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Avatar: A Must-See Movie


Posted on January 5

Credit: 20th Century Fox / Avatar Movie

When the previews for Avatar first came out, I wasn’t sure what I thought of it. I didn’t run out to see it when it was first released, either. I waited until New Year’s day, and ticket lines and the line to get into the theater were insanely long. So worth the wait, though. I didn’t know what the film was about, walking in, and I hadn't read any review. For the curious, here's the gist: Avatar takes you to Pandora, a place where all things—plants, animals and “the natives,” called the Na'vi—are connected, and the humans aim to destroy this place to mine for unobtainium, a precious metal worth millions of dollars.

To avoid giving a review that sets expectations for those of you who haven’t seen it, I will say only this: It was captivating. Reviews I read after having seen the movie said it was, ultimately, a sci-fi cliché. But even those reviewers loved it. Avatar is worth seeing in the theater, and in 3-D. Check out showtimes near you.

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Make-A-Wish Foundation's 27th annual Wine and Food Fest

Make-A-Wish Foundation's 27th annual Wine and Food Fest

Images from the Make-A-Wish Foundation's 27th annual Wine and Food Fest Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Guests were treated to food and drink from nearly 100 local eateries and bars. Other vendors auctioned off wares and services ranging from hand-woven free trade baskets to modern art work and vintage photographs. Proceeds from the event went to the charity’s mission of arranging experiences for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Published: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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