San Francisco Chronicle: Entertainment

  • 'RuPaul's Drag Race' moves to Fridays, causing headaches for SF gay bars
    Friday - 03/24/2017 - 04:17 PM

    Get ready, queen: tomorrow, RuPaul's Drag Race returns for its ninth season.
    Fresh off an Emmy win, the popular reality competition show has switched its time slot from 9pm Mondays to 8pm Fridays—ruffling the feathers of San Francisco gay bars and their customers, who'd grown accustomed to starting the week by watching their favorite queens compete for a crown.

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  • Big-screen reboot of ‘Power Rangers’ has muscles to flex.
    Friday - 03/24/2017 - 07:29 AM

    “Power Rangers” is a pretty well-made movie with strong characterizations, enjoyable action (though not enough of it), a few topical touches and a nutritious helping of fun.

    The ultra-cheesy rubber suits of the various TV series are exchanged for some pretty good CGI, and the alien kung fu fights are drastically improved — apparently one can still buy nice things with a $100 million budget.

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  • Horoscope for Friday, 3/24/17 by Christopher Renstrom
    Friday - 03/24/2017 - 01:24 AM

    ARIES. (March 20 - April 18): You always said someone would be back and now he is. But is he sorry? Hold off on the happy reunion until you're thoroughly convinced.

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  • ‘Chips’ a not bad, coarse version of TV series
    Thursday - 03/23/2017 - 06:23 PM

    Yet when we watch an action comedy these days, it just feels weird to see people getting killed.

    [...] 30 years ago that happened all the time in action comedies, and 50 years ago, “Get Smart” was killing off characters to the sound of a sitcom laugh track.

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  • ‘T2 Trainspotting’ is nonstop pleasure
    Thursday - 03/23/2017 - 06:23 PM

    At its best, and “T2” is mostly at its best, there’s a kind of joy about it, and a joy in watching it, of sitting back and witnessing a succession of beautiful and clever surprises, of never knowing what’s coming next, and of always having that next thing be something better than you might have ever guessed.

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  • Chuck Barris, creator of ‘Gong Show’ and ‘Dating Game,’ dies
    Thursday - 03/23/2017 - 06:23 PM

    Chuck Barris, creator of ‘Gong Show’ and ‘Dating Game,’ dies

    Chuck Barris, “The Gong Show” creator and host who claimed — though never too seriously — that he doubled as a CIA assassin during the height of his game show popularity, has died at his home in Palisades, N.Y.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Kristi Yamaguchi's 'break a leg' tweet brings out every GIF the internet has
    Thursday - 03/23/2017 - 02:25 PM

    A good luck tweet from Kristi Yamaguchi to former Olympic figure skating teammate Nancy Kerrigan is drawing online attention. Ahead of the 1994 Winter Olympics, Kerrigan was hit in the leg with a crowbar by a man hired by the ex-husband of fellow Team USA skater Tonya Harding.

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  • Joanne Kyger, trailblazing Beat poet, dies at 82
    Thursday - 03/23/2017 - 02:45 AM

    Joanne Kyger, trailblazing Beat poet, dies at 82

    Joanne Kyger, a leading poet of the San Francisco Renaissance and a rare female voice of the male-dominated Beat generation, has died.

    Ms. Kyger, who lived in Bolinas, died Wednesday, Bay Area poet and collaborator Michael Rothenberg wrote on Facebook.

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  • Literary Guide
    Wednesday - 03/22/2017 - 08:59 PM

    Literary Guide

    4 p.m. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera.

    Agnieszka Ilwicka “A Polish Journey to Yiddish Language and Culture.”

    1:30 p.m. Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. www.jewishcommunitylibrary.org.

    Jane Kriss “Next Stop Sausalito.”

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  • Recommendations from Hicklebee’s
    Wednesday - 03/22/2017 - 07:30 PM

    Recommendations of recent books from the staffs of a rotating list of Bay Area independent bookstores.

    Proceeds from the book are being donated to charities supported by the march.

    Whole, Organic Ingredients and Delicious Meals From the Marley Kitchen, by Ziggy Marley:

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