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'Fantastic Beasts' Makes Potter Fans Happy

'Fantastic Beasts' Makes Potter Fans Happy

Nov. 16
Katie Schoolov and Allyson Crockett

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," opening Nov. 18, takes us to a new realm of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World set decades before Harry Potter and half a world away.

Celebrate Veterans Day With San Diego Opera's 'Soldier Songs'

Celebrate Veterans Day With San Diego Opera's 'Soldier Songs'

Nov. 11
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov

San Diego Opera kicks off its new Shiley dētour Series with David T. Little's contemporary "Soldier Songs."

Benedict Cumberbatch Impressively Dons The Cape Of 'Doctor Strange'

Benedict Cumberbatch Impressively Dons The Cape Of 'Doctor Strange'

Nov. 5
By Beth Accomando

Marvel Studios expands its franchise this week with the debut of “Doctor Strange.”

TCM Spotlight On Political Films

TCM Spotlight On Political Films

Nov. 3
By Beth Accomando

Politics is inherently filled with drama so with the presidential election about to come to an end, Turner Classic Movies has launched a spotlight on political films. The films range from screwball comedies to serious documentaries.

San Diego Asian Film Festival In Full Swing

San Diego Asian Film Festival In Full Swing

Nov. 4
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Asian Film Festival kicked off its 17th season Thursday night.

Youth Rising: New Arab Cinema In a Post-Arab Spring World

Youth Rising: New Arab Cinema In a Post-Arab Spring World

Oct. 29
By Rebecca Romani

Stories about life for young people in a post-Arab Spring world are on the rise.

San Diego Arab Film Festival Turns 5

San Diego Arab Film Festival Turns 5

Oct. 28
By Rebecca Romani

One of the newest film festivals in town showcases new films from the Arab world.

San Diego Opera's 'Cinderella' Is Darker But Still Charming

San Diego Opera's 'Cinderella' Is Darker But Still Charming

Oct. 21
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov

If you think of the Disney animated film any time someone mentions "Cinderella" then think again. The new San Diego Opera production of Rossini’s "Cinderella" is darker and more complex but just as charming.

REI Offers Zombie Preparedness Class

REI Offers Zombie Preparedness Class

Oct. 26
By Beth Accomando

In the case of a zombie apocalypse you will need to know more than just aim for the head. That’s where a Zombie Preparedness Class at the Encinitas REI comes in.

'Battle of Algiers' Still Gripping In Restored New Print

'Battle of Algiers' Still Gripping In Restored New Print

Oct. 19
By Rebecca Romani

Rialto Pictures' newly restored print of "The Battle of Algiers" is still timely five decades later. Guest blogger Rebecca Romani has this review.