Arts & Entertainment

Williams’ Mexican-American roots explored in PBS film

ALBUQUERQUE – Ted Williams is the last major league baseball player to hit over .400. The Boston Red Sox slugger captivated millions with his dazzling swing and towering homers throughout the 1940s...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Airman who inspired ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’ film has died

NORFOLK, Va. – Adrian Cronauer, the man whose military radio antics inspired a character played by Robin Williams in the film “Good Morning, Vietnam,” has died. He was 79. Mary Muse, the wife of...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Movies playing in Durango July 20-26

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) Hearts Beat Loud Widower and aging Brooklyn hipster Frank starts a band with his teenage daughter Sam just before...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Clint Eastwood film set to begin production in New Mexico

SANTA FE – Production on a Clint Eastwood-directed film about a Mexican cartel is scheduled to begin in New Mexico. New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced Monday that Eastwood’s...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

No surprises in ‘Skyscraper’

There are few surprises delivered in “Skyscraper,” an entertaining if middlebrow thriller whose very name – blandly descriptive, generic – seems to advertise its fungibility. Take two cups of “The...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Producers plan movie about Thai cave rescue

NEW YORK – The boys are out of the cave. Now Hollywood wants in. The producers behind Christian films like “God’s Not Dead” are already in Thailand with plans to develop a movie about the 18-day...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Release of fifth ‘Indiana Jones’ movie pushed to 2021

NEW YORK – Indiana Jones won’t be swinging back into movie theaters until at least 2021. The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced that the planned fifth installment in the “Indiana Jones” franchise...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Ultra-violent B-movie ‘The First Purge’ confronts our real-life anxieties

Since the original 2013 “Purge” film, the franchise has struggled to develop its undeniably intriguing premise: What would happen if all crime, including murder, was legal every year for 12 hours?...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Movies playing in Durango July 13-19

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) Tully Marlo (Charlize Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ is ho-hum, but endearing

One of the nicest things about “Ant-Man,” the 2015 origin story of the eponymous Marvel superhero, was its modesty and congeniality: Sure, “Guardians of the Galaxy” had already come out, injecting...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Movies playing in Durango July 6-12

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) Tully Marlo (Charlize Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Uncle Drew’s’ cast of NBA legends are easy to root for

The breezy sports comedy “Uncle Drew” may be predictable: You know that the scrappy, senior citizen basketball players at its heart will triumph. But its NBA all-star cast – well hidden under...

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV