Arts & Entertainment

The hero in a possible ‘Solo’ sequel could be the villain

If Han Solo can’t save the day, can a Sith? After an opening weekend that came in well-below estimates, the potential for more “Solo” movies isn’t as clear as it might have seemed. “Solo’s” debut...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Movies playing in Durango June 1-7

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) RBG At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

How Harrison Ford’s Han Solo set ‘Star Wars’ apart from other epics

The “Star Wars” universe is ridiculous. And Han Solo knows it. “The character kind of mocks the movies that he’s in,” said Ryan Britt, author of Luke Skywalker Can’t Read, a collection of essays...

DATE: May 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Stoner comedy pioneer Tommy Chong still toking, joking at 80

LOS ANGELES – Tommy Chong says he always knew he’d live to see the day marijuana legalization would be sweeping America. He knew when he and partner Cheech Marin pioneered stoner comedy 50 years...

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

‘Solo’ is not what you may think

“Solo” is not the “Star Wars” movie you’re looking for. If you’re expecting the unwatchable aftermath of the pre-production drama that has become the standard for “Star Wars” standalone films,...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Scenes cut from ‘Show Dogs’ over resemblance to sexual abuse

LOS ANGELES – Two scenes are being cut from the family movie “Show Dogs” after complaints that they resemble real-life sexual abuse, the movie’s distributor has announced. In the movie, a police...

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

Clint Walker, star of TV’s ‘Cheyenne,’ dies at age 91

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. – Clint Walker, who played the title character in the early TV western “Cheyenne,” has died. Walker’s daughter Valerie Walker tells The Associated Press that her father died...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Movies playing in Durango May 25-31

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) RBG At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Deadpool 2’ has subversive power

In a recent interview, the star of “Deadpool 2” joked that his character probably wouldn’t like the actor who plays him very much, saying, “I feel like Deadpool can’t stand Ryan Reynolds.” And he’s...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Redmesa native explores imagination in ‘The Thunderbird’

Filmmakers Levi Harris and Cole Squires want to tell you a story. Harris, who grew up in Redmesa and now splits his time between here and Utah, said he wanted to make a movie about imagination, but...

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

Movies playing in Durango May 18-24

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) RBG At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Can Melissa McCarthy make a good movie anymore?

When Melissa McCarthy, as the newly divorced, 40-something mom Deanna in “Life of the Party,” decides to re-enroll in college, my seatmate at a recent screening turned to me with a question about...

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