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New movie theater promises big-ticket experience

Opening next week, the new ShowPlace Icon theater at the San Antonio shopping center is planning to carve out a niche as...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2018
Last comment by mahsm, on Oct 18, 2018 at 7:23 pm | 22 comments | 28294 Views

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Review: 'Jersey Boys'

Let's face it: "Jersey Boys" has never been high art. The wildly successful jukebox musical about Frankie Valli and the Four...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jun 22, 2014 at 1:56 pm | 2 comments | 25301 Views

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Review: 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

It feels a bit uncharitable to chide a blockbuster superhero movie for providing too much. But "The Amazing Spider-Man 2"...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by Robart, on May 2, 2014 at 11:57 am | 2 comments | 24384 Views

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Review: 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

Like a rolling stone, singer-guitarist Llewyn Davis tumbles through the Greenwich Village folk-music scene of the '60s. It's...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2013
Last comment by Xaviem, on Dec 22, 2013 at 2:29 pm | 1 comment | 22905 Views

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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. 27, 2013
Last comment by randy albin, on Dec 27, 2013 at 11:02 am | 2 comments | 19761 Views

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Review: 'The Great Beauty'

It is, perhaps, impossible to make an ode to Rome without invoking Fellini. Though Paolo Sorrentino does so only indirectly...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by randy albin, on Dec 6, 2013 at 10:33 am | 1 comment | 19381 Views

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Review: 'Philomena'

The film "Philomena," starring Judi Dench, takes the perspective of a wronged Irish mother coerced, in 1952, into giving...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2013
Last comment by Tammy, on Dec 1, 2013 at 5:04 pm | 1 comment | 19278 Views

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Review: 'The World's End'

You can go home again, but it's going to involve drinking. That's the starting point of "The World's End," the latest from...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by Movie Watcher, on Aug 23, 2013 at 11:26 am | 1 comment | 18797 Views

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Review: 'Finding Vivian Maier'

Photographer John Maloof was only looking for some historical photos of the Chicago area when he purchased a box of undeveloped...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2014
Last comment by oldphotog, on Apr 20, 2014 at 4:14 pm | 1 comment | 18777 Views

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Review: 'Palo Alto'

The film "Palo Alto" universalizes its setting to an archetypal upscale suburbia, populated by disaffected white kids and...

Original post made on May. 16, 2014
Last comment by FM, on May 16, 2014 at 3:41 pm | 2 comments | 17880 Views

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Review: 'Wish I Was Here'

Gee, life is tough. But "We move forward -- that's the only direction God gave us." These and other Big Important Life Lessons...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Christine Wahl, on Nov 17, 2014 at 2:59 pm | 2 comments | 15555 Views

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Review: 'Tammy'

By all rights, the new comedy "Tammy" would be the ultimate expression of Melissa McCarthy's comedy. Written by the film...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jul 5, 2014 at 11:25 am | 1 comment | 15547 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. 21, 2014
Last comment by Kathy, on Jul 21, 2014 at 4:23 pm | 1 comment | 15269 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)....

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2014
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Jul 30, 2014 at 10:22 am | 1 comment | 13421 Views

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Google launches $10 million Bay Area charity contest

Google officials are launching a $10 million grant program for Bay Area charities looking to grow. Read the full story...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2019
Last comment by Announcement?, on Oct 14, 2019 at 3:22 pm | 2 comments | 11213 Views

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Mountain View High student wins Google open source contest

As the winners of Google's open source contest, 10 high school students and their parents were flown to the company's Mountain...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2008
Last comment by Dave, on Sep 9, 2008 at 9:27 pm | 6 comments | 11013 Views

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Down to clown

"Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn" may be about as shallow as a puddle, but that's still...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2020
Last comment by Sigh too, on Feb 7, 2020 at 11:10 am | 3 comments | 10589 Views

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Student film takes first in nearby festival

Two Mountain View High School seniors recently nabbed first prize, and $2,000 in scholarship money, for an animated film...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2009
Last comment by James Matt, on Nov 28, 2009 at 4:02 am | 2 comments | 9346 Views

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Raging Grannies rock Cinequest film festival

The Raging Grannies hit the silver screen this weekend as Mountain View filmmaker Pam Walton premieres her documentary on...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2009
Last comment by eric, on Mar 8, 2009 at 11:42 pm | 11 comments | 9241 Views

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The importance of being well-dressed

TheatreWorks artistic director Robert Kelley huddles with designers in the costume shop, peering at purple swatches of wool...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2015
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