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Story's the thing: The best and worst movies of 2011

Only two movies made it onto all the Weekly film critics' "best" lists for 2011, and they've got one thing in common: a focus...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Jan 9, 2012 at 10:20 am | 10 comments | 42742 Views

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A final bow

The farewell tour of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, coming to Stanford University two years after the death of the troupe's...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2012
There are no comments yet. 3073 Views

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Review: 'John Carter'

In dire need of a cinematic sugar rush? Look no farther than Disney's blockbuster offering "John Carter," a fantasy extravaganza...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2012
Last comment by Nike Zoom Kobe 7, on Apr 12, 2012 at 1:49 am | 2 comments | 9821 Views

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Review: 'Hunger Games'

"The Hunger Games" is a little bit "The Most Dangerous Game," a little bit "Lord of the Flies," a little bit "The Truman...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2012
Last comment by CrunchyCookie, on Mar 31, 2012 at 11:28 pm | 3 comments | 2960 Views

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Sneak preview of water documentary offered Saturday

A sneak preview of a documentary film warning of a looming global water shortage will be open to the public in a free showing...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Apr 18, 2012 at 11:52 pm | 4 comments | 3290 Views

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Actress returns to Menlo to discuss her career

Fortune favors the prepared, but luck and connections also have plenty to do with success in Hollywood, actress Ahna O'Reilly...

Original post made on May. 1, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Student, on May 1, 2012 at 9:33 pm | 1 comment | 5109 Views

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Review: 'Dark Shadows'

The tried-and-true tandem of director Tim Burton and actor Johnny Depp is often a tantalizing proposition. But not every...

Original post made on May. 11, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on May 11, 2012 at 10:09 pm | 3 comments | 2938 Views

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Review: 'The Avengers'

Adjectives used in some of Marvel Comics' iconic titles from the early 1960s through today -- amazing, fantastic, incredible...

Original post made on May. 20, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Nov 25, 2012 at 2:05 am | 2 comments | 3267 Views

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Review: 'Brave'

There is something courageous about Pixar's latest animated offering. Of the 11 feature films Pixar has produced to date,...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2012
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on Jun 22, 2012 at 1:33 pm | 2 comments | 2883 Views

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VIDEO: VolunTEENS, Part 4

Filmmaker Carolina Moraes-Liu presents a monthly series of videos focusing on how teenagers in Palo Alto are finding ways...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2012
Last comment by Monica Yeung Arima, on Jul 19, 2012 at 3:17 pm | 3 comments | 2824 Views

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Packard Foundation opens new, eco-friendly HQ

New, eco-friendly headquarters for the David and Lucile Packard Foundation reflect environmental values of the Packard family...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2012
There are no comments yet. 5042 Views

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Feature story: Festival 2.0

A wealth of stories will be told during this year's Palo Alto International Film Festival, Sept. 27 through Sept. 30. Documentaries...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2012
Last comment by HaysMom, on Sep 27, 2012 at 12:01 pm | 1 comment | 5558 Views

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Review: 'Frankenweenie'

By reaching back into his own past and movie history, the recently fumbly Tim Burton has gotten a grip with "Frankenweenie."...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2012
Last comment by John, on Jan 20, 2013 at 10:45 am | 2 comments | 3246 Views

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United Nations film festival comes to Palo Alto

In a film still from a documentary about his life, Gene Robinson stands in his elegant bishop's vestments, a pointed miter...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2012
Last comment by Betty Meissner, on Oct 15, 2012 at 4:10 pm | 1 comment | 2825 Views

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Calculating 'Pi'

Ang Lee has a great laugh. But it's a little nervous on this particular Monday afternoon, as the Oscar-winning director of...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Nov 23, 2012 at 9:19 pm | 1 comment | 3445 Views

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Review: 'Playing for Keeps'

"Playing for Keeps" is entirely undemanding, mostly unrealistic, not at all funny, and curiously disconnected, with supporting...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Dec 13, 2012 at 6:35 pm | 2 comments | 2696 Views

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The year 2012 in film

From a pint-sized girl surviving storms on the wrong side of the levee to a CIA agent planning to rescue a band of hostages,...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2013
Last comment by David Lieberman, on Jan 11, 2013 at 3:33 pm | 9 comments | 5646 Views

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Review: 'Fruitvale Station'

Writer-director Ryan Coogler wants us to know BART shooting victim Oscar Grant III as more than a victim frozen in time....

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2013
Last comment by Joe, on Jul 11, 2013 at 10:15 am | 2 comments | 17521 Views

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Review: 'Gravity'

Life is one hell of a ride, as George Clooney's character puts it. So is "Gravity." -P.C. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2013/10/04/review-gravity#comm...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Oct 11, 2013 at 1:44 am | 1 comment | 15350 Views

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Review: 'Captain Phillips'

The "real-life thriller" "Captain Phillips" may be obvious and it may be clumsy, but it's also a little bit thoughtful, and...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2013
Last comment by Pat in Alabama, on Oct 12, 2013 at 3:26 pm | 1 comment | 18325 Views
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