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What’s in Theaters 1/17

What’s in Theaters 1/17

Cody Downey

January 17, 2020

We are midway through the month of January, and there is already a great selection of films out in theaters to watch. From reimaginings of beloved films to long-awaited sequels, theaters have many options for the average filmgoer. Click here to find showtimes. Dolittle Bringing a different take on the literary character, "Dolittle" offers an interesting adapta...

Puzzle Answers 1/17/2020

January 16, 2020

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What’s in Theaters 1/10

What’s in Theaters 1/10

Cody Downey

January 12, 2020

With the second week of 2020 done, the world of movies has a great selection of holiday holdovers and new stories to entertain the avid filmgoer. For showtimes and ticket prices, click here and find a local theatre near you. 1917 Bringing a new look to the first World War, "1917" mixes cinematography and action ...

Wizard World celebrates 10th year in New Orleans

Wizard World celebrates 10th year in New Orleans

Cristo Dulom

January 7, 2020

Wizard World celebrated its 10th year at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center from Jan. 3-5, 2020. There were a variety of artists, cosplayers and guest celebrities. The events included costume contests for children and adults alike, live music and panels hosted by guest celebrities and artists....

Review: How “Little Women” Made a Big Statement

Review: How “Little Women” Made a Big Statement

Sofia Mongillo

January 7, 2020

In 1868, author Louisa May Alcott touched readers all around with her coming-of-age novel known by many today as a classic piece of literature. 2019's “Little Women,” directed by Greta Gerwig, appeared on screens, having brought Alcott’s 19th century story back to life. Here, writer-director Gerwig...

Review: “Parasite” is a brilliant, “metaphorical” take on class divisions

Review: “Parasite” is a brilliant, “metaphorical” take on class divisions

Ver Lumod

January 7, 2020

“Parasite,” the latest film from South Korean auteur Bong Joon-ho, is a wickedly funny, unbearably tense and smartly crafted view on the universal theme of the class divide between the haves and the have-nots. The film centers on the Kims, a relatively poor family living in their small basement...

Review: “The Two Popes” is an entertaining conversation

Review: “The Two Popes” is an entertaining conversation

Ver Lumod

January 2, 2020

Netflix’s latest cinematic exercise “The Two Popes” is at once compelling, funny and thoughtful. Based on true events, the film focuses on the titular two popes: the soon-to-be pope emeritus Benedict XVI, played by Anthony Hopkins, and the future Pope Francis, played by Jonathan Pryce. The la...

Review: “Togo” wins the race against other Disney+ originals

Review: “Togo” wins the race against other Disney+ originals

Cody Downey

January 2, 2020

By revealing an interesting and untold true story, "Togo" provides a great narrative epic that makes sure this tale won't be left out to freeze. "Togo" follows the story of the titular dog and his musher Leonhard Seppala, played by Willem Dafoe. Set in 1925 Alaska, the pair is sent on a mission to...

Review: “The Irishman” takes the mob myth to the grave for good

Review: “The Irishman” takes the mob myth to the grave for good

Ver Lumod

January 2, 2020

Martin Scorsese’s latest crime epic “The Irishman” showcases the celebrated auteur’s usual penchant for gripping spectacle, but this time imbued with worn reflection. The three-and-a-half hour Netflix film charts the rise and fall of real-life former mob hitman Frank Sheeran, played by Robert...

Review: “Jumanji: The Next Level” is fun, fast-paced adventure

Review: “Jumanji: The Next Level” is fun, fast-paced adventure

Cody Downey

January 2, 2020

Bringing viewers back to the jungles of a cursed video game once again, "Jumanji: The Next Level" upgrades the original concept for a new adventure. Three years after the previous film, Spencer, played by Alex Wolff; Fridge, played by Ser'Darius Blain; Martha, played by Morgan Turner; and Bethany,...

Review: “Uncut Gems” glitters on the wild side

Review: “Uncut Gems” glitters on the wild side

Ver Lumod

January 2, 2020

The Safdie brothers' latest "Uncut Gems" is a relentlessly propulsive exercise in anxiety-inducing cinema, thanks to Adam Sandler's electrifying performance. The film centers on Sandler's Howard Ratner, a New York City jeweler and compulsive gambler. Already indebted to loan sharks, Ratner engages...

Review: “The Lighthouse” beams toward isolation with manic abandon

Review: “The Lighthouse” beams toward isolation with manic abandon

Ver Lumod

January 2, 2020

“The Lighthouse” is an engrossing gothic horror tale about the psychological dangers of isolation. Set in the late 19th century on an isolated island, the tight-lipped Ephraim Winslow, played by Robert Pattinson, comes to work for crusty lighthouse keeper, Thomas Wake, played by Willem Dafoe....

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