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    The Bob Kane Awards: Ranking the five best comic book movies
    I slept on what to title this article for a while. After hitting some lows (the lowest probably being the Howard the Duck Awards ... but really, what comic book character would you rather have at your party?), it was obvious that there's no...
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    SFIFF REVIEW: 'Advantageous'
    Director Jennifer Phang's dystopian sci-fi family drama "Advantageous" raises more questions about the future than it answers.Visually the film offers an intriguing mix of futuristic cityscapes reminiscent of the Sci-Fi Channel...
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    Meryl Streep Parties Like a Rock Star in the 'Ricki and the Flash' Trailer
    Earlier this year we saw Al Pacino find his groove as an aging rocker reconnecting with his family inDanny Collins. It turned out to be a strong role for him, even though his singing left a lot to be desired. Now it's Meryl Streep's turn...
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    Monster of the Week: Giant Spiders
    Usually lumped in with insects, spiders have their own class, known as Arachnida. Many humans have a strong aversion to both inspects and spiders, and as a result there have always been stories of giant insects and spiders that prey upon babies...
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    Mountain climbing documentary connects with audiences
    "It was like a big dream for these guys and then they dreamed of making this film and now the film is finally done and going out to the world," says "Meru" co-director ElizabethChai Vasarhelyi. "It's just all been a...
  • Info 101: Pre-Views 21: Hot Pursuit is not worth catching
    Info 101: Pre-Views 21: Hot Pursuit is not worth catching
    "HOT PURSUIT" from MGM/Warner Brothers opens Friday, May 8, 2015STARS: Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vergara, John Lynch, Rob Kazinsky and Jim GaffiganDIRECTOR: Anne Fletcher ("The Proposal"; "27 Dresses"; "The Guilt...
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
    Age of awesome: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' review
    Well the first big summer movie is here and it is a whopper. The second movie to feature a group of comic characters teaming up is here. And this time everything is bigger, louder, and better.Age of Ultron features one of the Avengers deadliest...
  • 'The Third Man' getting a 4K restoration
    'The Third Man' getting a 4K restoration
    Today marks the 100th birthday of Orson Welles, so it's only fitting that one of his movies will be getting a new release. According to the May 5 report from Variety and the May 6 report from the LA Times, Rialto Pictures will be releasing a...
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    Meet Director Anne Fletcher of 'Hot Pursuit' this Saturday Night
    Cinémas Palme D'Orin Palm Desert presents an exclusive screening of the new film "Hot Pursuit" and a live, in-person Q&A session with director Anne Fletcher ("The Proposal"). The event takes place this Saturday Evening ...
  • Counting from Infinity - Yitang Zhang and the Twin Prime Conjecture
    Pure math documentary with guest speakers -- a night not to miss!
    Zala Films and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) have the Bay Area premiere screenings of COUNTING FROM INFINITY: YITANG ZHANG AND THE TWIN PRIME CONJECTUREThursday, May 14, 2015, 7 p.m.Off the Screen: Counting from Infinity -...
  • Celebrate Orson Welles' 100th birthday with these two Shakespearean films
    Celebrate Orson Welles' 100th birthday with these two Shakespearean films
    If you didn't know today is Orson Welles 100th birthday! The late and great actor was born on this day in 1915 in Kenosha, Wisc. Orson Welles was an enigma that created some of the most interesting movies, while also starring in them too. He&...
  • 'The Age of Adaline,' starring Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, and Harrison Ford
    'The Age of Adaline,' whack science, and pseudo-surrealism
    There seems to be a common idea that if you throw enough scientific terms into an explanation for something, then perhaps it will be believable to the listener, so that actual fact(s) need not be clarified or understood.Such is the case with The...
  • ‘The Harder They Fall’ a timely classic you should know
    ‘The Harder They Fall’ a timely classic you should know
    The recent hoopla and record setting purse of the Mayweather-Pacquiao boxing match gives new relevance to the 1956 classic “The Harder They Fall.” The additional recent concern over concussions suffered in the NFL also makes this...
  • Joss Whedon responds to quitting Twitter
    Joss Whedon responds to quitting Twitter
    Yesterday, Director Joss Whedon received an onslaught of mean and negative Tweets on his Twitter account over the last week, with people (I won’t even say fans because of some of the things that were said) reacting to Age of Ultron....
  • April 1977's 'Star Wars #1" by Marvel
    Marvel gives 'Star Wars - Episode IV: A New Hope' a comic remastering
    Star Wars - Episode IV: A New HopeBased on a screenplay by George LucasWriter/Editor: Roy ThomasArtist: Howard ChaykinConsulting Editor (1977): Archie GoodwinCover Artist (2015): Adi GranovThe original comic adaptation of the greatest space...
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