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Review: 'The Avengers'

Adjectives used in some of Marvel Comics' iconic titles from the early 1960s through today -- amazing, fantastic, incredible...

Original post made on May. 20, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Nov 25, 2012 at 2:05 am | 2 comments | 3160 Views


Review: 'Brave'

There is something courageous about Pixar's latest animated offering. Of the 11 feature films Pixar has produced to date,...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2012
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on Jun 22, 2012 at 1:33 pm | 2 comments | 2802 Views


VIDEO: VolunTEENS, Part 4

Filmmaker Carolina Moraes-Liu presents a monthly series of videos focusing on how teenagers in Palo Alto are finding ways...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2012
Last comment by Monica Yeung Arima, on Jul 19, 2012 at 3:17 pm | 3 comments | 2735 Views


Packard Foundation opens new, eco-friendly HQ

New, eco-friendly headquarters for the David and Lucile Packard Foundation reflect environmental values of the Packard family...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2012
There are no comments yet. 4911 Views


Feature story: Festival 2.0

A wealth of stories will be told during this year's Palo Alto International Film Festival, Sept. 27 through Sept. 30. Documentaries...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2012
Last comment by HaysMom, on Sep 27, 2012 at 12:01 pm | 1 comment | 5379 Views


Review: 'Frankenweenie'

By reaching back into his own past and movie history, the recently fumbly Tim Burton has gotten a grip with "Frankenweenie."...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2012
Last comment by John, on Jan 20, 2013 at 10:45 am | 2 comments | 3144 Views


United Nations film festival comes to Palo Alto

In a film still from a documentary about his life, Gene Robinson stands in his elegant bishop's vestments, a pointed miter...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2012
Last comment by Betty Meissner, on Oct 15, 2012 at 4:10 pm | 1 comment | 2722 Views


Calculating 'Pi'

Ang Lee has a great laugh. But it's a little nervous on this particular Monday afternoon, as the Oscar-winning director of...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Nov 23, 2012 at 9:19 pm | 1 comment | 3351 Views


Review: 'Playing for Keeps'

"Playing for Keeps" is entirely undemanding, mostly unrealistic, not at all funny, and curiously disconnected, with supporting...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Dec 13, 2012 at 6:35 pm | 2 comments | 2593 Views


The year 2012 in film

From a pint-sized girl surviving storms on the wrong side of the levee to a CIA agent planning to rescue a band of hostages,...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2013
Last comment by David Lieberman, on Jan 11, 2013 at 3:33 pm | 9 comments | 5493 Views


Review: 'Fruitvale Station'

Writer-director Ryan Coogler wants us to know BART shooting victim Oscar Grant III as more than a victim frozen in time....

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2013
Last comment by Joe, on Jul 11, 2013 at 10:15 am | 2 comments | 16767 Views


Review: 'Gravity'

Life is one hell of a ride, as George Clooney's character puts it. So is "Gravity." -P.C. Read the full story here

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Oct 11, 2013 at 1:44 am | 1 comment | 14541 Views


Review: 'Captain Phillips'

The "real-life thriller" "Captain Phillips" may be obvious and it may be clumsy, but it's also a little bit thoughtful, and...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2013
Last comment by Pat in Alabama, on Oct 12, 2013 at 3:26 pm | 1 comment | 17500 Views


Review: 'Romeo and Juliet'

Call it the "Drunk History" version of "Romeo and Juliet." -P.C. Read the full story here

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2013
Last comment by The enemy you know, on Oct 18, 2013 at 5:39 pm | 6 comments | 16082 Views


Review: 'All Is Lost'

Batten down the hatches for the unusual new sailing drama "All Is Lost." The only actor on screen for 106 minutes is Robert...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Nov 5, 2013 at 1:11 pm | 4 comments | 20089 Views


Review: '12 Years A Slave'

This is the story of a man: another tale of physical and emotional survival that, unlike "All is Lost" and "Gravity," derives...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Nov 5, 2013 at 1:20 pm | 4 comments | 14881 Views


Review: 'The Armstrong Lie'

The title of Alex Gibney's film derives from a 2005 headline in the French paper "L'Equipe." The paper alleged what many...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by Too big to fail, on Nov 17, 2013 at 1:46 pm | 7 comments | 19502 Views


Review: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

It would be easy to damn "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" with the faint praise of calling it a competent sequel, which...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by hard to believe, on Nov 22, 2013 at 4:09 pm | 2 comments | 17215 Views


Review: 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

Peter Jackson's grandiose vision of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth reaches a crescendo with this thrilling second installment...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2013
There are no comments yet. 12915 Views


Review: 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

"The Wolf of Wall Street" charges out of the gate with immediate evidence of Martin Scorsese's skill, abetted by Terence...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 7, 2014 at 7:54 pm | 4 comments | 15629 Views
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