Guardian Staff Writers

Stage Listings

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Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern. Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com. For further information on how to submit items for the listings, see Picks.

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Film Listings

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Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see Rep Clock.

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Chasing Mavericks The Bay Area's big-wave spot hits the big screen, with Gerard Butler and Jonny Weston as real-life surfers Rick "Frosty" Hesson and Jay Moriarity. (1:45)Read more »

Drunks, drugs, kung fu, and rock 'n' roll: just another week at the movies

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This week, get thee to the Roxie for "Not Necessarily Noir III" (Dennis Harvey's preview here), or the wind-whipped moors for Andrea Arnold's brutal new Wuthering Heights (my chat with Arnold here). Other new stuff we haven't reviewed yet: the not-screened-for-critics-because-let's-face-it-these-movies-are-critic-proof Paranormal Activity 4, and Tyler Perry's first Madea-free enterprise in some time, Alex Cross.

Read on for more new reviews!

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Our Weekly Picks: October 17-23

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Stage Listings

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Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern. Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com. For further information on how to submit items for the listings, see Picks.

THEATER

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Film Listings

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Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see Rep Clock.

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Alex Cross Tyler Perry sheds his Madea drag to play James Patterson's iconic detective. (1:41) Shattuck. Read more »

Affleck! Psychopaths! Lithuanian hoops! Yep, more new movies

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Yes, it's true: Argo is entertaining. Former cheeseball Ben Affleck has come a long way, baby.

Some cool local stuff this week: the Arab Film Festival, San Francisco Film Society's Taiwan Film Days, and some seasonally-appropriate horror programming at the Roxie. Another Halloween-timed flick is the Ethan Hawke-starring Sinister, about a beastie that attacks people who've seen him on film, or something. So be warned.

More new releases, including a highly recommended sports doc about basketball in Lithuania, after the jump.

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Local censored 2012

Our picks for SF stories that didn't get the attention they deserved
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East Bay Endorsements 2012

Our recommendations in key Alameda County, Berkeley and Oakland races

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The East Bay ballot is crowded, with races for mayor, city council and school board in Berkeley and Oakland, plus a long list of ballot measures. We're weighing in on what we see as the most important races.

 

OAKLAND CITY ATTORNEY

 

BARBARA PARKER

This one's simple: Progressives on the council like Parker, who's a pretty unbiased attorney. Her challenger, Jane Brunner, is a supporter of Ignacio De La Fuente. Vote for Parker.

 

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL

 

AT-LARGE

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