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Ken Screens John Carpenter's Cult Classic 'They Live' Saturday At Midnight

Sept. 4
By Beth Accomando
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Landmark’s Ken Cinema has found success with it’s classic film weeks and midnight movies. This Saturday you can see "They Live" and pay tribute to the late Roddy Piper.

Horror Director Wes Craven Dead at 76 Of Brain Cancer

Aug. 30
By Beth Accomando
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Wes Craven died Sunday of brain cancer. He was 76. Here is a piece I wrote back in 2009 when he was producing a remake of his first film, "The Last House on the Left."

Hot Guys And Homophobia Fuel 'Drown'

Aug. 27
By Beth Accomando
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"Drown" premiered in San Diego earlier this year at FilmOut where it won six awards including Best Narrative Feature, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Soundtrack and Outstanding Artistic Achievement. "Drown" (opening Friday at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas) is a difficult film to watch but for all the right reasons.

Oscar-Winning Actor George Chakiris Will Appear At 'West Side Story'

Aug. 22
By Beth Accomando
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The 1961 film "West Side Story" screens Monday, Aug. 24, at 8 p.m. at the Old Globe's Lowell Davies Festival Stage with actor George Chakiris holding a Q&A before the film.

'Best Of Enemies' Looks To 1968 Buckley-Vidal Debates

Aug. 20
By Beth Accomando
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In 1968, ABC News was trailing miserably in the ratings and to offset its inability to provide gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Republican and Democratic conventions it came up with the idea of offering a series of debates between William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal. The new documentary, "Best of Enemies" (opening Aug. 21 at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinema) focuses on these debates.

Get 'Stung' By Giant Wasp Movie

Aug. 14
By Beth Accomando
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Giant bugs attack humanity in the new sci-fi horror film, "Stung" (opening Friday at the Digital Gym Cinema) and meet TheNAT's curator of entomology at the 9 p.m. screening Friday.

'The Prophet' Serves Up Words To Animate By

Aug. 14
By Rebecca Romani
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The long-awaited feature length animation film based on Khalil Gibran's "The Prophet" opens this week at the Landmark Ken Cinema. Guest critic Rebecca Romani says the film safely stays within Disney territory with moments of visual brilliance.

Oceanside Film Festival Is Part Of Proliferation Of Film Festivals

Aug. 10
Promise Yee
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The fifth annual Oceanside International Film Festival opened with a red carpet event on Sunday and continues for eight days.

Jason Segel Talks About Playing Author David Foster Wallace In 'End Of The Tour'

Aug. 5
By Beth Accomando
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David Foster Wallace won accolades for his 1,000-page tome “Infinite Jest” in 1996. Then he saddened fans by committing suicide just over a decade later. Actor Jason Segel talks about playing the late writer in the new film “End of the Tour" (opening Aug. 7 in select San Diego theaters).

Hobbits And Circus Win Big At 2015 Fringe Awards

Aug. 3
By Beth Accomando
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The 2015 San Diego International Fringe Festival wrapped up Sunday night with an awards ceremony and here's who won.

Inaugural 40 North Film Fest Showcases Dance

July 30
By Nina Garin
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40 North Dance Film Fest, presented by Borderland Dance and Blythe Barton Dance, showcases short dance films — everything from documentaries to videos. A variety of dance genres will be represented including ballet, Latin, contemporary and more.

'Mission Impossible' Is A Fun Adrenaline Rush

July 30
By Beth Accomando
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Spies are back in style as the "Mission Impossible" and 007 franchises serve up new entries, and "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." TV show gets a big screen reboot. The latest "Mission Impossible" film looks a lot like an old James Bond film.

'The Third Man' 4K Digital Restoration Comes To Ken Cinema

July 23
By Beth Accomando
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A 4K restoration of "The Third Man" opens Friday at the Ken Cinema and that's cause for celebration. NOTE: run has been extended through Aug. 6.

'Pigeon' Film Delivers Deadpan Art House Comedy

July 25
By Beth Accomando
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“A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence,” which opened Friday at the Digital Gym Cinema, is the final part of a Swedish trilogy about being human.

Japanese Monsters, El Santo, And Ephemeral Art

July 17
By Beth Accomando
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Wednesday night an art show called Japanese Monster: A Group Art Exhibition opened at Mike Hess Brewing. Twenty-three San Diego artists were displaying their work but one artist was not.

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