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Comic-Con launches with preview night, ‘Trek’ premiere

SAN DIEGO – The hordes of zombies, legions of Stormtroopers, leagues of superheroes and crews of Starfleet officers have already begun crawling, marching, flying and beaming into San Diego for that...

DATE: July 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Winona Ryder is great in 'Stranger Things,' but don't ask if this is her big comeback

Winona Ryder hasn’t changed much. Thirty years since her debut in “Lucas,” she’s still a delicate pixie with giant brown eyes, still the appealingly disheveled outsider. The only difference is, now...

DATE: July 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

’Pretty Woman’ filmmaker Garry Marshall dies at age 81

LOS ANGELES – Garry Marshall knew how to tug at moviegoers’ heartstrings, whether with unlikely love in “Pretty Woman” or sentimental loss in “Beaches.” But it was goofy, crowd-pleasing comedy that...

DATE: July 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Jake Gyllenhaal to return to Broadway in ‘Burn This’ in 2017

NEW YORK – Jake Gyllenhaal, who made his Broadway debut last year, will be returning to star in Lanford Wilson’s acclaimed play “Burn This.” The Academy Award nominee from “Brokeback Mountain” and...

DATE: July 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Ava DuVernay’s racial inequality doc ‘The 13th’ to open NYFF

NEW YORK – Ava DuVernay’s “The 13th,” a documentary about racial inequality and mass incarceration in the United States, will open the 54th New York Film Festival. The Film Society of Lincoln...

DATE: July 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Great-grandfather Mick Jagger is expecting his eighth child

Mick Jagger is about to become a dad. Again. A publicist for the 72-year-old rocker confirmed to Billboard magazine that the current girlfriend of the Rolling Stones frontman – 29 year-old American...

DATE: July 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

That big pub crawl downtown? It’s just “Pokemon Go” fans

SAN FRANCISCO – If you thought it was bad dodging phone-fixated “Pokemon Go” players on the sidewalk, just wait: Legions of tipsy people could soon be chasing cartoon monsters from one tavern to...

DATE: July 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Corey Feldman celebrates life, new double-CD as he turns 45

LOS ANGELES – Nothing is off the table in an interview with Corey Feldman. During a wide-ranging conversation over lunch at a San Fernando Valley deli, Feldman talks about his movies, past...

DATE: July 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

New JFK Jr. documentary looks back at America’s prince

BOSTON – America’s prince is getting a new documentary. “I Am JFK Jr. – A Tribute to a Good Man,” which will hit select theaters on Friday, captures the fascination with John F. Kennedy Jr., from...

DATE: July 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Arts and Entertainment Calendar

Friday Artists’ Opening Reception, Beth Moon, Jeremy Wade Shockley and Karen Peterson, 5-8 p.m., Open Shutter Gallery, 735 Main Ave., 382-8355. The Assortment, 6-9 p.m., Fox Fire Farms, 5513...

DATE: July 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts and Entertainment Brief

Beach-themed benefit planned at Elks Lodge “Snowdown Follienesia” will be a beach-themed evening of entertainment to benefit Snowdown Board Emeritus Bob Larson. Larson recently suffered a spinal...

DATE: July 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘Game of Thrones’ grabs 23 Emmy nods

“Game of Thrones,” HBO’s epic fantasy series, was nominated for 23 Emmy awards, including best TV drama, propelling Time Warner Inc.’s premium cable network to the front of the pack in the annual...

DATE: July 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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