- May 27
FilmOut, San Diego’s LGBT Film Festival, kicks off its 16th year this Friday. Here's a preview.
- May 24
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” (opened May 23 throughout San Diego) is the best film in the X-Men film franchise but that comes with a qualifier: I haven’t been impressed by any of the previous films.
- May 20
- Midday Edition
Gareth Edwards' new "Godzilla" movie opened over the weekend and stomped the competition at the box office. The film roared past the estimated $70 million for its opening weekend with a domestic gross of $93 million and a worldwide haul of $196 million.
- May 16
Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky is not often adapted to the big screen, perhaps because his themes often turn dark. But his novella “The Double” (opening May 16 at Landmark’s Ken Cinema) proves perfect material for the multi-talented Richard Ayoade.
- May 15
It’s been 60 years since Godzilla was born out of an atomic blast that woke him from the ocean depths. It’s been a decade since he last appeared on film. Now he arrives in a new American film, “Godzilla 2014” (opening May 16 -- but with early shows tonight -- throughout San Diego) directed by Gareth Edwards.
- May 14
Good things can come from bad. Landmark's Ken Cinema almost closed and now Landmark is working with San Diego Opera on a fundraiser to help that organization stay open as well. Woo-hoo!
- May 9
As Hollywood strives to open up films and make them bigger and flashier, the new film "Locke" (opening May 9 at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas) does the exact opposite and kicks ass.
- May 2
In the 1970s Italian horror films were often defined by their vivid scores, many of which were created by the band Goblin. The Italian progressive rock group finally made its first U.S. tour last October. The group plays the House of Blues in San Diego on Friday night.
- May 2
The San Diego-based aircraft carriers USS Carl Vinson and USS Ronald Reagan both make appearances in the latest movie incarnation of "Godzilla," which stomps its way into theaters May 16.
- April 30
The Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad says its ultimate purpose is to make the world more musical. Visitors can get their hands on an electric banjo and make music as loud as they want at the museum’s new exhibit The Banjo; A New Day for an Old Instrument.
- April 25
This weekend audiences can show their support for a film produced by the San Diego based Liberty Studios. Local filmmakers Mark Schmidt and Randy Williams talk about “Walking with the Enemy” (opening April 25 in select San Diego theaters).
- April 24
With Clint Eastwood directing and Bradley Cooper playing the title role, casting directors of Chris Kyle biopic "American Sniper" were still looking for someone to play Kevin Lacz, a Navy SEAL teammate of Kyle's. So, they hired Lacz.
- April 23
Landmark Theatres and the Berkun Family Trust have both confirmed that they have reached a new agreement and the venerable Ken Cinema will remain under Landmark Theatres' operation.
- April 22
Sherlock Holmes is looking pretty good for someone past the century mark. Come investigate the Coronado Playhouse’s production of "Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure" to uncover why the famous sleuth remains so popular.
- April 19
Richard E. Grant may not be a household name in the U.S. but he is much beloved by indie film fans who remember him dearly in films such as "Withnail and I" and "How to Get Ahead in Advertising." Now he reinvents himself for a new generation with "Dom Hemingway."