Entertainment

‘See It Never’: How Edward R. Murrow might respond to ‘Transformers 4’

By Tim Posada, 7/03/2014

Cutline: As “Transformers: Age of Extinction” wins over mobs like a red scare, paraphrased words of the great Edward R. Murrow best explain this tragedy. No movie buff familiar with the long history of actioners can deny the benefits of major franchises or the satisfaction of grand battle sequences. In an actioner, it is necessary [...] [...more]

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Restaurant News

By Jill Weinlein, 6/26/2014

Marconda’s Offers Burger Blend The gourmet burger blend by Marconda’s Meats and Haylie Duff was featured on an episode of “The Real Girl’s Kitchen” recently aired on the Cooking Channel. Haylie’s Wagyu Burger Blend is the latest addition to Marconda’s selection of burger blends, available just in time for barbecue season at Marconda’s, located at [...] [...more]

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The Church Key: Modern American cuisine served dim sum style from vintage carts

By Jill Weinlein, 6/26/2014

At The Church Key servers dressed as 1950s stewardesses push a vintage Pan Am beverage cart filled with the makings for bloody Marys through the dining room.  The cart carries house-pickled carrots, celery and asparagus in little glass jars to garnish the beverages, along with a choice of tequila or vodka to enhance the flavor. [...] [...more]

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‘Jump Street’ sequel doesn’t surpass the original

By Tim Posada, 6/26/2014

Hollywood’s top power couple retakes center stage in a sequel that tickles the bromance bone in all of us. Sadly, not everything can live up to the hype, whether it’s your favorite news anchor from San Diego, Viking dragon rider or Johnny Depp wannabe undercover cops. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum might not recapture all [...] [...more]

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Celebrities pitch in to help pets find homes

6/26/2014

Actress and comedienne Natasha Leggero attended the “More Than a Cone” art auction and campaign launch on June 21 benefiting Best Friends Animal Society in Los Angeles. Numerous artists re-imagined the “cone of shame” to raise awareness for animals in need. Best Friends Animal Society is a national animal welfare organization focused on ending the [...] [...more]

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‘Ghost’ appears at The Pantages on Friday

6/26/2014

The Hollywood Pantages Theatre presents “Ghost the Musical” running from Friday, June 27 through Sunday, July 13. The production relives the iconic moments from the Oscar-winning movie “Ghost” in a new Broadway musical. The production breathes new life into a timeless love story through an original pop score from multiple Grammy Award-winners Dave Stewart, half [...] [...more]

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M Grill

By Karen Villalpando, 6/19/2014

Enjoy World Cup action at this world class Brazilian steakhouse

As Brazil hosts the World Cup and all of the action continues to fascinate soccer fans around the globe, there is plenty of hype and energy right here in Los Angeles. The Brazilian Churrascaria, M Grill in Koreatown is the perfect spot to enjoy the games, as well as an outstanding dinner. M Grill is [...] [...more]

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Restaurant News

By Jill Weinlein, 6/19/2014

CHAYA Downtown In addition to a beer garden at CHAYA this summer, the downtown location is offering a new Kaisen menu to its existing dinner menu. The Kaisen menu features the freshest local seafood available to Executive Chef Kenjo Atsushi, and varieties of seafood flown in from Japan. Fresh $1 oysters will be offered daily, [...] [...more]

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‘Dragon 2’ flies lower than its predecessor

By Tim Posada, 6/19/2014

The 2010 hit, “How To Train Your Dragon”, set a new standard for DreamWorks Animation: consistent visual style, spectacular animation worthy of 3D and an engaging story for adults and children. Even better, the studio took its time to create a worthy sequel, ensuring the property would mature and grow along with the franchise. With [...] [...more]

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Restaurant News

By Jill Weinlein, 6/12/2014

Melisse A special black truffle menu is available on Friday, June 13 at Melisse. The Truffle & Wine collaborative chef dinner features dishes by Josiah Citrin such as wild king salmon with truffled courgettes, eggplant, and almond milk essence. Among the plates by Aussie Chef Peter Gilmore are Wagyu beef with cultured fermentation of grains, [...] [...more]

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