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After The Pandemic Pause, Tiki Oasis Returns To Celebrate 20 Years

July 30
By Beth Accomando

Tiki Oasis returns from quarantine to celebrate its 20th year — at a new location — the recently renovated Town and Country Resort.

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Cinema Junkie Episode 212: Crew Call — Stunt Performers Edition

July 28
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie pays tribute to the men and women who risk their lives as Hollywood stunt performers. Check out Cinema Junkie's Crew Call: Stunt Performer Edition.

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Roundtable: Comic-Con Weekend Moves Online Once Again

July 23
By Bennett Lacy

Comic-Con returns with another virtual convention due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of California system implements a new series of tuition increases, and the environmental cost of electric car batteries.

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'Old' Serves Up Stale Shyamalan Formula

July 23
By Beth Accomando

Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan has a new movie called "Old" and guess what? It has a twist ending, but the director’s surprise endings have now become a familiar trope.

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Cinema Junkie Relaunches With Episode On Marvel And Party On YouTube

July 21
By Beth Accomando

Since Marvel's "Black Widow" just opened and Comic-Con starts this week, the latest Cinema Junkie episode celebrates pop culture by looking at the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Check out this excerpt and register for the relaunch party.

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Comic-Con Is Virtual For One More Show

July 19
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con International, the massive summertime celebration of pop culture, has once again been forced to substitute an online version of the show for an in person one. It runs Friday through Sunday.

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Roundtable: Pride Weekend In San Diego

July 16
By Bennett Lacy

San Diego Pride enters its biggest weekend with a mix of in-person and virtual events, a milestone for construction of the new SDSU stadium in Mission Valley, and KPBS relaunches its Cinema Junkie podcast about all things film.

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San Diego Pride: Hybrid Events, Full-Strength Heart

July 14
By Julia Dixon Evans

With virtual and in-person events, some scaled back or moved outdoors, Pride is back. Plus, this year, the inaugural Larry T. Baza Art and Culture Award honors Diversionary's Matt Morrow.

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Cinema Junkie Episode 211: Critical Thinking And The Marvel Cinematic Universe

July 14
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie returns from quarantine break with an episode that celebrates pop culture, Since July is the month of Comic-Con we talk about comic book movies focusing on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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'Cinema Junkie' Podcast Relaunches July 14

July 12
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie podcast has been on a quarantine break but returns July 14 will new and improved episodes to satisfy your celluloid addiction.

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Sandbox VR Lets You Fight Zombies, Alien Bugs, Pirates

July 7
By Beth Accomando

Sandbox VR opened shortly before the pandemic hit and has now fully reopened. Located in Mission Valley Shopping Center, the virtual reality gaming facility allows groups of up to six players fight zombies, alien bugs or each other.

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After More Than A Year Delay 'Black Widow' Hits Theaters, Disney+ Friday

July 6
By Beth Accomando

COVID-19 delayed the release of Marvel’s “Black Widow” for more than a year. But this Friday the wait is over and Natasha Romanoff finally gets her own film on the big screen.

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Harlem Cultural Festival Of 1969 Fuels 'Summer Of Soul'

July 2
By Beth Accomando

Most people have heard of Woodstock but most have never heard of the Harlem Cultural Festival that happened that same summer. The new film "Summer of Soul" accesses a treasure trove of never before seen footage to create a new documentary.

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'Comic-Con Begins' Looks To Origin Story Of Pop Culture Convention

June 28
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con had humble origins as the Golden State Comic Book Convention in the basement of the U.S. Grant Hotel. The new podcast "Comic-Con Begins" looks to the people who laid the groundwork for what Comic-Con is today.

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'F9' Delivers Big, Dumb, Fun Escapism

June 24
By Beth Accomando

Vin Diesel and "F9: The Fast Saga" arrive just in time for Cinema Week and may be exactly what's needed to rescue movie theaters.

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