarious clip of Sean Penn's SFSU speech endorsing Dennis Kucinich for president last Friday. As always, Penn holds court in a passionate sort of monotone, but the real fun begins with the bizarre silent protest that…
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Music, All Shook Down

Van Sant's 'Milk' Locked, Loaded while 'Mayor of Castro St.' Cock-Blocked By Writer's Strike

Daily Variety had this juicy bit last Monday: "Milk" has beaten "The Mayor of Castro Street" to the greenlight. ... Focus is moving forward with Gus Van Sant's biopic about late gay-rights activist Harvey Milk, with Sean Penn in the…
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Music, All Shook Down Milking It: Gus Van Sant, Sean Penn And SFist's Open Casting Call

Milking It: Gus Van Sant, Sean Penn And SFist's Open Casting Call

In January director Gus Van Sant will begin production on Milk, the Harvey Milk biopic starring none other than Bay Area roustabout Sean Penn as the gay rights icon and activist, who was assassinated by fellow supervisor Dan White…
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News, The Snitch

Harvey Milk Biopic to be filmed in SF, Mayor's Office Announces

This just in from the Mayor's Office: Mayor Gavin Newsom announced that the production of the feature film Milk is slated to film entirely in San Francisco beginning in January 2008. Academy Award-winning director Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting,…
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