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New Movie Reviews: Birdman; Fury; Housebound; Book of Life

Here's our take on four new films released this week: 'Birdman' - one of the best pictures of the year; 'Fury' makes a fine B-movie vehicle for Wardaddy Brad Pitt; 'Housebound' a clever and claustrophobic thriller; 'Book of Life' offers up a Mexican tale told in animated Mexican colors ... Read More...

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Celebrity Chef Adam Perry Lang's Serious Barbecue Backlot BBQ joint is back in Hollywood for a limited run, which ends October 24.   Read More...
 
We all know that fish, an excellent source of the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, provides many important health benefits. The evidence consistently suggests that the benefits of eating seafood surpass the risks.   Read More...
 
On Friday, October 17th, Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen's Hilarity For Charity® (HFC), a movement led by the couple to inspire change and heighten awareness of Alzheimer's disease among the millennial generation, raised more than $900,000 at its 3rd Annual Los Angeles HFC Variety Show, presented by Genworth.   Read More...
 
Movies about corruption, gang violence, honor killing and war took prizes Saturday as the London Film Festival recognized cinema that confronts the harsh realities of our world.   Read More...
 
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Grammy Award-winning musician Brian Setzer donated his signature orange Gretsch guitar to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History during a ceremony Oct. 17.   Read More...
 
The bloody World War II drama "Fury" blew past "Gone Girl" at theaters this weekend.   Read More...
 
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Dave Grohl doesn't think small. What began as an idea to challenge his band, Foo Fighters, turned into an HBO television series that celebrates the musical heritage of eight American cities and the idea of music as a community. "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways" debuts Friday at 11 p.m.   Read More...
 

While candy is a popular choice come October, many smart snackers know that it also happen s to be National Popcorn Month, timed perfectly to coincide with all all of the much-anticipated fall TV shows. In celebration, Smartfood Popcorn partnered with film critic, Ben Lyons, and Wakefield Research to conduct a study on American at-home movie and TV-watching habits.

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DON'T MISS: "Private Violence" -- This timely, highly important 90-minute documentary examines the horrors of domestic abuse through the eyes of two female survivors.   Read More...
 
The most memorable animated films devote equal energies to storytelling ingenuity and eye-popping visuals. Jorge R. Gutierrez's "The Book of Life" balances both, creating glorious new worlds through words and imagery. The result is an enchanting 3-D family film timed for upcoming Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festivities.   Read More...
 
Two-time Tony Award winner Andrea Martin is in the bedroom of her suite at Loews Santa Monica trying on various outfits for a photo shoot.   Read More...
 
Quick, name your favorite tank movie. Not that easy, huh? Unless you've caught the World War II-era Humphrey Bogart vehicle "Sahara" on a classic film channel, there aren't that many to choose from.   Read More...
 
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The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" is up for auction this weekend in California.   Read More...
 
Growing up in Minneapolis and Chicago, writer J. Ryan Stradal remembers literary events as "bland."   Read More...
 
Brian Setzer will receive an honor today few rockers have received. In an announcement on his website, one of Setzer's guitars will go to the Smithsonian Institution Museum in Washington, D.C.   Read More...
 
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The heirs of Jimi Hendrix and a music producer had a deal for a proposed film and soundtrack drawn from European concerts in 1969, but the producer had unrealistic expectations, an attorney for the rock icon's estate told a judge today.   Read More...
 
Anthony Anderson, star and executive producer of the new ABC fall comedy series black-ish, appears on the cover of award-winning emmy® magazine,   Read More...
 
Italian pop singer Laura Pausini, who's sold more than 70 million albums worldwide, said her awards are kept in a special place - her childhood home in Solarolo, Italy.   Read More...
 
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Concert review: Gerard Way at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Hollywood   Read More...
 
From film student to rock star, A/J Jackson's dream has come full circle. Or is it that his passions have simply merged? As the frontman for Los Angeles-based Saint Motel, the Chapman University film grad and pianist has helped the nu-disco dream pop band soar to popularity in Europe and back home in Southern California with singles like "Puzzle Pieces," "Benny Goodman" and its latest release "My Type" all while directing most of the band's retro music videos.   Read More...
 
 
 
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