Arts & Entertainment

‘Shaft’: Sequel to blaxploitation classic shifts gears in the age of Uber

An unofficial count of the audience at a “Shaft” press preview found 14 white people in the (full) theater, all of whom were in rows reserved for press. In fact, most of the people in the press...

DATE: June 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Movies playing in Durango June 14-20

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) Wayne’s World Originally a skit on “Saturday Night Live” during the late ’80s and early ’90s, “Wayne’s World” is...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

X-Men’s probable swan song a dirge

“Dark Phoenix” isn’t kidding about the “dark” part. The latest, and probably final, chapter in the X-Men superhero saga is a somber, even funereal affair – not in a stylish, Christopher Nolan-esque...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘The Secret Life of Pets 2’: Not a good dog, but an OK one

All dogs are good dogs. Oh, sure, yours might poop in a shoe from time to time, or snatch a snack from the counter. But overall, the human race would be a lot better if we all strove – doggedly –...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Movies playing in Durango June 7-13

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) Amazing Grace Concert footage from 1972 of Aretha Franklin performing songs from the best-selling gospel album at...

DATE: June 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Explosion on ‘Bond 25’ set causes injury, damage to studio

NEW YORK – An explosion on the set of the new James Bond movie has injured one crew member and damaged a stage at Pinewood Studios. The film’s official Twitter account said the accident Tuesday...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Taron Egerton shines in an oddly dark ‘Rocketman’

It’s almost unfair that “Rocketman,” a new movie about the rise, fall and rise of Elton John, is being released just months after the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The echoes and...

DATE: June 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

The latest Godzilla movie delivers on visual brawn but lacks brains

Despite featuring two of cinema’s biggest stars (literally), Warner Bros.’ budding MonsterVerse – a franchise built around the characters of Godzilla and King Kong – inexplicably hasn’t gotten a...

DATE: June 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Octavia Spencer as a horror-movie villain? Yes, and she’s actually really good

As a movie villain, the titular mischief-maker of the psychological horror film “Ma” – an unhinged middle-aged enabler whose house becomes Party Central for a gaggle of teens looking for a place to...

DATE: May 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Movies playing in Durango May 31-June 6

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) Amazing Grace Concert footage from 1972 of Aretha Franklin performing songs from the best-selling gospel album at...

DATE: May 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

The ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ movie has been pushed to next year because of the teeth debacle

Making Valentine’s Day plans can be stressful, so how lucky for us that Paramount has already come up with a suggestion for next year by pushing the release date of “Sonic the Hedgehog” to Feb. 14,...

DATE: May 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Aladdin’ remake charms, in a clumsy sort of way

Right off the bat, you can tell that Disney’s live-action “Aladdin” has avoided some of the missteps of the original animated film. The lyrics of the song “Arabian Nights,” which is sung in a...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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