Arts & Entertainment

La Plata County Humane Society goes to the movies

There’s no question Durango loves its dogs, and when it comes to helping them out, residents tend to show up. La Plata County Humane Society will host the fourth annual Bow Wow Film Festival on...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

The goodness of ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’

The reviews are correct. “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” the new documentary about pioneering children’s host Fred Rogers, is very good. Technically good, but also capital-G Good: The sort of...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

John Waters, others celebrate the anniversary of ‘Hairspray’

LOS ANGELES – Ricki Lake never in her wildest dreams thought she’d be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the film “Hairspray” at the lofty Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. “I never...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

#WeAreGroot: How Hollywood is reacting to James Gunn’s Disney firing

In the weekend after writer-director James Gunn was ousted from Disney/Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” stars from his $1.6 billion film franchise and other Hollywood colleagues have...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Movies playing in Durango July 27-Aug. 2

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) Won’t You Be My Neighbor? From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (“20 Feet from Stardom”), “Won’t You...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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

One star for ‘Mama Mia!’ sequel

One frequent complaint about musicals is the characters who are always just bursting into song. That’s unfair. In a good musical, the songs serve to propel the arc of the character or the story,...

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 | 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