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Deranged in the Mesozoic Deranged in the Mesozoic Disney's Computer-Animated Feature Dinosaur May 17, 2000

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Mexican Jumping Scenes

It's where Walter Huston found paradise at the end of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, where the murdering lovers Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw rode into the sunset at the end of The Getaway, and where Thelma and Louise…
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Mutha's Day

The title of the 1971 Gordon Parks detective movie Shaft worked as a double entendre -- when it presented Richard Roundtree's "black private dick" John Shaft as a superstud at whom women of every race threw themselves, it wasn't hard…
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Deranged in the Mesozoic

Dinosaurs used to be cool. In 1969, if you had asked me what was the best movie ever made, the answer would likely have been The Valley of Gwangi, in which a group of cowboys in the Mexican desert find…
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The Wrath of Khan

Despite the title East Is East, the big message of this flavorful domestic memoir is really that West Is West. In the tug of war between East and West for a soul, East, the film suggests, may hold out for…
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Gimme a Sarong Any Day

You hope for Dorothy Lamour, reclining against a palm tree in her sarong, when you hear the title The Hurricane. Instead, you get well over two hours of Denzel Washington huddled in a cell. In the poster art, Washington glowers…
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Gizmo King

Inspector Gadget Directed by David Kellogg. Starring Matthew Broderick, Rupert Everett, Joely Fisher, Andy Dick, Michelle Trachtenberg, Michael G. Hagerty, Cheri Oteri, Dabney Coleman, and Rene Auberjonois. Opens Friday at the Alexandria, the AMC1000 Van Ness, and the AMC Kabuki.…
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Into the Woods

The Blair Witch Project Directed by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez. Starring Heather Donahue, Michael Williams, and Joshua Leonard. Opens Friday at the Bridge. The Blair Witch Project, the bone-chilling indie by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez, is easily the…
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A Dream Both Gauzy and Gutsy

William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream Directed and adapted by Michael Hoffman. Starring Kevin Kline, Stanley Tucci, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Everett, Calista Flockhart, Anna Friel, Christian Bale, Dominic West, David Strathairn, Sophie Marceau, Sam Rockwell, Roger Rees, Max Wright, Bill…
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200 Cigarettes Directed by Risa Bramon Garcia. Written by Shana Larsen. Starring Ben Affleck, Janeane Garofalo, Gaby Hoffman, Kate Hudson, Courtney Love, Martha Plimpton, Christina Ricci, and Paul Rudd. Opens Friday, Feb. 26, at the AMC 1000 Van Ness. Under…
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As We Like It

Shakespeare in Love Directed by John Madden. Written by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard. Starring Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Geoffrey Rush, Simon Callow, Rupert Everett, Ben Affleck, Judi Dench, and Joe Roberts. At area theaters. Geniuses often come across unimpressively…
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Stake Tartare

John Carpenter's Vampires Directed by Carpenter. Starring James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Thomas Ian Griffith, and Sheryl Lee. Opens Friday, Oct. 30, at area theaters. When Montoya, one of the fearless vampire killers in John Carpenter's Vampires, tells another character that…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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