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Zombie flick ‘Warm Bodies’ surprisingly relatable

Romantic zombies, gunbattles in Russia and an odd road trip are featured in this week’s new DVD releases. • “Warm Bodies,” Grade B-plus: The zombie love story introduces a new …


Holes in the wall can be hard to define, but worth seeking out

Bombing across town recently we found ourselves on Garland Avenue, and as the historic Milk Bottle came into sight we realized it was time for lunch. We recalled that our …


Restaurants aim to make detour worth the effort

Restaurants in the vicinity of the Monroe Street Bridge are luring customers around the construction with special deals. The bridge is closed to cars and walkers through June 17 while …


Reviving dead series risks tarnishing draw of original

Pop culture has never been good at letting things go. It’s always been about hammering reliable formulas into the ground, but in a world of fan fundraisers and online forums, …


On sale

• Tickets are on sale at 8:30 a.m. today to see comedian Ron White on Sept. 20 at the Northern Quest Resort & Casino. Tickets are $75, $85 and $100 …


Theater season sets sail

Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre kicks off its season Thursday with a production of “Big River.” Here are four things to know about CST this year. 1. The first two plays …


Add to your don’t-miss list: NIN, OneRepublic, Sara Bareilles

Some new shows should be hitting your calendars this month. Perhaps most notable is a Nov. 19 concert at the Arena featuring Nine Inch Nails. Tickets will go on sale …


Ephrata heats up with Basin Summer Sounds

The summer concert season continues to fill out with a lineup announcement from Basin Summer Sounds, a free two-day festival July 19-20 featuring live music and visual arts at the …


Nude Pop back in Spokane after tour, stint of farm work

It’s been quite a year for Nude Pop. About this time last year most of the members of the Spokane dream-pop quartet – originally known as Nude – had just …


A decent portrait of an artist

“Renoir” aims to do for the great Auguste Renoir what “The Last Station” did for Leo Tolstoy. It’s a lovely, painterly period piece that mimics the colors of Renoir’s art, …


Fans, family motivate this musical multitasker

It’s been 18 years since Jewel released her debut album, “Pieces of You,” which would spawn three hit singles and go platinum 15 times. In the ensuing years, Jewel has …


Closer look at a man of tricks

If you only know Ricky Jay from his side career – as a character actor looming like a sinister talisman in the films of David Mamet, and in other work …


What’s happening

Spokane Shock Arena Football Hosting the San Jose Sabercats at 7 p.m. Saturday. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $14-$35. (509) 242-SHOCK. Reardan Mule Days Mule Chase 5K and 10K …


Film’s magic act unravels with its disappointing end

“Now You See Me” is like seeing a magician pull a rabbit out of a hat and then showing you how the trick is done, only to learn the bunny’s …


‘A happy antiques show’

Each year on the first weekend of June, the doors to The Farm Chicks Antiques Show open, ushering in thousands of visitors, many of them eager to see how the …


Redwoods give sense of future world

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – When producers of the science-fiction movie “After Earth” wanted to create an image of what the planet might look like 1,000-plus years in the future, location …


Feedback: Best small-town festival?

Colfax has Concrete River Days. Reardan has Mule Days. In St. Maries, it’s Paul Bunyan Days. We asked readers on Facebook and Twitter to share their vote for best Inland …


Galleries

Galleries with new exhibits and receptions are indicated with a . For complete listings, see www.spokane7.com. Please send information about upcoming exhibits to features@spokesman.com. Eastern Washington


IMAX film shows sharks from a different angle

Shark! Movie! “Great White Shark,” now showing at the Riverfront Park IMAX Theatre, offers dramatic encounters and dreamy underwater photography of the predators and their environs.


Fans, family motivate this musical multitasker

It’s been 18 years since Jewel released her debut album, “Pieces of You,” which would spawn three hit singles and go platinum 15 times. In the ensuing years, Jewel has …


Nude Pop back in Spokane after tour, stint of farm work

It’s been quite a year for Nude Pop. About this time last year most of the members of the Spokane dream-pop quartet – originally known as Nude – had just …


Scattered drama has moments of promise

“At Any Price,” a roughly mixed but interestingly plotted offshoot of “Death of a Salesman” and other hardy father/son perennials, is the fourth feature from writer-director Ramin Bahrani, whose career …


‘Aladdin Jr.’ brings magic to a younger audience

Welcome to Agrabah, city of enchantment, where every beggar has a story … and all 76 young performers in the Christian Youth Theater’s production of “Aladdin Jr.” have parts to …


Douglas, Damon dazzle in ‘Candelabra’

NEW YORK – The idea of Michael Douglas playing Liberace might seem nearly as outrageous as Liberace himself. Liberace, Mr. Showmanship, was the excess-to-the-max pianist-personality whose onstage and offstage extravagance …


Good comedies take work, and Hollywood has stopped trying

Comedies just aren’t that funny anymore. It seems like it’s been years since I’ve sat in a theater and laughed at a movie from beginning to end. And I’m not …


A rough but satisfying tale of redemption

A barrel of whisky would usually spell doom for the working-class blokes who always find their way into Ken Loach films. But it is redemption the director and his longtime …


‘Iceman’ offers chilling portrait

The phrase “banality of evil” popped up when historians sought to explain the bland men and women who carried out the Holocaust, when critics looked for ways to describe the …


Barbecue best

Barbecue is serious business, and by barbecue, we are not talking burgers or flank steak over gas on the deck this holiday weekend. We are talking “real” barbecue: hunks of …


Out with Plant, in with Zombies

On the concert front, we have good news and bad news. We’ll tackle the bad news first.


Film doesn’t live up to name

Derivative as all get out and plainly concocted by a committee, “Epic” is a children’s animated film that is more entertaining and emotional than it has any right to be. …