Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts: 2017-06-28 – 2017-07-02

June 28, 2017

It’s the week between Pride Weekend and the Fourth of July Weekend. A chance to catch your breath. Speaking of catching things, let’s talk about what you can catch in this week’s shows. What we’ve got coming up this week in the Bay Area includes: ogres, lifers, (sc)avengers, The Dude and The Iguana. So, we’re […]

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Film Review: Okja

June 28, 2017
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Welcome to the animal funny farm She has eyes the color of sunlit amber. She has a face that always reflects your best mood. Just being near her, feeling the warmth of her body as you wake up from an afternoon nap, sends waves of serenity through you. Sometimes, when you’re not sure where she […]

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Film Feature: A Few Minutes with Edgar Wright and Ansel Elgort from Baby Driver

June 27, 2017
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Edgar Wright’s newest film, Baby Driver, is a labor of love, many years in the making. The film would be a typical action crime drama were it not made by Wright, who is anything but typical. Instead, we get a creatively inspired film that takes this oft repeated form and adds a magical twist, which is that […]

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Festival Preview: FYF Fest

June 22, 2017
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2017 seems to be the year of the music festival.  With new festivals like Desert Daze and Burger Boogaloo gaining traction, the stalwarts have upped the ante on their lineups, boasting unique and eclectic selections of damn fine music. FYF Fest has come a long way from its meager Echo Park beginnings and from July 21st […]

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Film Review: Transformers: The Last Knight

June 21, 2017
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This movie goes for Big Dumb Fun, and is certainly big and dumb A few years back, I wrote a “live blog” of Transformers 4: I Can’t Remember the Subtitle, the first in the Michael Bay x Hasbro series of films to star Mark Wahlberg. It was a pretty silly movie, but looked amazing in IMAX […]

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Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts: 2017-06-21 – 2017-06-25

June 21, 2017

It’s Pride Weekend in San Francisco this week, and it’s fun to see all the bright-eyed people in the city who are attending their first Pride celebration. Speaking of going to new things, let’s talk about this week’s concerts. Here’s what we’ve got coming up this week in the Bay Area: tanned people, clan people, […]

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Film Review: The Book of Henry

June 16, 2017
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Several different movies, crashing together; in other words, it’s a multi-car pile-up What if veteran comic book writer Gregg Hurwitz wrote a superhero origin story about a single mom, combined it with a treacly family drama about a cancer-stricken kid, and crossed that with a darkly comedic satire about cinematic depictions of gifted children? Well, […]

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Film Review: Cars 3

June 16, 2017
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Horsepower and happy endings Oh how quickly the young become old, the strong become weak, and the fresh, young, star becomes the stale, old, has-been. In the age of computer-generated animated features, oh how long ten years can be. Sadly, Cars 3 proves this old axiom, as it leans heavily on the achievements of the […]

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Film Review: All Eyez On Me

June 16, 2017
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It’s hard to keep ya head up when you have ambitions az a ridah The full name of the film is All Eyez On Me: The Untold Story of Tupac Shakur. It’s an ambitious premise for a film about one of the single most well documented figures of the last 30 years. There may have […]

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Film Review: 47 Meters Down

June 16, 2017
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Imperfect shark tale still has some bite   Spinning Platters recently hosted its first music trivia event at SOMA StrEat Food Park, but if you missed it, have no fear – others are on the horizon. And to (ahem) tide you over, here’s a brief little summer movie quiz: match the tagline with its corresponding shark […]

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