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'Operation Finale' director Chris Weitz talks about Nazis, Ingmar Bergman and 'Star Wars'

Sometimes working as a director, others as a writer, on a few occasions as both, Chris Weitz has been involved with movies his whole life, sometimes with his older brother Paul, others on his own. … more

My Happy Time Is Dead

My youth was filled with songs about rainbows and what's on the other side. Frogs weren't gross, and pigs always got what they wanted — especially when it came to their man. Ah, it was a happy time … more

‘Alpha’ is an ambitious adventure for all ages

It’s not a very good title, but it’s a beautifully made film, and is one of those rare pieces of commercial cinema that works equally well for all ages.Set 20,000 years ago in the then-mostly … more

'Crazy Rich Asians' is Crazy Romantic Fun

Dating has been the topic of many films throughout history — the classic tale of the man or woman who isn't quite good enough for the rest of the family has been repeated with some decent success. … more

Spike Lee takes aim at racism — and scores — in ‘BlackKklansman’

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

Take A Bite Of Ridiculous Fun with 'The Meg'

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

Breathtaking "Mission Impossible: Fallout" is best action thriller this summer

Tom Cruise’s sixth outing as master spy Ethan Hunt in “Mission Impossible: Fallout” may be the franchise’s best. Filming “Fallout” at age 55, Cruise still insisted on doing his own … more

Equalizer 2: Another sequel no one asked for

It’s been four years since Oscar-winner Denzel Washington brought the role of Robert McCall from the 80s television series to the big screen.That film was directed by Antoine Fuqua, the same … more

An Unsettling, Dark Role For Amy Adams In HBO's "Sharp Objects"

Ask anyone who grew up in a small town.Change rarely amounts to a lick of good. Family businesses make local royalty of the generations who run them. Know your place and mind your own business. … more

Refill My Popcorn, Please "Skyscraper"

Summer movie season is in full swing and we have really been salivating for a big action disaster film. Never fear, fans of beating the heat in your local multiplex, “Skyscraper” is here to give … more

“Sicario: Day Of The Soldado” fights to a draw

It's not that there are no winners in the war on drugs. It's that it's hard to tell the combatants apart.That seems to be the message of “Sicario: Day of the Soldado,” a sequel to 2015's simply … more

The Thrills In This Kingdom Haven't Fallen

Dinosaurs walking the Earth. The original dream of John Hammond has been featured in four films to date. From "Jurassic Park" in 1993 to "Jurassic World" in 2015, moviegoers have experienced the rise … more

Fighting Crime, and Family Time

It's been 14 years since we had a film featuring the first family of superheroes, but they are back and ready for action in the animated film "Incredibles 2" from director Brad Bird.Supers, as the … more

Revisiting the "Neighborhood"

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

Just Floating Along: A Review of "Adrift"

The new film Adrift is based on a true story of a blossoming relationship that quickly turns into a life-or-death struggle in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.Richard Sharp (Sam Claflin) and Tami … more

Take the Kessel run: A "Solo" review

Travel with me to a galaxy far, far away. To a time that was a long time ago as we expand the Star Wars universe as we get the origin story for the beloved character Han Solo in the new film "Solo: A … more

TV Best Bets For This Week

Season 2 of History’s Navy SEAL action drama series gets a special Memorial Day premiere before moving to its regular Wednesday time slot later this week. Olivia Munn makes her series debut as Gina Cline, a smart and ruthless CIA operative. more

Spoiler-Free Review of Deadpool 2

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

Little House's Nellie Talks About Her Mom, Voice Actress Norma Macmillan

Children raised by entertainers don’t always follow in their parents’ footsteps. But Alison Arngrim did, finding fame overnight at the age of 11 playing bratty Nellie Oleson in the hit NBC series … more

A Merely Passing Grade: A Review of Life of the Party

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
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