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‘Poltergeist’ solid remake of haunted house classic
LOS ANGELES — It’s infrequent and particularly satisfying when the remake of an especially memorable film equals or exceeds the experience of the original. In 1982, “Poltergeist” saw the brilliant pairing of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’s” low-budget horror director Tobe Hooper with fa...
By Justin Lowe The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Make the most of senior year
Incoming seniors: The time that you’ve been waiting for, for all of your years of schooling is almost here. In exactly a year from now, many of you will be preparing to walk the stage and receive your diploma — this is it; you’re almost done with high school. A year ago from now, I had the sa...
By Arianna Bayangos FULL STORY
Laughs galore in Berkeley Rep’s ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’
The zany “One Man, Two Guvnors” at Berkeley Repertory Theatre traces its roots back to commedia dell’arte in the 18th century with its stock character and often improbable situations. Richard Bean based “One Man, Two Guvnors” on one of the best known works of that time, 1743’s “The S...
By Judy Richter Daily Journal correspondent FULL STORY
 
‘Witcher III’ an intimate story in epic trappings
Geralt of Rivia may be trapped in medieval times, but he’s the epitome of a Renaissance man. The hero of “The Witcher III: Wild Hunt” (Warner Bros., for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, $59.99) is a monster slayer, a ghost hunter, a swordsman and a wielder of vicious fireballs. Yet he’s ...
By Lou Kesten The Associated Press FULL STORY
Melancholy ‘Aloft’ buckles under its leaden thematics
“Aloft” is not an easy film. Peruvian director Claudia Llosa’s meditative, generation-spanning drama about a falconer (Cillian Murphy) on a journey to find his healer and artist mother (Jennifer Connelly) languishes in tragedy. The frozen landscape is sun-soaked but unforgiving and the charact...
By Lindsey Bahr The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Museum gotta see ‘um
TRANSFORMATIONS: PENINSULA ART INSTITUTE IN BURLINGAME SHOWCASES PHOTOGRAPHER JOHN CSONGRADI. The work of photographer John Csongradi, who transforms both natural and human made forms into abstract photographs, is featured in Transformations, a solo exhibit at the Peninsula Art Institute. Csongradi ...
By Susan Cohn Daily Journal Senior Correspondent FULL STORY
TLC pulls Duggar family series amid reports of misconduct
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — TLC pulled the reality series “19 Kids and Counting” from its schedule on Friday, a move that follows reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar, stemming from when he was a juvenile. In a statement, the channel said it was “deeply sad...
By Allen Reed The Associated Press FULL STORY
  
 
  


 
 
 
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