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Machete rages, Tom Hanks sails, and Romeo and Juliet (spoiler alert!) die in the end: new movies!

First things first: do not pass go or collect your turkey leg until you've seen Escape From Tomorrow, the shot-secretly-at-Disney sci-fi drama that will,...

‘Gravity,’ Mill Valley, and everything else: new movies

The 36th Mill Valley Film Festival opened last night and runs through Oct. 13, filling the North Bay's travel-worthy venues (the Christopher B. Smith...

Race car drivers, rock stars, witches, flight attendants, and more: choose your Halloween costume from this week’s new movies!

For this week's longer reviews, check out Dennis Harvey's take on the doc Inequality for All, and my chat with Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett...

Bad dads, hella docs, and more new movies!

One theme this week is "father figures" — some terrible (see Dennis Harvey's review of Blue Caprice here, and review of You Will Be...

Ki-ki-ki-ah-ah-ah: new movies for Friday the 13th

Naturally, there's at least one horror movie, Insidious: Chapter 2,  opening in honor of Friday the 13th — two if you count Our Nixon...

Action franchise junkie Vin Diesel returns … and more new movies!

Who dares to challenge the box-office supremacy of Vin Diesel, who returns yet again to play the titular night vision-gifted (but really socially awkward)...

Fall films to look forward too … and new movies to see tonight!

Click this way for my Fall Film Preview, presented as part of this weeks Fall Arts spectacular. With bonus photo of Bradley Cooper's Brady...

The robot apocalypse, Mr. Darcy, outlaws, and revolutionaries: new movies!

Let's Boo-Boo! Edgar Wright's latest bromance-in-genre-clothing, The World's End, opens today, and it's a riot. Elsewhere, there's a rom-com about Jane Austen obsessives, Hollywood's...

Never enough hours in the weekend to see all these NEW MOVIES

Quite a few openings this week, although it seems like 10-plus new movies is becoming the norm these days. (At least there's no big...

Woody does SF in “Blue Jasmine” … plus more new movies!

Remember that brief, exciting period last year when Woody Allen sightings were being breathlessly reported on 'round town, particularly in the Mission? Here's your...

SF Jewish Film Festival, Hugh Jackman, killer whales, and more: new movies!

This week: the 33rd San Francisco Jewish Film Festival takes off with screenings all over the Bay Area; check out my take on some...

‘Fruitvale Station’ opens! Plus, giant monsters, giant robots, and more new movies!

This week marks the opening of Ryan Coogler's Fruitvale Station, a moving look at Oscar Grant's final hours; it's an especially important film for...

Depp stinks but Death rules: new movies!

By now you've heard how much The Lone Ranger sucks (for more on that, my review here), so what else should you be spending...

Buddy cops, a one-man army, a boozy doc, and more: new movies!

This week: two music docs, a buddy-cop movie starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, and America's Sweetmeat Channing Tatum saves the White House and,...

It’s Frameline time! Plus Brad Pitt vs. zombies, robbin’ Paris Hilton, and more in new movies

Frameline37 is underway! Check out our coverage of the country's biggest, oldest LGBT film festival: Dennis Harvey's rundown of five docs about great gay...

Holding out for a hero…or an antihero…or the Antichrist: this week’s new movies!

Already in theaters, Seth Rogen and his bro posse take on doomsday in This Is the End. I got the chance to talk with...

True tales, Shakespeare, interns, and more: new movies (plus DocFest)!

The 12th San Francisco Documentary Film Festival kicked off last night with a screening of Spark: A Burning Man Story (even if you missed...

Couples and docs galore, plus Will Smith and magicians: new movies!

This week there are two very different movies about two VERY different couples (Before Midnight and Sightseers). Pick your poison by checking out Lynn...

Pointy ears and freaky eyebrows: this week’s new movies

In Hollywood, summer starts in May, or even earlier ... give it a few more years and there'll be an Avengers tie-in movie ringing...

Gatsby who? Check out these cool rep flicks instead! Plus: more new movies.

This week: two, count 'em two, series dedicated to oft-overlooked films produced outside the mainstream, dedicated to the seamier things in life: "I Wake...

‘Iron Man 3’ and everything else: new movies!

This week: the 56th San Francisco International Film Festival continues (our second week picks here); hippie cult doc The Source Family opens at the...

Cruisin’, obsessin’, and drinkin’: new movies!

Hollywood is clearly bowing down to the power of Tom Cruise this week, opening no other contenders (sorry, Rob Zombie, The Lords of Salem...

Things that make you go hmmm: new movies!

Better order your popcorn with a side of open-mindedness this week, what with To the Wonder (meh) and Upstream Color (woo!) launching themselves at...

All killer, no filler: new movies!

Deadites, dino-junkies, indie supporters, doc watchers, foreign-film fans, "Hey Girl" lovers ... there's a little something for all y'all this week. (If you'd prefer...