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New Movie Reviews: Nightcrawler; Before I Go to Sleep; Horns

Here's our take on three new films released this week: Jake Gyllenhaal, tightly coiled and creepy in 'Nightcrawler'; Kidman, Firth and Strong shine in 'Before I Go to Sleep'; Radcliffe swaps his magic wand for skull protrusions in 'Horns' Read More...

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Halloween 2014: Frightfest, KCRW's Masquerade Ball and more things to do in the Los Angeles area

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Tom Petty, Steve Miller, Cyndi Lauper, The Grateful Dead's lyricist Robert Hunter and its singer-songwriter and guitarist Jerry Garcia were nominated for induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The icons join four country music songwriters - Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Bobby Braddock and Bob McDill - also on the nominees list.   Read More...
 
AFI Fest, L.A.'s most prestigious film festival, starts Thursday, providing eight days of virtually free entertainment to the movie-loving public in the heart of Hollywood.   Read More...
 
When Dorothy and friends first encounter the Cowardly Lion in the 1939 classic "The Wizard of Oz," he's springing out of the "dark and creepy" forest.   Read More...
 
They're the history thieves. They sneak up on a nation's Triple Crown dreams and leave them in the sand of Belmont Park.   Read More...
 
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One of crime fiction's most notable detectives is back and his return is cause for readers to celebrate. "The Burning Room" marks Michael Connelly's 19th, and although Connelly no longer lives full time in L.A., detective Harry Bosch still does.   Read More...
 
To celebrate the traditions of Dia de Los Muertos, The Paramount is excited to announce "Noche de Agave", an intimate night celebrating music, art, prima agave y los muertos with renowned singer-songwriter, Lissie & her band.   Read More...
 
The Southland will bask in summer-type weather for one more day today before the start of three days of lower temperatures and the onset of heavy winds and some precipitation.   Read More...
 
Escape All Hallows' Eve recently released its set times for its more than 90 electronic music acts across five stages slated to perform during the Halloween-themed music festival this weekend at the National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino. Here are some of the notable acts that shouldn't be missed:   Read More...
 
The news clipping on the altar told the story of an 83-year-old man, struck and killed by a motorist in Glendale. Dozens of shoes - painted ghostly-white -were arrayed in front of the altar, in remembrance of pedestrians killed by cars.   Read More...
 
Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his arrest on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor, a spokeswoman said Thursday.   Read More...
 
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Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay. Cook said that while he never denied his sexuality, he never publicly acknowledged it, either.   Read More...
 
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An art house film, "Blow-Up," that pushed buttons for its depiction of swinging '60s London, gets the spotlight on Nov. 2 at American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre. David Hemmings plays a jaded London fashion photographer who witnesses an incident and becomes obsessed with his photography skills in order to solve the mystery.   Read More...
 
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Jake Gyllenhaal reaches into the pocket of his green camouflage cargo pants to pull out his phone and show me a photo of him from the film "Southpaw," in which he plays a fighter. In the picture, the actor has a penetrating stare. He's naked from the waist up, with bulging muscles, sporting a pair of boxing gloves.   Read More...
 
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It coincides with Halloween, but Dia de los Muertos isn't about tricks or treats.   Read More...
 
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This week's new releases include '1989,' a mature reflection by Taylor Swift: Sam Hunt's 'Montevallo' romantic, relaxed; Flaming Lips fail with 'Sgt. Pepper' cover ...   Read More...
 
Slipknot's Knotfest Day 2 photos by Michael Mullenix (michaelmullenixphotography.com)   Read More...
 
Music lovers all over Los Angeles may need a constant supply of Red Bull to keep up with the energy drink's back-to-back concert series in November, which aims to not only give fans a monthlong dose of awesome tunes but also wings for new rising artists.   Read More...
 
JOE PERRY's 'ROCKS: MY LIFE IN AND OUT OF AEROSMITH' Sits In Top Ten On NY Times Bestseller List For Initial Two Weeks   Read More...
 
 
 
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