Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Movie Reviews

“The Irishman” and His Story of Painting Houses

Slip on your sweats and get comfy cause this movie is a LONG one. Beginning in an old folks home, we are introduced to...

“Last Christmas” Steals Your Heart and Gives It Away

Last Christmas starts off beautifully, introducing the audience to my favorite three things:  British accents, Christmas spirit, and a hot mess protagonist. Kate (Emilia...

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” Visually Decadent, Mildly Wicked

Don't let the title of Disney's revisionist fairytale sequel fool you. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, played by Angelina Jolie, is hardly "evil" in this...

“Judy” Struggles to Sparkle in Biopic’s Portrayal

An adaptation from Peter Quilter's lauded stageplay, End of the Rainbow, which focused on the waning days of Judy Garland, director Rupert Goold seems...

“Joker” Walks the Line Between Tragedy and Travesty

Director/Co-writer Todd Phillips' Joker origin story depicts a gritty character study on the most notorious supervillian inked in comic book panels. Inspired by the seedy...

Documentary “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice” Relives the Unmatched Greatness

Linda Ronstadt is a legend and the documentary Linda Ronstadt, The Sound of My Voice, does an incredible job telling her story. It begins...

“Ad Astra”- A Cosmic Meditation on Connectedness

For the sci-fi film buff, Ad Astra does not fail in delivering a stunning epic on the future possibilities and consequences of space exploration....

“Downton Abbey” is a Coronado Crowd Pleaser

Downton Abbey enjoyed six seasons on television from 2011-2016. The series chronicled the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in...

“The Goldfinch” is a Slow Burn

Buckle up because The Goldfinch is quite the Tour de France. Many times, it is unclear where the story is heading, but curiosity holds...

“It Chapter Two” – A Marvel of Metafiction and Macabre for the 1980s Grownup

More unsettling than terrifying, the follow-up adaptation of Stephen King’s It novel, is a “meta” marvel for horror flick enthusiasts who grew up in...

“Maiden” is Compelling

Maiden takes the audience through the sea of the first women-only crew racing in the famous Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. A...

“Angel Has Fallen” is an Experience with Twists and Turns

The sequel to 2013's Olympus Has Fallen and 2016's London Has Fallen, Angel Has Fallen showcases Gerard Butler reprising his role as the lead,...
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

I am Conflicted About How and When to Reopen Public Schools

Submitted by Casey TanakaI am conflicted about how and when to reopen public schools. I cannot help but notice that stores like Vons and...

Il Fornaio Allowed to Take HALF the Bay Path in Front of Their Building?

Submitted by Mike BarnesThe other day as I walked towards the Ferry Landing, I noticed that Il Fornaio had been allowed to put small...

The Devastating Impact COVID-19 Has Had On My Life

Submitted by Michelle TalleyI'm writing with intentions to share insight into the one of many lives that have been heavily impacted by Covid. I'm...

Historic City Council Accomplishments Improve Coronado

Submitted by Richard Bailey, Mayor, City of CoronadoAs we work collectively here in Coronado, throughout the region, and at the state level to address...

NEW STORIES

Five Restaurants Temporarily Close After Workers Test Positive for COVID-19

On Sunday, July 12, five additional (after three last week) Coronado restaurants announced temporary closures due to positive COVID-19 test results from staff. Night...

Coronado Based Crews Contribute to Firefighting Efforts on USS Bonhomme Richard

This article was updated at 2:30pm July 13 with a statement from the Coast Guard, and again at 8:15pm.Fed Fire continues to lead the...

Mobile Black Lives Matter Protest Shares Message in Coronado

A peaceful, mobile Black Lives Matter protest left downtown San Diego yesterday to pass through Coronado, traveling across the bridge and down Third Street...

USS Bonhomme Richard Evacuated After Shipboard Fire Pier-Side at Naval Base San Diego

Local, base and shipboard fire fighting teams responded to a fire aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), a Wasp-class Amphibious Assault Ship, while it was...

CUSD Eyes Safe Fall ReOpening; Town Hall Meeting Scheduled for July 23rd

The Coronado Unified School District held a special meeting July 9 to discuss safe reopening plans for the fall. The meeting, which board members...