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Review: 'Kung Fu Panda 2'

Though the proliferation of sequels has already gotten Summer 2011 off to a rocky start, there's no need to blame the latest...

Original post made on May. 27, 2011
Last comment by Jill Kennedy, on May 27, 2011 at 1:30 pm | 1 comment | 2561 Views

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Tomorrow's events (Sept. 27)

[http://www.booksinc.net/ Author: William B. Gould IV] William B. Gould IV, a professor emeritus at Stanford Law School,...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2011
Last comment by Jenny, on Sep 26, 2011 at 2:59 pm | 1 comment | 2253 Views

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Reel innovation

The inaugural Palo Alto International Film Festival runs Sept. 29 through Oct. 2. Feature films and shorts will be shown...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2011
Last comment by Britt, on Oct 1, 2011 at 12:55 pm | 1 comment | 2416 Views

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Review: 'Shame'

As the title implies, Steve McQueen's "Shame" is a mood piece, as abstract and as engrossing as the many Bach piano selections...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2011
Last comment by Anon., on Dec 17, 2011 at 12:02 pm | 1 comment | 2659 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 | 3285 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 | 3635 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 | 1861 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 | 1981 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 | 6896 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 | 9615 Views

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Review: The Nut Job

OK, so you didn't plan ahead, but don't worry. The new animated flick "The Nut Job" has squirreled away enough lame nut puns...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2014
Last comment by Cathy, on Jan 20, 2014 at 8:08 pm | 1 comment | 5820 Views

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Review: Labor Day

One name for Hollywood that's stuck is "The Dream Factory," implying a big-screen projection of our fantasies. The trend...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jan 31, 2014 at 11:34 am | 1 comment | 5642 Views

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Shirley Temple Black has passed away.

Woodside resident, iconic film star and former U.S. ambassador Shirley Temple Black has passed away at the age of 85. She...

Original post made by Nayeli on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by Nayeli, on Feb 11, 2014 at 11:45 am | 1 comment | 297 Views

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Movie review: 'Gloria'

Audiences are programmed to expect escapism in movies about romantic relationships, whether they be foregone happily-ever-after...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by twasil, on Mar 21, 2014 at 3:32 pm | 1 comment | 3305 Views

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Movie review: 'Muppets Most Wanted'

A self-aware sequel to the 2011 film "The Muppets," "Muppets Most Wanted" provides more testament to the enduring appeal...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2014
Last comment by family movie fan, on Mar 24, 2014 at 5:34 pm | 1 comment | 5853 Views

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Movie review: 'The Lunch Box'

The way to a man's heart is through his stomach, so they say. And so says writer-director Ritesh Batra in his debut feature...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2014
Last comment by Kathryn, on Mar 31, 2014 at 8:29 pm | 1 comment | 4212 Views

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Review: 'Rio 2'

Rio 2, like its predecessor, is a run of the mill CGI-animated kid flick, Palo Alto film critic Peter Canavese says. Yet,...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Apr 11, 2014 at 10:25 am | 1 comment | 4249 Views

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Review: 'Transcendence'

"Transcendence" is as silly as it is sinister. But with cinematographer Wally Pfister -- an Oscar winner for "Inception"...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Zioltan, on Apr 18, 2014 at 10:09 pm | 1 comment | 4091 Views

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Review: 'The Other Woman'

The women in "The Other Woman" get the equal opportunity, like the men in Judd Apatow movies, to behave like overgrown children,...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2014
Last comment by Palyed, on Apr 29, 2014 at 7:11 am | 1 comment | 2938 Views

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Stanford film makers awarded by Academy

A pair of Stanford alumni have claimed the top two prizes in the documentary category at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jun 11, 2014 at 1:50 pm | 1 comment | 1259 Views
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