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San Diego Opera Settlement With Former Executives Tops $1 Million

May 1
By Angela Carone, Tarryn Mento
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Newly released tax documents show the former head of the San Diego Opera and its chief fundraiser walked away with more than $1 million in a privately negotiated employment settlement.

'Age Of Ultron' Not Quite As Well-Assembled As First 'Avengers' Film

May 1
By Beth Accomando
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Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers” thrilled fans but can “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (opening May 1 throughout San Diego) live up to its predecessor? Not quite.

Oscar-Nominated 'Tangerines' Delivers Familiar Anti-War Message With Eloquence

May 1
By Beth Accomando
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Earlier this year, “Tangerines” (opening Friday at Landmark's Ken Cinema) received an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. The war it depicts is old but the themes remain relevant.

Poet, Army Veteran Brian Turner Shares War Experience At El Cajon Literary Festival

April 30
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Bosnian and Iraq War veteran Brian Turner shares his memories of war, both his own and through the eyes of others, in his memoir, “My Life as a Foreign Country,” during the Grossmont Literary Arts Festival.

Rants And Raves: Guest Blogger Compares New 'Avengers' With Memories Of The Old Comics

April 30
Ramie Tateishi
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Joss Whedon’s new “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is opening. This prompted my friend and guest blogger Ramie Tateishi to consider how the films have adapted his beloved comics to the screen.

The Vietnam War On Film

April 29
By Beth Accomando
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A look back on 50 years of films from the U.S. and abroad reveals that we are still struggling to come to terms with the divisive Vietnam War.

San Diego Moxie Theatre Presents 'Lesson 443'

April 29
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Formerly known as, "Anatomy of an Accent," this new play is a coming of age story that explores issues about identity and belonging.

Filmatic Festival Looks To The Future Of Film

April 29
By Beth Accomando
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UCSD’s Artpower film curator Rebecca Webb wanted to create a film festival that would explore the future of film, and what the experience will be for filmmakers and filmgoers. The result was the Filmatic Festival now in its second year.

Meet The Directors Of 'Spring' Friday, Saturday At Digital Gym Cinema

April 24
By Beth Accomando
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The North Park theater is hosting a late night screening of the new horror-love story “Spring” with the filmmakers in attendance.

'Ex Machina' Serves Up Cerebral Sci-Fi

April 23
By Beth Accomando
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Movies have had a long fascination with robots and artificial intelligence. The new film "Ex Machina" (opening April 24 in select San Diego theaters) uses state-of-the-art special effects to deliver a smart new take on A.I.