Jonathan Emden

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Four reasons to get excited for Law & Order: Los Angeles

“Law & Order: Los Angeles” will premiere tonight at 9 p.m. on NBC, and it opens to an undefined audience. There’s a mixed sense of anticipation and hatred for the new series.

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‘SNL gets new blood’

Now in its 36th season, SNL is losing eight year veteran Will Forte and adding four new featured players: Taran Killam, Paul Brittain, Vanessa Bayer, and Jay Pharoah.

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“Catfish”

Will audiences flock to a film whose trailer conceals the premise? That is what the makers of the new documentary “Catfish” are waiting to find out.

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‘Miami Medical’

From Jeffrey Lieber, the co-creator of “Lost,” and Jerry Bruckheimer, executive producer of “CSI” and the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, comes “Miami Medical,” CBS’s newest medical drama. The pilot starts with a bang—a restaurant explodes, and a young couple is sent to one of the top trauma hospitals in the country, a place described as the “last seconds for a doctor to save your soul.

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Movie Review: Death at a Funeral

[rating stars=2] Nothing bothers me more than wasted talent. And that’s what this film is: a waste. Hollywood has assembled some of the finest actors today to star in a slap-dashed remake of the well-received British film, “Death at a Funeral.

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Concert Review: You still don’t know Tegan and Sara?

If you don’t know Tegan and Sara (T and S) by now, you’re missing out. For over 10 years, the indie pop/new wave Canadian duo has put forth some of the most lyrically complex, emotionally resonant music out there. They’ve toured with Ben Folds, Rufus Wainwright and The Killers, and they’ve performed at Coachella, Lollapalooza and Lilith Fair.

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‘The Last Song’

Society needs to stop encouraging Nicholas Sparks. In his latest effort, Miley Cyrus plays Ronnie, an angsty teenager forced to spend the summer with her father (Greg Kinnear) after her parents’ bitter divorce. Ronnie is a piano prodigy who is accepted into Julliard and reads Tolstoy but utters lines like, “Did you go to some nice guy school or something?

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