See Words And Pictures At The Tower -- Plus Tom Cruise And Kids With Cancer

by Chris Narloch

This weekend ushers an eclectic trio of films into local theaters, including a high-concept, sci-fi action flick with Tom Cruise, an adaptation of a beloved book about teenagers with cancer, and an adult love story with two teachers who fall in love despite being cancer-free.

 

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President Obama Proclaims June LGBT Pride Month

As progress spreads from State to State, as justice is delivered in the courtroom, and as more of our fellow Americans are treated with dignity and respect -- our Nation becomes not only more accepting, but more equal as well.

During Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, we celebrate victories that have affirmed freedom and fairness, and we recommit ourselves to completing the work that remains.

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Don’t miss Dance of Reality at the Crest - Plus Tom Hardy & Tilda Swinton at Tower Theatre  

by Chris Narloch

You have to look a little harder in between the blockbusters that clog theaters this time of year, but there are fine films to be found on Sacramento movie screens that are neither sequels nor remakes.

Read on for my advice on where to find these off beat films, and check out some reviews of more commercial titles playing on screens all over town.

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Comedy Is King On DVD - Ben Stiller, Jerry Lewis & Napoleon Dynamite

by Chris Narloch

If you love to laugh, a funny movie can be a tonic after a long, hard day (or week) at work.

Here is a trio of entertaining comedy titles, recently released on DVD, that will tickle your funny bone and have you in stitches.

 

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Tyranny of the Comparing Mind

The Examined Life, by Tom Moon, MFT

Eric tries on a new shirt and looks at himself in the mirror. “I don’t like the way I look in this,” he tells his partner, Jason. “You look fine,” Jason replies. “Oh great,” Eric says. “I’ve always wanted to look fine.”

In our competitive culture, we don’t just want to be fine, we want to be special. For most of us, self-esteem means feeling above average in some way. In Garrison Keillor’s fictional town of Lake Wobegon, “all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.” Everywhere else, though, it’s mathematically impossible for all of us to be above average all the time, so most of us constantly airbrush our self-images by creating self-serving distortions that allow us to think of ourselves as superior to others.

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