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There's no arguing that Lisbeth Salander — the central figure in the Millennium book series created by Stieg Larsson — is one of the most intriguing and complicated characters to grace the … more
You have to give credit to James Wan that "Aquaman" is as good as it is. The "Saw" and "The Conjuring" filmmaker doesn't do anything halfway. He took a character from the hit-or-miss DC Comics … more
Acting in a movie at 88 is not out of the question, and neither is directing one. But both directing yourself and acting in a major studio release at that advanced age is next door to unheard of. … more
There's no one right way to reboot a beloved property. For "Mary Poppins Returns," director Rob Marshall and writers David Magee and John DeLuca have taken the "ain't broke, don't fix it" approach … more
HCN_20180628_OPINION_Scott columnBy SCOTT W. COLEMAN, Hill Country NewsIf you don’t see but one more movie this summer, it should be “Won’t You Be My Neighbor.”The poinginant documentary … more
The post-apocalyptic young adult fantasy flick "Mortal Engines" rolls into and out of one's consciousness like "traction cities" that roam its landscape. There are so many aviation goggles and large … more
Marvel maestro Stan Lee spent his decades-long career creating some of the most iconic comic book heroes of all time, from the Avengers to the X-Men to current box-office heavyweight Black … more
The Marvel Universe of films expands by one with the release of "Avengers: Infinity War." It's a difficult film to review because, as all the pre-release advertising states, "Thanos demands your … more
Adam McKay's restless Dick Cheney lament, "Vice," belongs to a sub-genre of recent political biopics one might characterize as "The Important, the Powerful and the Generally Pathetic," with the … more
Beasts? Yes, lots of 'em. Fantastic? Some of the time. "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" is much better than its predecessor in this Harry Potter-adjacent franchise, if only because … more
Summer movie season can be a whole heck of a lot of fun. As filmgoers, we are treated to the biggest stars, the biggest explosions and the most fun — sometimes all in the same movie. "The Meg" from … more
The title of "Ralph Breaks the Internet" is a small tour de force of multitasking: a plot summary and a meme reference rolled into one. It also signals to the audience that they're in for a bigger, … more
Six months ago, I wrote a middling review of “Black Panther,” for which I’m still getting grief from readers. Allow me a moment to put that discussion to rest, then move on. “Black Panther” … more
Friendship is a gift eschewing all bounds and explanation. And there's no finer example than "Green Book," Peter Farrelly's crowd-pleasing charmer about a white Bronx bouncer and an erudite black … more
On Sept. 11, a devastating strike was made against America, and in the new film "12 Strong," we see America's first strike back against those who orchestrated the events of that fateful day. more
It is rare indeed when a sequel can top the first. “Deadpool 2” is just as vulgar, violent, and as funny as the first, and then some. Almost everything about … more
College is a time for young minds to develop. We go to school to learn. We go to school to grow. And let’s face it, we also go to school to party. If you’re thinking, “What better … more
Ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourself to be amazed by incredible people in animated form, dinosaurs roaming the earth again, Avengers beyond those who were in theaters last week and yet another … more
"Johnny English Strikes Again," but really, we'd rather he not. Can't Rowan Atkinson's bumbling Bond character just leave well enough alone? This limp, lifeless, one-joke action comedy sequel, … more
Hollywood can't seem to bury the hatchet on Lizzie Borden. Every year, there seems to be some sort of movie or TV show revisiting the most notorious murder case  ... more
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