I.T. Review - A Shocking, High Tech, Thriller

I.T. from Voltage Pictures, RLJ Entertainment, brings to the screen a contemporary high tech thrill ride highlighting the dangers of smart technology advancements and the just waiting to happen destruction especially for the technologically dependent.

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LA LA LAND Review - Charming, Magical, Enchanted L.A.

LA LA LAND, from Lionsgate and Black Label Media, comes a delightfully charming look at the arduous process for star crossed hopefuls, courageous believers, in a town littered with aspiring headliners, social climbers, do anything's, broken dreams, and rejections.

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Ben Hur Review - Grand, Powerful, A Sure Winner

Ben-Hur, from Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, presents the epic story of two brothers and their fight against position and circumstance, against betrayal and binding love, against consuming anger and forgiveness, against loyalty, hope of healing and the power of redemption.

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HL Exclusive Bourne Resurfaces: Is Jason Bourne the Best Action Series Since 2000

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Friday, July 29 marks the release of "Jason Bourne," the fifth entry in a modern-day action series that's part "Memento," part "James Bond." Based on the Robert Ludlum books, the series follows a former CIA assassin who's lost his memory. He's resourceful but bewildered, trained to kill but clueless about his past.

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The Neon Demon Review – Chilling Perfection

The Neon Demon, from Broadgreen Pictures and Amazon Studios, present a chilling tale, in modern film noir, of life inside creative pursuit circles, where beauty is the only currency and career is on life support before twenty.

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Genius Review – An Inspiration, Literary Magic

Genius, from Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions, presents the story of the literary world’s unsung hero, the editor, and in this case the story Max Perkins, the celebrated editor of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and an unknown Thomas Wolfe.

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DE PALMA Review - A Masterclass Triumph

DE PALMA, from A24 and Scott Rudin, presents the story of Director Brian DePalma, tracing his lineage from his middle class suburban beginnings through his highest achievements, lowest disappointments and the fun loving early days of modern moviemaking.

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Haute Tease

  • Awards Announced For 2015 Stanley Film Festival

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    The Stanley Film Festival (SFF), presented by Chiller and produced by the Denver Film Society, announced the audience and jury award winners, Birth.Movies.Death Filmmaking Frenzy winners and presented Tom Quinn, co-president of RADiUS, with the 2015 Stanley Film Festival Visionary Award.   

  • Hightown Pirates Release their Debut Album, Dry and High, on Strike Back Records

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    We're kicking off the weekend with the debut album from celebrated London ensemble Hightown Pirates, which has so far had a huge response. Hightown Pirates have included with their debut album Dry and High stunning artwork by Pete Doherty.

     
  • A Morning Stroll Presents Shocking Symbolism of Society’s Destruction

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    A Morning Stroll, a Studio AKA/Grant Orchard film, presents through the use of clear and shocking symbolism and parallels, society’s degradation and hopeless chance for renewal.

     
  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar La Jolla Review - Indulging, Decadent, Tantalizingly Delicious

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    I’ve had the pleasure of eating at Fleming’s La Jolla location on numerous occasions over the past decade. With each, the award-winning restaurant exhibited why it’s remained a North County staple for classic steakhouse fare since opening in 1999.

     
  • Interview and Review: HITCHCOCK, from FOX Searchlight Films and Director Sacha Gervasi, is a Film Lover’s Dream

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    HITCHCOCK, the screen adaption surrounding the making of PSYCHO, the most gripping and successful film from the master of suspense, recently held its Los Angeles premiere at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

     
  • Billy Blake: Images From The Ashes The Story of Triumph over Tragedy

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    Billy Blake, 71, in a flash, a moment, woke up to a raging fire rising up over the Malibu hillside and marching down the canyons engulfing his home, thirty years of work and almost everything, including his wherewithal, his hope, all lost.

     
  • LA Film Festival Announces World Premiere Of Colin Trevorrow’s The Book Of Henry Will be the 2017 Opening Night Film

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    Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the LA Film Festival and the Spirit Awards, announced that the 2017 Festival's Opening Night Film will be the World Premiere of Colin Trevorrow's The Book of Henry.   

  • TOP FIVE, from Chris Rock and Paramount Pictures, Opens December

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    Pulsing with the rhythm of his greatest stand-up, Chris Rock’s TOP FIVE takes things to the next level, reveling in the high and the low, and blending a star-studded comedic romp with an irresistible romance.

