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July 24, 1991 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Losers and schmoozers, philosophers, poets, assorted conspiracy buffs and lunatics by the score--not the stuff of your typical Hollywood blockbuster, or even an interesting L.A. cocktail party. But as drawn and manipulated by first-time filmmaker Richard Linklater, the ravings and conversations of a collection of societal drop-outs--"slackers"--who slink through the alleys and coffee houses of Austin, Tex., might just be the stuff that Hollywood dreams are made of.
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July 24, 1991 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Losers and schmoozers, philosophers, poets, assorted conspiracy buffs and lunatics by the score--not the stuff of your typical Hollywood blockbuster, or even an interesting L.A. cocktail party. But as drawn and manipulated by first-time filmmaker Richard Linklater, the ravings and conversations of a collection of societal drop-outs--"slackers"--who slink through the alleys and coffee houses of Austin, Tex., might just be the stuff that Hollywood dreams are made of.
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June 12, 1996 | SHAUNA SNOW
POP/ROCK Hall of Fame Nominees: Joni Mitchell, the Jackson 5 and Parliament-Funkadelic are among 17 acts under consideration this year for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The other nominees are: the Bee Gees, Black Sabbath, Buffalo Springfield, Solomon Burke, the Dominoes, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Mamas and the Papas, the Meters, the Moonglows, Gene Pitney, Lloyd Price, the (Young) Rascals, the Stooges, and Crosby, Stills & Nash.
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April 24, 2008 | John Horn, Times Staff Writer
The basic message of "Deception" is that all that ultimately matters is a trustworthy relationship. That's the main reason, too, why the blackmail thriller, in theaters Friday, landed on 20th Century Fox's release schedule. Fox has a well-deserved reputation for narrowly focusing on easy-to-market movies with a clearly defined audience and built-in sales hooks: "Horton Hears a Who," "The Fantastic Four," "Live Free or Die Hard."
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April 3, 2000 | RICHARD NATALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the afterglow of the Academy Awards, DreamWorks' "American Beauty" soared about 44% in box office receipts, but the company's new animated film "The Road to El Dorado" had a somewhat less salubrious debut and was unable to wrest the No. 1 slot away from "Erin Brockovich." "El Dorado's" estimated $12.
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April 19, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
The annual music geek holiday known as Record Store Day arrives Saturday, and with it precious rewards for the fans and collectors looking to hold in their hands music that could be easily heard for free on the Internet. That, of course, is missing the point.  One of the great mom-and-pop merchandising success stories of recent times, Record Store Day sees music retailers across the world celebrating the joy of shopping for limited edition music on vinyl. This year's bounty includes stuff by David Bowie, Elliott Smith, Rhye, Captain Beefheart, Sharon van Etten, Steven Malkmus and the Jicks (covering Can's classic  album “Ege Bamyasi”)
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November 8, 2011 | By Noel Murray, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Warner Bros., $28.98; Blu-ray, $29.98/$35.99 All's well that ends well! The Harry Potter film series has varied in quality over the last 10 years—sometimes tedious, sometimes busy, sometimes too shallow and cutesy, sometimes too brooding and adult — but the creators stick the landing with "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," a gripping finale that puts everyone's favorite boy wizard...
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