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John McCain, wedding crasher

Don’t know about the polls but John McCain has a definite lead over Barack Obama in the box-office race. If you scratch your brain you may remember Sen. McCain doing a cameo as himself, shaking hands with Christopher Walken and … Continue reading

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San Ramon native Klein and wine movie

Like young wine I meant to see “Bottle Shock,” the Napa-wines-are-champs film, when I was vacationing in Monterey. But the timing wasn’t right. Had I gone, I would have seen 1993 San Ramon Valley High grad Hal B. Klein — … Continue reading

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“The Dark Knight”: A review

`Dark Knight’ draws winning hand with Joker There are not a lot of happy people in “The Dark Knight.’’ Or any, for that matter. Moments of joy are short-lived and muddied with uncertainty. Christopher Nolan paints this stunning sequel in … Continue reading

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DVD reviews: ‘Stop-Loss,’ ‘The Ruins,’ ‘The X-Files: Revelations,’ ‘The Superhero Movie,’ ‘Hybrid,’ ‘The Mummy’ sets

Post-war is hell Ryan Phillippe shows some chops in “Stop-Loss,” an insightful drama co-starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a volatile Iraq war vet who wants to return to the front, but can’t due to his instability. In her first film since … Continue reading

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