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'Sharknado 2: The Second One' director Anthony C. Ferrante hopes to take another big ratings bite

Can a phenomenon be repeated? "Sharknado" director Anthony C. Ferrante is about to find out. No, we're not talking about tornadoes filled with man-eating fish. Ferrante has finished "Sharknado 2: The Second One," and he's hoping to surprise critics again with his ridiculous sequel, which debuts on the Syfy network at 9 p.m. Wednesday. Read More...

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Los Angeles-based platinum-selling singer, songwriter, musician ANDY GRAMMER will perform a free, open to the public, headlining show TOMORROW NIGHT (7/30)at The Grove to close out their Summer Stage Series. The show begins at 7:30pm.

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Chadwick Boseman is not crazy. He says so himself. Even makes a pretty convincing case for his sanity. Still, he agreed to play James Brown in the biopic of the Hardest Working Man in Show Business, "Get on Up." So, you be the judge.   Read More...
 
This is the warning that the Hollywood Bowl gives about "Hair," the famed 1968 rock musical that will play there tonight through Sunday: "Includes simulated drug use, brief nudity, profanity, questioning of religion, blatant sexual positioning, refusal of authority, energy, love, beads, flowers and happiness ... so enjoy!"   Read More...
 
Come celebrate Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 9a.m. - Noon as Disney celebrates the 45th anniversary of The Haunted Mansion attraction at Disneyland® park.   Read More...
 
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Long Beach, California was the site of a spectacular, multi-faceted beach celebration called The Asics World Series of Beach Volleyball from July 22-27. Thousands of fans enjoyed a week of world-class volleyball, live music and fun activities. The featured event was the FIVB Grand Slam ...   Read More...
 
Despite its flawless superhero pedigree, there's always been apprehension about "Guardians of the Galaxy."   Read More...
 
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It took three months before clarity ever emerged on who would coach the Lakers. They narrowed in on a familiar face in Byron Scott, whose four-year, $17 million deal with a team option on his last season was officially signed on Monday. "After an extensive and thorough search, we're proud to welcome Byron back to the Lakers family" ...   Read More...
 
There is a key moment in the complex thriller "The Honorable Woman" where Maggie Gyllenhaal wasn't quite sure what her character was thinking.   Read More...
 
A$AP Ferg has had a year filled with standout guest appearances on songs with artists ranging from Haim to Young Thug, memorable performances at this year'sCoachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio and more with his nonstop drive.   Read More...
 
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Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend. The Universal Pictures-released movie starring Scarlett Johansson as an accidental psychokinetic took in $44 million in North American movie theaters over the weekend.   Read More...
 
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"Orange Is the New Black" actress Uzo Aduba is flooded with marriage proposals these days. "People on the street, people on Twitter ask, 'Can I be your prison wife?' I'm like you know, 'Name the day and the time,'" Aduba joked. Aduba plays Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren on the Netflix Inc. original series about a women's prison.   Read More...
 
A group of rampaging burlesque-inspired Godzilla monsters walked away with the top prize at Saturday's Masquarade at Comic-Con International.   Read More...
 
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Guitarist Gary Pihl spent the late 1970s playing with Sammy Hagar before he joined the classic rock band Boston, and has appreciated both experiences. "What you see is what you get. He's a fun-loving guy. He's always in a great mood. And a great singer," Pihl said of working with Hagar.   Read More...
 
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So let's start with the enticing premise of Luc Besson's "Lucy," starring Scarlett Johansson: Human beings only use 10 percent of their brain capacity. Imagine what it would be like if we could access all of it? Well, wow. It would be sort of like ... nothing new. Because, it turns out, in real life, humans pretty much DO use their whole brains.   Read More...
 
"Lucy" may look like a hard-driving action film or yet another one of Scarlett Johansson's super-powered heroine movies. It is those things. But it is so much more. Luc Besson's production takes on big questions about the brain, what it means to be human and the nature of the universe - paired with automatic weapons and scary driving.   Read More...
 
Two old pros show the kids how chemistry works in a romantic comedy in "And So It Goes," a love-the-last-time-around romp that'll give its target audience the warm fuzzies. Diane Keaton dons one stylishly kicky outfit after another, where the perfectly-coiffed Michael Douglas plays her permanently grumpy Realtor neighbor.   Read More...
 
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Those of us waiting for Woody Allen's return to nostalgia after "Midnight in Paris," fans who figure his love of 1920s "Hot Jazz" and theatrical, dated dialogue make him most at home with period pieces, are in for something of a letdown with "Magic in the Moonlight."   Read More...
 
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Throughout his long career, Woody Allen has been fascinated by magic, a theme he's explored frequently onscreen: playing a magician in "Scoop," sending Owen Wilson on time travel in "Midnight in Paris," or pulling Jeff Daniels out of a movie screen in "The Purple Rose of Cairo."   Read More...
 
"Happy Christmas" is a petite, lived-in character comedy of the Mumblecore school - just a group of chatty twentysomethings, drinking, growing beards and having the occasional bathroom hook-up as they think about growing up. t's the latest from writer-director-co-star Joe Swanberg ("Drinking Buddies," "Hannah Takes the Stairs").   Read More...
 
If we didn't have to save the designation for the upcoming James Brown biopic, we could easily call Joe Swanberg the hardest-working man in show business. The Chicago-based indie filmmaker has not only been writing, directing, producing and often appearing in his own features at an average of three per year for nearly a decade ...   Read More...
 
 
 
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