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The Imperfect Perfection Of Comic-Con

July 15
By Beth Accomando
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With 600 hours of programming, a quarter mile of exhibit hall and an ever-widening radius of outside activity, Comic-Con is sensory overload and all you can hope to do is taste a tiny sample of the pop culture smorgasbord.

Behind The Scenes At The Symphony’s Surprise Star Wars Concert

July 14
By Angela Carone
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The San Diego Symphony performed a surprise concert for 7,000 Star Wars fans during Comic-Con and it was all kept top secret.

San Diego Symphony Puts On 'Star Wars' Concert For Comic-Con Crowd

July 11
By City News Service
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Director J.J. Abrams and the San Diego Symphony surprised "Star Wars" fans with a free special performance of the music from the franchise at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, a symphony spokesman said Saturday.

Canadian Filmmaker Makes First Trip To Comic-Con

July 9
By Beth Accomando
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Comic-Con kicked off it’s 46th year in San Diego Wednesday with preview night. I spent the evening with a Canadian filmmaker who was making his first visit to Comic-Con. What a blast!

Comic-Con Set To Kick Off Amid News It's Staying In San Diego Until 2018

July 6
By Beth Accomando, Maureen Cavanaugh
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Comic-Con is the largest pop culture convention in North America, and until at least 2018 it will remain in San Diego. Spokesman David Glanzer talks about the new contract and what's new at the convention.

San Diego Audience Reacts To '1913: Seeds Of Conflict'

June 30
By Beth Accomando
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Tuesday night, PBS will air the documentary "1913: Seeds of Conflict." It explores the little-known history of Palestine during the latter part of the Ottoman Empire, a time of relative harmony between Arabs and Jews. The film screened earlier this month in San Diego at a Jewish temple. Here are some reactions from people in the audience.

Globe's 'Twelfth Night:' The Bard, Caitlyn Jenner And Gender Fluidity

June 29
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker, Katie Schoolov
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What do Caitlyn Jenner and William Shakespeare have in common? Quite a bit, according to The Old Globe’s artistic director. Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” (running through July 26) takes on gender issues in a surprisingly resonant manner amidst the current media buzz of Bruce Jenner making the transition to Caitlyn Jenner.

'The Overnight' Is Like A Horror Film Where 'Sex Is The Monster'

June 26
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker
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"The Overnight” (opening at AMC La Jolla 12 and Landmark Hillcrest Cinemas on June 26) has been stirring buzz since its premiere at Sundance earlier this year. It's a raunchy comedy but with more than sex on its mind.

'We Are Still Here' Slow Build, Big Pay Off

June 26
By Beth Accomando
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In an era of fast food entertainment, “We Are Still Here” (opening June 25 at the Digital Gym Cinema) serves up a slow meal of haunted house horrors.

Old Globe Presents Summer Shakespeare Films

June 25
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker
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It’s summer so that means Shakespeare takes the stage at the Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park. But for its 80th anniversary, the Globe is adding a twist to the Summer Shakespeare season — films.

'Every Last Child' Paints Moving Portrait Of Battle Against Polio In Pakistan

June 19
By Beth Accomando
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Pakistan is one of three countries still dealing with an epidemic of polio and it accounts for more that 80 percent of the world’s cases according to the new documentary, “Every Last Child” (opening June 19 at Reading Gaslamp Theaters with a special post-screening discussion this Saturday).

'Me And Earl And The Dying Girl' Tackles Life, Death, And Horrors Of High School

June 19
By Beth Accomando
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“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” (opening June 19 in select San Diego theaters) won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

Preview: '1913: Seeds of Conflict'

June 15
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker
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J Street, the self described political home for pro-Israeli, pro-peace Americans, is hosting a screening tonight of "1913: Seeds of Conflict," a documentary that explores how the seeds of today’s Middle East conflict were sown in Palestine during the Ottoman Empire.

Remembering Christopher Lee

June 12
By Beth Accomando
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Christopher Lee died Sunday at the age of 93. Lee had been hospitalized for respiratory problems and heart failure. His widow decided to withhold information about his death until all family members and friends had been notified. Here’s a tribute to the actor.

'Jurassic World' Reveals Dinos Have Evolved But Story Hasn't

June 12
By Beth Accomando
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Apparently a Jurassic Park wasn’t big enough so now Steven Spielberg ups the ante to deliver “Jurassic World” (opening June 12 throughout San Diego).