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And the Oscar goes to...

LEGO characters were the stars when Brendan Bellomo made his first films as a kid growing up in Palo Alto. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2009
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Dec 24, 2009 at 1:39 pm | 1 comment | 5608 Views

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Movies in 2009: The year's notables and forgettables

It was an "Up" year for Pixar, an up-in-the-air year for George Clooney, and a time of particular praise for "The Hurt Locker"...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2009
Last comment by anon, on Feb 12, 2010 at 11:20 am | 6 comments | 4978 Views

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Cinematic saints and sinners

The year in film offered moviegoers an array of characters to cheer for and cringe at. This year's list of notable heroes...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by Wm, on Jan 7, 2010 at 12:55 pm | 1 comment | 4381 Views

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Review: 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus'

Early in "The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus," the titular mystical showman advises an onlooker, "Don't worry if you don't...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2010
Last comment by Nicole, on Jan 12, 2010 at 1:34 pm | 1 comment | 4366 Views

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Review: 'Cop Out'

The latest R-rated comedy from director Kevin Smith ("Clerks") is immature and sloppy. The cinematography is often frenetic...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2010
Last comment by No drama, on Jul 3, 2010 at 7:25 pm | 2 comments | 4222 Views

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Review: 'Alice in Wonderland'

It couldn't have been too hard a sell: mega-bucks to burn and choice, tailor-made parts for director Tim Burton's two most...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2010
Last comment by Frances, on Mar 6, 2010 at 9:25 am | 1 comment | 4876 Views

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Review: 'The Ghost Writer'

Few filmmakers make a better case that the story is in the telling than Roman Polanski. The director's 18th feature, the...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2010
Last comment by Sunil Singh, on Mar 6, 2010 at 4:21 pm | 1 comment | 4235 Views

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Review: 'Green Zone'

Those naysayers who questioned the appropriation of the Iraq War for entertainment purposes in the newly minted Best Picture...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2010
Last comment by Paul, on Mar 16, 2010 at 10:18 am | 24 comments | 4572 Views

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Review: 'Splice'

Playing God and playing house converge in the weird, wild new horror film "Splice." Co-writer/director Vincenzo Natali ("Cube")...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2010
Last comment by Sarah, on Jun 9, 2010 at 9:07 pm | 1 comment | 4297 Views

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Review: 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice'

Disney's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" follows the Jerry Bruckheimer tradition of big stars and big special effects, often...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2010
Last comment by Erin, on Jul 16, 2010 at 11:47 am | 1 comment | 11680 Views

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Tomorrow's events (Aug. 5)

[http://events.stanford.edu/events/245/24553 Lecture: Yoga and Ecology] Speaker Radhanath Swami gives a lecture on how a...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by James Nixon, on Aug 4, 2010 at 12:55 pm | 1 comment | 4560 Views

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Review: 'Middle Men'

Oh, Hollywood. You're always messing with our heads. The opening titles to "Middle Men" say it's "Inspired by a True Story,"...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2010
Last comment by paypal, on Aug 7, 2010 at 10:18 am | 1 comment | 7709 Views

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James Franco: A modern Renaissance man

Mark Twain once turned over Socrates' famous chestnut thusly: "The unexamined life may not be worth living, but the life...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2010
Last comment by Sylvia, on Sep 13, 2010 at 5:32 pm | 2 comments | 5437 Views

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Review: 'The Social Network'

There's a lot to "Like" about "The Social Network." The riveting film about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg defines a generation,...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2010
Last comment by Victor, on Oct 1, 2010 at 1:47 pm | 1 comment | 5496 Views

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Building the 'network'

From the campus of Harvard to the campus of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg has taken a wild ride. But for the co-founder and CEO...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2010
Last comment by Fan, on Oct 15, 2010 at 6:49 pm | 5 comments | 4258 Views

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Global focus

The phrases "reduce your carbon footprint" and "live green" can seem so vague that it's hard to find them personally meaningful....

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2010
Last comment by Sherry, on Oct 21, 2010 at 10:48 am | 3 comments | 3873 Views

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Review: 'Fair Game'

Political junkies already know the tale of Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson. Those who don't know about the sordid affair are...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2010
Last comment by Older and Wiser, on Nov 13, 2010 at 12:21 pm | 5 comments | 4269 Views

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Review: 'Black Swan'

No one can be blamed for finding "Black Swan" overwrought or ridiculous: It's both. But those who meet director Darren Aronofsky...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2010
Last comment by Movie goer, on Dec 16, 2010 at 9:53 pm | 3 comments | 4246 Views

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Susan Tavernetti's top films

Palo Alto Weekly film critic Susan Tavernetti's best movies of 2010. Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/news/show_story.php?id=19595...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2011
Last comment by Norman, on Jan 9, 2011 at 9:37 pm | 4 comments | 4431 Views

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Peter Canavese's top films

Palo Alto Weekly film critic Peter Canavese's best (and worst) movies of 2010. Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/news/show_story.php?id=19591...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2011
Last comment by Norman, on Jan 9, 2011 at 9:39 pm | 1 comment | 3734 Views
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