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MOVIESStory'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 | 47255 Views
MOVIESThe best of 2013 on the big screen
When the Weekly film critics assemble their lists of the top 10 movies of the year, it's anyone's guess whether anyone will...Original post made on Jan. 3, 2014
Last comment by anonymous, on Jan 7, 2014 at 9:37 am | 15 comments | 36898 Views
"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 | 26846 Views
MOVIESReview: 'All Is Lost'
Batten down the hatches for the unusual new sailing drama "All Is Lost." The only actor on screen for 106 minutes is Robert...Original post made on Oct. 30, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Nov 5, 2013 at 1:11 pm | 5 comments | 24615 Views
MOVIESOne detained for injuring co-worker at Palo Alto business
Police have detained a person suspected of attacking and injuring his co-worker on Wednesday afternoon at a Palo Alto business,...Original post made on Dec. 11, 2019
Last comment by Mohammad, on Dec 12, 2019 at 7:28 am | 17 comments | 23826 Views
MOVIESReview: 'The Armstrong Lie'
The title of Alex Gibney's film derives from a 2005 headline in the French paper "L'Equipe." The paper alleged what many...Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by Too big to fail, on Nov 17, 2013 at 1:46 pm | 7 comments | 23769 Views
MOVIESReview: '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 | 23162 Views
MOVIESReview: '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 | 22214 Views
MOVIESFacebook plans new bus stop to meet growing transit needs
Facebook is proposing to build a new bus stop to better accommodate the significant number of buses and trams it uses to...Original post made on Nov. 1, 2018
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 1, 2018 at 1:30 pm | 4 comments | 22112 Views
MOVIESReview: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'
It would be easy to damn "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" with the faint praise of calling it a competent sequel, which...Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by hard to believe, on Nov 22, 2013 at 4:09 pm | 2 comments | 21879 Views
MOVIESReview: 'The Wolf of Wall Street'
"The Wolf of Wall Street" charges out of the gate with immediate evidence of Martin Scorsese's skill, abetted by Terence...Original post made on Dec. 30, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 7, 2014 at 7:54 pm | 4 comments | 21840 Views
MOVIESReview: 'Romeo and Juliet'
Call it the "Drunk History" version of "Romeo and Juliet." -P.C. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2013/10/11/review-romeo-and-juliet...Original post made on Oct. 16, 2013
Last comment by The enemy you know, on Oct 18, 2013 at 5:39 pm | 6 comments | 21591 Views
MOVIESMovie review: 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'
If there were a valid critique to be given of "The Grand Budapest Hotel" -- writer and director Wes Anderson's latest, highly...Original post made on Mar. 16, 2014
Last comment by Lohengrin, on Mar 18, 2014 at 7:13 pm | 4 comments | 20648 Views
MOVIESMovie 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 | 20310 Views
MOVIESReview: '12 Years A Slave'
This is the story of a man: another tale of physical and emotional survival that, unlike "All is Lost" and "Gravity," derives...Original post made on Nov. 3, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Nov 5, 2013 at 1:20 pm | 4 comments | 19873 Views
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 | 2 comments | 19432 Views
MOVIESCinéArts, a haven for local cinephiles, permanently shutters
CinéArts at Palo Alto Square, a movie theater that for decades has been a popular destination for local film lovers, will...Original post made on Jun. 29, 2021
Last comment by maguro_01, on Jul 3, 2021 at 12:14 am | 28 comments | 19276 Views
MOVIESReview: 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 | 2 comments | 18827 Views
All people in romantic relationships want to know their love is real. But when half of the intelligence involved is artificial,...Original post made on Jan. 1, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Jan 1, 2014 at 10:45 am | 3 comments | 18097 Views
MOVIESReview: 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 | 17712 Views
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