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Saturday, October 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Summer action films spring into view

What a who’s who list Hollywood has lined up for its summer action spectacles: Wolverine. Transformers. Harry Potter. James Kirk. G.I. Joe. Terminator. If there’s one word to sum up …


Knitting Factory loads up on alt-music, metal

Alt-rock, alt-country, indie, metal and more metal are the flavors coming through the Knitting Factory in a packed weekend of concerts. Here’s the deal on who’s coming and what’s happening …


Remake of Korean horror flick predictable, entertaining

‘The Uninvited’: This remake of the Korean “A Tale of Two Sisters” begins with teenage Anna (Emily Browning) in a mental institution. She can’t get over dreams of the fire …


‘Ghosts of Girlfriends’ offers McConaughey in usual role

You will be shocked – shocked! – to learn that in “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,” Matthew McConaughey plays an arrogant womanizer who coasts on his looks and charm but eventually …


Club listings

Among the live music at local venues over the coming week: The Attic, 314 E. Second St.., Moscow, Idaho: Thursday, Beargrass, 7 p.m., donation.


‘The Soloist’ falls on duo’s shoulders

So there’s Jamie Foxx, in ragtag yellow and magenta, standing on a Los Angeles sidewalk, talking to Robert Downey Jr. The scene cuts up and away from the actors to …


Clubs

Among the live music at local venues over the coming week: Baja Bargarita, 115 N. Second St., Coeur d’Alene: tonight-Saturday, DJ Tripp Rogers (variety), 8 p.m., no cover.


Mrs. Robinson, Benjamin to take the stage at Interplayers

Mrs. Robinson was voted the “hottest cougar of all time” in a recent poll. Now, she’ll be live and onstage at Interplayers Theatre in a stage adaptation of “The Graduate.” …


Underwood wins ACM entertainer of the year

LAS VEGAS – Carrie Underwood captured the entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards, the first female act to win the honor since the Dixie Chicks …


‘Sunshine Cleaning’ merely OK

Blessed with the same porcelain skin, the same plucky confidence, the same dexterity with comedy and drama – Amy Adams and Emily Blunt were born to play sisters. It’s a …


‘Fast & Furious’ returns for revenge

Noise, noise, noise. Crunched metal and shattered glass. More noise. Revving engines. Vin Diesel’s giant head. Hot chicks in tight miniskirts. Even more noise. The end.


‘Adventureland’ all about amusement

If you ever visited Adventureland amusement park in Farmingdale, N.Y., in the mid-1980s and failed to win that giant plushy prize, Greg Mottola – whose 1984 summer job there inspired …


Disney moving forward and back with 3-D

Walt Disney is going 3-D on a lot of future films – and some from its past. The studio announced this week that 3-D versions of the computer-animated tales “Toy …


Club listings

Among the performers at area venues over the coming week: Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Parkway, Uniontown, Wash.: Saturday, Joshua Crosby and Lonesome Dove (bluegrass variety/original), 7:30-9:30 p.m., …


‘Midsummer’ mayhem

Playwright Ken Ludwig is best known for madcap American farces such as “Lend Me a Tenor” and “Moon Over Buffalo.” So what possessed him to pitch an idea several years …


New Web site spotlights best Spokane-area happy hours

Two Web developers say Spokane needs an online source for finding the best deals on happy hours. They’ve just launched a site, HappySpokane.com, devoted to tracking more than 700 area …


High cost of entertainment brings revival of board games

Staying in is the new going out. The state of the economy seems to worsen daily, so more families are staying at home, trying to find ways to bond without …


Knitting Factory plans variety in coming weeks

The Knitting Factory Concert House is stitching together a colorful patchwork of shows over the coming week, covering a wide spectrum of genres including metal, rock, post-hardcore, indie, pop, Americana, …



‘A Haunting’ plenty scary without gory body count

Never play hide-and-seek in a haunted house. Isn’t that one of those motherisms handed down at the same time as “Look both ways before crossing the street” and “Don’t eat …


2-D vs. 3-D

“Monsters vs. Aliens” opens with an old 3-D gag: A ball bounces directly into the audience, causing moviegoers to instinctively scoot back in their seats. But the resemblance to old-fashioned …


Coming up

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Club listings

Among the musical acts at local venues over the coming week: Baja Bargarita, 115 N. Second St., Coeur d’Alene: tonight-Saturday, DJ Tripp Rogers (variety), 8 p.m., no cover.


Julia Roberts shows she’s a first lady at home and on film

Michelle Obama has nothing on Julia Roberts. On the Monday after the Oscar ceremony, there was the elusive actress, in a fitted black blazer, jeans and rippling locks, with all …


Club listings

Art, Music and More, 608 W. Second Ave.: tonight, Third Friday Acoustic Show (variety), 7 p.m., $6; $3 if you wear a new Art, Music and More T-shirt. Baja Bargarita, …


Civic Theatre stages ‘Godspell’ on a New York City subway

Plenty of people have seen “Godspell” since it premiered in 1970 – but never like this. Director Troy Nickerson is setting the Spokane Civic Theatre’s new production in a New …


Upscale movie theaters serve up much more than the latest flicks

With the advent of the DVD, and now Blu-ray with a large flat-screen TV, you can have a great movie-viewing experience at home. To keep customers coming back, theaters have …


Director gives comic fans ultra-faithful adaptation of ‘Watchmen’

BURNABY, British Colombia – On a wintry day here last year, director Zack Snyder hunkered down in a prison cell, peered between the bars and watched inmates riot. The smoke …


Thomas raises bar in ‘Loved You’

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Film events

“Milk” - The story of California’s first openly-gay elected official, Harvey Milk (Sean Penn), a San Francisco supervisor who was assassinated by a colleague. Rated R. Today, 7:30 p.m., Panida …