Crime

  • Hank Brennan, James “Whitey” Bulger Lawyer, Set to Argue Appeal

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    Hank Brennan, lawyer for James "Whitey" Bulger the mobster convicted of leading Boston's notorious Winter Hill Gang, is preparing to argue why the court should reverse its original verdict and allow the aging mobster a second chance.  

     
  • The Grim Sleeper, The South Central Serial Killer, Is Convicted

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    Lonnie Franklin, Jr., The Grim Sleeper Serial Killer, was convicted of ten counts of murder and one count of attempted murder after three decades since his killing spree began, and may face the death penalty when the sentencing phase concludes.

     
  • People Exclusive: Husband of Murdered Texas Fitness Instructor Shares Theory on Who Killed His Wife: 'It Had to Be Someone She Knew'

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    Brandon Bevers, the husband of a Texas fitness instructor who was found dead inside a church last month just before she was to teach an early morning class, believes his wife knew her killer.

     
  • Central Park Five Settles Decade Long Civil Suit

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    The Central Park Five, found guilty in a sham trial for the vicious sexual assault and attempted murder of a white investment banker jogging in Central Park in spring 1989, have settled a decade long civil suit, for $40 million, with New York City.

     
  • Victim in South Carolina Police Shooting Owed Child Support

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    A South Carolina police officer shot and killed an unarmed black man after a routine traffic stop in which the victim ran as he could not produce insurance or registration papers for the vehicle pulled over for a faulty tail light.

     
  • Chattanooga Bus Driver Has Court Appearance; Employer Knew of Complaints

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    Johnthony Walker, 24, the bus driver that intentionally crashed his vehicle filled with children, had a brief court hearing Tuesday where he learned his preliminary hearing was postponed until December 15, 2017. His bail remains at $107,500.00.

     
  • Hannah Anderson Sheds Little Light on Mental State of James DiMaggio

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    Hannah Anderson, the teen abducted by James L. DiMaggio, has shed little light on his mental condition witnessed throughout the six day ordeal that began when the family friend tricked her mother into coming to his aid.

     
  • NYPD Solve Baby Hope Cold Case

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    NYPD Detectives, for twenty-two years, never rested in the determination to bring justice to a little girl found dead, badly beaten and sexually assaulted, in an ice cooler on the Henry Hudson Parkway.

Auto, Yachts, Jets, Real Estate

  • Keith Richards and Patti Hansen Put Laurel Canyon Home on The Market

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    Laurel Canyon was ground zero for the birth of 1960’s and 70’s rock and roll with everyone, who was anyone, living there making hippie music in the canyon with residents such as Jim Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Frank Zappa and Keith Richards.

     
  • HL Real Estate: Skyline Views, Luxury Amenities: 1065 Midtown, The Only Midtown Address

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    It’s getting Haute in Hot-Lanta! Atlanta’s sizzling Real Estate Market skyrocketed this week when the National Football League announced the Mercedes Benz stadium home to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons had won the bid for Super Bowl 2019.

     
  • Celebrity Real State News: Enrique’s Former Miami Mansion, with Prime Bay and Skyline Views, On Market

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    The Iglesias men cover a wide range of music genres.  Father Julio, now 73, with his chiseled features, deeply romantic songs, and smooth bedroom voice, with a law degree on the side, has sold over 120 million records.  

     
  • Songstress Taylor Swift Buys Samuel Goldwyn Mansion

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    Taylor Swift, one of the world's wealthiest celebrities with estimated career earnings approaching $800 million, and is now putting down deep roots in Hollywood society with the purchase and renovation of the Samuel Goldwyn Mansion.

     
  • Beach Boy Brian Wilson Selling Vacation Home

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    After Elvis and before the Beatles, the Beach Boys were America's favorite rock 'n roll group ruling the U.S. air waves with “Surfin' Safari,” “Surfin' USA” and “Surfer Girl” and virtually creating the California beach music sound.

     
  • Mystery Buyer, In Dramatic Fashion, Purchases Beverly Hills Mansion of Late Steamy Queen of Romance Novelist Jackie Collins

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    Queen of Hollywood romance, steamy sex and scandal novels, author Jackie Collins, took her readers to Hollywood behind the scenes, even if fictionalized. Though born and raised in London, Jackie followed her older sister, actress Joan Collins, to Tinseltown in the 1960s.

     
  • Private Telluride Mountain Estate Expected To Sell for $18 Million At Auction

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    A private mountain estate centrally located in the heart of world-renowned ski town Telluride will sell to the highest bidder next month as part of Concierge Auctions' "Winter Portfolio" auction sale in New York City.