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Review: Sam Shepherd Heats Up 'Cold In July'

May 30, 2014
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In a summer of superhero action, "Cold in July" (opening May 30 for one week only at Landmark's Ken Cinema) brings conflicts down to a human scale.

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

May 27, 2014
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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, 2014
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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.

'Chasing The Song' Musical Goes 'Page To Stage' At Playhouse

May 23, 2014
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Last year La Jolla Playhouse debuted a play development program called DNA New Works Series. "Chasing the Song" was given a concert reading through that workshop and now it returns to the Playhouse for a Page-to-Stage production.

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

May 20, 2014
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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, 2014
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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, 2014
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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, 2014
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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, 2014
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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.

Review: Cambodian Son

May 2, 2014
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Incarcerated at 16, deported back to Cambodia at 31, Kosal Khiev is poised to represent Cambodia at the Olympics. Will he make it? "Cambodian Son" screens Sunday at the Jacob's Center.