Irvine Weekly Movie Pick: Getting Playful with Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Welcome to Irvine Weekly‘s Movie Picks, your look at the hottest films in SoCal theaters this week — from indie art house gems and classics to popcorn-perfect blockbusters and new movies garnering buzz. Check here every week before you make your big screen plans. Pokémon Detective Pikachu, based on a video game based on the bestselling media franchise, takes place in a world where humans capture and train cute monsters …

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Irvine Weekly Movie Pick: The Ladies of Poms Prove They Still Have Pep

Welcome to Irvine Weekly‘s Movie Picks, your look at the hottest films in SoCal theaters this week — from indie art house gems and classics to popcorn-perfect blockbusters and new movies garnering buzz. Check here every week before you make your big screen plans. Poms collects a cast of venerable actresses for a rollicking comedy about a group of retirees who start a female cheerleading squad. Diane Keaton, still graceful and …

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Irvine Weekly Movie Pick: Tolkien as Teen Heartthrob

Welcome to Irvine Weekly‘s Movie Picks, your look at the hottest films in SoCal theaters this week — from indie art house gems and classics to popcorn-perfect blockbusters and new movies garnering buzz. Check here every week before you make your big screen plans. In Tolkien, the fusty Oxford philologist who penned The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings finds screen representation as a teen heartthrob (Nicholas Hoult). The …

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An Impresario For All Seasons

You might have seen Jerry Mandel playing his saxophone around town — perhaps at the annual Orange County Arts Awards Ceremony after party at Costa Mesa’s Samueli Theater. While the self-possessed gentleman is a long-time jazz musician, his expertise on his horn is the tip of the iceberg of a decades-long arts and entertainment career. The president of the Irvine Barclay Theatre, former San Diego State University dean of the …

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