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Movie Review: ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Thrills Today

Movie Review: ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Thrills Today

While the major fault of Edge of Tomorrow is that it tries too hard to have that “cool” factor — mainly its use of CGI and sci-fi premise — its biggest strength is knowing exactly what it is. Doug Liman (Swingers, The Bourne Identity) understands…

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Movie Review: ‘Maleficent’ Is Short on Magnificence

Movie Review: ‘Maleficent’ Is Short on Magnificence

Maleficent bills itself as a re-telling of the Disney classic Sleeping Beauty, but it doesn’t make a strong case for its existence outside of being a vehicle for its star Angelina Jolie. And, therein lies the problem. It’s gorgeous to look at and Jolie gives…

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San Francisco Silent Film Festival Welcomes Back a Bygone Era

San Francisco Silent Film Festival Welcomes Back a Bygone Era

Before “talkies” became all the rage, film was dominated by silent films often accompanied by musicians playing live. The San Francisco Silent Film Festival keeps history alive, returning for its 19th year May 29 through June 1 at the Castro Theatre, a venue that was…

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San Francisco Green Film Festival Looks at ‘Water in the West’

San Francisco Green Film Festival Looks at ‘Water in the West’

The San Francisco Green Film Festival returns for its fourth year, May 29 through June 4th, illuminating the world’s current environmental issues and innovations through the medium of film. This year’s home base for SFGFF will be The Roxie Theater and the festival’s theme is…

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Movie Review: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Gets Groovy

Movie Review: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Gets Groovy

Many are rejoicing at Bryan Singer’s return to the Marvel mutant franchise, and for good reason. Singer began the franchise all the way back in 2000 with X-Men and its sequel X2, with both still standing as arguably the best of the series. With X-Men:…

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Movie Review: ‘Chef’ Is A Delectable Treat

Movie Review: ‘Chef’ Is A Delectable Treat

Jon Favreau struck it big, both as an actor and writer, with Swingers in 1996. His stature only grew from there and he made his way into directing where he, again, found success. Favreau soon entered the blockbuster universe with Iron Man—considered by many to…

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Movie Review: ‘Godzilla’ Is Back From Near Extinction

Movie Review: ‘Godzilla’ Is Back From Near Extinction

Roland Emmerich’s 1998 Godzilla is a benchmark in what not to do with a beloved creature of carnage. Completely missing the mark and leaving a sour taste in everyone’s mouth, the Japanese-created monster lay dormant for the better part of two decades. Now 16 years…

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Carrie Brownstein Brings Portlandia to San Francisco

Carrie Brownstein Brings Portlandia to San Francisco

In years past, it was much more likely Carrie Brownstein would be passing through San Francisco with a guitar in hand, playing to a packed club as part of her numerous musical outlets, namely Sleater-Kinney. Then in 2011, she made her acting debut with Fred…

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Stage Review: ‘Communique No 10′ Explores Riots and Race

Stage Review: ‘Communique No 10′ Explores Riots and Race

The Cutting Ball Theater’s production of Communique No 10 bursts out of the gate with incredible, anarchic energy that grabs the audience from the very beginning and doesn’t let go until the lights come back on. Celebrating it’s U.S. premiere at the EXIT through May…

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San Francisco Documentary Film Festival Announces Lineup

San Francisco Documentary Film Festival Announces Lineup

The San Francisco Documentary Film Festival is back for its 13 year on June 5 through June 19, 2014. Screenings will take place at San Francisco’s Roxie Theatre and Brava Theatre, with Oakland School of the Arts’ Marion E. Greene Black Box Theater debuting as…

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Movie Review: ‘Neighbors’ Lets It All Hang Out

Movie Review: ‘Neighbors’ Lets It All Hang Out

Neighbors has two things going for it: genuine laughs and Zac Efron’s abs. Seriously, that’s the dynamic the film creates. Although Seth Rogen is now firmly established in the annals of comedic history, he needs to adapt to survive. Although not old by any means…

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Stage Review: ‘The Suit’ Tells a Tragic Tale of South Africa

Stage Review: ‘The Suit’ Tells a Tragic Tale of South Africa

Ethereal, melancholic, and beautiful, The Suit, playing now at American Conservatory Theater through May 18th,  shows us the humanity and pain of relationships. Adapted from a short story by Can Themba, the play tells the story of a young couple, Mathilda and her doting husband…

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