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'My Life As A Zucchini' May Have Lost The Oscar But Will Win You Over

'My Life As A Zucchini' May Have Lost The Oscar But Will Win You Over

March 3
By Beth Accomando

The French-Swiss co-production “My Life as a Zucchini” lost Best Animated Film to "Zootopia" at this year’s Oscars. But it is a far more complex and rewarding film.

Ultimate Dinosaurs Stomp Into theNAT

Ultimate Dinosaurs Stomp Into theNAT

Feb. 27
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

Something big is coming to theNAT, it is Ultimate Dinosaurs, but you will not find the dinosaurs you learned about as a kid. Instead, it is a whole new crop of dinos from the Southern Hemisphere that you may not have seen before.

The 89th Annual Oscars End With More Drama Than A Hollywood Movie

The 89th Annual Oscars End With More Drama Than A Hollywood Movie

Feb. 27
By Beth Accomando

The 89th Academy Awards concluded last night with a dramatic mix-up that initially awarded the Best Picture Oscar to "La La Land" and moments later took it back to give it to "Moonlight."

'A United Kingdom' Looks To The True Story Of An African King And H...

'A United Kingdom' Looks To The True Story Of An African King And His British Bride

Feb. 23
By Beth Accomando

The new film “A United Kingdom” (opening Feb. 24 at Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas and Arclight La Jolla) turns to a true story about an African king and his British bride. Director Amma Asante talks about the appeal of using history as source material.

Politics And The Academy Awards

Politics And The Academy Awards

Feb. 23
By Beth Accomando, Maureen Cavanaugh

The 89th annual Academy Awards are this Sunday and politics of one sort or another are likely to be on display as are the most diverse group of acting nominees.

Circus Collective Of San Diego Takes 'Specific Gravity' National

Circus Collective Of San Diego Takes 'Specific Gravity' National

Feb. 21
By Beth Accomando and Sanns Dixon

The Circus Collective of San Diego had a preview performance of their new show "Specific Gravity" on Sunday in City Heights. The next stop for the show will be in Washington, D.C.

Larger Than Life 'Falstaff' Takes Center Stage At San Diego Opera

Larger Than Life 'Falstaff' Takes Center Stage At San Diego Opera

Feb. 17
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov

William Shakespeare's character of Sir John Falstaff had a larger than life presence in the "Henry IV" historical plays and in the comedy "The Merry Wives of Windsor." Those plays provide the inspiration for Verdi's opera "Falstaff" that San Diego Opera premieres Feb. 18 at the Civic Theatre.

Comic Fest Moves To New Location For Fifth Year

Comic Fest Moves To New Location For Fifth Year

Feb. 17
By Beth Accomando

Comic Fest bills itself as the “friendly, intimate Comic-Con experience," and it is back for a fifth year at the new location of Four Points by Sheraton on Aero Drive.

Pickwick Players Stage 'To Kill A Mockingbird' In Santee

Pickwick Players Stage 'To Kill A Mockingbird' In Santee

Feb. 16
By Beth Accomando

Back in August Pickwick Players decided that they would put on “To Kill A Mockingbird” in February during Black History Month. The play proves even more resonant now in light of how polarizing politics have become.

Celebrating Women In Horror Month With 'The Monster'

Celebrating Women In Horror Month With 'The Monster'

Feb. 15
By Beth Accomando

February is Women in Horror Month, and I want to highlight a recent film that might have gotten lost in the shuffle: “The Monster.” It is not directed by a woman, but it features two strong female leads and key women crew.