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Stream on Demand: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ to Cherry Tree Lane

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


Shooter Jennings: ‘Let’s do something happy, fun and boogie woogie’

“I have this other record done – I’ve just got a couple songs to do vocals on, and it’s finished – that’s a little more adventurous,” Shooter Jennings said in …


Review: ‘Indian Horse’ skates into Canada’s troubling history

“Indian Horse,” the second feature by “Momentum” director Stephen S. Campanelli is a heart-rending tale of passion and survival.


Movie review: ‘Action comedy’? ‘Stuber’ is more like a cinematic car wreck

For all their individual charms, Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista lack screen chemistry in this loud, pointless and unfunny “comedy.”


Review: ‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco,’ like the city of its title, is a big, bold and beautiful thing

“The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” an extraordinary debut from best friends and collaborators Jimmie Fails and Joe Talbot, obeys the intuitive rhythms of a reverie, leading viewers on …


Review: Ron Howard’s ‘Pavarotti’ serious look at icon

Director Ron Howard’s recent interest in documentary filmmaking has created three productions that share a similar musical baseline but are very different in design and texture. “Made In America,” a …


‘Echo in the Canyon’ review: A ‘60s musical flowering gets plucked by Jakob Dylan’s vanity project

The hook for the documentary “Echo in the Canyon” is a 2015 tribute concert featuring Jakob Dylan of The Wallflowers, who conducts the on-camera interviews here with more self-conscious cool …


Review: Brilliant ‘Midsommar’ lets the sunshine in to horror

“Midsommar” stretches the generic mantle of “horror” about as far as it will go. There are no jump scares, slashings or cathartic screams and chases. It’s a relationship drama placed …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 10:46 a.m.

Review: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ is a home run

This is a journey about Peter surrendering to his destiny, leaning in to what it means to be a “superhero” in the wake of the Avengers. If “Into the Spider-Verse” …


10 under $10: June 28-July 4

Our picks for fun things to do on the cheap.


Smithsonian Hometown Teams exhibit comes to downtown library

Through Aug. 3, the library is hosting the traveling Smithsonian exhibit “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America.” And library staff have gathered local sports memorabilia to add to the experience.


Stream on Demand: ‘Spider-Verse’ adds alternate dimensions to Netflix

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


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Review: ‘Yesterday’ doesn’t quite come together, but it’s almost impossible not to like

The songs? Great, of course. The story? Strange at best. The characters and aesthetic? Aces. Everyone on screen is just so likable (even Kate McKinnon, playing the villain), especially the …


Review: ‘Annabelle Comes Home’ could be best of ‘Annabelle’ trilogy

While it’s easy to scoff at another killer doll film in the Conjuring Universe, the spooky franchise is stealthily successful, and always steadily consistent. “Annabelle Comes Home,” the third “Annabelle” …


Movie review: ‘Toy Story 4’ is a ‘triumph of humor and heart’

In a summer glutted with tiresome sequels, the team at Pixar more than makes the argument for another “Toy Story” by combining the beloved characters and tone of the original …


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 4:16 p.m.

In June at the galleries, a smattering of Spokane’s veteran and up-and-coming artists

Having smashed glass, dripped wax, and assembled found objects and images, these artists inspire with their creative explorations.


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 4:14 p.m.

Movie review: Set in the milieu of the French literary life, Olivier Assayas’ latest film is a sublime pleasure

Talky, sophisticated and self-consciously erudite, this slice of French literary life is in many ways familiar.


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 4:15 p.m.

Movie review: Scariest thing about ‘Child’s Play’ is the technology

Who would have guessed that a “Child’s Play” film would leave us with less popcorn-rattling jump scares and more existential questions about the role of Alexa in our lives?


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 4:15 p.m.

Stream on Demand: Jordan Peele strikes again with the horrifying ‘Us’

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


With the return of Judas Priest to Spokane area, iconic rock band will show it’s aging gracefully

Grab your tickets, Spokane. Judas Priest’s first local show since 1990 is nearly sold out.


Bing Crosby Theater brings Broadway and the West End to West Sprague

Since 2014, theater fans have been able to see such theater luminaries as Kenneth Branagh, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Helen Mirren, Gillian Anderson and others performing acclaimed works without having …


Review: Zombie comedy ‘The Dead Don’t Die’ could use more brains

“The Dead Don’t Die” looks like it was a blast to make. But, ultimately, it’s the audience that gets it in the neck.


‘Shaft’ review: Sequel to blaxploitation classic shifts gears in the age of Uber

The 2019 version of “Shaft” is a film that embraces the camp of each of its predecessors while adding a timely new depth: the generational and cultural differences between Shaft …


Movie review: In ‘Late Night,’ Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling deliver sparkling wit, surprising sweetness

“Late Night” possesses many of the beats one would expect from a mainstream comedy: a bit of slapstick here, some well-placed pop-culture jokes there. But it’s at its best and …


Movie review: Tessa Thompson’s out-of-this-world charisma makes ‘Men in Black’ reboot work

Despite the nagging questions about whether or not we really needed a new installment of the “Men in Black,” “International” makes its case with a troika of winning stars, a …


The week in music: The concert calendar is packed through the season

Here’s a look at a handful of shows coming up this week, plus a list of concerts happening in the coming months to add to your calendar now.


‘Rafiki’ review: Movie about teenage girls in love is a breakthrough for Kenyan filmmaker

Director Wanuri Kahiu makes a bold stand for tolerance in the film, wherein Kena and Ziki’s relationship blossoms despite sexism, family expectations, malicious gossip, the homophobia of the Christian church …


Review: The family grows in ‘Secret Life of Pets 2’

The key to the appeal of “The Secret Life of Pets” is the filmmakers understand the lovable quirks and characteristics that make our furry friends who they are. In the …


Review: ‘Dark Phoenix’ biggest dud of ‘X-Men’ franchise

What’s truly amazing about “Dark Phoenix” is watching the charismatic, award-winning, star-packed cast flail about in this poorly written nonsense cartoon.