J. Edgar

(PG-13) ★★★☆☆

Director Clint Eastwood’s film, featuring a valiant performance from Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar), is a subtle and muted portrayal of the mysterious figure. Molded by his smothering mother (Judi Dench), Hoover ran the FBI from 1935 until his death in 1972. The film is very much interested in Hoover’s intimate relationship with right-hand man (Armie Hammer), perhaps an unacknowledged love affair. Between Eastwood’s objective stance and DiCaprio’s bold acting, you’re in capable hands.

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If you grew up in California East, er Las Vegas, during the ’90s, your CD collection likely included Snoop Dogg (pictured), E-40, DJ Quik, Ice Cube and Too Short. You probably dreamed about a concert where California’s entire rap scene performed their greatest hits just so you could throw up your West Coast hand sign and represent for the best coast. That time has come: Those artists invade the Planet Hollywood Theater for the Performing Arts on Nov. 26 for the West Coast All-Stars show.

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