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Sob, Sob, Another Comic-Con Come And Gone

July 25
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con 2016 wrapped Sunday night. During the four-day celebration of all things pop culture, there were hundreds of hours of programming, a film festival and the handing out of the Eisner Awards. Now it's back to the daily grind.

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A Pair Of Geeky Fringe Festival Musicals Get Restaged During Comic-Con

July 19
By Beth Accomando

A long time ago in a galaxy known as MGM, Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland used to rally a ragtag crew of neighborhood kids to put on a show. That spirit also fuels a youthful theater company called Turning Tydes, which serves up a pair of geeky, do-it-yourself musical mash-ups that will run during Comic-Con.

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'The Infiltrator' Serves Up Solid Real Life Procedural Thriller

July 15
By Beth Accomando

If you want to support women in film this weekend don't see the all-female "Ghostbusters" that just regurgitates an old all-male film but with women and instead see “The Infiltrator,” featuring a male lead in Bryan Cranston but scripted by a woman, Ellen Sue Brown, and serving up female roles that go beyond stereotypes.

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Comic-Con Celebrates 47 Years In San Diego

July 14
By Beth Accomando

The first Comic-Con, held in the basement of the U.S. Grant Hotel, drew about 300 people. Now it has almost 500,000 square feet of exhibit space and attracts more than 130,000 attendees.

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Cinema Junkie’s Top 10 Baseball Movies

July 8
By Beth Accomando

As San Diego gets ready to host the All-Star Game on Tuesday, KPBS film critic Beth Accomando — aka the "Cinema Junkie" — gives us 10 baseball movies worth watching.

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Summer Movies: When Nothing New Looks Good, Return To A Classic

July 7
By Beth Accomando

Looking for other options in this season of sequels and remakes no one asked for? Classics by Alfred Hitchcock and Errol Flynn are coming to a big screen near you.

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'Attack the Block' Serves Up John Boyega's Film Debut

July 7
By Beth Accomando

"Attack the Block" (screening Saturday at midnight at Landmark's Ken Cinema) is getting a second lease on theatrical life thanks to the fact that its teenage star John Boyega just catapulted to stardom last year with "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

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Old Globe's 'Macbeth' Is Bloody, Bold, Resolute

June 29
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

The Shakespearean tragedy might not have existed if it weren't for the First Folio. So it's fitting that the Old Globe is offering a bold new production of "Macbeth" while a copy of the book is in San Diego during its national tour.

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San Diego International Fringe Wraps Up With Awards Show

July 4
By Beth Accomando

This year’s San Diego Fringe boasted more than a hundred artists from 10 different countries and the diversity of their work was reflected in the awards handed out Sunday night.

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'Swiss Army Man' Makes The Absurd Sweetly Endearing

July 1
By Beth Accomando

The movie “Swiss Army Man” (opening in select San Diego area theaters on July 1) provoked walkouts when it premiered at Sundance earlier this year. Those people missed out on one of the year's most highly original films.

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