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Stories from Movies

Why Sulu's husband is Asian in 'Star Trek Beyond'

Much has been made of the decision to reveal that the 'Star Trek' character Sulu is gay in the latest franchise installment but for actor John Cho, one of the most important things was ensuring that Sulu's husband was also of Asian descent.

Hot Tuna brings acoustic blues to Rohnert Park

Low-key rock star Jorma Kaukonen of Hot Tuna talks about new and old music.

4th 'Star Trek' film in the works

Paramount Pictures has announced a fourth 'Star Trek' film with Chris Hemsworth returning to the rebooted franchise.

'The Music of Strangers' goes beyond music

The beautifully shot, deeply philosophical documentary 'The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble' closely examines the work of Ma and the other virtuosos in the ensemble.

Goofy ‘Wilderpeople’ an irreverent joy

Adapted by Waititi from Barry Crump’s 1986 novel 'Wild Pork and Watercress,' 'Wilderpeople' possesses the same goofy irreverence the filmmaker brought to his vampire satire 'What We Do in the Shadows.'

Cranston keeps ‘Infiltrator’ believable

'The Infiltrator' is the tale of two Bobs: Mazur and Musella, both played by Bryan Cranston.

Doubt, hope in powerful story of ‘The Innocents’

Set in the aftermath of World War II, the quietly powerful drama 'The Innocents' shows women of faith working side by side with nonbelievers to bring light to a dark, horrifying world.

Chemistry works in ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot

The easy, electric chemistry of the four leads in Paul Feig’s 'Ghostbusters' acts like a firewall against the supernatural and the adolescent, alike, in this spirited reboot of the 1984 original.

Odd ‘Wiener-Dog’ strangely engrossing

'Wiener-Dog' isn’t so much a cohesive movie as a collection of four disjointed shorts.

Movie filmed locally gets splashy Petaluma premiere

Ali Afshar's new film, shot at various spots around his hometown of Petaluma, opens with a gala event Friday night.

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