Posts Tagged: movies
Ethernet cables tangled over a digital device. (Photo illustration: Ivan Marc)
The latest skirmish in California-vs.-the-Trump-Administration is developing around the repeal of “net neutrality,” in which purveyors of internet access treat all data equally. The Federal Communications Commission, chaired by former Verizon executive Ajit Pai, repealed net neutrality in a Dec. 14 ruling on a party-line 3-2 vote, with the Republican commissioners in the majority.
A digital illustration of a satellite dish transmission. (Photo: Hywards, Shutterstock)
The most critical assets of California’s future economy will rely on wireless Internet technology—including renewable energy, smart agriculture, education, healthcare and advanced manufacturing. There also are important implications for public safety, where a dropped call to 911 could be the difference between life and death.
“The World’s End” is the final installment in the so-called “Cornetto Trilogy,” named after a British brand of ice cream that appears in all three films. The films are directed by Edgar Wright, co-written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and co-star Pegg and Nick Frost – the two previous films being “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz.”
Pacific Rim Directed by Guillermo del Toro After a series of highly anticipated but generally poorly received and under-performing summer action films, this latest offering is hitting screens at an awkward time. Will the pattern continue or will it be broken – and will the film itself be the deciding factor or does it have
The Heat Directed by Paul Feig
One of the holy grails of the film industry is to produce a film that both halves of a couple might choose on date night, regardless of gender. There has been such a long running division between certain kinds of films that they prompt equally long running punchlines and
First of all, this is a busy week at theaters with at least six openings in the Sacramento area. I haven’t had a chance to see either “Monsters University” (due to press screening conflicts) or “Bling Ring” (which wasn’t screened for press in Sacramento) but here are four other opinions on opening films. And the
“A place at the Table”
Directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush
By Malcolm Maclachlan
“No, people aren’t dying of hunger the way they are in Africa,” says author Raj Patel near the beginning of “A Place at the Table,” a documentary about hunger in America. “But that’s about the best you can say.”
The Internship Directed by Shawn Levy
The best thing I can say about “The Internship” is that it’s better than I was expecting. It’s not great but I was expecting it to be annoying based on previews and the basic concept. Frankly, the idea of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as interns at Google, romping
The Great Gatsby x3
1925 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald 1974 film by Jack Clayton 2013 film by Baz Luhrmann
There have been four theatrical film adaptations of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby,” the earliest of which was made in 1926, only a year after the manuscript was completed (and which is now
A mixed bag of four new films
It’s a busy week at the movies and a mixed bag of outcomes, including veteran stars who elevate their material and films that both benefit and suffer by being associated with true stories.
The Big Wedding Written and Directed by Justin Zackham
This is the first of