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Video Games Live Jul 24, 2014 Popular game music themes given the full symphonic treatment with synchronized lighting and even some real on-stage game-playing. Concert will feature music from Zelda, Sonic, Metal Gear Solid, BioShock and more. 80 other events on Thursday, July 24
 
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New business is illuminating the imagery found in science
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Joint production by La Jolla Playhouse and San Diego Rep leads our rundown of local plays
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San Diego planning director’s uphill battle to create walkable communities
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Mayor’s actions so far betray his pitch, but there’s still hope

 

 
 
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Wednesday, October 24,2012
Film

San Diego’s Halloween happenings

Scary-fun flicks top our rundown of movies screening around town

By Anders Wright
Halloween is fast approaching, and there’ll be plenty of horror— and sometimes horrifying—films screening around town. 
Wednesday, October 24,2012
Film

‘Cloud Atlas’ manages to be both epic and straightforward

The ginormous movie is entertaining, though not as profound as it wants to be

By Anders Wright
Let’s cut to the chase, because this is print, and there’s so much going on in Cloud Atlas that we might run out of space before we even get going.
Wednesday, October 17,2012
Film

FilmOut series features ladies you shouldn’t mess with

‘Women Who Kick Ass Marathon’ leads our rundown of all the movies screening around town

By Anders Wright
Sometimes subtlety is overrated. Take the latest movie marathon from FilmOut, San Diego’s LGBT film festival. When an event is called the Women Who Kick Ass Marathon, you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into.
Wednesday, October 17,2012
Film

Mary Elizabeth Winstead is smashed in ‘Smashed’

You might need a drink to get through this alcoholic movie

By Anders Wright
Booze has played a huge part in so many huge performances. Lest we forget, before he went completely nuts, Nic Cage won an Oscar for playing a drunk in Leaving Las Vegas.
Tuesday, October 16,2012
Best of 2012

Prepping for Armageddon

The perfect day: City Farmers, Lucky Lady Casino, the Meat Men, the Ken Cinema, Ponce’s and the Cuyamaca Water Conservation Garden

By Anders Wright
After the world ends, there’ll be two kinds of people—those who were ready for it and everyone else. My colleagues, who aren’t making plans for the future, probably won’t make it past the event, whatever it is, and if they do, they’ll likely end up enslaved or eaten, or quite possibly both.
Wednesday, October 10,2012
Film

Martin McDonagh talks about ‘Seven Psychopaths’

Violent yet character-driven flick tops our coverage of all the movies screening around town.

By Anders Wright
Filmmaker Martin McDonagh’s latest movie is crazy. Literally. This is Seven Psychopaths we’re talking about, a movie that’s about a number of insane murderers.
Wednesday, October 10,2012
Film

‘Argo’ is a Best Picture contender

Ben Affleck’s new movie isn’t timely or profound, but it’s very entertaining

By Anders Wright
It’s quite possible that come February, Ben Affleck will join a weirdly exclusive club whose members include Mel Gibson and Kevin Costner.
Friday, October 5,2012
Bottle Rocket

Poet's Row 2010 Carignane is lighter than it looks

When you can't get at your own bottles, lean on your friends

By Anders Wright
Moving sucks. I should know, because I just moved. Don’t get me wrong, it was totally intentional, but it still means I’m going to have to find a new wine store (or two) near my new place.
Wednesday, October 3,2012
Film

They’re coming back

German Currents San Diego Film Festival leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Anders Wright
It’s been so hot lately that you might not know that it’s fall, but the fact that there’s a film festival going on this coming weekend should be a dead giveaway.
Wednesday, October 3,2012
Film

Butter makes politics high in cholesterol

Satirical film comes to theaters just in time for Election Day

By Anders Wright
Politics is a greasy business. It’s slick and slimy, and though it has moments of richness, in the end, it leaves behind a nasty film, kind of like that sheen that’s left on your fingers when you’ve been handling butter.
 
 
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