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Movie review: 'Captain America: Winter Solider'

Give this to the films of the "Marvel Cinematic Universe": they have a consistency of quality. By treating their comic-book-derived...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Jean, on Apr 8, 2014 at 1:45 pm | 3 comments | 12901 Views

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Review: 'Rio 2'

Rio 2, like its predecessor, is a run of the mill CGI-animated kid flick, Palo Alto film critic Peter Canavese says. Yet,...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Apr 11, 2014 at 10:25 am | 1 comment | 13526 Views

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Review: 'Transcendence'

"Transcendence" is as silly as it is sinister. But with cinematographer Wally Pfister -- an Oscar winner for "Inception"...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Zioltan, on Apr 18, 2014 at 10:09 pm | 1 comment | 23887 Views

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Review: 'The Other Woman'

The women in "The Other Woman" get the equal opportunity, like the men in Judd Apatow movies, to behave like overgrown children,...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2014
Last comment by Palyed, on Apr 29, 2014 at 7:11 am | 1 comment | 12980 Views

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Review: 'Edge of Tomorrow'

The new Tom Cruise sci-fi action movie "Edge of Tomorrow" uses the narrative structure of a video game to present a "what-if"...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 11, 2014 at 11:28 pm | 3 comments | 11476 Views

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Stanford film makers awarded by Academy

A pair of Stanford alumni have claimed the top two prizes in the documentary category at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jun 11, 2014 at 1:50 pm | 1 comment | 2504 Views

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Review: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is the latest in a series of modern Hollywood action reboots, which aim to transform a campy...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jul 12, 2014 at 6:26 pm | 1 comment | 10407 Views

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Review: 'Sex Tape'

There's a sequence early on in "Sex Tape" during which the married couple played by Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel try repeatedly...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jul 18, 2014 at 10:20 am | 1 comment | 10738 Views

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Review: 'Boyhood'

You've watched actors grow up on screen before, whether it be Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor or Jerry Mathers (as the Beaver). Read...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2014
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Jul 30, 2014 at 10:30 am | 1 comment | 10440 Views

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Panoramic cinema

Next Friday, Sept. 19, Redwood City's Cinemark 20 theater unveils Barco Escape: a new, immersive movie-watching experience. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Sep 11, 2014 at 5:46 pm | 3 comments | 3290 Views

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A Walk Among the Tombstones

Writer-director Scott Frank brings clever writing and moody atmosphere to this crime thriller centered on ex-cop and recovering...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Sep 27, 2014 at 11:27 pm | 1 comment | 9881 Views

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A&E Digest: this week's arts news

In this week's arts news: Artists wanted for public art project, Peninsula Symphony names a new director and more. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by Richie, on Oct 31, 2014 at 2:13 pm | 1 comment | 1582 Views

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Incendiary Revelations

But Laura Poitras' exemplary documentary "Citizenfour" shares the privileged access NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden granted...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Nov 2, 2014 at 10:25 am | 2 comments | 8293 Views

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'Interstellar' explains to science, 'All you need is love'

<B>(2 1/2 stars) Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/11/07/interstellar-explains-to-science-all-you-need-is-love...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Nov 9, 2014 at 11:17 pm | 2 comments | 1119 Views

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Worth a Look: South Asian films, '20s tunes and more

This week, catch the 3rd i South Asian Film Fest in Palo Alto, hear the story of a violinist who played for Stalin, and catch...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by Sea REDDY, on Nov 14, 2014 at 12:30 pm | 1 comment | 1814 Views

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'Wild' woman blues

<B> (Guild) Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/12/05/wild-woman-blues posted Friday, December...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Dec 5, 2014 at 6:13 pm | 2 comments | 8902 Views

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Ridley Scott's Moses epic 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' leans on CGI spectacle

<B>(2 1/2 stars) Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/12/12/ridley-scotts-moses-epic-exodus-gods-and-kings-leans-on-cgi-spectacle...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Yahweh, on Dec 12, 2014 at 9:08 pm | 2 comments | 8814 Views

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Comic performer Chris Rock writes, directs, and stars in the semi-autobiographical 'Top Five'

<B>(2 1/2 stars) Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/12/12/comic-performer-chris-rock-writes-directs-and-stars-in-the-semi-autobiographical-top-five...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
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Movie review: 'Unbroken'

Angelina Jolie directs this flatfooted recounting of the life of Louis Zamperini, the Italian-American Olympic runner whose...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2014
Last comment by Read it Instead, on Dec 31, 2014 at 6:31 pm | 4 comments | 9224 Views

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The year in film

As the year comes to a close, we look back at 12 months of films: the highlights, the low points and more. This is your invitation...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 2, 2015 at 4:39 pm | 4 comments | 3280 Views
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