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Remembering Glen Campbell

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

Lost for decades, Chris Robinson’s “The Intruder” resurfaces

Harry Guerro couldn’t believe his good fortune after making the 3,000-mile journey from New Jersey to the West coast in late 2012, and unearthing a 35 mm print of the 1975 horror thriller, … more

“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

“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

"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

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

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

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

Raunchy, silly fun on the beach in “Baywatch”

A film that purposely makes fun of itself, “Baywatch” works, if even on the most asininely inane level. 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

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

Massive opening expected for Marvel’s "Guardians 2"

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” will constantly be compared to its predecessor, but even so, it entertains with wit and zeal. Like the first, Guardians 2 is visually stunning, making the most of CGI, costumes, and character creations to present … 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

The music never ends for Broadway actress Susan Watson

Best known for her roles in musical theater, Tony-nominated actress and singer Susan Watson released a collection of 14 Broadway and jazz standards on her CD “The Music Never Ends” last fall. “Some of these tracks I had sung earlier in my … 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

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

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

"Life" lacks star factor

Life --- a condition that includes the capacity for growth, reproduction, function and change -- and the subject of the latest sci-fi thriller, Life, starring Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal. Director Daniel Espinosa creates a visually-stunning … more
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