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UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 2:18 p.m.

Stream On Demand: We spy the final season of ‘The Americans’ on Prime

What’s new for home viewing on Video on Demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and other streaming services.


‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ shoots to No. 1

After six movies, 22 years, countless bruises and a broken ankle, Tom Cruise’s death-defying “Mission: Impossible” stunts continue to pay off at the box office.


Review: ‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot’ is fractured yet satisfying

One might look at the film about a quadriplegic man who becomes a cartoonist and think it’s about his disabling injury, the way the catastrophic accident took away his life. …


Review: ‘Teen Titans Go! To the Movies’ is wacky DC Comics fun

“Teen Titans Go! To the Movies” is a deliriously demented and gleeful skewering of DC Comics characters, superhero movies and Hollywood in general that’s one long inside joke – with …


Review: ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ is pure action with gasp-worthy stunts

Here’s hoping they never stop making “Mission: Impossible” movies. For as long as Cruise can defy death, age and the normal laws of physics, they should keep making them. For …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 2:24 p.m.

Review: Daring ‘Whitney’ shares harrowing truths about the legendary singer

Oscar-winning documentarian Kevin Macdonald’s “Whitney” is daring both emotionally and aesthetically, and although it is his interpretation, it gets to a kind of truth about Houston the public has never …


Man accused of stealing McDormand’s Oscar ordered to trial

A Los Angeles judge ordered a man accused of stealing Frances McDormand’s best actress Oscar statuette to stand trial on a felony grand theft charge.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 1:42 p.m.

Stream on Demand: ‘Orange’ gets maximum security on Netflix, ‘Castle Rock’ debuts on Hulu

What’s new for home viewing on Video on Demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other streaming services.


Review: ‘Unfriended: Dark Web’ is clever, but too real to be fun

The storytelling craft of “Unfriended: Dark Web” is fascinating to watch, as it unspools entirely on Facebook, Skype, FaceTime and other modes of communication on a computer screen. But as …


Review: ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ is escapist fluff of the highest order

Go ahead and treat yourself to this raucous seaside summer confection, you deserve it.


Review: ‘Three Identical Strangers’ is the implausible-yet-true story of long-lost triplets

The tricky, twisty structure of this documentary, a scientific and philosophical inquiry by way of a detective story, suggests a joyous earthquake followed by a series of grim, unsettling aftershocks.


Review: ‘The Equalizer 2’ coasts on Washington’s charms

Washington is the best thing about “The Equalizer 2.” Which is slightly unfair, because he’s usually the best thing in any movie he’s in, but he really keeps this one …


Review: The ‘Nelson Mandela of couture’ finally gets his due in this admiring new documentary

Talley, it turns out, merits admiration not only for his intellect, work ethic and ability to contextualize fashion within history, literature, visual art and music, but for the exacting eye …


Review: Stunning ‘Sorry To Bother You’ poised to become most talked-about movie of the summer

With a thrumming punk-rap hybrid soundtrack by his group The Coup, and a daring, confrontational vision, Riley’s “Sorry to Bother You” will at once delight and rattle you to your …


Stream on Demand: ‘Snowden’ gets Prime spot, ‘Certain Women’ go to Netflix

What’s new for home viewing on Video on Demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and other streaming services.


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 11:57 a.m.

Review: ‘Leave No Trace’ finds beauty in unstable life in the wilderness

Debra Granik has built an impeccable oeuvre, a trio of narrative films featuring women surviving a hardscrabble existence, and a documentary about a man reckoning with his wartime past. In …


Review: Johnson pulls off gritty performance in ‘Skyscraper’

“Skyscraper” is standard issue, but it makes for a compelling entry in the story of Johnson’s stardom, and his total Hollywood domination.


Review: ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ a little short on the zing factor

The third time is not quite the charmer as the others, but still offers enough laughs to keep kids plus their mummys and daddies entertained.


Stream on Demand: Catch ‘Twilight’ saga, ‘Borg vs McEnroe’ and ‘Beirut’ while streaming

What’s new for home viewing on Video on Demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and other streaming services.


Review: Playfulness makes ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ sing, not sting

The appeal of “Ant-Man” is simple: normal-sized things such as people, objects, buildings and cars get smaller or bigger, and that’s fun to watch in the context of an otherwise …


Review: Christopher Plummer as a pot dealer plus adorable dogs equals a pretty fun road movie in ‘Boundaries’

It’s a familiar formula: Cram a group of amusingly troubled characters together in a car and, over the course of several pit stops, they will work out whatever issues they …


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 11:56 a.m.

Review: The riskiest-ever federal entitlement program begins in ‘Purge’ prequel

Warning: The following review contains references to the political content, rampant and pointed, in the “Purge” franchise begun in 2013. With these movies, there’s no way around what they’re really …


‘Jurassic World 2’ takes No. 1 again

The “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” dinosaurs ruled the box office for a second weekend in a row, but also left a little room for more modest newcomers like “Sicario: Day …


Review: ‘Uncle Drew’ is pure summer fun

Highly entertaining and even more endearing, the elderly basketball romp “Uncle Drew” is the surprise comedy of the summer.


UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 1:52 p.m.

Review: ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ expands political hopelessness, violence

“Sicario” felt topical at the height of panic about narco violence creeping over the border. But “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” feels even more urgent, bringing to mind the current …


Stream On Demand: ‘Last Jedi’ joins Netflix galaxy

What’s new for home viewing on Video on Demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and other streaming services.


AMC’s new subscription launches, replicating MoviePass

AMC Theatres, like the one in Downtown Spokane, is introducing a new subscription program today to compete with similar programs like MoviePass.


UPDATED: Sun., June 24, 2018, 10 p.m.

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ takes $150 million chomp out of box office

Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” dominated the box office this weekend, knocking Disney-Pixar’s behemoth “Incredibles 2” into second place.


Review: Privilege-fueled bungled heist blends reality, fiction in twisty ‘American Animals’

“American Animals” takes what sounds like a bizarre college prank gone wrong and blows it up into an epic, operatic modern tragedy, examining the murky depths of a uniquely American …


Review: ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor’ is much-needed emotional tonic for troubled times

If beloved legendary children’s television show host Mr. Rogers were once a representation of all things milquetoast, in the summer of 2018, his message of generous, abundant love and tolerance …