Arts & Entertainment

Verne Troyer, Mini-Me from ‘Austin Powers’ films, has died

LOS ANGELES – Verne Troyer, who played Dr. Evil’s small, silent sidekick “Mini-Me” in the “Austin Powers” movie franchise, has died. He was 49. A statement provided by Troyer’s representatives that...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Super Troopers 2’ is a sequel stuck in permanent adolescence

In the sequel “Super Troopers 2,” a highway patrolman (Kevin Heffernan) shoots and kills a bald eagle intentionally. That’s the level of satire in a lowbrow comedy so irreverent it could almost be...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘I Feel Pretty’ misses the mark

“I Feel Pretty” suffers from a fatal flaw: its premise. Built around the notion that there’s something inherently hilarious – even crazy – about a woman not supermodel-thin or gorgeous behaving...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Second annual Mancos Valley River Film Festival accepting submissions

Organizers are accepting documentaries and short films for the second annual Mancos Valley River Film Festival. The festival, organized by Mancos Valley Resources and sponsored by Alpacka Rafts,...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Film industry officials hope new governor boosts business

SANTA FE – Officials in New Mexico’s film and television industry say a new governor may help boost business for film production in the state. Gubernatorial hopefuls seeking to succeed term-limited...

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

Local writer taking story from paper to screen

Motorcycles rumble through the mountains around Durango, the riders take in the expansive vistas and navigate the winding roads. Later, they head into downtown Durango’s local watering holes,...

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

Movies playing in Durango April 20-26

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story Elephant rescues in Thailand are rare, unpredictable and often life-threatening....

DATE: April 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero’ is a tale of canine courage and companionship

Dogs that have been rescued, more often than not, return the favor, offering their human companions unconditional loyalty. In the case of the pooch at the center of “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero,”...

DATE: April 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Milos Forman, Oscar-winning director, dies at 86

LOS ANGELES – Czech filmmaker Milos Forman, whose American movies “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Amadeus” won a deluge of Academy Awards, including best director Oscars, died Saturday. He...

DATE: April 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Action movie ‘Rampage’ is ... OK

No one is going to walk into “Rampage” looking for high art. Which is good, because no one will find it. Instead, what you will find is a largely by-the-book action movie loosely based on a video...

DATE: April 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Movies playing in Durango April 13-19

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) Thoroughbreds Childhood friends Lily and Amanda reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart....

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

Review: Chappaquiddick

Years before Watergate, the name Chappaquiddick became shorthand for political scandal. While the world was celebrating the 1969 moon landing by Apollo 11 astronauts – the legacy of John Kennedy’s...

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