Entertainment

Robin Wright as Robin Wright Makes for Brilliant Sci-Fi

By Tim Posada, 9/11/2014

By the end of 2014, at least 33 sci-fi films will premiere –– a rather incomparable number (unless you dare group all dramas together). But amidst pretentious indies and blockbusters invading theatres across the world, few compare to “The Congress”, the most audacious and extraordinary sci-fier this year. Robin Wright will always be known as [...] [...more]

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Restaurant News

By Jill Weinlein, 9/11/2014

626 Night Market The original and largest Asian themed night market returns for a final event at Santa Anita Park Sept. 12 through Sept. 14. There are over 200 food and merchandise vendors, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment attractions. Event hours are 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., Friday and Saturday and 4 to 10 [...] [...more]

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Crossroads Los Angeles: Gourmet vegan cuisine

By Jill Weinlein, 9/11/2014

The décor at many vegan and vegetarian restaurants incorporate lime green and orange colors with bamboo or reclaimed wood. At Crossroads Kitchen on Melrose Ave., you’ll experience more of a supper club featuring wood floors, beautiful wood crown moulding, red crescent shaped booths, linen tablecloths and modern light fixtures. The founder and award winning vegetarian [...] [...more]

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Restaurant News

By Jill Weinlein, 9/04/2014

Desserts at Gusto Chef Vic Casanova, owner of Gusto, is serving some new after-dinner treats for guests with a sweet tooth. Gusto’s new Italian dessert menu includes chocolate budino with hazelnuts; pesche estive with vanilla poached peaches, rosemary cake and blueberry gelato; Greek yogurt panna cotta with summer berries and lemon, affogato vanilla bean gelato [...] [...more]

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Cafe del Rey: Beautiful seaside dining

By Jill Weinlein, 9/04/2014

In the 1970s and 1980s, Marina del Rey was “the place” in Los Angeles for singles and young couples. Now, with tech start-up companies flocking to Southern California, Marina del Rey and the surrounding communities are experiencing a resurgence of young professionals to the community, which is commonly referred to as “Silicon Beach”. One of [...] [...more]

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Fall preview: may the films be ever in your favor

By Tim Posada, 9/04/2014

After a lackluster summer of record low box office numbers and quality across the board, hopefully the autumn leaves will usher in a more inspired movie season. Meet the brightest stars, the dumbest nights and all the other evil that just might invade your sight. Major Hits The team behind “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” return with [...] [...more]

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‘Sin City 2’ is visually compelling, but nothing new

By Tim Posada, 8/28/2014

Comic book godfather Frank Miller’s “300” and “Sin City” attacked the big screen with the fervor of their ultra-violent antiheroes. Too bad 2014 seemed to Spartan kick both these properties into a great abyss. Like the first film, “Sin 2” features three main stories (and a minor one) set in the most corrupt, perverse and [...] [...more]

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Restaurant News

By Jill Weinlein, 8/28/2014

Los Angeles Times ‘The Taste’ The Los Angeles Times’ “The Taste”, an annual celebration of the Southern California culinary scene, returns from Friday, Aug. 29 through Sunday, Aug. 31 at the Paramount Pictures Studios backlot. Five separate events will be held to honor the unique flavors, restaurants and culinary personalities in Los Angeles. Members of [...] [...more]

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Parq Bar at the Montage Beverly Hills

By Jill Weinlein, 8/28/2014

The Parq Bar at the Montage Beverly Hills is an elegant experience, offering an ideal spot for socializing in an attractive, clubby atmosphere. An all-day menu is offered featuring Hamachi and various sushi and sashimi dishes, as well as fresh garden salads and sandwiches. The menu is appealing to area business women and men who [...] [...more]

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Film lacks Woody Allen’s ‘magic’ touch

By Tim Posada, 8/21/2014

At his worst, Woody Allen weaves a better narrative web as a writer and director than most filmmakers. Until now. Rather than cast a love spell, “Magic in the Moonlight” mixes a potion of poor dialogue and sexless chemistry that is more like a curse than anything otherworldly. “Magic in the Moonlight” feels like something [...] [...more]

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