I Am Number Four (PG-13)


It’s Twilight with aliens! In this endearingly dumb, surprisingly entertaining sci-fi flick, John Smith (Alex Pettyfer) tries to blend in at his new school while harnessing superhuman powers and running from a murderous gang of tattooed villains who look like Voldemort at a leather bar. Based on a YA novel by James Frey and Jobie Hughes, I Am Number Four isn’t much more than a sexed-up teen Superman, but it’s shameless fun.

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By Dustin Sussman

As far as Los Angeles goes, the Troubadour is hands-down my favorite venue to go see live music. It’s a lot like New York’s now-defunct CBGB, but much, much earthier. I’ve taken in bands at almost every spot the town has to offer and can honestly say that Doug Weston’s pint-size club is the best of the bunch.