OVERRATED 'Battle: LA': To echo a sentiment noted in the cult film "Los Angeles Plays Itself" (2003): What is Hollywood's fascination with destroying our fair city? After "2012," "The Day After Tomorrow" and countless other disaster flicks, it seems like every freeway interchange and iconic building has been blown to bits two or three times over. Wouldn't Miami and Boston pretend-burn just as effectively? And isn't there a cheaper form of therapy out there for filmmakers?
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