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Movie review: ‘The Overnight’

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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’

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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

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WBAP

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’

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Radius-TWC

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’

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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’

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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’

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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

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NBC

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’

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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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