The latest R-rated release floating up to box office records is “It,” the horror film closely based on Stephen King’s behemoth novel of the same name first published in 1986.
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The seventh season of “Game of Thrones” came to a close this week. One notable quality of the show has always been its ability to carry on several plotlines at once. However, as the show enters its final season, it’s time for these plotlines to merge and the motives of the many characters to become unified. Episode seven, “The Dragon and the Wolf,” did just that.
If you weren’t alive when Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, made her iconic mark on the world, a new HBO documentary will make you wish you were. It will also make you weep the way so many did the weeks following her tragic passing. The film, which commemorates the 20th year since her premature death, is called “Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy.”
Rarely do book-to-film adaptations do their job. Even more often, they fail to truly adapt the book to the audience who will see it. “The Beguiled,” however, is an adaptation that aims higher than most.
Books are like messages in bottles. They traverse choppy terrains to reach us, bouncing along time and space, but eventually, through almost no action of our own, they end up right in front of us, in one form or another. It is up to us to take the crumpled message, smooth it out and listen.
In 2016, Fox News and Variety reported that Netflix would almost double the number of original series it would produce the following year, many of which would be unscripted. The company’s goal, according to Netflix Chief Financial Officer David Wells, is to create original content that will make up 50 percent of all the shows, movies and comedy specials Netflix offers.
Netflix’s latest true-crime docuseries (a documentary in the form of a series), “The Keepers,” is a little more than seven hours of heart-wrenching and intriguing suspense. The series chronicles the case of murdered nun and teacher Catherine Cesnik in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as the uncovering of sexual abuse within the Catholic school where she used to work.
This weekend, the Hippodrome State Theatre will celebrate the 15th anniversary of Hayao Miyazaki’s hit 2001 animated film “Spirited Away.” The Hippodrome’s re-release screening of this classic anime will be shown Friday at 8:30 p.m., Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m.
What a ride we are on for this season with Bachelor Nick Viall. What started out with some very dull episodes, minus, of course, villain Corinne Olympios and her nanny Raquel, has suddenly picked up speed in the last few weeks. Nick, on his fourth appearance with the franchise, is desperate to find love and, yet, kicks off any girl who professes her love for him. He spends a lot of time crying, and I spend a lot of time wondering if this 36-year-old aspiring model is actually a catch. Now that we’re down to the final four and already know Rachel Lindsay is our next Bachelorette, you may need a few drinks to get you through the remaining episodes, so here’s the drinking game you’ve been waiting for all season long.
The eighth annual Cinema Verde International Environmental Film and Arts Festival aims to educate the local community about environmental issues through the four-day festival, which will feature 45 films.
Some die-hard fans of the “A Series of Unfortunate Events” novels by Daniel Handler seemed to believe the film adaptation in 2004 turned the evil acts of Count Olaf into a sequence of goofy and hilarious events. The Netflix remake starring Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf, however, brings back the darkness and calamity Lemony Snicket originally intended. If you desire to watch the unfortunate lives of the ill-fated Baudelaires unfold, and not look away as the theme song suggests, then grab a drink and prepare to play along.
When the long-awaited “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” movie premiered in theatres in November of 2016, Harry Potter fans of all ages were dazzled by beasts of all kinds, from Nifflers to Thunderbirds.
While many could argue that 2016 was not great for a variety of social and political reasons, it’s no argument that it was a year in which movies flourished. This year particularly proved that diversity and equal representation in filmmaking was necessary for telling intricate stories from all walks of life. While there is still a lot of progress to be made, the movies that scored big in 2016 told perspectives from women, people of color and those within the LGBTQ+ community. In a world as big and diverse as ours, it’s important for everyone’s stories to be heard.
It’s been nearly a decade since we said goodbye to Lorelai and Rory, and still the “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” revival couldn’t have come a minute too soon. The revival brings the Gilmore girls into present day, complete with smartphones, social media and “Hamilton.” With four episodes, each one an hour-and-a-half long, fans can watch Rory, Lorelai and Emily experience heartaches, hilarity and hijinks through winter, spring, summer and fall of one calendar year.
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“Stranger Things”: It’s the hottest thing on TV right now. It’s almost guaranteed that all of your friends will disappear for a day or two to binge this eight-episode Netflix series, and with Halloween coming up, it’s sure to keep growing in popularity. For those who haven’t watched the science-fiction hit yet, it follows the disappearance of 12-year-old Will and his family’s journey to get him back from supernatural forces, along with the help of a telekinetic girl with a buzz cut. There are plenty of monsters, teen romance and ‘80s vibes, so there’s basically something for everyone. If you haven’t watched it yet, a hurricane is coming and now is the ideal time. So grab a drink and follow along (spoiler-free, of course).
Fall is here, and the climate is changing. No, I’m not talking about the outdoors — we’ve got a few months left of 80- to 90-degree weather. I’m talking about the climate of film: out with the summer blockbusters and in with the Oscar bait and film-festival favorites. For those of you wondering what exactly there is to look forward to, here’s a preview of some buzz-generating projects that I think are worth highlighting.