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'What We Do In The Shadows' Sheds Light On Modern Vampire Life

Feb. 20, 2015
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If the dry absurd humor of the HBO show "Flight of the Conchords" is to your taste then sink your teeth into "What We Do In The Shadows" (opening Friday at Landmark's Ken Cinema) for a tasty new treat.

Midday Movies: Handicapping The 87th Academy Awards

Feb. 19, 2015
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The 87th Academy Awards are this Sunday (red carpet begins at 4 p.m.). Vegas oddsmakers have the independent film "Boyhood" as the favorite with the Clint Eastwood war film "American Sniper" as the extreme long shot. Find out what a pair of San Diego film critics think of this year's Oscar race.

FilmOut Screens John Waters' 'Polyester' In Odorama

Feb. 17, 2015
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John Waters’ film "Polyester" is more than three decades old but it will offend your olfactory senses once again when it screens Wednesday night as part of FilmOut’s monthly film series.

Framing 'Don Giovanni' At The San Diego Opera

Feb. 16, 2015
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San Diego Opera opened "Don Giovanni" over the weekend. Mozart's classic is performed often but this production aims for something both modern and rooted in the 18th century.

'Kingsman' Delivers Action Etiquette

Feb. 13, 2015
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If “50 Shades of Grey” isn’t your cup of tea this Valentine’s weekend, then try “Kingsman: The Secret Service."

Julianne Moore Is Memorable In 'Still Alice'

Feb. 6, 2015
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Sometimes science fact is scarier than science fiction. “Still Alice” (opening Friday at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas and Arclight La Jolla) looks to the terrifying reality of Alzheimer’s.

Warning: 'Avenue Q' Contains Full Puppet Nudity

Feb. 6, 2015
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Coronado Playhouse just extended its run of the musical "Avenue Q" through March 7. But don't be fooled by the cute puppets, this show is not for kids.

San Diego Jewish Film Fest Celebrates A Quarter Century

Feb. 4, 2015
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Fifty shorts, 48 features and documentaries, 10 days and five venues — the 25th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival promises lots of choices and diversity.

The Slow Burn Of 'A Most Violent Year'

Jan. 30, 2015
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Against the backdrop of New York City and rising violent crime in 1981, a man tries to build a business empire in “A Most Violent Year” (opening Jan. 30 in select San Diego theaters).

Good Actors Adrift In 'Black Sea'

Jan. 30, 2015
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Submarines make for tense, claustrophobic settings and “Black Sea” (opening Friday in select San Diego theaters) takes us on an old Russian sub where plenty can go wrong.