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Oceanside Film Festival Runs Wednesday Through Sunday

Aug. 1
By Andi Dukleth, Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

Since 2009 the Oceanside International Film Festival has been bringing unique screening experiences to North County. The festival runs Aug. 7 through 11 at the Sunshine Brooks Theater.

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Midsummer Scream Ushers In Halloween Season

July 31
By Beth Accomando

It is 92 days until Halloween. I know this because I am eagerly counting the days. One sign that Halloween season is in full swing is the arrival of Midsummer Scream, a Halloween and haunt convention in Long Beach.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 175: Celebrate National Whistleblowers Day With 'Official Secrets'

July 30
By Beth Accomando

Tuesday is National Whistleblower Appreciation Day and there will be a special screening of the new film "Official Secrets," which opens nationwide next month. Cinema Junkie celebrates with an interview with the film’s director Gavin Hood.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 174: Reflecting On Comic-Con 50

July 26
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con celebrated its 50th show and I celebrated my 41st. I have collected some old archive interviews, plus spoke with longtime attendees and newbies at this year's convention to create a portrait of the pop culture convention over the decades.

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'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' Is Great But Not What You Might Expect From Tarantino

July 26
By Beth Accomando

Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood” is in some ways his most conventionally structured film. Its title references the epic spaghetti western of Sergio Leone as it looks to a year of upheaval and change in Hollywood, 1969.

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Loud Fridge Theatre Group Makes Debut With 'Straight'

July 25
By Beth Accomando

There’s a new theater company in town and it's bringing the San Diego premiere of the play "Straight" to Tenth Avenue Arts Center’s Forum Stage.

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Comic-Con 50: Pop Culture Convention Is Ever Changing But Still A Blast

July 22
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con wrapped up its 50th show Sunday night and KPBS Arts and Culture Reporter Beth Accomando has the highlights.

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Comic-Con 50th: Dragpool

July 20
By Beth Accomando

Attendees at Comic-Con bring cosplaying to an art. Here's one cosplayer who has created the persona of Dragpool.

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Comic-Con 50: A Look At Toho's Godzilla Booth

July 19
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

Toho, the Japanese company that gave us Godzilla, made its Comic-Con exhibitor debut with its first booth in the dealers’ room. Here's what the booth had to offer and how fans reacted.

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Comic-Con 50: Longtime Attendees Explain Why It's So Special

July 18
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con celebrates its 50th show this week and has evolved into an event that sprawls out from the convention center and attracts upwards of 130,000 attendees. But it wasn't always that big. KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando speaks with some long-time attendees, including a pair who have been to every single show.