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"Patriots Day" depicts Boston Marathon bombing

The Boston Marathon bombing is one of those events that embed itself in the collective memory, like the shuttle explosions (the first in 1986), the Oklahoma City (1994) bombing and the twin towers going down (2001).  We remember the good too, but … 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

SXSW Interactive

Old. This single word comes to mind when I trek the streets of downtown Austin this year for SXSW. Seriously, things just seem farther away, but except for one film, I have enjoyed every thing I have done so far and these positive experiences drive … more

Chris Evans, McKenna Grace shine in "Gifted"

Coming out of Hollywood, Gifted seems refreshingly original, with limited transparency and an engaging story. Gifted, is the story of a 7-year-old math prodigy, Mary, living with her protective uncle and the bitter grandmother, who wants the child … more

"20th Century Women" relevant today

Many things delineate a generation – years, decades, the culture and the people. “20th Century Women” manages to perfectly depict a period in the past, all the while making its themes feel 21st century relevant. Starring Annette Bening in an … more

"Silence" worthy of noisy praise

Martin Scorsese’s ambitious film “Silence,” starring Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver, delves into Christian ministries to Japan in the 15th century. Scorsese, who co-wrote “Silence” with Jay Cocks, took nearly three decades to … 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

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

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

This Week's TV Best Bets

Who Shot Biggie & Tupac? Hip-hop icon Ice-T and award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien lead an investigation into the unsolved … more

Cast of "Going in Style" is better than the movie

It just feels good to watch Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin interact, even if the story in their new “Going in Style,” feels familiar, forced and a bit muddled. These charming veteran actors fill the screen with their palpable … more

This Week's TV Best Bets

The Toy Box, Season Premiere! In its second season, the toy-inventor competition welcomes a new rotating panel of five kid judges per episode, featuring … more

Friendship Saves the Day in "My Little Pony: The Movie"

Filled with adventure, fun and song, “My Little Pony: The Movie” reminds all of us that in the end, the magic of friendship can change the world … more

Dermot Mulroney is onboard Hallmark's "The Christmas Train"

As part of Hallmark Channel's bounty of five new original films airing over the Thanksgiving holiday ... more

Justice for some: a "Justice League" review

We love feeling that someone is protecting us in every corner of the world … 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

Oddball comedy "Brigsby Bear" worth a look

A bit like its namesake, “Brigsby Bear” is a film that grows on you. James Pope (Kyle Mooney) has spent his whole life watching the “Brigsby Bear” television show. He even leads an … more

'Suburbicon': what you see is not always what you get

It's the perfect town. Everyone's grass is meticulously maintained. Crime is virtually nonexistent. A friendly wave to all the neighbors is an everyday occurrence. The new film Suburbicon from director George Clooney focuses on this community that shares its name. more

'Thor' Rocks: Another absolute good time from Marvel

I really have come to enjoy a good superhero movie. Gone are the days of plotless action films that make you regret the time you spent, especially given the increased run times in the genre. I'm so happy to say the new film Thor: Ragnarok is well worth every minute you spend with it. more

Film related to beloved sci-fi franchise will delight audiences; special effects in particular stun

For generations, fans have flocked to theatres to see the Star Wars films played out in impressive, visually magnificent sci-fi fashion. Nothing can surpass seeing something spectacular for the very first time – the Grand Canyon, the Eiffel Tower, … more
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