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If you have ever wondered how and why we live in the age of the $300 million action-packed mega-blockbuster, show up at BookSoup on Sunset at 7:00 PM. Tom Shone will present and sign his new book, Blockbuster: How Hollywood Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Summer, about the rise and continuing profitability of the big-budget showstopper, beginning with Jaws.

Lose your Monday stress by getting wrapped up in a Hitchcock double feature at the New Beverly Cinema: 7:30 PM is the beginning of Rear Window, followed by Vertigo at 9:40 PM.