- Aug. 11
Actor Robin Williams, who died Monday at age 63 of an apparent suicide, had visited both Afghanistan and Iraq in 2010 as part of a USO tour to bring entertainment to the troops during the holidays. But it was his visit to Kuwait in 2007, and how his military audience reacted during the retreat ceremony, that may have been the most memorable.
- Aug. 8
Michael Bay seems to have it in for anyone who grew up in the 80s, first by ruining “Transformers” and now by laying siege on “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (opening August 8 throughout San Diego).
- Aug. 7
The documentary "Pablo" introduces you to the "famously unknown" graphic designer and art director Pablo Ferro. It is opening August 9 at the Digital Gym Cinema.
- Aug. 1
“Guardians of the Galaxy” is the perfect summer movie, delivering exactly what you want from a comic book adaptation.
- Aug. 1
The Circus Collective of San Diego wants to expand awareness of the circus arts through the development and production of original shows such as "Circustantial Evidence: A Circus Noir Murder Mystery."
- July 30
Indie film "I Origins" opened on Comic-Con weekend and was overshadowed by the massive pop culture convention, but this is one movie worth checking out.
- July 29
The 45th Comic-Con International just ended (sob, sob) and it’s 342 days till the next one (yay!).
- July 23
- Midday Edition
Wednesday night the 45th San Diego Comic-Con kicks off with preview night. Comic-Con began in a hotel basement and now takes over the entire San Diego Convention Center, sprawls out into the Gaslamp Quarter, attracts 125,000 attendees and pours more than $135 million into the San Diego economy.
- July 21
James Scott Bumgarner, a.k.a. James Garner, served in the Merchant Marines, the Oklahoma National Guard, and the U.S. Army. Garner was injured in the Korean War and twice awarded the Purple Heart before being discharged in 1952.
- July 21
Preview night for Comic-Con is Wednesday, but vendors are arriving already with the bigger, more elaborate booths beginning to be unloaded Monday at the San Diego Convention Center.
- July 18
Video games have become a $24 billion a year business, surpassing movies, but they still don’t get much respect and are often the object of criticism. But "Video Games: The Movie" (opening July 18 at the Digital Gym Cinema) serves up a celebration of gaming.
- July 17
With summer in full swing you might not want to waste a balmy night inside a darkened theater. So how about spending an evening under the stars with Audrey Hepburn and Peter O’Toole?
- July 11
Last month, Jon Favreau served up a comedy about an American chef pursuing his gastronomic passions. Now "Le Chef" (opening July 11 at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas) delivers food porn with a French twist.
- July 8
Actor, musician, and humanitarian Gary Sinise will host a special screening Tuesday evening of the documentary "Travis: A Soldier's Story" at the Village Theater in Coronado. The film follows the journey of quadruple amputee Travis Mills as he recovers from devastating injuries he suffered in Afghanistan.
- July 7
At the time of its release, critic Andrew Sarris proclaimed "A Hard Day's Night" as "the ‘Citizen Kane’ of juke box musicals." A digitally restored “A Hard Day's Night” opens July 10 at two San Diego County theaters for a limited run.