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Spotlight: ‘Norman’ a hit with critics

The positive reviews continue to pile up for the Spokane-filmed coming-of-age movie “Norman,” which extends its run this week at the River Park Square AMC. The film-review compilation site Rotten …


Ferguson’s, The Milk Bottle see support pour in after fire

When Mary Lou’s Milk Bottle and Ferguson’s Cafe were hit by a three-alarm fire Sept. 25, people from all over Spokane responded with compassion to the news that the two …


Religion Notebook: Fall festival planned

Central United Methodist Church, 518 W. Third St., will hold a Community Fall Festival Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival offers a lunch of soup, salad bar, …


Spotlight: Local writer Spatz tops Spokane Arts Awards

The City of Spokane Arts Awards will be presented at the City Council meeting Monday, and here’s the list of winners:


Spotlight: Locally filmed ‘Norman’ scoring big with critics

The soon-to-be- released “Norman” is a Spokane rarity – a locally filmed movie getting outstanding reviews and major film festival awards. “Norman” is a coming-of-age story about a high school …


Religion Notebook: ‘Despicable Me’ set for movie night

Mission Community Presbyterian Church, 2103 E. Mission Ave., will present the movie “Despicable Me,” rated PG, Friday at 7 p.m. For more information, call the church office at (509) 534-4502. …


Spotlight: NPR’s Cokie Roberts sets Bing appearance

Cokie Roberts , the veteran political reporter for National Public Radio, has just been booked into the Bing Crosby Theater for a talk Oct. 1. Spokane Public Radio is sponsoring …


Religion Notebook: Free family fun this weekend

Latah Valley Presbyterian Church, 202 E. Meadowland Road, will present a free outdoor concert, “Concert at the Creek” Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. The day will start with the …


Spotlight: Serious attention for filmed-in-Spokane ‘Knights’

The Joe Lynch movie “Knights of Badassdom,” filmed in Spokane last summer, is getting some priceless national publicity. Entertainment Weekly gave this indie comedy/fantasy a full-page treatment in the “First …


Captain America goes patriotic with a corporate flair

The makers of “Captain America: The First Avenger” are in a must-win pre-emptive battle against superhero fatigue. Their not-so-secret weapon? A patriotic-themed marketing campaign complete with fireworks and red, white …


It’s fun to think of Spokane-d versions of summer blockbusters

Amazing advances in technology now allow us to personalize almost everything. From online news feeds and music collections to countless ways to organize our lives on modern phones, you can …


Lasseter says he’s ecstatic to be back in director’s chair for ‘Cars 2’

“Honnnnnk! Honnnnnk!” John Lasseter had explicit instructions about how the Galloping Goose, an antique steam train character in “Cars 2,” should look and sound, and he was delivering them with …


Religion Notebook: Gospel trio set to perform

Lincoln Heights Community Church, 3527 E. 29th Ave., will present gospel trio Blackwood Legacy, featuring Rick Price, on Sunday at 11 a.m. The concert is free to attend, although donations …


Even Jim Carrey’s people questioned his latest movie

Forget art, commerce or even his advisers. Jim Carrey wanted to work with the penguins. The comic/actor returns to movie screens this weekend in the family flick “Mr. Popper’s Penguins.”


Spotlight: Familiar faces hit the lanes in ‘Thunderballs’

North by Northwest has just finished filming the Spike TV pilot “Thunderballs” in Spokane, and yes, it features a few faces you might recognize: • George Wendt (Norm of “Cheers”) …


‘Super 8’ today in IMAX

J.J. Abrams’ much-anticipated “Super 8” arrives a day early today in IMAX theaters, including Spokane’s AMC River Park Square 20. The film about a group of young moviemakers who discover …


Unlikely duo gets kicks in ‘Panda’ films

Friendships that start with a ride-share aboard a giant shark are bound to go somewhere. Angelina Jolie and Jack Black first bonded seven years ago as they rode the 14-foot …


Spotlight: ‘River Sorrow’ set to hit Cannes

Spokane will be represented at the Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera on Monday. That’s the day that “The River Sorrow,” filmed in Spokane by North by Northwest, will …


Spotlight: ‘Thunderballs’ right up alley for North by Northwest

North by Northwest has just signed a contract to film a sitcom pilot in Spokane titled “Thunderballs” for the cable TV channel Spike. It’s about three 30-something guys on a …


Free of blame, but impact of tragedy has lasted decades

The boat was a beauty. An early 1960s Tollycraft cruiser. A dashing wooden blade on the waters of Hayden Lake. It was a teenage boy’s dream.


Couples have unique ways of deciding on movies to watch

Perhaps you are aware of this: Sometimes couples experience disagreement. Oh, yes, it has been known to happen. And the tension isn’t always about sex, money or conflicting ideas about …


Spokane International Film Festival offers diverse options

There are plenty of good reasons to attend the Spokane International Film Festival (SpIFF) over the next 10 days, including: • You can travel the world through cinema. Entries this …


Unusual take on ‘Green Hornet’ comes to big screen

What’s the buzz on “The Green Hornet”? Enough to make Michel Gondry as mad as one. After the director of the new action-comedy


Paltrow takes delight in playing a misbehaving singer

Gwyneth Paltrow is the kind of well-mannered celebrity who never – even in her gregarious 20s – raised eyebrows by wearing her skirts too short, swaying boozily on a bar …


DVD releases: ‘Schmucks’ flashes brilliance

Available on DVD this week: “Dinner For Schmucks”: Steve Carell and Paul Rudd star in the sometimes very funny, sometimes not adaptation of a French farce about a dinner competition …


Eberts prepare to reincarnate ‘At the Movies’

Chicago-based film critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky is joining Roger Ebert’s upcoming movie review show. Vishnevetsky is replacing the previously announced Elvis Mitchell. No explanation was given for Mitchell’s departure.


Review: Lively Carrey makes ‘Morris’ a keeper

Despite its title, it has nothing to do with cigarettes. But its star, as he once famously said on screen, is absolutely “smokin’.” Jim Carrey is the narrator, heart and …


Review: ‘Country Strong’ plot misses the high notes

“Country Strong” is a little like modern country music: Odd moments of sincerity, heart and authenticity peek through the plastic, the hype and the manufactured hokum. Moving once or twice, …


‘Twilight’ takes top honors in People’s Choice Awards

Dreamy vampires, a surly doctor and a rapper in “Recovery” are top winners at the People’s Choice Awards. “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” TV’s “House M.D.” and Eminem each won four …


Spotlight: Civic reveals ’11-’12 lineup

The Spokane Civic Theatre has lined up its 2011-2012 season, and it looks good for fans of Ebenezer Scrooge, Daddy Warbucks, Charlotte Bronte and a certain madam named Mona. Here’s …