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"Batkid" comes to the rescue just when this hurting nation needs hope. #batkidbegins  
Dana Nachman's documentary is uplifting without being manipulative by simply focusing on the story itself, of how what started as a small-scale event for 5-year-old leukemia patient became a global Batsignal for hope.
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Need some good laughs? See "Spy." It's one of Melissa McCarthy's best comedies. 
Melissa McCarthy, the funnywoman adored on screen for her crazy-zany rants, reteams with her 'Bridesmaids' and 'Heat' writer/director Paul Feig for a laugh-out-loud blues-chaser.
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"Tomorrowland" dazzles with its visuals, overstates with its message. 
Disney's latest family film delivers a hopeful message to budding innovators and communities at large, encouraging everyone, particularly teen girls, to initiate positive, mindful action to trigger needed global change.
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Summer movies 2015: From "Mad Max: Fury Road" to "Magic Mike XXL," this cinematic season promises to bring enough sizzle. #madmaxfuryroad  
On deck this summer, a deep bench of promising films
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San Francisco International Film Festival: Director Jason Zeldes makes a  stunning debut with "Romeo Is Bleeding." Don't miss this outstanding documentary, along with "Meru." #SFIFF
http://www.mercurynews.com/entertainment/ci_27907718/besides-documentary-steve-jobs-whats-good-at-sf
San Francisco International Film Festival, best known for its global perspective, flouts flaunts its Bay Area connections in this year's 181 offerings.
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"Insurgent" is better than "Divergent" and better than the last "Hunger Games" movie.. #insurgentgoogle   #insurgent   #theojames   #shailenewoodley  
Second outing in 'The Divergent Series,' starring Shailene Woodley, feels fresher, tighter and boasts some top-notch performances.
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James Franco talks about his role in "I Am Michael," a compelling film about a passionate gay rights advocate's transformation into an anti-gay pastor. It kicks off S.F.'s Frameline film festival. 
In 'I Am Michael,' the Palo Alto native portrays true-life story of gay rights advocate who suffers a spiritual crisis and becomes an anti-gay preacher.
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San Francisco gets pulverized yet again in "San Andreas," a silly movie loaded with special effects and cheesy dialogue. File it under guilty pleasure.
Once again, the Bay Areas gets walloped in this silly but modestly entertaining earthquake flick starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.
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Buckle up! "Mad Max: Fury Road" is the thrill ride of the summer. It's incredible due to George Miller, Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy and director photography John Seale. #madmaxfuryroad  
Director George Miller's $150-million reboot is everything you could want in a summer movie -- devilish detail, stunning photography, bold acting. Plus a feminist heroine and theme to boot.
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I like a good superhero movie AND I like a good period romance. "Far From the Madding Crowd" is one of the best period romances to come around in awhile. #farfromthemaddingcrowd   #careymulligan  
As Bathsheba, Carey Mulligan is perfect, with just the right combination of waifish vulnerability and iron will, essential in playing an upstart entering a man's world after her uncle dies and bequeaths her his farm.
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Even the romantic chemistry between Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence is off in "Serena." 
Even with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence starring as a couple in love with each other and with power, the erratic screenplay lacks confidence as it swings from glossy romance to creepy thriller, leaving us feeling detached along the way.
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Review: "Run All Night" -- great performances from Liam Neeson, Joel Kinnaman and Ed Harris elevate predictable crime story. #runallnight  
Liam Neesen teams up again with director Jaume Collet-Saure ('Non-Stop,' 'Unknown') for a gripping, but entirely predictable, ticking-clock thriller.
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I review movies for San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times and Oakland Tribune. I'm a personal trainer and spin instructor.
Skills
Reviewing, writing, riding, teaching.
Employment
  • Downtown Berkeley YMCA
    Trainer/instructor, present
  • Truve
    TRX and spin instructor, present
  • UC-Berkeley
    Personal trainer/instructor, present
    Personal trainer, WorkFit U health coach and trainer, circuit trainer and spin instructor. Also a Work Strong trainer.
  • University of California, Berkeley
    group instructor, present
    Teach group exercise.
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Randy Myers reviews movies for Bay Area News Group and is a member of the San Franciso Film Critics Circle . He is also a certified personal trainer, and teaches indoor cycling and TRX classes.
Introduction
I love movies, I love to write and I love to work out and help others get into shape. So I'm pursuing all these passions at once. I freelance movie reviews for the San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times and Oakland Tribune. And I'm a certified personal trainer, a TRX-trained instructor, and spin instructor. I'm a health coach and trainer at UC-Berkeley's RSF, Truve, and also work at the Downtown Berkeley YMCA. When I'm not watching movies, teaching, personal training, you'll likely find me out on my bike or running up hills. 

Bragging rights
Did the AIDS Ride four times, completed two double centuries, did the Death Ride twice and rafted down the Grand Canyon: a life-changing experience.
Education
  • California State University, Sacramento
    Journalism