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A tribute to Fisher and Reynolds

It is difficult to imagine losing a child, even one who is 60 years old.  Actress, singer, humanitarian and businesswoman Debbie Reynolds lived to see it, but not for long. Just one day after the death of her equally famous daughter, Carrie Fisher, … more

"Wish Upon" is an easy-watch horror flick

Typically a PG-13 rating on a horror thriller is a tell – too mild for true horror fans, but acceptable to tweens and above. more

"War for the Planet of the Apes" is a battle for the ages

“War for the Planet of the Apes” caps off one of the most surprising film trilogies to come out of Hollywood in recent years, and does it with one of the year’s best action films this year. more

“Marshall”: An iconic figure deserves more

From slavery to the civil rights movement to present-day protests, race relations have always been an issue in the United States. The new film Marshall takes a look at one immensely positive figure in the struggle for racial equality and his actions that changed America.

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“Spider-Man Homecoming” is a rockin’ good time

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” is everything Marvel fans love and DC fans despise — light, funny, optimistic, and filmed sans the blue-filter, desaturated look that separates … more

Blade Runner 2049: An Action Sequel - In Your Mind

Replicants still exist as of 2049, 30 years since the events of Blade Runner. The world has changed, yet is still very similar to the place that once existed. The law searches for outdated replicants that have since been replaced by a modified and more docile model.

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“Dunkirk” perfectly blends intensity and majesty

Together, Christopher Nolan and longtime collaborator Composer Han Zimmer have created the perfect blend of visual intensity and musical majesty in movie making. more

"A Dog’s Purpose" a total flop

Dog lovers will flock to see “A Dog’s Purpose,” based on the 2010 best-selling novel written by American humorist W. Bruce Cameron, but most will leave the theater disappointed. Top billed veteran Dennis Quaid and actress Peggy Lipton (of Mod … more

"Fifty Shades Darker" and no shades deeper

Scores read the “Fifty Shades” novels and scores flocked to the theatre for the first disappointing film installment of the wildly popular, super-soft-porn novels. Grey and Steel are back in “Fifty Shades Darker.” While the sex scenes are … more

Latest Pirates installment drops anchor

For years, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has provided thrills in theaters. Johnny Depp created a memorable, fun character in Jack Sparrow that has delighted audiences four times since first appearing on screen in 2003.Depp reprises the role … more

Dull story, sluggish pacing plague "Beatriz at Dinner"

It makes no sense that Hollywood, the music industry — even in general — how suicide is seen as heroic. In "Beatriz at Dinner", Salma Hayek plays the titular character, an immigrant from a poor … more

"Baby Driver" puts pedal to the metal in wild, fun romp

Every now and then a movie comes along that defies description by typical genre standards. “Baby Driver” is one such movie, aggressively racing in its own direction while blasting through any … more

Reality is never fair: A review of "Only the Brave"

"Hotshots" is the name given to the elite line of men and women fighting our nation's wildfires. They are on the front lines as the devastating flames envelop the land around them. We take a look at … more

This Week's TV Best Bets

Wisdom of the Crowd: "Clear History"CBS, 8pmIn the new episode "Clear History," Tanner's (Jeremy Piven) previous company claims Sophe was created using their copyrighted codes and legally threatens … more

Lackluster plot dooms "The Circle"

When a film doesn’t screen for press, red flags fly. “The Circle,” starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson did not have a press screening, at least not in Austin. It is not difficult to understand why. Riding on the heels of “Beauty and the … more

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY launches this weekend

"STAR TREK: DISCOVERY" will launch Sunday, Sept. 24 with a broadcast premiere that night on the CBS Television Network airing 8:30-9:30 PM, ET/PT. "Star Trek," one of the most iconic and influential … more

I Used To Like Clowns - "It" Movie Review

Children of all ages have always had mixed feelings about clowns. Some are overjoyed by the fun and smiles that clowns bring, while others find them to be the most frightening characters imaginable. … more

“Alien: Covenant” bogs down in sloppy storytelling

I often wonder about the “critics” opinions versus my opinion. I am after all a professional film critic myself, but when I look at critic ratings of films and I find that often I sit on the polar opposite side of popular opinion. I can’t help … more

‘Assassin’s Creed’ tanks the big screen

Video games rule the world of entertainment, at least if we take into consideration how many hours kids and some adults spend playing them. Many parents struggle this time of year to find gifts for children who statistically participate in far fewer … more

Louise Sorel: Star Trek and Beyond

Like many other actresses who guest-starred on a single episode of the original “Star Trek” series, Louise Sorel’s career extended far beyond the Trek universe.“I didn’t watch a lot of television back in the 60s so knew little about shows … more
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