Legos save the world in new 3-D film
Feb20

Legos save the world in new 3-D film

A witty, side-splittingly hysterical movie with dialogue so sharp and funny that it rivals many current comedies—and it’s about Legos? Oh yes, it sure is. “The Lego Movie” is the most unexpected movie of the year. You certainly don’t have to be a young child or a lover of colorful bricks to appreciate it.

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Movie Review: “World’s End”
Aug21

Movie Review: “World’s End”

By Gina Scialabba  The Guardsman One night. Six friends. 12 pubs. A whole lot of pints. Oh, and total annihilation. That’s the plot of the new British science fiction comedy, “The World’s End.” The film answers the burning question: Just how far will a person go for a pint—to the end of the world, perhaps? It’s basically a boys’ night out gone very wrong. Director Edgar Wright and actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost team up again,...

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Sonic Treatment: Mount Eerie transforms natural landscape into an aural environment
Sep05

Sonic Treatment: Mount Eerie transforms natural landscape into an aural environment

By Peter Hernandez. Phil Elverum has found himself in the present with “Clear Moon” wherein sonic environments resemble rolling fog and dense mountaintops without easily falling into a specific genre.

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Mystique, experimentation at dance festival
Jul05

Mystique, experimentation at dance festival

By Peter Hernandez and Sara Bloomberg The Guardsman Spaghetti-flinging girls in pretty white dresses, tabletop Serbian dances, and dancers pausing to converse delighted ODC Theater’s first annual Walking Distance Dance Festival. From June 29 to July 1, new trends and medias were seen in performances by some of the Bay Area’s most celebrated choreographers and dancers at their Mission District campuses. Whatever the medium,...

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REVIEW: New movie is a disturbing experience about loss of identity
Oct19

REVIEW: New movie is a disturbing experience about loss of identity

Elizabeth Olsen stars as Martha, a young woman who attempts to find her place in a household cult disguised as a family and her struggle to find her own identity, in the the new psychological thriller “Martha Marcy May Marlene.”

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