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Movie review: ‘The Overnight’


The Orchard

Alex has an inferiority complex. His appendage is considerably smaller than average and at a key, comically awkward moment in The Overnight, this recent L.A. arrival (he's a Seattle transplant, with a wife and child) gets a look at what his new friend Kurt has to offer. Read more

Movie review: ‘A Little Chaos’


Focus Features

A Little Chaos, about a landscape artist who finds romance at Versailles during the reign of Louis XIV, isn’t a bad film. But it’s a little slow and a little un-chaotic for its own good. Read more

WBAP news director Rick Hadley leaving after 20 years



Rick Hadley, the longtime news director and even longer-time newsman for WBAP/820 AM and its sister station KLIF/570 AM, is leaving, he announced today via Facebook. Read more

Movie review: ‘Escobar: Paradise Lost’



There’s a lot of cognitive dissonance in Escobar: Paradise Lost, a fictionalized portrait of the late Colombian drug lord (1949-1993) that traffics in the disconnect between Pablo Escobar’s well- documented ruthlessness and his equally conspicuous acts o... Read more

Movie review: ‘Gemma Bovery’


Music Box Films

Let’s say that a couple named Tom and Daisy Buchanan move in next door. Read more

Movie review: ‘Testament of Youth’


Sony Pictures Classics

In Ex Machina, Alicia Vikander displayed a combination of flintiness and femininity as the cyborg Ava, a humanlike form of artificial intelligence that was learning about the way the world works for the first time. Read more

Movie review: ‘Big Game’


EuropaCorp USA

Big Game is a thriller with a terrific B-movie premise. Too bad it doesn’t live up to it. Read more

Movie review: ‘Max’

“Semper fidelis,” the Romans used to purr into their dogs’ ears, long before the Marine Corps adopted the Latin for “Always faithful” as their motto. Read more

‘Seinfeld’ shorthand



It has been said that Seinfeld was a TV show about nothing. In actuality, it was a show about EVERYTHING, just nothing important. Read more

Surf’s up again in Disney Channel’s ‘Teen Beach 2’


Disney Channel

Grace Phipps wasn’t born yet — not even close — when Frankie Avalon and Annettte Funicello were kicking up sand in the 1960s “Beach Party” movies. Read more

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