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'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

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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

'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

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

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

Perhaps "The Mummy" should remain in its coffin

Whether it's called “The Mummy,” “Mission Mummy” or “Mummy Impossible Mummy,” Tom Cruise's latest film is nothing more than a rehash of stunts and silly storytelling with the bankable … more

Elizabeth Smart reclaims her truth in Lifetime biopic

Why didn't she run? Why didn't she scream? Why didn't she tell puzzled bystanders or suspicious cops that she was, indeed, Elizabeth Smart?  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

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

"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

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

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers joins History Channel's 'Vikings' in Season 5, which kicks off tonight with a two-hour premiere Wednesday. Meyers plays Heahmund, one of the "warrior bishops" of old ... more

Remembering Glen Campbell

The entertainment world lost a true music giant when Glen Campbell passed away on Aug. 8. 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

"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

10 cool Easter movies: Charlie Brown, Ben-Hur and more

Judy Garland in her Easter bonnet, Charlton Heston in a chariot race, Snoopy dancing on the lawn with bunnies … it’s all part of the springtime festivities surrounding the Easter season. Take a look at ten movies guaranteed to cheer some bunny … more

This Week's TV Best Bets

This Week's TV Best Bets Sunday Sunday, Oct. 8 Bobbi KristinaTV One, 7pmOriginal Film!Newcomer Joy Rovaris stars in the title role of this film about Bobbi Kristina Brown, the talented and … more

Austin action film festival features Cedar Park native

A Cedar Park native who used his martial arts training from local studios turned his love for acting and martial arts into a Hollywood career. 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
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