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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 4:35 p.m.

Burt Reynolds’ prolific acting career brought him to Spokane in 2005 for ‘End Game’

As news of Burt Reynolds’ death circulated on Thursday, Hollywood turned to social media to express their sadness and share fond memories. Actor James Woods (“Salvador,” “Once Upon a Time …


Review: It’s fun to watch Jennifer Garner’s return to action, but ‘Peppermint’ is no ‘Alias’

How to revive a movie star’s flagging career? Take up guns, obviously. Following in the time-honored tradition of “Taken,” “John Wick,” “Atomic Blonde” and “Death Wish,” Jennifer Garner arms up …


Toronto International Film Festival 2018 looks to read the moment and move it forward

If you are feeling particularly anxious, concerned or upset by the cultural and political moment, the Toronto International Film Festival is here for you. Though perhaps not exactly to mellow …


Review: ‘The Nun’ is a total, screaming blast

Step aside, “Halloween.” Forget it, “Paranormal Activity.” Nice try, “Scream.” “The Conjuring” franchise has steadily become the most dependable horror film franchise of late, conquering the box office with good …


Review: ‘God Bless the Broken Road’ a strange Frankenstein’s monster of a film

The growing faith-based film industry is on a quest for content: stories that will connect with audiences, or draw pre-existing ones. Now, there’s the “inspired by a country song” subgenre.


From ‘First Man’ to ‘Roma,’ Oscar season comes into focus at Telluride Film Festival

For all its efforts to stay true to pure, unadulterated movie love, though, Telluride – which has played host to eight of the last nine best picture winners – can’t …


‘Crazy Rich Asians’ banks another crazy rich weekend

“Crazy Rich Asians” isn’t slowing down at the box office even in its third weekend in theaters, and is helping to send a strong summer moviegoing season off on a …


Stream on Demand: John Krasinski steps into Jack Ryan’s shoes for Amazon

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


The Hollywood All-Stars: Forrest Gump takes the kickoff, and it just gets better from there

Uncle Rico, Rod Tidwell and Bobby Boucher are easy selections for our All-Star team


Ed Sheeran will appear as himself in Danny Boyle’s next film

Ed Sheeran will play as himself in Danny Boyle’s next film, his first significant role on the big screen. In the movie written by Richard Curtis, former “EastEnders” star Himesh …


Review: Dark, confounding ‘Kin’ defies genre

“Kin” is a devastatingly sad and terrible story about two brothers who make bad choices, suffer the consequences and lose the last shreds of family they have left.


Review: ‘Searching’ unravels clever mystery

“Searching” works both as a smart and fascinating thriller and a wonderfully creative way of telling the tale.


Review: ‘Operation Finale’ is a color-by-numbers post-WWII political thriller

The story’s details are truly wild and unbelievable, but the plotting and characters feel rote. Perhaps that’s just overfamiliarity with the story.


With minuscule drop, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is No. 1 again

The opening weekend for “Crazy Rich Asians” was historic. Its second weekend was even more impressive.


Review: ‘The Happytime Murders’ is unoriginal, crude and not worth your time

Despite the best efforts of Melissa McCarthy and a winsome Maya Rudolph, “The Happytime Murders” is more like the “Boringtime Slog.”


Review: It’s a mystery why ‘Papillon’ remake was made

“Papillon,” a remake of the 1973 film about Devil’s Island inmate Henri “Papillon” Charriere, could be described as a prison drama, but it’s probably just as accurate to call the …


Review: McQueen documentary is the best of the many fashion movies this year

There are two Alexander McQueens in “McQueen,” the fascinating documentary portrait of the acclaimed fashion designer, who committed suicide in 2010 at the age of 40.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 4:21 p.m.

Stream on Demand: Wisecracking ‘Deadpool 2’ makes the move to home viewing

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


Review: ‘Puzzle’ is the competitive jigsaw puzzle drama you’ve been waiting for

In “Puzzle,” Kelly Macdonald has finally found a movie that she doesn’t need to steal, because it belongs to her completely.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 2:52 p.m.

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ shines bright at the box office

Glitz has won out over guns at the North American box office this weekend as the gilded romance “Crazy Rich Asians” took No. 1 over Mark Wahlberg’s action-packed “Mile 22.”


Review: ‘Little Mermaid’ comes up short of being big fish tale

This live-action romance/drama is a sweet film about love and lore that would have done a lot better in the fall or spring when the box office battles aren’t so …


Review: ‘Alpha’ is simple, but will melt any dog lover’s heart

“Alpha” is an epic adventure tale that tells the story of how humans and dogs came to have the relationship they do, one of devoted companionship and mutual support.


Review: Iko Uwais almost makes ‘Mile 22’ worth it

“Mile 22” is an interesting anomaly in the Berg-Wahlberg exploration of heroism, exploring the darker, shadow side of the archetype. “A killer who looks like a hero, that’s the real …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 4:15 p.m.

Stream on Demand: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ makes the leap to home viewing

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


Review: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is a feast for the eyes, emotions

Universally empowering messages don’t always come in such pretty packages, so you’re bound to laugh, cry and simply love “Crazy Rich Asians.”


Actress returns laptops, calls theft claims publicity stunt

Two laptops actress Sean Young was accused of stealing from a movie production company that had fired her were returned Tuesday after the new director urged her to “please turn …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

’The Meg’ chomps $44.5M, ‘BlacKkKlansman’ opens strong

Adding to Hollywood’s sizzling summer, the shark thriller “The Meg” opened well above expectations with an estimated $44.5 million in ticket sales, while Spike Lee had his best debut in …


Movie review: ‘The Meg’ is bigger than ‘Jaws,’ but it has no teeth

Jason Statham plays Jonas Taylor, a disgraced deep-sea-rescue expert who, as it is explained in a prologue, is still living down his decision to abandon several colleagues in the middle …


‘BlacKkKlansman’ is Spike Lee’s best, and most necessary, movie in years

While not perfect, “BlacKkKlansman” winds up being Spike Lee’s best and most necessary movie in years


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 2:56 p.m.

Stream on Demand: Christie mystery ‘Ordeal by Innocence’ comes to Amazon Prime

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