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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, 16 hours ago | 1 comment | 103 Views

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Citizen four at the Guild.

The Palo Alto Online review of "Citizenfour" http://www.paloaltoonline.com/movies/reviews/Citizenfour?review_id=2958 Director...

Original post made by CrescentParkAnon. on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 17 hours ago | 2 comments | 85 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 | 1984 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 | 1621 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 | 2456 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 | 2942 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 | 2971 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 | 3644 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 | 1526 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 | 5169 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 | 6265 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 | 6321 Views

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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 | 5631 Views

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Movie review: 'The Lunch Box'

The way to a man's heart is through his stomach, so they say. And so says writer-director Ritesh Batra in his debut feature...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2014
Last comment by Kathryn, on Mar 31, 2014 at 8:29 pm | 1 comment | 6229 Views

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Movie review: 'Muppets Most Wanted'

A self-aware sequel to the 2011 film "The Muppets," "Muppets Most Wanted" provides more testament to the enduring appeal...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2014
Last comment by family movie fan, on Mar 24, 2014 at 5:34 pm | 1 comment | 8861 Views

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Movie review: 'Gloria'

Audiences are programmed to expect escapism in movies about romantic relationships, whether they be foregone happily-ever-after...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by twasil, on Mar 21, 2014 at 3:32 pm | 1 comment | 5127 Views

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Movie review: 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

If there were a valid critique to be given of "The Grand Budapest Hotel" -- writer and director Wes Anderson's latest, highly...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2014
Last comment by Lohengrin, on Mar 18, 2014 at 7:13 pm | 4 comments | 8982 Views

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Shirley Temple Black has passed away.

Woodside resident, iconic film star and former U.S. ambassador Shirley Temple Black has passed away at the age of 85. She...

Original post made by Nayeli on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by Nayeli, on Feb 11, 2014 at 11:45 am | 1 comment | 436 Views

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Review: Labor Day

One name for Hollywood that's stuck is "The Dream Factory," implying a big-screen projection of our fantasies. The trend...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jan 31, 2014 at 11:34 am | 1 comment | 7627 Views

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Review: The Nut Job

OK, so you didn't plan ahead, but don't worry. The new animated flick "The Nut Job" has squirreled away enough lame nut puns...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2014
Last comment by Cathy, on Jan 20, 2014 at 8:08 pm | 1 comment | 7689 Views
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