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Beverly Washburn and Richard Herd relive old-time radio

The magic of sitting in a studio audience watching voice actors produce live radio theater in the 30s and 40s isn’t entirely lost forever, thanks to The Society To Preserve and Encourage Radio Drama, Variety and Comedy (SPERDVAC). A non-profit … more

"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

"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

Best films of this year

I am always perplexed this time of year, when I hunker down and try to lay out the “best of” list for the year. I scour over the names of films that I watched over the past nearly 12 months, and I peek at the lists created by other critics, even … more

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

‘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

‘Fences’ one of the best films of the year

A fine line exists between creating an outstanding film from a stage production – be it a musical or standard play. Many have accomplished it successfully – consider Chicago, Pygmalion (aka My Fair Lady), Barefoot in the Park, Casa Blanca and … 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

'Rogue One' a must-see

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

‘A Pentatonix Christmas’ delivers holiday harmony

In just five years since winning the third season of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” Pentatonix has amassed a huge following with almost two billion views on the group’s YouTube channel.In October, the a cappella quintet released “A Pentatonix … more

‘Manchester by the Sea’ delights

It could have been easy for actor Casey Affleck to fall under the shadow of his brother Ben, and for a time, it looked like he might, but in his latest film “Manchester by the Sea,” Affleck demonstrates why we should stand up and take notice. … more

Veteran comedian Rich Little still impresses

When veteran comedian and impressionist Rich Little appeared in a Las Vegas courtroom during the swearing in ceremony for his U.S. citizenship in 2010, the Canadian native granted the presiding judge an unusual request.“He wanted me to say the … more

‘Moana’ Oscar-worthy

Disney has done it again and this time the sun shines brightly on “Moana,” a delightful and inspiring animated feature showcasing the vocal talent of Dwayne Johnson and newcomer Auli’i Cravalho, a Hawaiian native who steals the show with her … more

Why cats don’t like Christmas

The holiday season should be a joyous time for all members of the household, even the four-legged ones. Unfortunately, some cats only reluctantly seem to embrace the Christmas spirit.So if you have a puss that starts pouting over the holidays, … more

‘Bleed For This’ goes the distance

Last year’s Creed managed to make boxing interesting to the masses and this year, Bleed For This, starring Miles Teller, sets its sights on doing the same. Director and screenwriter Ben Younger, tells the true story of Vinny Pazienza, the only … more

Villeneuve’s ‘Arrival’ comes late

After this bizarre election year, nothing should surprise us, not even the arrival of aliens from another planet. While communication and unity seems to be eluding us of late, Arrival, starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, plays on these premises … more

‘Inferno’ fails to ignite the imagination

Dan Brown is a pedestrian writer – there I said it. Even with the exceptionally popular “DaVinci Code,” he lumbered insipidly and laboriously through a speculative tale of covert intrigue involving Christian convention and conspiracies, after … more

Think safety first this Halloween

Local officials are hoping for more treats than tricks for residents celebrating through the Halloween weekend, urging parents to plan safely and ensure children use caution. Not much has changed in terms of Halloween safety precautions over the … more

Once upon a time...

It’s Fable Fest time. That means the world of make believe is just ahead, and once upon a time is now. Saturday, the Cedar Park Library Foundation’s annual Fable Fest kicks off a weekend full of costumed fun throughout Cedar Park and Leander. … more
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