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Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: Upper lower case

The Hitman’s Bodyguard is a buddy cop action movie written by Tom O’Connor and directed by Patrick Hughes (the same inspired genius who brought us Expendables 3 and The Making of Expendables 3.) The 118 minute flick hosts a star studded cast... more

Sep 6, 2017 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2017-07-19, PHOTO: IMDb

Baby Driver is a popcorn action movie written and directed by Edgar Wright. The 113 minute flick hosts a star studded cast including Kevin Spacey, Jamie Fox and Jonn Hamm. First Thoughts: What did I just watch? Seriously I have been here for... more

Jul 19, 2017 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: Universal Pictures

A flawed character struggles to unravel the threads of a pivotal event, though hobbled by some impediment – amnesia, maybe, or being stranded in a foreign country where everyone speaks an unfamiliar language. It’s a dramatic device of my favourite... more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: IMDb

DC’s latest and greatest blockbuster Wonder Woman: Rise of the Warrior is directed by Patty Jenkins and written by Allan Heinberg, Zack Snyder and Jason Fuchs. This movie is 141 minutes long and has been full of buzz and controversy. more

Jun 21, 2017 12:00 AM Movies and TV 1 Comments

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Issue: 2017-05-31, PHOTO: IMDb

The Marvel Cinematic Universe strikes again with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, released April 19. Written and Directed by James Gunn with an additional writing credit to Dan Abnett, this sequel runs for an hour and 36 minutes and spans several... more

May 31, 2017 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: IMDb

Free Fire is a new run at old-school shoot out movies, it is an R rated flick written by Amy Jump and directed by Ben Wheatley. This 90 minute romp has an all-star cast including Enzo Cilenti, Armie Hammer and Cillian Murphy... more

May 10, 2017 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2017-04-26, Photo: IMDb

The film Hell or High Water is a modern western written by Taylor Sheridan and directed by David Mackenzie. This hour and forty two minute flick stars Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster. Initial impressions… wow, just wow. It is rare these... more

Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: BBC static archive

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that when it comes to Pride and Prejudice, once is not enough. For acolytes, Jane Austen’s best-selling novel of the early 19th century invites reading again and again – and again. The same applies to the... more

Mar 29, 2017 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: IMDb

The mayor of Chicago is mad as a hatter, but the trains run on time. Having been mayor for a couple of decades, Tom Kane is the ultimate power player; he has a lot to say about which councillors get elected and he wields that power like a mace to... more

Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: IMDb

Warcraft: The Beginning is an epic fantasy film that released on digital download September 13, 2016. It’s based on a popular series of video games by Blizzard Entertainment. This two hour movie is directed by Duncan Jones and written by Duncan... more

Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM Movies and TV 1 Comments

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Issue: 2017-02-01

Now in its 15th year, the Available Light Film Festival kicks off on Friday, Feb. 3 with a musical performance by John K. Samson and the Winter Wheat. The festival features over 40 events: film, media art, live performances and artist talks... more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2017-01-18, PHOTO: IMDb

Rogue One is the first of Disney’s anthology stories set within the Star Wars universe. This flick comes in at two hours and 14 minutes and is directed by Gareth Edwards. For those of you unaware, Rogue One takes place after Revenge of the Sith... more

Jan 18, 2017 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: IMDb

“It’s like everybody knows the story,” muses a reporter to her colleague. “Except us.” The journalists of “Spotlight,” a legendary investigative unit at the Boston Globe, won a Pulitzer for a series of revelatory articles on the cover-up of child... more

Jan 11, 2017 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: amazon.com

It was the short, sharp shock heard round the world – eventually. But in the world of Topsy-Turvy, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado is being staged for the very first time, and there’s a lot at stake. Before Topsy-Turvy, released in 1999 and... more

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2016-11-23, PHOTO: Women Make Movies

In the 2016 film Captain Fantastic, Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen – The Lord of the Rings, A History of Violence), is a father with meticulous survivalist and socialist ideals. He lives live an isolated off-the-grid life in the forests of the Pacific... more

Nov 23, 2016 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: IMDb.com

“The story is ridiculous – ludicrous.” That’s director John McTiernan blithely dismissing the plot of one of the most successful thrillers of the past 30 years. Reservations about the plot aside, McTiernan had something particular in mind for this... more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2016-10-06

Young Alex DeLarge and his gang of droogs aren’t choosy about whose lives they wreak mindless havoc on. From the down-at-the-heels to the well-heeled, the young thugs attack indiscriminately, mercilessly and irrationally. more

Oct 6, 2016 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2016-10-06

Suicide Squad is DC Comics’ latest attempt to capture comic book magic on the silver screen. This flick comes in just over two hours and is written and directed by David Ayer. Full disclosure: I am a fan of the Suicide Squad comics and though I... more

Oct 6, 2016 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2016-09-08, PHOTO: IMDb.com

Panama Papers got you down? Still feeling the chill of tax season? A dose of the 2014 film Foxcatcher, based on a true story and available on DVD at the Whitehorse Public Library, might be just the thing to remind you to be thankful that you... more

Sep 8, 2016 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: IMDb.com

Did Stieg Larsson know his character Lisbeth Salander was destined to achieve the iconic status of a Marvel superhero? Maybe not. In the 2011 American remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, available on DVD at Whitehorse Public Library, ... more

Aug 4, 2016 12:00 AM Movies and TV