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Rants And Raves: Guest Blogger Explains Why She Loves Disaster Films

June 10, 2015
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"San Andreas" (now playing throughout San Diego) takes the disaster film to new heights — or perhaps depths — but quality doesn't matter to guest blogger Patty Lane, who just loves to have the bejesus scared out of her.

Preview: Big Trouble In East Village

June 9, 2015
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The timing of Thumbprint Gallery’s Big Trouble in East Village couldn’t be better. The one night (June 9 at Basic Urban Kitchen) only fan art show pays tribute to John Carpenter’s 1986 cult favorite "Big Trouble In Little China." It arrives on the heels of news that Dwayne Johnson will star in a remake.

IDW Publishing Opens Doors To San Diego Comic Art Gallery

June 6, 2015
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Thursday night San Diego-based IDW Publishing opened the doors to the new San Diego Comic Art Gallery. The first exhibit is dedicated to Kevin Eastman, the comic book artist and writer who co-created the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 1984.

TCM Offers Free Online Film Noir Class

June 5, 2015
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Today kicks off "Summer of Darkness" on Turner Classic Movies. The cable network will air an unprecedented 24 hours of films noir every Friday in June and July. At the same time, TCM is offering a free online noir history class, and is expanding the notion of what the film community is through social media and the Internet.

Do You Have The Intestinal Fortitude For 'The Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence'

May 29, 2015
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Tom Six’s “Human Centipede” triptych has even some horror fans saying you can go too far. But that’s why I am eager to host screenings of “Human Centipede 3” this Friday and Saturday at the Digital Gym Cinema. Warning: Proceed with caution.

MoPA's Taiwan Cinema Spotlight Highlights Director Hou Hsiao-hsien

May 28, 2015
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The Museum of Photographic Arts kicks off its Taiwan Cinema Spotlight on director Hou Hsiao-hsien Thursday night. The timing is perfect since the 68-year-old director just screened a new film at the Cannes Film Festival.

FilmOut Kicks Off Friday With California Premiere of 'Tab Hunter Confidential'

May 27, 2015
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This Friday, FilmOut, San Diego’s LGBT Film Festival, kicks off at The Observatory North Park with the documentary "Tab Hunter Confidential."

San Diego's Film Community Optimistic After City Council Budget Meeting

May 22, 2015
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The San Diego film community came out in force on Thursday to make a show of solidarity for more government support of the city's film industry.

'DarkStar' Explores H. R. Giger's Strange, Beautiful World

May 22, 2015
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Swiss surrealist painter H. R. Giger is probably best known for designing the creature in "Alien." The new documentary, "Dark Star: H. R. Giger’s World" (opening May 22 for a one-week run at Landmark's Ken Cinema), provides insights into his dark genius.

Rochelle Botello's Dog Days Exhibit Challenges Expectations About Art

May 22, 2015
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Hidden off an alley on Logan Avenue is Punto Experimental, an art gallery that specializes in experimental and contemporary art, and its mission is to challenge how we define what art is.