culture and 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

New Durango Arts Center exhibit explores ‘The Wall’

There are walls all around us: from walls that hold up buildings, to walls to keep people out (or in), to the walls we put up in our minds. It’s the idea of walls that is the subject of the new...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

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

Arts Calendar

Friday Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, all-day event, $40-$100, various locations in Durango, 799-2281, www.durangomeltdown.com . Sue Buchanan: A selection from 50 years of work, 10 a.m., Durango...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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 | UPDATED: 2 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Newscaster Carl Kasell of NPR dies at 84

NEW YORK – Newscaster Carl Kasell, a signature voice of NPR who brought his gravitas to “Morning Edition” and later his wit to “Wait, Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!” has died. He was 84. NPR said Kasell...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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 | UPDATED: 4 days 6 hours ago | 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