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Music, All Shook Down Five Olympics Theme Songs That Are Especially Terrible (Because Most Are Fairly Terrible)

Five Olympics Theme Songs That Are Especially Terrible (Because Most Are Fairly Terrible)

Originally, we were going to do this list as a top five. But then it became apparent that Olympic theme songs are always so incredibly awful, it becomes difficult to figure out who did the worst job. When we started…
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Dining, Eat

BOSF 2012: How to Choose a Chinatown Restaurant

San Francisco has the largest percentage of Chinese-Americans of any big city: 21.4 percent, more than double runner-up Honolulu. And we have a large, vibrant and authentic Chinatown near downtown. So it stands to reason that we have lots of…
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Dining, SFoodie The Meat Industry Lies, Banana Cream Pie Rules, & You Better Work (for Vegan Cheese)!

The Meat Industry Lies, Banana Cream Pie Rules, & You Better Work (for Vegan Cheese)!

• The National Pork Producers Council is still denying that it's at all responsible for antibiotic resistance in humans. In related news, Olestra wants you to know it's only responsible for solid shits and Joe Camel says, "Smoke if…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Legend of Druken Master

The Legend of Druken Master

Jackie Chan’s epic role of a fighter who gains power and skills through drinking sounds exactly like what we do every night -- but, for us, the night always wins. Chan, of course, goes completely insane with his fight scenes,…
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Madness at the Star

Ah, the 4 Star. A smart-mouthed friend once strolled by the great old movie theater and remarked that the owners must be pissed now that the world has more or less changed over to a five-star rating system. But the…
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Film, The Popcorn King

The Popcorn King

It's a bright March afternoon on the set of Rush Hour 3, and the mood is tense. After shooting last winter on location in Paris, the production has returned to Los Angeles behind schedule and over budget. The Supermarine Executive…
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Film, An American (and a Chinese) in Paris

An American (and a Chinese) in Paris

Chris Tucker still believes in Michael Jackson. You can tell, because in the very first scene of Rush Hour 3, the actor-comedian squeals melodically, grabs his crotch, and throws his arms up to the heavens. All that's missing is a…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish He's Really Doing That

He's Really Doing That

The Protector (Genius Products) Thailand's Tony Jaa has made clear his plan to take Jackie Chan's crown as the king of Holy crap, did he just do that?! He's about halfway there. Though Jaa is devoid of Chan's charisma, his…
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Film, Feels Like 80 Days

Feels Like 80 Days

You might think that with the technological advances in moviemaking since 1956, this new version of Around the World in 80 Days would at least look better than its predecessor did. You could not be faulted for believing you'd be…
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Calendar, Night&Day Loudmouths

Loudmouths

With the world spinning increasingly out of control, what better place to soothe those shaky synapses than at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival? This two-day event, now in its seventh year, is compelling cultural archaeology, unearthing six features and…
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Film, Enter the Drag

Enter the Drag

Do not judge Shanghai Noon by its trailer, which serves as the very antithesis of advertising: It begs you to stay far away from any theater in which this film is screening. Laden with dreary sight gags (a horse that…
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Film, Jet Set

Jet Set

Is America ready for the Hong Kong action style? Certainly there are many fans of the balletic, guns-and-martial-arts, fly-through-the-air movies that have inspired everyone from Quentin Tarantino to the Wachowski brothers. And yet Hollywood still seems to have had trouble…
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Dining, Eat

The Roadhouse Less Traveled

I was walking along Jones Street in the Tenderloin the other day when the former director of a neighborhood advocacy group chased me down to deliver a desperately urgent message: I absolutely had to eat lunch at Stix Roadhouse. Figuring…
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Night + Day

Wednesday September 16 Where Diction Meets Fiction Viewers won't find household-name playwrights at the Bay Area Playwrights' Festival, although for the last 21 years, participants have argued over, praised, and reshaped work by playwrights who later became famous, like Sam…
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Second Time Around

Prodigal Son/Encounter of the Spooky Kind The casting call must have looked something like this: "Extremely ugly actors needed for kung fu film. Bulbous noses and large facial moles a plus." You've never seen a homelier bunch of characters as…
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The Nice Guy and the Fat Boy

Mr. Nice Guy Directed by Sammo Hung Kam-Bo. Written by Edward Tang and Fibe Ma. Starring Jackie Chan, Gabrielle Fitzgerald, and Miki Lee. At area theaters. The American reissues of Jackie Chan films have met with declining box-office success since…
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Snake Charmer

The action in Jackie Chan's 1978 martial arts movie Snake in Eagle's Shadow is endearingly low-budget -- basically a ballet of violence in which someone occasionally gets killed, but no one gets hurt. The cartoonish characters -- neatly divided into…
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Night+Day

wednesday february 28 Eyes, Knees, Groin, Throat The 1993 rape and murder of Gits singer Mia Zapata sparked the formation of Home Alive, a Seattle-based nonprofit organization that offers free workshops, lectures, and self-defense classes for women. A new major-label…
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Chan Reaction

Jackie Chan's latest vehicle, Rumble in the Bronx, will give many Americans their first real look at the action man in action -- though his fans have followed his antics since the late '70s, when he pioneered the kung fu-action-comedy…
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