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Nightcrawler starring Jake Gyllenhaal is in theaters Oct. 31

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NIGHTCRAWLER is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism.

Pinhead: Terry Richardson’s diary

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Santa Monica Pier, in 1900’s LA

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Santa Monica Pier, in the 1900's

The last time Angelenos had something to celebrate on September 9, ’09 was one hundred years ago today when the Santa Monica Municipal Pier first opened to the public. Ever since its beginning, the 1,600-foot-long concrete pier has been popular with tourists, fishermen, and hungry locals. To celebrate the “pleasure pier’s” centennial, the city of Santa Monica is hosted numerous events that evening including a fireworks display and musical performances by The Big Bamboo Steel Band and the “king of surf guitar,” Dick Dale. Hungry visitors were invited to picnic on the beach or visit one of the many restaurants on the pier to watch this evening’s firework display. Between the ocean-side amusement rides and trinket stands, there were plenty of eating options that range from gourmet to gut wrenching. Dining choices on the pier included food court fare from Harbor Grill, shrimp and ribs from Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, crustaceans from The Lobster, funnel cakes from the Funnel Cake Factory, and something called Dippin’ Dots–an ice cream served in the form of day-glow beads. If a self-catered beach picnic is more your speed, then a stop at Bay City’s Deli for essentials or just a Godmother sandwich to go was in order.

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Antonioni’s Film ‘ZABRISKIE POINT’

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film ZABRISKIE POINT antonionni 1970An epic portrait of late Sixties America, as seen through the portrayal of two of its children: anthropology student Daria (who’s helping a property developer build a village in the Los Angeles desert) and dropout Mark (who’s wanted by the authorities for allegedly killing a policeman during a student riot). | Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

Inside the making of ‘Elysium’

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This week in EW: We go inside the making of Elysium, this summer’s most provocative (and political) action film.

Here’s a synopsis:

The year is 2154 and Earth has become a Third World slum. The wealthy have long since departed, inhabiting an exclusive satellite paradise where advanced medical technology heals any ailment, from a hangnail to terminal cancer, in seconds. Damon plays Max, an orphan who dreams of the Eden in the sky, but is stuck slaving at a Los Angeles factory that manufactures droids. When he is accidentally irradiated, Silkwood-style, and told he has five days to live, Max hatches a plan to save himself. To do that, though, he’ll have to team up with a band of revolutionaries determined to make Elysium accessible to all. Standing in his way are Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster), head of Elysium’s Civil Cooperation Bureau, who guns down any illegal spaceship attempting to enter the satellite’s orbit, and her psychotic henchman (District 9‘s Sharlto Copley), dispatched to take Max and his crew out.

Park This Way: Get Ready to Pay Up to $6 an Hour at Downtown LA Meters

Park This Way: Get Ready to Pay Up to $6 at Hour at Downtown Meters ©ourtesy of LA Downtown News  (by Richard Guzmán) – – The LA Express Park Downtown program launched last week. It aims to help drivers find spots and control congestion. DOWNTOWN LA – Parking has long been a vexing issue in Downtown Los Angeles. Now a new parking meter program is making it easier to find a space, though how much that space costs will depend on how many drivers are looking for a place to park.  City officials last week gathered in South Park to announce the launch of LA Express Park, a one-year, $18.5 million Department of Transportation pilot program that implements varying rates depending on demand for about 6,000 Downtown Continue reading

Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles March 2-8

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“The Fly” and its sequel “Curse of the Fly” are playing this week at The Million Dollar Theater in downtown Los Angeles Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles March 2-8, 2012 It’s another jam-packed week of movie events in Hollywood this week including special appearances by the cast of “The Hunger Games,” a Seussapalooza, Marx Brothers movies, French comedy flicks, two of Spencer Tracy’s best films, a red carpet premiere, and so much more. – read more – ~~~ The … Read more:

On this Day in Movie History, March 3, 1915: The Birth of a Nation Opens in NYC

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On this day March 3, 1915, a few weeks after its West Coast premiere in Los Angeles, director D.W. Griffith’s controversial Civil War epic The Birth of a Nation opens in New York City. . A 40-piece orchestra accompanied the silent film. … – – Read more

Just how BIG are you in Hollywood?

There’s not much you can keep secret once you’re famous, and that includes details about your private parts. Thanks to a series of TMI quotes — and even some photographic evidence — we’ve compiled a list of the celebs with the biggest packages in Hollywood. Click through to see who made the cut (no pun intended). – – Story by Wetpaint Entertainment Staff

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From dance to weights ( Addie Sepulveda ) Hung Van Lam, left -- better known as Hella Hung from the seventh season of "So You Think You Can Dance" -- shakes hands with a friendly weightlifting competitor at Venice Beach

“From dancing to weights”

Hung Van Lam, left — better known as Hella Hung from the seventh season of “So You Think You Can Dance” — shakes hands with a friendly weightlifting competitor at Venice Beach. ( Photograph by Addie Sepulveda) – – more Pics