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Straight Outta Compton (2015)

Rating: 3/5

This movie is about hip-hop artists Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, and Easy-E hip-hoppin’ their way outta Compton. There are a bunch of other “cameos” from artists like Snoop Dogg and TupPac. 299 more words

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Fant4stic (a.k.a Fantastic Four)

Fant4stic (a.k.a Fantastic Four) is a very unique film and has some very unique stories behind its making.  Written and directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle), this re imagining of Marvel’s original superhero team up stars Miles Teller (Whiplash), Micheal B. 614 more words

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No Escape

Rating: 3.75 out of 5

No Escape is an international thriller directed by John Erick Dowdle (As Above, So Below).  The film follows engineer Jack Dwyer (Owen Wilson) who relocates his family to a nameless Asian city in a nameless Asian country in order to help design a new waterworks.   608 more words

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Daniel Barnes @ the SN&R, 8/27 issue

*After the mixed-bag of While we’re Young, the delightful Mistress America is a return to top form for director Noah Baumbach, featuring a towering, all-the-awards-worthy performance from his co-writer Greta Gerwig. 57 more words

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IN THEATERS (SF) - "We Come as Friends"

We Come as Friends (2015; Dir.: Hubert Sauper)


By Daniel Barnes

*Opens today at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco, the Rialto Cinemas Elmwood in Berkeley and the Rialto Cinemas Sebastopol in Sebastopol. 222 more words

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In Theaters This Week (8/27/15): 'No Escape' & 'We Are Your Friends'

This is one of the lesser anticipated weekends for movies this year as the Summer movie season is coming to an end. However, I am very interested in the two releases coming out this week in  255 more words


IN THEATERS - "Mistress America"

Mistress America (2015; Dir.: Noah Baumbach)


By Daniel Barnes

After the entertaining but unfocused mixed bag of While we’re Young, Noah Baumbach gets back to top form with the utterly charming… 141 more words

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