Review: “Five Feet Apart” Comes Up Just Short

“Five Feet Apart,” Justin Baldoni’s freshman directorial outing, follows the heartbreaking love story of two teenagers, both fighting a terrible disease that, tragically (in a vaguely Shakespearean way), links them together yet keeps them apart. Both teenagers suffer from cystic fibrosis, a brutal genetic disease that causes severe mucus build-up in the lungs and other organs. Due to the nature of the disease, and the wide variety of strains that …

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You. Me. D&D.

Some people are blessed with extroverted personalities and active social lives, but some of us … aren’t. In any case, it’s always possible to find yourself needing friends. You may have recently been broken up with, or perhaps you just moved to Irvine for work. Maybe you need a change of scenery. It doesn’t matter why you need friends – you just do. Where do you start? How about Dungeons …

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Hike Irvine: Top 10 Trails

While Irvine is rightly famed for its world-class schools, prestigious corporate headquarters, and fine dining and retail, the city is far from just concrete and glass. In fact, Irvine (which was mostly ranchland until the 1960s) and nearby communities boast extensive hiking trail networks with something to suit all levels of fitness, enthusiasm and time commitment. We visited 10 worth exploring. HANGMAN’S MONUMENT Don’t just show up in your boots …

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Irvine International Film Festival Features a Darker Shade of Narrative

The eighth annual Irvine International Film Festival is right around the corner, and it’s going to be a dark one. The festival, which was founded with the intentions of showcasing international films and providing seminars for its attendees, will take place from March 22 – 28. Its three official selections in the category of feature narratives have been announced, and all three films are either thrillers or horror movies. This …

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Marconi Automotive Museum’s Stable Helps Children

It is often said that the only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys. In the case of Dick Marconi’s Automotive Museum in Tustin, the same toys have benefited both grown-ups and children. The museum is filled with luxury automobiles that once belonged to Marconi but now belong to the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Marconi Automotive Museum and Foundation that he established in 1994. He donated both the …

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Puffy Delivery: Reshaping the Culture of the Digital Cannabis Delivery Service

SPONSORED CONTENT Puffy Delivery is the new online delivery website for cannabis with a lofty goal: to reshape the culture of the digital cannabis delivery service. Based out of Irvine, the company is launching itself across the entirety of California, and with its unique branding and corporate structure, it is doing things that no one else in the cannabis space is currently attempting. High Times Magazine recently referred to the …

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23 Years of Irvine Park Railroad

Have you been looking for a day of family fun in Orange County that won’t break the bank or leave you in an hour-long line? All aboard the Irvine Park Railroad! People from all around Southern California have been discovering the magic of the Railroad for years, and it’ll be celebrating 23 years of fun on February 23 and 24. They’re ringing in their birthday with a bang, and they …

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The Best Local Valentine’s Day Date Night Ideas

Valentine’s Day, aka February 14, has been a day of love and fertility for centuries. Although this holiday has roots in violence, murder and matchmaking, today the holiday is much sweeter and is celebrated as a day to honor and treat the you people you love. The dilemma with this annual celebration of love is that you’ve got to come up with something new to do or give to your …

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The Hidden Secrets of Disneyland

People travel from all over the world to visit Disneyland in Anaheim, so Irvine residents lucked out having the theme park right in their backyard. Indeed, Disneyland has been a staple of Orange County since its opening in 1955. But no matter how many times you may have been there, chances are you haven’t uncovered all the hidden secrets sprinkled throughout the Magic Kingdom — until now. Irvine Weekly has …

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Get Ready To Laugh It Up With Irvine Improv

In this day and age, many people get their daily laughs from reading the morning headlines. Unfortunately, those same headlines probably cause just as many people to cry as laugh. So, where can one go to ensure that appropriately comical spins are provided to the state of the nation? To comedy clubs, of course! One option for folks in need of a laugh is Irvine Improv Comedy Club, which is …

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