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The romantic musical La La Land, tickets for which are on sale now, will have your toes tapping. It's the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a jazz musician, who fall in love as they explore the magical city of Los Angeles. It's just the latest of many movies shot in the City of Angels, as you can see in our mash-up above, which includes such classics as Chinatown, Back to the Future and Rebel Without a Cause (how many can you...
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When he traveled to Los Angeles in order to film the second season of his YouTube Red series Scare PewDiePie, Swedish gamer Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg said he would use daily vlogs to document his adventures in the City of Angels. Instead, the stress of his busy schedule took an unfortunate toll on his psyche, and after completing 14 of his 22 planned vlogs, he decided to cancel his initial plan and take a brief break from YouTube.
PewDiePie’s vlogging series carried the seemingly nonsensical title “Birdabo,” and in the parts of it he did complete, he showcased the off-set portions of his westward trip. At the same time, he was far away from home and the pressure that a daily vlogging schedule requires turned out to be more mentally taxing than he expected. “I’m just really sad about it,” he said in the video announcing his break. “I hope you understand. »
- Sam Gutelle
Ashton Kutcher has added another job to his diverse resumé: travel guide.
Well, virtual travel guide, anyway. The 38-year-old actor has shared his favorite Los Angeles gems on Airbnb’s newly launched “Places” section, which allows locals to curate their town’s hot spots for Airbnb visitors. Kutcher, who spoke at this weekend’s Airbnb Open and was interrupted by a protestor, is one of the first celebs to share his must-visit list. Here are his picks for places to eat, play and score free popcorn in the City of Angels.
Comoncy Beverly Hills
“I love this counter-service place for a quick family breakfast. »
- Megan Stein
This December, the City of Angels has a new guardian angel because there’s a new archer in town when the all-new Hawkeye #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices everywhere… Yes, Kate Bishop is flying solo in a brand new series courtesy of rising comic stars Kelly Thompson (A-Force) and Leonardo Romero (Doctor Strange)!
Kate’s back on the west coast with nothing but her bow, some arrows and her P.I. badge in tow. There’s crime to fight and she’s the best archer to handle it! It’s Kate Bishop like you’ve never seen her before – in a can’t-miss new series that really hits the mark! Be there when Hawkeye #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices everywhere on December 14th!
Hawkeye #1 (OCT160797)
Written by Kelly Thompson
Art by Leonardo Romero
Cover by Julian Totino Tedesco
Variant Covers by Marguerite Sauvage (OCT160799) and David »
- Phil Wheat
Marvel’s new Kate Bishop-headlined Hawkeye series gets underway next month, and we’ve got a first-look preview of the issue for you here; check it out…
This December, the City of Angels has a new guardian angel. Load your quivers and nock your arrows, True Believer because there’s a new archer in town when the all-new Hawkeye #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices everywhere! Kate Bishop is flying solo in a brand new series courtesy of rising comic stars Kelly Thompson (A-Force) and Leonardo Romero (Doctor Strange). Kate’s back on the west coast with nothing but her bow, some arrows and her P.I. badge in tow. There’s crime to fight and she’s the best archer to handle it! It’s Kate Bishop like you’ve never seen her before – in a can’t-miss new series that really hits the mark! Be there »
- Amie Cranswick
A prolific actor, Nicolas Cage has 77 film acting credits to his name, including three films -- Army of One, Dog Eat Dog and USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage -- released within a week of each other this month. And while he’s had some notable hits (National Treasure) in recent years, nothing’s quite topped the string of films that helped define the mid-’90s.
After gaining notoriety for Leaving Las Vegas, which earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor, Cage followed the low-budget film with a string of blockbusters -- The Rock, Con Air, Face/Off -- and the romantic drama City of Angels.
While all were hits at the box office, it was The Rock that proved to be one of the most special for Cage. Not only did the actor learn of his first Oscar nomination while on »
It’s November – a time for Thanksgiving, feasts, and the presence of relatives. If you have some time off (or are trying to grab some much-needed alone time), here is a list of films opening throughout the coming weeks, separated into categories of wide and limited runs. (Synopses are provided by festivals and distributors.)
Each week we will have more updates and information, so be sure to keep coming back. You can also check our calendar page, which has releases for the rest of the year. Eat well and keep watching!
