Monday, December 7, 2009
Crazy Heart at LACMA, tonight at 7:30 p.m., $12.
Everything I've heard about this new film has the word "Oscar" attached to it. "Crazy Heart" is a musical drama (complete with original music) that follows the story of Bad Blake, a down-and-out country music singer just trying to make a living. Consider it this year's "The Wrestler." Stars Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal will be on hand during this special preview screening (the film will be in limited release beginning Dec. 16) for a Q&A.
Funnyordie.com Presents the Internet 3.0 at the Egyptian Theatre, Fri. at 7:30 p.m., $10.
Can you believe it's only been two years since you first laid eyes on Pearl the Landlord? Internet viral video has never been the same, and the people who helped to change it are celebrating with a live program complete with screenings of new and old-time favorite webisodes and special guests. Where's my rent?!
Princeton at Spaceland, Sat. at 8:30 p.m., $8 (21+ only).
It's got to come down to talent and passion when you're a band with more than five years down the road, you've released EPs upon EPs, with finally an official debut album in Sept., and your music still sounds well-crafted and fresh. So it goes for Princeton, a local indie pop band headed by a set of adorable twin brothers. They'll be hitting SXSW next year; celebrate the hometown heroes now while you can.
-- Chau Tu
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