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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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PUMP: West Hollywood’s newest darling

By Jill Weinlein, 8/21/2014

Television personality and restaurateur Lisa Vanderpump and her husband, Ken Todd, have launched PUMP, just one block away from her  exclusive West Hollywood restaurant and lounge, SUR. I dined alone on a Wednesday evening at PUMP and was seated on the outdoor patio under 100-year-old olive trees. Two tables away sat Todd and his daughter, [...] [...more]

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Restaurant News

By Jill Weinlein, 8/21/2014

ACME’s Bar Crawl All five of ACME’s downtown bars — Beelman’s Pub, Spring St. Bar, Library Bar, Sixth St. Tavern and the King Eddy Saloon — are hosting a pub crawl on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Each bar is located within a few blocks of each other in downtown’s historic [...] [...more]

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Casa del Mar: The “palace by the sea” beckons

By Karen Villalpando, 8/14/2014

The mention of Santa Monica, California immediately conjures up images of a sandy, sunshine-bathed beach, beautiful people skating or jogging down the boardwalk, and the twinkling lights from the iconic Ferris wheel. Pharrels’s song “Happy” plays in your head as you cruise down PCH with the top down, spotting the various luxury hotels and beach [...] [...more]

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Restaurant News

By Jill Weinlein, 8/14/2014

Delphine Rosé Happy Hour Guests can enjoy the new rosé-inspired happy hour menu offered Monday through Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. through Oct. 31 at Delphine. A portion of the proceeds from the new menu will be donated toward the fight against breast cancer. The menu features rosé wines from France, Italy and California, [...] [...more]

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The new ‘Ninja Turtles’ is no ‘A Most Wanted Man’

By Tim Posada, 8/14/2014

‘A Most Wanted Man’ How fitting that master performer Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last leading role is such a profound one. A man unwilling to shy away from complexity, he transforms “A Most Wanted Man”, based on the novel of the same name by John le Carré, into more than an espionage thriller. It’s a true [...] [...more]

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Scratch Bar

By Jill Weinlein, 8/07/2014

Food that delights at this La Cienega eatery

Scratch Bar owner and general manager Dario Danesh, and owner and chef Phillip Frankland Lee, recently observed the restaurant’s first anniversary by inviting a group of foodies to help them celebrate. The evening at Scratch Bar on La Cienega’s Restaurant Row was full of delightful surprises. Chef Lee greeted guests from behind the bar while [...] [...more]

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