It’s January, and the release schedule — overflowing with goodness only a few short weeks ago — has transformed into a vast winter wasteland of terrible films. During the long holiday season, folks flock to the movies – then promptly abandon them in January and February. Meanwhile, the studios have to put something into cinemas — and it’s almost always barrel scrapings, misfires and duds.
It may still be February, but spring is creeping in and Berkeleysiders are sharing some beautiful photographs taken around town of delicate cherry blossoms and budding blooms. Despite the evidence to the contrary, spring officially begins with the vernal equinox on March 20. (more…)