Skip to main content

Movies

Special Series

Tease photo for story

Audrey II Comes To Carnivorous Life In 'Little Shop Of Horrors'

June 26
By Beth Accomando, Roland Lizarondo

Roger Corman's 1960 B-movie "Little Shop of Horrors" became a popular musical in the 1980s. Now it arrives at New Village Arts in Carlsbad with a slightly different look. The carnivorous plant Audrey II is usually a puppet voiced by a man but in this production African American actress and singer Eboni Muse takes on the role.

Tease photo for story

Not-So-Silent Short Film Festival Celebrates Women Pioneer Filmmakers

June 21
By Beth Accomando

Vanguard Culture hosts the first of its three Not-So-Silent Short Film Festival on Saturday, June 22, and the focus is on women film pioneers.

Tease photo for story

'Last Black Man In San Francisco' Is Cinematic Poetry

June 20
By Beth Accomando

"The Last Black Man in San Francisco" won accolades at Sundance earlier this year. Now it opens in select San Diego theaters and you need to see it.

Tease photo for story

Cinema Junkie Podcast 171: Hollywood Black

June 14
By Beth Accomando

African Americans and Hollywood have a long, troubled, and complicated past. I am going to explore that history with Donald Bogle author of the new book "Hollywood Black: The Stars, the Films, the Filmmakers" from Turner Classic Movies.

Tease photo for story

Samuel L. Jackson Returns as 'Shaft'

June 13
By Beth Accomando

In 1971 “Shaft” announced a new kind of black screen icon. Hollywood tried to build on the Shaft name in 2000 with Samuel L. Jackson playing Shaft’s nephew. Now Jackson is back with another incarnation of the New York private detective in yet another film simply named “Shaft.”

Tease photo for story

A Career In Movies Matched Oceanside Retiree Up With John Wayne, Elvis

June 11
By Matt Hoffman

An Air Force veteran with an unusual Hollywood background is living at an Oceanside retirement home.

Tease photo for story

'Non-Fiction' Serves Up Sex, Lies and Literature

June 6
By Beth Accomando

The French comedy “Non-Fiction” (opening at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas) looks to the publishing world and a quartet of friends in the midst of change.

Tease photo for story

Globe Artistic Director Talks About Launch Of Summer Shakespeare Season

June 3
By Beth Accomando

Summer means Shakespeare in San Diego and artistic director Barry Edelstein previews the launch of the Old Globe's season of the Bard.

Tease photo for story

More Than Godzilla At Cinemas This Weekend

May 31
By Beth Accomando

This weekend you have plenty of selections with Godzilla, an Elton John bio-pic and a new indie film with Tilda Swinton’s daughter to choose from.

Tease photo for story

Cinema Junkie Podcast Episode 170: Summer Shakespeare

May 31
By Beth Accomando

William Shakespeare may be dead but he's still trending. This summer his life is the inspiration for the film "All is True" and his play "Hamlet" gets reimagined as "Ophelia." Plus the Old Globe Theatre is launching its summer Shakespeare season. So enjoy a Summer Shakespeare podcast that strays a little from being just about film.

Tease photo for story

More Monsters Make A Better 'Godzilla' Sequel

May 30
By Beth Accomando

Godzilla is back for “King of the Monsters,” a follow up to his 2014 U.S. appearance, and now he’s joined by Mothra, Rodan and Ghidorah.

Tease photo for story

Classic Films Spark Summer Magic At Cinema Under The Stars

May 23
By Ebone Monet

Meet the men behind Cinema Under The Stars, an outdoor theater providing the summer movie experience in Mission Hills.

Tease photo for story

Actress Olivia Wilde Scores With Directorial Debut 'Booksmart'

May 23
By Beth Accomando

Actress Olivia Wilde makes her feature film directing debut with “Booksmart.” It’s a comedy about two overachieving high school girls who decide to close their books and party the night before graduation.

Tease photo for story

Cinema Junkie Podcast Episode 169: Stuntman Turned Director Chad Stahelski On 'John Wick'

May 16
By Beth Accomando

"John Wick" arrived in 2014 and now makes his third appearance with "John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum." Stuntman-turned-director Chad Stahelski talks about the franchise and his approach to creating action for the screen.

Tease photo for story

'John Wick 3' Is Exhausting, Exhilarating

May 16
By Beth Accomando

The third chapter in the John Wick saga arrives this week and ramps up the action to new heights.

Older Stories ›