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Free parking returns to Horton Plaza!

Has it really been seven months since the #@$%&*!#$&@#s at Horton Plaza decided to replace 3 hours of free parking ...

4th row center: A night at the Egyptian and a day at the Chinese

DISCLAIMER: The title of this article is false and misleading. For the sake of full disclosure, when confronted with a ...

What San Diego multiplexes have that Hollywood picture palaces don't

The past two days in Hollywood have been a rapturous vacation from San Diego multiplexes. Sunday night saw the sparkling ...

Trailer Park: Rocky Stallone vs. Jake DeNiro in Grudge Match

It's "bash DeNiro Friday" at

This is not the celluloid Visine needed to cleanse my eyes of the retinae-burning The Family. This is a joke, ...

Paul Schrader 'likes' me!

Halfway through the screening of Luc Besson's dismal mob comedy The Family, an image from one of Robert DeNiro's early, ...

Review: The Family

I’d issue a SPOILER ALERT!, but how does one go about curdling something as putrescent as The Family? By now ...

New releases opening this week: Short Term 12, some other stuff

Look, Destin Cretton went to SDSU film school and made good. And he even had the grace to put up ...

Dig a hole: Noise reduction pioneer Ray Dolby

"I was never a gold-digger, or an Oscar-digger, or anything like that. I just had an instinct about the right ...

Vanity, thy name is plate?

It's one ampersand away from being just another plate on the 101. Considering this photo was taken in Hollywood, it's ...

Everything Comes From the Streets: San Diego's lowriders

Hour-long documentary examines San Diego's custom car culture.

Quick brainstorm: San Diego history. Kumeyaays grinding acorn flour on rocks, Father Serra rebuilding the immolated mission, Pio Pico maxing ...

Orson! Welles!

Just watch this. It's not even three hours long.

A snippet from somwhere around 1:45: "Somebody said that Touch of Evil seemed very unreal and yet real. And I ...

Village Person Randy Jones to tie the knot

Hey! Remember The Village People, the supergay supergroup who helped to introduce Middle America to the concept of homosexuality with ...

Destin Cretton talks about his long-term commitment to Short Term 12

Look at the big shot kid who years ago walked into Citizen Video where I used to work, with a ...

Debajo del Cuero: shooting the motorcycle outlaws of Tijuana

A documentary about Tijuana's two-wheeled terrors, made in under 100 hours.

It sounds like the premise of a Vice short, but Debajo del Cuero (Underneath the Leather) – a documentary about ...

Studio collagist Jacques Kapralik created the fabric of Hollywood ballyhoo

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/sep/10/52967/ Normally a derisive terms, Hollywood collagist Jacques Kapralik was the master of the cut-and-paste job. My fascination with sculpted, ...

Crisis in the aisle: blogger calls cops over texting twit

A midnight screening of a low budget shocker at the Toronto International Film Festival became even more horrifying when a ...

Dig a hole: Cal Worthington

Never so much as a rank and file member of the motion picture industry, Calvin Coolidge "Cal" Worthington's presence was ...

Trailer Park: The Art of the Steal

I can remember when people read books instead of stealing them.

No, it doesn't look great, but everybody loves Kurt Russell, right? All I know is, I've been away from this ...

4th row center: Triumph of the Will

The long-awaited demise of Hitler's bodyguard, Rochus Misch, had finally arrived. His death at age 96 brings to mind my ...

New releases opening this week: Afternoon Delight, Riddick and more

I thought Afternoon Delight was a smart movie. And I enjoyed talking to the woman who wrote and directed it. ...

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