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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.


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 7:43 p.m.

Theater Review: Lake City’s ‘Wedding Singer’ engages audiences with humor and music

“It’s Your Wedding Day,” the opening number, set the tone for the night. The talents of the entire cast were showcased in an energetic dance routine, complete with flashy partnering …


CdA Summer Theater opens ‘Guys and Dolls’

“Guys and Dolls” has been charming audiences since its Broadway debut in 1950. This summer, local audiences will get to experience it with Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre’s production of the …


Perfect blend: Incubus has friends with great timing

For much of a 2016, the guys in Incubus had been working with producer Dave Sardy, bringing their current album, “8,” close to completion. They were in the studio listening …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 7:41 a.m.

Day trippers: Seven sites to explore within two hours of Spokane

Take advantage of lazy summer days to get outside, enjoy nature and see something new. Even if you don’t have time for a full-fledged vacation, these day trips will satisfy …


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.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 2:07 p.m.

First Friday: Plenty to see and do at the monthly gallery walk in downtown Spokane

Head out for July’s First Friday gallery walk, taking place in downtown and beyond.


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 …


Vibefest, coming Saturday to Spokane Valley, evokes the spirit of Elkfest

Bradley Rust fondly remembers Elkfest as being a highlight of summer growing up in the Spokane area. After it was announced that the local music festival would not return for …


The Posies are still rocking 30 years later

In 1993, Whitney Houston ruled the pop charts. The late diva’s iconic recording of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” was the year’s No. 1 song. It was also …


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.


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 …


10 under $10: ’90s Nostalgia Film Series shows ‘Thelma & Louise’

10 under $10 deals for Inland Northwest.


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 …


Review: ‘The Seagull’ film adaptation soars

For his take on “The Seagull,” director Michael Mayer has assembled a spectacular cast and maintains the historical roots, but most importantly, he’s paid tribute to Chekhov’s landmark sense of …


Review: In ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,’ the story’s bite is shallow

With charming lead actors and a talented director, “Fallen Kingdom” squeaks by, but with its thin story, it feels less like a film that stands on its own and more …


Review: John Travolta’s ‘Gotti’ will remind you of other, better mob movies

In “Gotti,” we hear the title character praise his son for standing his ground in a bar brawl. “Never take a backward step,” declares John Sr., played ferociously by John …


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 5:59 p.m.

Local music spotlight: Kosh uses music to connect to the crowd

Koshi Shioya, more commonly known by his stage name Kosh, is passionate about his music above all else. The local musician, based in Coeur d’Alene, has been performing in the …


Review: Like the game, ‘Tag’ is a whole lot of fun

“Tag” nails the energy and enduring companionship the game has engendered among this group of friends. It’s the kind of frothy escapist fare that goes down easy on a hot …


10 Under $10: Summer Parkways return

1. Summer Parkways 2018 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Manito and Comstock neighborhoods. Family, fitness and fun is the theme at this annual summer solstice community event, Spokane’s biggest block party. Streets …


Review: ‘Incredibles 2’ brings the fun (and danger) back to superhero movies

In an era of superhero fatigue, “Incredibles 2” reminds us that superheroes, ultimately, were supposed to be fun.


Review: ‘The Rider,’ starring a real rodeo horseman, is a breath of fresh prairie air for Westerns

Zhao is a filmmaker of extraordinary tact and insight: She has taken a story that could have been unremarkable or too romanticized and made it into something honest, magnificent and …


Review: ‘Summer 1993’ a lyrical portrait of child’s grief

Written and directed by Berlin Festival best first feature award winner Carla Simon, “Summer 1993” was shot with a bobbing camera held at Frida’s POV and is a marvelous, lyrical …


Review: ‘SuperFly’ is out of touch

Gangster movies are an incredibly useful media artifact for examining the fraught relationship between historically marginalized groups and the myth of the American dream. 1972’s super cool blaxploitation picture “Super …


UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 10:46 a.m.

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy books a solo date at Spokane’s Bing Crosby Theater

Tweedy is touring behind last year’s acoustic solo release, “Together at Last.”


10 Under $10: Street Music Week returns for its 16th year

Our weekly roundup of fun events to enjoy that won’t necessarily break the bank.