Week of November 4 Wide
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Christine Baranski, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Gwen Stefani, Icona Pop, James Corden, Jeffrey Tambor, John Cleese, Justin Timberlake, Kunal Nayyar, Quvenzhané Wallis, Ron Funches, Russell Brand, Zooey Deschanel
Synopsis: After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the overly-cautious curmudgeonly Branch set off »
- Zipporah Smith
It seems like there will be no shortage of Los Angeles-set features about musicians trying to follow their dreams this fall. Before La La Land arrives in December, we have Dreamland, another independent drama that seems a touch less romantic. Directed by Robert Schwartzman, it follows Johnny Simmons as a down-and-out pianist trying to make it work in the City of Angels.
Ahead of a release next week, the first trailer has now arrived for the film that premiered earlier this year at Tribeca. We’ve been impressed by Simmons in Scott Pilgrim, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, 21 Jump Street, and even Whiplash (the short), so hopefully a leading role suits him well here. Check out the trailer and soundtrack preview below for the film also starring Amy Landecker, Jason Schwartzman, Frankie Shaw, Noël Wells, Beverly D’Angelo, and Talia Shire.
Los Angeles musician Monty Fagan is going through a rough patch. »
- Leonard Pearce
It’s Halloween in the City of Angels. Children dress up in colorful costumes and going door to door to get delicious candy. For our favorite Devil, however, he is in no mood for sugary sweets. He acts out in his grief and guilt over Uriel’s death in tonight’s episode of Lucifer. Said Devil drowned his sorrows in generous amounts of alcohol that made him intoxicated. As a result, he made out with a couple of female patrons at Lux in the process. I’ve never seen Lucifer drunk from the beginning of this series. It’s quite shocking, to say the least,
Lucifer: The Devil Acts out in Grief. Maze takes Trixie Trick-or-Treating. »
There’s So Much going on in the City of Angels this year for Halloween, but how many of them can you do for free? Huh? That’s where we come in! Find out how you can score yourself 2 tickets (1… Continue Reading →
The post Attention L.A.: See Evil Dead in Concert; Win Tickets! appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Steve Barton
On a night when the well-watched third and final Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump wasn't actually the only game in town as the Chicago Cubs tied up Mlb's National League Championship series 2-2 in beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-6 in the City of Angels, there was at least one-hour of primetime on the Big 4 not behind a podium or running bases. Over on ABC, maybe an indication of how scary the debate could be, that 8 Pm slot was filled with… »
Adam Rees Nov 4, 2016
Once a blockbuster staple, the power ballad was the ultimate movie accompaniment. We look back at some of the classics...
For a glorious period from the mid-80s throughout the 90s, the biggest summer blockbusters were only worth their salt if they had an equally gargantuan song at the head their soundtrack. Often the success of one was inexorably linked to the other, with the likes of Four Weddings And A Funeral's feats matched and even exceeded by Wet Wet Wet's accompanying Love Is All Around.
The greatest and most successful songs belong to the power ballad genre, and are as emotionally charged and forceful as the gods of epic balladry such as Journey, Whitesnake, Bon Jovi and Meat Loaf. As the 90s became the 00s and the charts became increasingly irrelevant, the movie ballad became almost defunct, with even the song-dominant film soundtrack being »
The reality star was spotted landing at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday with husband Kroy and daughter Brielle. Zolciak-Biermann, 38, sported an ab-baring $210 crop top by Alexander Wang which she paired with black skinny jeans and color coordinated boots.
Kim’s 19-year-old mini-me rocked similar oversized aviator sunglasses as her famous mom but opted for a black sweater with a cross string neckline, denim skinny jeans and a pair of over-the-knee black boots.
“Man if you guys only knew how scared I was when I found out I was pregnant with her! »
Award Winning Director Wolfgang Becker (“Good Bye Lenin!”) will open the festival at the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre with “Me and Kaminski” bringing outstanding German cinema and its stars to Los Angeles from October 20 to 23rd.
Full Program Line Up Announced with a selection of the best new German, Austrian and Swiss Cinema
Celebrating its 10th year, German Currents features an expanded program including screenings of ten La premieres, conversations with prolific German directors, writers and actors, as well as the return of the free family matinee film screening for local schools.
