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Tease photo for A Pair Of Geeky Fringe Festival Musicals Get Restaged During Comic-Con

A Pair Of Geeky Fringe Festival Musicals Get Restaged During Comic-Con

July 19
By Beth Accomando

A long time ago in a galaxy known as MGM, Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland used to rally a ragtag crew of neighborhood kids to put on a show. That spirit also fuels a youthful theater company called Turning Tydes, which serves up a pair of geeky, do-it-yourself musical mash-ups that will run during Comic-Con.

Tease photo for Podcast Episode 84: Turning Tydes Serves Up Geeky Musical Mash-Ups

Podcast Episode 84: Turning Tydes Serves Up Geeky Musical Mash-Ups

July 15
By Beth Accomando

If Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland were geeks, they would be putting on a "Hobbits" version of "Les Mis" or a "Star Wars" take on "The Phantom of the Opera." That's what Turning Tydes is doing at Comic-Con.

Tease photo for 'The Infiltrator' Serves Up Solid Real Life Procedural Thriller

'The Infiltrator' Serves Up Solid Real Life Procedural Thriller

July 15
By Beth Accomando

If you want to support women in film this weekend don't see the all-female "Ghostbusters" that just regurgitates an old all-male film but with women and instead see “The Infiltrator,” featuring a male lead in Bryan Cranston but scripted by a woman, Ellen Sue Brown, and serving up female roles that go beyond stereotypes.

Tease photo for Comic-Con Celebrates 47 Years In San Diego

Comic-Con Celebrates 47 Years In San Diego

July 14
By Beth Accomando

The first Comic-Con, held in the basement of the U.S. Grant Hotel, drew about 300 people. Now it has almost 500,000 square feet of exhibit space and attracts more than 130,000 attendees.

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Cinema Junkie’s Top 10 Baseball Movies

July 8
By Beth Accomando

As San Diego gets ready to host the All-Star Game on Tuesday, KPBS film critic Beth Accomando — aka the "Cinema Junkie" — gives us 10 baseball movies worth watching.

Tease photo for Summer Movies: When Nothing New Looks Good, Return To A Classic

Summer Movies: When Nothing New Looks Good, Return To A Classic

July 7
By Beth Accomando

Looking for other options in this season of sequels and remakes no one asked for? Classics by Alfred Hitchcock and Errol Flynn are coming to a big screen near you.

Tease photo for 'Attack the Block' Serves Up John Boyega's Film Debut

'Attack the Block' Serves Up John Boyega's Film Debut

July 7
By Beth Accomando

"Attack the Block" (screening Saturday at midnight at Landmark's Ken Cinema) is getting a second lease on theatrical life thanks to the fact that its teenage star John Boyega just catapulted to stardom last year with "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

Tease photo for Podcast Episode 83: Celebrating 'The Adventures Of Robin Hood'

Podcast Episode 83: Celebrating 'The Adventures Of Robin Hood'

July 7
By Beth Accomando

Olivia de Havilland, the loveliest of all Maid Marians, turns 100 years old this month and that's reason enough to screen "The Adventures of Robin Hood" and celebrate this 1938 Technicolor classic.

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Astronauts Capture New Images Of Earth For IMAX Film

June 30
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin, City News Service

The new documentary "A Beautiful Planet" offers a peek into daily life aboard the International Space Station and majestic views of the Earth below.

Tease photo for 'Swiss Army Man' Makes The Absurd Sweetly Endearing

'Swiss Army Man' Makes The Absurd Sweetly Endearing

July 1
By Beth Accomando

The movie “Swiss Army Man” (opening in select San Diego area theaters on July 1) provoked walkouts when it premiered at Sundance earlier this year. Those people missed out on one of the year's most highly original films.

Tease photo for San Diego's Top Weekend Events: American Fireworks And New Zealand Comedy

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: American Fireworks And New Zealand Comedy

July 1
By Nina Garin

Celebrate Fourth of July with all-American music and fireworks, followed by a dose of New Zealand comedy.

Tease photo for Podcast Episode 82: Paying Homage To Josephine Baker

Podcast Episode 82: Paying Homage To Josephine Baker

June 29
By Beth Accomando

Since she was 17 years old, Tymisha Harris has idolized legendary dancer, singer and activist Josephine Baker. Now she pays tribute to the first international black superstar in a one-woman show called "Josephine" at the San Diego International Fringe Festival.

Tease photo for 'The Neon Demon' Serves Up A Cinematic Seduction

'The Neon Demon' Serves Up A Cinematic Seduction

June 24
By Beth Accomando

The film, which opens June 24 at select San Diego area theaters, was booed at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. That puts it in good company with “Taxi Driver” and “Pulp Fiction.”

Tease photo for San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Tree Houses and 'Killer Tomatoes'

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Tree Houses and 'Killer Tomatoes'

June 24
By Nina Garin

San Diego explores its more adventurous side this weekend with artistic tree houses, vengeful tomatoes and more.

Tease photo for Podcast Episode 81: Hail To The King, Bruce Campbell

Podcast Episode 81: Hail To The King, Bruce Campbell

June 22
By Beth Accomando

June 22 is Bruce Campbell's birthday. That's cause for celebration and I am calling this podcast Hail to the King, Bruce Campbell in his honor.

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