Arts & Entertainment

‘Isn’t It Romantic’ is a rom-com parody for people who hate rom-coms (but also secretly love them)

The comic actress Rebel Wilson makes any movie better – and frequently steals the show. She did it in “Pitch Perfect,” among many other films in which she plays the second lead, with a combination...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Happy Death Day 2U’ keeps the ‘Groundhog Day’ premise and goes back to the future

The 2017 thriller “Happy Death Day” took a “Groundhog Day”-like concept – a young woman must relive the same day, over and over – and put it in service of a largely uninspired college-set horror...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, star of ‘Downfall,’ dies at 77

BERLIN – Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, who played Adolf Hitler cooped up in his Berlin bunker in “Downfall” and an angel in Wim Wenders’ “Wings of Desire,” has died. He was 77. German news agency dpa...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

The long-awaited ‘Alita’ isn’t a good movie – it’s more like four lousy ones

We have to talk about the eyes. There they are, staring from the screen like saucers – or, as some have pointed out, like the glare of Gollum – in nearly every frame of “Alita: Battle Angel.” If...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

There’s another horror movie involving a creepy kid, and it’s actually really good

Creepy children are a mainstay of the horror genre. Going back to “The Bad Seed” and beyond, children have proved capable of unnerving audiences with a combination of precocious dialogue and...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’ is a hilarious if at times disjointed sequel

Like a well-engineered tower of brightly colored building blocks, the Lego movie franchise, now four films strong, achieved its zenith with “The Lego Batman Movie,” a 2017 stand-alone spinoff of...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Free Solo’ film about El Capitan conquest gets TV debut

PASADENA, Calif. – Makers of the “Free Solo” documentary about Alex Honnold’s unaided climb up the rock face of Yosemite’s El Capitan say they would have still made the film if Honnold had slipped...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Albert Finney, whose bawdy role in ‘Tom Jones’ earned him the first of five Oscar nominations, dies at 82

Albert Finney, a revered British actor who found worldwide acclaim in 1963 as the raffish 18th-century roustabout Tom Jones, and who carved an independent path as a stage actor and in films as...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Movies playing in Durango Feb. 8-14

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) NTLive: Madness of George III (Saturday only) It’s 1786, and King George III is the most powerful man in the...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Serenity’ is so bad its film company gave up on promoting it

After the admittedly delightful experience of watching the critical dud “Serenity,” we were left with a number of questions: Why were there so many fishing puns written into the script? What accent...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

At Sundance, a new documentary will paint a damaging portrait of Steve Bannon – with his help

Stephen Bannon has been out of the limelight in recent months, with the focus on the government shutdown and everything else that’s happened since he left the White House in 2017. A new Sundance...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Movies playing in Durango Feb. 1-7

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) (For showtimes, visit www.animascitytheatre.com) Gaslight Theatre (102 Fifth St. Next to the railroad depot,...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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