2016 has been a successful year for German language cinema, not only in Europe, but across the globe. Beginning on Thursday, October 20th 2016 German Currents will open this year’s 4 day festival with the red carpet event Los Angeles premiere of Wolfgang Becker’s (“Goodbye Lenin”) five-time »
- Sydney Levine
Over the summer, London-based animator James Curran, proprietor of SlimJim Studios, spent a month in Los Angeles. Curran decided to immortalize his visit via cute, colorful animated GIFs. The artist says he created “a new Gif every day for 30 days inspired by something that happened during my stay.” The results have been compiled into a charming little short film called La Gifathon. Here is an opportunity to see the City Of Angels from the point of view of a creative Londoner with a unique perspective on the much-loved, much-hated metropolis. Happily, at least on the basis of the evidence represented here, the artist’s memories seem to be largely happy ones.
La Gifathon from James Curran on Vimeo.
What stood out about L.A. for Curran? Judging by these GIFs, he was most impressed by the omnipresent traffic, the various things people do in the name of fitness (hiking ...
- Joe Blevins
A road trip turns sideways for four friends in Satanic, starring Sarah Hyland, Steven Krueger, Justin Chon, and Clara Mamet, and Magnolia Home Entertainment's Magnet label will release the film on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on October 4th:
Press Release: "Los Angeles – The blood-curdling thrill ride, Satanic, arrives on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD on October 4th from Magnolia Home Entertainment under the Magnet Label. Starring Sarah Hyland (“Modern Family”), Steven Krueger (“The Originals”), Justin Chon (Twilight) and Clara Mamet (“The Neighbors”), Satanic follows four coeds as they summon unforgiving demons and make promises they quickly regret.
Before taking a road trip to Coachella, the group checks into the Flower Hotel, the scene of Lainey Gore’s gruesome suicide in homage to Satan himself, for their own satanic tour in the City of Angels. The thrill seekers visit the site of the infamous Manson murders and an unnerving satanic store, »
- Tamika Jones
As the specialized film industry concentrates on the Toronto International Film Festival, new movies do continue to open around the country.
$42,000 in 34 theaters; PTA: $1,235
The key number isn’t the slight theatrical take. It’s the reported $400,000 initial take on streaming platforms, where it is ranked best among independent and documentary releases. “Star Trek” and Leonard Nimoy fans found the vehicle to connect with for the 50th anniversary of the original TV show’s debut.
What comes next: Expect ongoing interest for this, mostly in home viewing.
“Author: The Jt Leroy Story” (Magnolia) – Metacritic: 74; Festivals include: Sundance, San Francisco, Seattle 2016
$25,000 in 5 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $5,000
A disappointing »
- Tom Brueggemann
Arriving fresh into Lax with only the clothes on his back, some cash in his pocket and a South African passport, Jacob King is given the full interrogation by the customs officials, "Are you working? Are you staying with family? How are you going to manage a vacation on 600 dollars?" King is a blank slate, the mysterious nature of his trip from Cape Town, to the so-called City of Angels is as oblique to us, as it is to the authorities. But King oozes comfort in his own skin, and the quiet self-possession Chadwick Boseman (42, Marvel Studio's upcoming Black Panther) starts Message From The King off on a confident step, reminiscent (to me, anyway) of John Carpenter's They Live. Once on the ground, checked into...
[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...] »
After stops at the Tribeca Film Festival, as well as Colcoa (“City of Light, City of Angels”) film festival, the San Francisco International Film Festival, and winning the Europa Cinemas Label prize as best European film in the Venice fest’s… Continue Reading → »
Title: La La Land Director: Damien Chazelle Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, J.K. Simmons, Finn Wittrock, Rosemarie DeWitt, Meagen Fay. ‘La La Land’ will make you leave the screening room merrily tap dancing and singing your way out. Damien Chazelle (whom we recall for directing ‘Whiplash’ that won Best Film Editing, Best Sound and Best Supporting Actor for J.K. Simmons, at the 87th Academy Award), returns with an exquisite love letter to the history of musical. This American romantic musical comedy-drama is set in the contemporary City of Angels. Aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone), serves coffee to movie stars in between auditions, while dedicated jazz musician Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), plays [ Read More ]
The post La La Land Movie Review (Venice Film Festival 2016) appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
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