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FilmOut Preview: 16th Annual Festival Pared Down To Intense 3-Day Weekend

May 27
By Beth Accomando
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FilmOut, San Diego’s LGBT Film Festival, kicks off its 16th year this Friday. Here's a preview.

Review: 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Proves Best In Franchise

May 24
By Beth Accomando
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“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.

Midday Movies: A Geek Roundtable Talks About New And Classic Godzilla Films

May 20
Midday Edition
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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.

Review: 'The Double' Serves Up Delectable Dark Comedy

May 16
By Beth Accomando
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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.

Review: Why Is Godzilla A Supporting Player In His Own Movie?

May 15
By Beth Accomando
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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.

San Diego Opera And Ken Cinema Present 'A Night At The Opera'

May 14
By Beth Accomando
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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!

Review: 'Locke' is Tom Hardy's One-Man Show

May 9
By Beth Accomando
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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.

Concert: Italy's Progressive Rock Band Goblin

May 2
By Beth Accomando
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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.

Godzilla Vs. The US Navy - Coming Soon To A Theater Near You (Video)

May 2
By Beth Ford Roth
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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.

Museum Of Making Music: The Banjo

April 30
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker
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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.

Interview: San Diego-Based Liberty Studios Filmmakers

April 25
By Beth Accomando
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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).

Navy SEAL Veteran Plays Himself In Chris Kyle Biopic 'American Sniper' (Video)

April 24
By Beth Ford Roth
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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.

It's Official: Ken To Remain A Landmark Theatre

April 23
By Beth Accomando
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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.

At 127, Sherlock Holmes Is Still Popular

April 22
By Beth Accomando
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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.

Interview: Richard E. Grant

April 19
By Beth Accomando
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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."