In the midst of midterm season, it’s a good idea to take advantage of a weekend and just de-stress yourself. What’s a better way to relax than to watch a movie in one of many of the local theaters? Last week, if you recall, we at the Clog wrote about “The Secret World of Arrietty,” a gorgeous animated film from Studio Ghibli currently showing at the California Theater on 2113 Kittredge. This week, we took another movie break (you can never have too many) and watched “Chronicle”, a different kind of super-hero film currently showing at United Artists Berkeley 7 on 2274 Shattuck Avenue. Released earlier in the month under the radar, the movie has been slowly gathering momentum due to positive reception from film critics and enthusiast communities. read more »


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Sunday Shout-Out picks out the week’s stories that simply slipped our minds.

Although UC Berkeley no longer ranks as a politically radical institution, our super nerds are totally leading the Green Revolution. The Batteries for Advanced Transportation Technologies team at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab is leading research aimed towards making more efficient and affordable car batteries. [San Jose Mercury News]

Speaking of nerds and Berkeley, the United Artists Berkeley 7 theater is already expecting at least 600 people for the first showings of the final Harry Potter movie. Better get your tickets now, or just see it later like a normal human being. [Berkeley Patch]

Everyone already knows about state budget cuts and how much they suck, but on the plus side, a Daily Cal editorial about the cuts was cited in the New York Times. [New York Times]

Speaking of opinion pieces and the Daily Cal, if you would like to write for the Daily Cal (and, um, the New York Times?) submit something to the new Letters to the Editor section. [Daily Cal]

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