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The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare Comes To San Diego

The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare Comes To San Diego

May 19
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov

Without the First Folio, "Macbeth," "Antony and Cleopatra" and other Shakespearean plays might not exist today.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Ballet And Beer

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Ballet And Beer

May 19
By Nina Garin

In San Diego, beer goes with everything, even the arts. This weekend brings a variety of ways to enjoy both culture and craft brews.

Podcast Episode 75: San Diego To Broadway

Podcast Episode 75: San Diego To Broadway

May 13
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie serves up two archive interviews featuring Steve Martin and George Takai, both of whom have musicals currently on Broadway that premiered at the Old Globe Theatre.

Turkish Horror Film 'Baskin' Takes You To Hell

Turkish Horror Film 'Baskin' Takes You To Hell

May 13
By Beth Accomando

Last year the Turkish film "Mustang" garnered an Academy Award nomination. This year the Turkish film "Baskin" (opening May 13 at Digital Gym Cinema) is getting a lot of attention. It’s unlikely to catch Oscar’s eye but it’s winning over midnight movie crowds.

La Jolla Playhouse Hosts World Premiere Of 'Hollywood,' A Tinseltow...

La Jolla Playhouse Hosts World Premiere Of 'Hollywood,' A Tinseltown Murder Tale

May 11
By Beth Accomando

After collaborating for the acclaimed "Memphis," playwright Joe Di Pietro and director Christopher Ashley are teaming up again for a play about a scandalous 1920s Tinseltown murder.

New Documentary Explores The Changing Face Of Peace Officers

New Documentary Explores The Changing Face Of Peace Officers

May 9
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

A former sheriff who helped establish Utah's first SWAT team raises questions over tactics and use of force in "Peace Officer."

Podcast Episode 74: Saints, Cinemas And The TCM Film Festival

Podcast Episode 74: Saints, Cinemas And The TCM Film Festival

May 6
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie takes you on a pilgrimage to mecca, also known as the TCM Film Festival.

'Civil War' Gets Right What 'Batman V Superman' Got Wrong

'Civil War' Gets Right What 'Batman V Superman' Got Wrong

May 5
By Beth Accomando

First it was “Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” now it’s Avengers fighting Avengers as Marvel serves up “Captain America: Civil War” (opening May 6 throughout San Diego). But what DC got wrong Marvel gets right.

'Green Room' Serves Up Claustrophobic Horror

'Green Room' Serves Up Claustrophobic Horror

April 29
By Beth Accomando

Hollywood knows the fascination inherent in casting against type. So seeing Patrick Stewart go from Starfleet captain to neo-Nazi is a key attraction in the new film "Green Room" (opening April 29 in select San Diego theaters).

Podcast Episode 73: Monsterpalooza 2016

Podcast Episode 73: Monsterpalooza 2016

April 29
By Beth Accomando

Monsterpalooza, a convention celebrating the art of movie monsters, has grown so big that it has moved from the Burbank Marriott to the Pasadena Convention Center. Cinema Junkie checks in with some of the people at the convention.

San Diego Asian Film Festival's Spring Showcase Starts On Positive ...

San Diego Asian Film Festival's Spring Showcase Starts On Positive Note

April 28
By Beth Accomando

Pac-Arts and the San Diego Asian Film Festival host the annual Spring Showcase April 28 through May 5 at the UltraStar Mission Valley. Here's a preview.

Podcast Episode 72: Hollywood, Scandal And Will Hays

Podcast Episode 72: Hollywood, Scandal And Will Hays

April 22
By Beth Accomando

The 1922 murder of silent film director William Desmond Taylor inspired playwright Joe DiPietro to write "Hollywood," which has its world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse in May. Cinema Junkie gets an early behind the scenes look at the play in progress.

'The Messenger' Documents Threats To Songbird Population

'The Messenger' Documents Threats To Songbird Population

April 22
By Beth Accomando

The documentary "The Messenger" (opening April 22 at the Digital Gym Cinema) states that once we believed birds were messengers between humans and the supernatural or divine — and birds still have something to tell us.

Podcast Episode 71: Crew Call With Film Editor Alan Heim

Podcast Episode 71: Crew Call With Film Editor Alan Heim

April 20
By Beth Accomando

Academy Award-winning film editor Alan Heim was at Groovy Like a Movie for a San Diego Filmmakers event on April 12. Cinema Junkie sits down with the veteran craftsman for a master class in how to cut a film.

'Brave New Wild' Explores Lifestyle Choices Of Rock Climbers

'Brave New Wild' Explores Lifestyle Choices Of Rock Climbers

April 15
By Beth Accomando

UCSD grads Oakley Anderson-Moore and Alexander Reinhard hold the San Diego premiere of their new documentary "Brave New Wild" at the Ken Cinema on April 19. It's all about what makes people want to climb seemingly unscalable rocks.