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Comic-Con: Pop culture event of the year

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For five days, fans can unabashedly parade as their favorite character defending, avenging, annihilating, vindicating, vanquishing and adorning themselves with a surreal world of pop culture fantasy known as the San Diego Comic-Con. Without reservation or apology these role players escape their everyday life for a world of science fiction, fantasy, anime and horror to join this pop culture phenomenon.

What’s new at the movies?

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New in Theaters — Aug. 1

Get On Up PG13 The turbulent life of soul singer James Brown is depicted with his rise to fame, drug problems, and ultimate prison sentence. Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd

Guardians of the Galaxy PG13 A mysterious orb that holds the fate of the cosmos is stolen, and now it must be protected from the evil Ronan. Stars: Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana

‘And So It Goes,’ ‘Hercules’ and ‘Lucy’ open July 25

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Box Office Leaders Dawn of the Planet of the Apes PG13 Genetically evolved apes battle the human survivors of a deadly virus to become the dominant species. The Purge: Anarchy R The New Founders of America invite you to participate in the annual ritual of legal murder as it goes to the inner city. Sex [...]

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Planes: Fire and Rescue PG Dusty’s days of daredevil air racing are over, but he finds true courage by joining a firefighting team. Animated Stars: Dane Cook, Julie Bowen

The Purge: Anarchy R The New Founders of America invite you to participate in the annual ritual of legal murder as it goes to the inner city. Stars: Frank Grillo, Zoe Soul, Michael K. Williams

PowPac opens theater season with a comedy set in 1965

Leading off the 2014-15 theater season at PowPAC is “Here Lies Jeremy Troy, a comedy set in 1965 in West Rutherford, N.J., just a short drive from New York City.

The play revolves around Jeremy Troy, who has led his wife, his boss and his friends to believe that he is a qualified attorney. One of the partners in Jeremy’s law firm dies, and Jeremy hopes he will be promoted to fill the opening. In an effort to bolster his chances, Jeremy invites his boss home to dinner to be charmed by his wife, Kathryn.

‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ opens Friday

New in Theaters — July 11

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes PG13 Genetically evolved apes battle the human survivors of a deadly virus to become the dominant species. Stars: Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis

Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon team up in ‘Tammy’

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Box Office Leaders Transformers: Age of Extinction PG13 An auto mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that unleashes the Autobots & Decepticons. 22 Jump Street R Our two comedic officers are assigned as undercover cops at a local college and get an education they never expected. How to Train Your Dragon 2 PG Hiccup [...]

‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ opens June 27

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New in Theaters — June 27

Transformers: Age of Extinction PG13 An auto mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that unleashes the Autobots & Decepticons. Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Brenton Thwaites, Nicola Peltz

Also Playing: Begin Again – Siddharth – Snowpiercer – They Came Together – Whitey: United States of America vs. James J. Bulger – Yves Saint Laurent

Cowboy Art Class

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It was standing room only when Ramona artist and teacher Carol Ravy announced there would be a live cowboy model in the room.

As part of her Acrylic Painting for Adults series in Ramona Community Library, “Captain” Jim Cooper, who also participates in re-enactments using authentic costumes he designs himself, posed for the group in different outfits on Monday.

According to Librarian Ellie Slade, students came from as far away as El Centro, Borrego, Warner Springs and Julian.

Future art classes taught by Ravy at the library include Spirit Animals for Adults on June 16 at 11 a.m. and Ramona Landscape Collage on July 23.

The free classes are funded by Friends of the Ramona Library.

22 Jump Street opens Friday

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New in Theaters — June 13

22 Jump Street R Our two comedic officers are assigned as undercover cops at a local college and get an education they never expected. Stars: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

How to Train Your Dragon 2 PG Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of wild dragons and a new nemesis. Stars: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson

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