Friday, February 28, 2014 1:43 pm
Not much has changed in the six weeks since the Academy Award nominations were announced, but with several categories that are two- or three-way races between some particularly impressive nominees, the evening still promises to be an interesting affair for those who get a kick out of this delightfully absurd tradition of pageantry and sycophancy.
Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence in a scene from “American Hustle.”
Friday, January 24, 2014 7:26 am
It’s been a long and trying year since I last touched bases with you, and in that time I have not been able to see nearly as many new releases as usual. Life has a way of interfering, and since changing career paths early last year, I’ve had difficulty finding adequate time to devote to cinematic pursuits.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 9:46 am
Hundreds and hundreds of nominations poured in for teachers this year! It was a pleasure hearing all of the special ways teachers are touching the lives of students in our community.
Thursday, June 6, 2013 12:00 am
Here is the list of Liberty High School graduates for 2013:
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 6:32 am
Brian McMillen and Katie Gillespie, both of Lodi, were married in August 2012.
Friday, May 25, 2012 12:00 am
Here is a list of awards presented to Lodi High School graduates for 2012:
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 12:00 am
Tonight, the curtain will rise on Lodi High School's spring musical, "Li'l Abner."
Saturday, April 28, 2012 12:00 am
Leena Ou, 14, is in the eighth grade, and she doesn't want to grow up.
Amy Adams and Jason Segel star in “The Muppets.”
Friday, December 2, 2011 8:01 am
How quickly things can change. Just a week ago, I was so
desperate for a movie to review that I actually sat and watched
“The Twilight Saga — Breaking Dawn: Part 1” for two hours. (I’ve
broken bones, suffered through mono, gotten tattooed and had a
wisdom tooth wrenched out of my head without Novocain, but
honestly, all pale in comparison to the sheer unpleasantness of the
Saturday, May 28, 2011 12:00 am
Here is the list of Lodi High School graduates for 2011:
Friday, May 27, 2011 4:35 pm
Here is a list of awards presented to Lodi High School graduates
Thursday, May 26, 2011 11:13 am
Here is the list of Tokay High School graduates for 2011:
Monday, May 2, 2011 12:00 am
Lodi High School’s swimming teams capped off banner seasons with
a sweep of all four meets at the San Joaquin Athletic Association
championships this past weekend at Lincoln High School in
Saturday, April 23, 2011 12:00 am
Getting back to a state of play. That has always been the quest
for improv comedian Brent Tubbs. During the past 11 years, he has
encouraged people to hop onstage and use their imaginations to come
up with different characters and stories.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 7:42 am
Saturday, April 2, 2011 7:17 am
The Lodi Flames varsity boys shut out the Tracy Bulldogs by
winning all 12 events and advanced to 2-0 in San Joaquin Athletic
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 12:00 am
Mary Griffith won two Sac-Joaquin Section swimming titles last
year as a sophomore.
The Tokay High junior has notched multiple All-American
Her name is all over the Lodi Swim Club record book.
After the 2010 high school season ended, Griffith spent the
summer swimming in meets all over the country, including the U.S.
Junior National Swimming Championships. She then dove into her
training with the Lodi Swim Club and head coach John Griffin.
Saturday, March 12, 2011 12:00 am
Potential GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee recently
criticized Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman for
glamorizing out-of-wedlock pregnancy.
Friday, March 4, 2011 9:39 am
We’re back to new movies this week with a quick look at “Hall
Pass,” the latest raunchy comedy from Farrelly brothers (it was a
close call between that and the Nic Cage exploitation vehicle
“Drive Angry” — they both got terrible reviews, so I literally
flipped a coin). Next week we’ll take a peek at “Rango,” followed
by “Battle: Los Angeles.” Not the best lineup, but not the worst,
Friday, March 4, 2011 12:00 am
The Tokay High softball team opened the preseason with two
victories in the St. Mary's Tournament on Thursday at Arnaiz
Friday, February 25, 2011 8:35 am
It’s that time of year again — a time for victors to be showered
in glory, for losers to be mocked and ostracized, and for creative
artists to cheapen their craft by taking part in the ridiculous
circus that we call the Academy Awards.
Friday, January 14, 2011 9:22 am
I’ll continue to do my best catching up with some late 2010
releases while we wait for the new year to really get going. So in
that vein we’ve got a brief look at the awards-season favorite “The
Fighter,” along with my predictions for this year’s Oscar
nominations. Completely meaningless, but kinda fun.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:00 am