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Creators, cast of ‘Stranger Things’ debut season 2 trailer

SAN DIEGO – The creators of “Stranger Things” premiered a trailer for the show’s second season at Comic-Con on Saturday that was so new, even the cast hadn’t seen it. The Duffer Bros. were joined...

DATE: July 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Beguiled’ differs from the original – that’s what makes it great

Sofia Coppola’s adaptation of “The Beguiled” came in for a bit of a beating upon its release thanks not to what is on the screen but what isn’t. Or, rather, who isn’t: Coppola’s detractors accused...

DATE: July 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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Ben Affleck addresses rumors that he’s out as Batman

SAN DIEGO – Ben Affleck is still Batman. The actor shot down rumors that he would be hanging up his cape for the stand-alone Batman film, even though he recently ceded directing responsibilities....

DATE: July 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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Actor John Heard, of ‘Home Alone’ movies, dies at 72

NEW YORK – Actor John Heard, whose many roles included the father in the “Home Alone” series and a corrupt detective in “The Sopranos,” has died. He was 72. His death was confirmed Saturday by the...

DATE: July 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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Of course ‘Doctor Who’s’ new Doctor is a woman

Fans recently learned that Jodie Whittaker will be the new Doctor in the long-running series “Doctor Who,” the first woman to play the protagonist who has regenerated a dozen times before, always...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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‘Dunkirk’: Hero of the action genre

“Dunkirk” wastes no time dialing the intensity up to 11. Opening with a fleeting moment of calm, Christopher Nolan’s blast furnace of a World War II thriller introduces us – under a flutter of...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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Celebrate canines with Bow Wow Film Festival in Durango

There’s not much doubt Durangoans love their dogs. And on Thursday, they’ll have a chance to help other dogs as well. The third annual Bow Wow Film Festival will be held at the Durango Arts Center...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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Movies playing in Durango July 21-27

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com) The Beguiled The story unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school. Its sheltered young women...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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‘Apes’ spins a soulful tale

The best thing about the rebooted “Planet of the Apes” film series has always been the apes. These motion-capture creatures – representing intelligent, even soulful chimpanzees, gorillas,...

DATE: July 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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A likable cast in an unentertaining tale

“Wish Upon” revives the Orientalist mysticism at the heart of the teen-friendly “Gremlins” – an enigmatic Asian artifact leads to mayhem and murder – but it’s nowhere as entertaining as the 1984...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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‘SNL,’ Westworld’ lead Emmy Award nominations with 22 nods

LOS ANGELES – “Saturday Night Live” and the sci-fi drama “Westworld” are at the top of the Emmy nominations with 22 bids each. The long-running “SNL” received a wealth of awards for its cast, hosts...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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Movies playing in Durango July 14-20

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com) The Hero Lee Hayden is a Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He...

DATE: July 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV