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nResident film guy Anders Wright has been writing about movies, music, food, technology and all things pop culture for a decade-ish. These days, he splits his time between CityBeat, the movie theater and taking care of his young daughter. He is a voting member of the San Diego Film Critics Society and generally the sort of witty fellow you want at your cocktail parties telling you what movies to see. Send press releases, screening information and party invitations his way.

Aug. 1 2012
After the success of Little Miss Sunshine, which earned a pair of Oscars and was enormously profitable at the box office, its surprising that co-directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris waited...
Aug. 1 2012
Yeah, zombies are everywhere these days, even gracing CityBeats cover on July 11. People cant seem to get enough of them as they mindlessly shamble into any multiplex that features the walking...
July 25 2012
Like most indie-film geeks from the 80s and 90s, I had a love affair with Todd Solondz. Welcome to the Dollhouse was refreshing, painful and funny, and his follow-up, Happiness, was...
July 25 2012
Theres no place like home, especially when your home is 26,000 square feet. But thats not big enough for Jackie and David Siegel, who are building a 90,000 square-foot home at the beginning of Lauren Greenfields...
July 18 2012
There was a time when I wanted to know what Rob Reiner was up to, back when he was making movies like This is Spinal Tap, The Princess Bride, Stand by Me and, perhaps most of all, When Harry...
July 18 2012
Doing press at Comic-Con isnt nearly as glamorous as it soundsand it doesnt even sound all that glamorous to begin with. There are some benefits: Youre usually in air-conditioned ballrooms, youre not shoulder-to-shoulder...
July 16 2012
Summertime. Unlike the Gershwin tune, lately, the livin hasnt been so easy, because, lets face it, its been so damn hot
July 11 2012
Theres so much going on in Beasts of the Southern Wild, the Sundance hit that opens here on Friday, July 13, that its hard to explain what its really about
July 11 2012
Its back. Comic-Con, that is, San Diegos big moneymaker. Lets hope this geeky wet dream goes off better than the July 4 fireworks display, right?
July 11 2012
Zombies have taken a big bite out of our cultural consciousness, and they have no greater platform to shamble on than The Walking Dead, the AMC show developed by Frank Darabont, based on Robert Kirkmans...
July 3 2012
I cant think of another actor whos done as much consistently great work in recent years as Michelle Williams
July 3 2012
Every parent will tell you that theres a movie that their kid likes that theyve had to watch a hundred times. Children will watch the same thing over and over again, and watching anything a hundred times...
June 27 2012
Woody Allen is his own worst enemy, and, no, Im not talking about his marriage to Soon-Yi
June 27 2012
The violence certainly isnt toned down in Battle Royale
June 27 2012
Suspended in front of a green screen in the back room of a duplex in South Park is a helicopter. Its not life-size, mind you, but its a helicopter nonetheless, and like almost everything thats gone into...
June 25 2012
Theres nothing quite like getting some in the morning. And by some, of course, Im referring to good wine
June 20 2012
In the initial moments of Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, which opens Friday, June 22, we learn that an asteroid is barreling toward us and everyone on the planet has just three weeks to live....
June 20 2012
Believe it or not, theres room for yet another film festival in San Diego. The Young Leaders Film Festival, put together by a production company made up of three women called Moms With Issues, kicks off...
June 13 2012
Plaza is front and center in Safety Not Guaranteed, in which she plays Darius, an awkward young Seattle 20-something who lives with her dad (Jeff Garlin) in the wake of her mothers death and is trying...
June 13 2012
Its not usually considered a good thing to refer to a film as a piece of therapy. But in the case of OC87, which opens at Reading Gaslamp Cinemas on Friday, June 15, it most certainly is

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