‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ delivers for hopeful fans

“Even though it’s only been in theaters a few days, I’ve already managed to see ‘Age of Ultron’ twice.”

‘Gatsby’ trailers and soundtrack dazzle, but will the film?

The New York lights glitter in the night. In West Egg, a mansion is filled with crowds adorned in opulent ’20s garments. Guests dance and converse on every confetti-blanketed surface. Fireworks boom above their heads as restlessness envelopes the air.

Fremont Theatre to close down

Fremont Theatre on Monterey Street will close after tonight’s 7:30 p.m. showing of “The Impossible.” Photo by David Liebig.   Mustang Daily Staff Report arts@mustangdaily.net Fremont Theatre‘s 7:30 p.m. showing of “The Impossible” on Thursday might be the 70-year-old cinema’s…

‘Rocky Horror’ continues tradition in SLO

Kelly Trom ktrom@mustangdaily.net What do a piece of toast, a newspaper and a water gun all have in common? “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” It’s provocative, it’s interactive and it’s coming to San Luis Obispo at Fremont Theatre on Thursday. “The…

Solar-powered silver screen

One of the United States’ only solar-powered movie theaters is right down the street. Since 2004, the Palm Theatre has been creating solar energy for PG&E that is used for the Palm, homes and other businesses in that area.

All-star cast can’t carry “Couples Retreat”

The second film from director Peter Billingsley (Ralphie from “A Christmas Story”), “Couples Retreat” deals with four pairs of friends who reluctantly travel to a resort designed for helping troubled couples.

Califone’s latest inspires film

It’s hard to admit in an article with a really big picture of my face right next to it that I was amused by music about the sun, rainbows and the scientific method, all of which are meant to get children excited about going to school.

“District 9” a standout amongst boring flops

Summer movie blockbusters lately have all revolved around familiar stories that have already been told. How shocking was it that Optimus Prime and the Autobots once again encountered those evil Decepticons or that Harry Potter defeated Voldemort for the ump-teenth time in this wizarding saga?

Terminator: He shouldn’t have come back

Unfortunately, the series seemed to die down with the mediocrity that was “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” (2003). In hopes to revitalize a highly respected and admired storyline, director McG added his own chapter, “Terminator Salvation”(2009).

‘Angels’ entertaining but lacks substance

Three years ago “The Da Vinci Code,” one of the most commercially successful and controversial movies of all time, was released to both considerable criticism and universal skepticism.