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Arts & Entertainment

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'Sneak Peeks' To Be Held at 3 East Bay Libraries of Upcoming Eugene O'Neill Festival

'Sneak Peeks' To Be Held at 3 East Bay Libraries of Upcoming Eugene O'Neill Festival

The artistic director will present advance lectures in Lafayette, Danville and Pleasanton for the festival, now in its 15th year.
Watch: Robin Williams Makes 'Koko' the Gorilla Smile

Watch: Robin Williams Makes 'Koko' the Gorilla Smile

In 2001, the famous Bay Area gorilla hadn’t smiled for seven months. Then she met Robin Williams.
Tri-Valley Illusionist Bringing Magic Back to the Masses

Tri-Valley Illusionist Bringing Magic Back to the Masses

Patch FashionSpot blogger chats with Dublin illusionist Alvin Lui about his upcoming show “Before Your Eyes” coming to Walnut Creek.
'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Trailer + Review

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Trailer + Review

Cinema Siren says: Spectacular Simians should make Dawn the brightest of summer blockbusters.
'How to Train Your Dragon 2': Review and Director Interview

'How to Train Your Dragon 2': Review and Director Interview

Cinema Siren gives it 5 stars, saying it's fierier than the first, with twice the dragons.
Danville Performers Tackle Issue of Bullies in 'No Bullies Allowed'

Danville Performers Tackle Issue of Bullies in 'No Bullies Allowed'

FUNKMODE performers want to help people band together to eliminate bullying. Performances begin in June.
Disney's Bears: Funny, Fascinating and Rated G

Disney's Bears: Funny, Fascinating and Rated G

"Bears," in theaters April 18, combines beautiful footage with a style and story accessible to children, making it a success for the whole family.
'Heaven is for Real' in Theaters Now

'Heaven is for Real' in Theaters Now

Get ready to see the real-life story about a boy who says he went to Heaven. Sponsored by Sony.
Did Your High Schooler's Team Ever Play De La Salle? Watch the Movie About the Spartans This Summer

Did Your High Schooler's Team Ever Play De La Salle? Watch the Movie About the Spartans This Summer

The story of De La Salle's famed football coach and the Concord school's unprecedented winning streak debuts in August. 'When The Game Stands Tall' hits theaters this summer.
'Rio 2' TRAILER/REVIEW: This Superior Sequel Soars

'Rio 2' TRAILER/REVIEW: This Superior Sequel Soars

'Rio 2' opens in movie theaters this weekend.
TRAILER + REVIEW: 'Captain America' Oh Beautiful!

TRAILER + REVIEW: 'Captain America' Oh Beautiful!

Film debuts in theaters this weekend; rated PG-13.
'Bad Words' Offers 'Cinematic Catharsis,' Plus an Interview with Jason Bateman

'Bad Words' Offers 'Cinematic Catharsis,' Plus an Interview with Jason Bateman

Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren gives the film 3 out of 5 stars.
TRAILER + REVIEW: In 'Noah,' Aronofsky Builds a Vessel of Fearless Filmmaking

TRAILER + REVIEW: In 'Noah,' Aronofsky Builds a Vessel of Fearless Filmmaking

Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren gives the film 3.5 out of 5 stars.
MOVIE REVIEW: 'Divergent'

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Divergent'

An action-adventure film where the chemistry between the leads work big time.
VIDEOS + REVIEW: 'Muppets Most Wanted' Is Furry Fun

VIDEOS + REVIEW: 'Muppets Most Wanted' Is Furry Fun

The Muppets are back! Cinema Siren gives the film 3.5 out of 5 stars.
'Need for Speed' Video Review: Being Real with Aaron Paul

'Need for Speed' Video Review: Being Real with Aaron Paul

Aaron Paul talks about living on-the-edge in his new film, “Need for Speed," and the adrenaline rush that signifies love, honor, and redemption.
TRAILER + REVIEW: Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

TRAILER + REVIEW: Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Cinema Siren gives the film five stars.
TRAILER + REVIEW: 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' Best in Show or In the Dog House?

TRAILER + REVIEW: 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' Best in Show or In the Dog House?

The new 3D animated release feels like both lots of fun and a big disappointment, right in the same 92 minutes.
2014 Oscars Predictions and 10 Things You Might Not Know About Them

2014 Oscars Predictions and 10 Things You Might Not Know About Them

Cinema Siren makes predictions about the Oscars; the awards program airs Sunday night at 7 p.m. on ABC, hosted by Ellen Degeneres.
Movie Fridays: 'Non-Stop' Opens in Bay Area

Movie Fridays: 'Non-Stop' Opens in Bay Area

Heading to the movies this weekend? See what our local movie critic has to say about the action flick.