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Robin Williams and W. Kamau Bell at Glide’s Annual Holiday Festival

If you want to support San Francisco's disenfranchised in this season o’ charitable giving, but need more compelling incentive than a dude with a red bucket and bell - incentive like, say, Robin Williams and fried chicken - mark Thursday for Glide’s annual fundraiser. You'll get world-class comedy and the smug satisfaction of supporting Glide's grand tradition of helping Tenderloin residents find their feet and their spirit. 

Foreign Cinema: Divided Attention-Span Theater for Multitasking Eaters and Watchers (and Frameline Absentees)

The San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Film Festival bursts proudly forth next Thursday with the Opening night film An Englishman In New York, (the sequel to the 1975’s The Naked Civil Servant.) The film is followed by a Gala opening party at the newly renovated Terra Gallery, with drinks and drag and oodles of hoopla.

Notes from a Darkened Theater: The Future of Batman and a Jester in King Arthur's Court

Recently, the Sun – the London-based tabloid that seems to pride itself on movie-related misinformation – reported that Eddie Murphy and Shia LaBeouf would be joining Christian Bale and rumored Catwoman Rachel Weisz in Christopher Nolan’s next Batman sequel, tentatively titled Gotham.

Though the rumor has been categorically (and convincingly) denied, I believe Murphy could make a fine Riddler, provided he muted his act to suit the dark tone of the material, as Robin Williams did for another Nolan production, Insomnia. But LaBeouf as Robin? Spare us.

It's a Cold, Cold World: George Miller's Penguins Tackle Pollution in 'Happy Feet'

Considering the recent flurry of furry misadventures – among them, Over the Hedge, Flushed Away, Open Season and Ice Age: The Meltdown – 2006 has been a banner year for quirky, cuddly animals. Happy Feet, a late entry to the sweepstakes, is a cut above them all.

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