Movies

  • ‘Patriots Day’ will entertain many movie-goers

    “Jeanie got married to a CPA,” Bob Walkenhorst wrote. “April 15th is her wedding day.” Ironically, that is also the date on which the Massachusetts state holiday Patriots’ Day fell the year of the Boston Marathon bombing. The marathon is .

  • New Christian movie shows how far genre has come

    “The Resurrection of Gavin Stone” is proof that that special genre of movie, the Super Church evangelical picture, has closed the quality gap with more conventional Hollywood films. The photography and editing in “Gavin Stone” are far superior to what .

  • ‘Sleepless’ will please viewers who like the genre

    A friend suggested that “Sleepless” was like the “Taken” movies, only with Jamie Foxx instead of Liam Neeson. There are similarities. Both were made by European directors. Both have government-trained fighters whose off-spring has been abducted by organized criminals. But “.

  • New film ‘Gold’ is about McConaughey

    They say snakes are fascinating, that their curling and their shiny skin attract and hold the eye. And it is sort of that way with Matthew Mc-Conaughey in the new movie “Gold.” In fact, it may always be that way .

  • New film ‘XXX’ has plenty of action

    In one of the few pauses from action in the new film “XXX: Return of Xander Cage,” rap star and movie mogul Ice T is shown alongside a classic GTO muscle car. The car is not so much shown as .

  • ‘Mamma Mia!’ wasn’t as special as it could have been

    A sold out McCain Auditorium on the campus of K-State. A long-successful musical filled with famous hit songs. A good touring company with a well-rehearsed production. That’s what we had last Tuesday night when Work Light Productions’ version of “.

  • Movie ‘Monster Trucks’ is a superior action comedy

    The newish movie “Monster Trucks” is a superior action comedy, something parents and kids can enjoy together. Not that it doesn’t have faults. The story is essentially the same one as for “Pete’s Dragon.” Luckily for “Monster Trucks,” .

  • New movie ‘La La Land’ gentle, generous-hearted

    The new movie musical “La La Land” is gentle and generous- hearted. Its director, Damien Chazelle has taken some story elements from Scorcese’s 1977 movie “New York, New York,” has thrown in songs from Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin .

  • New movie complex has positives, but also complexities

    Here is a set of observations about the new movie theater in town. The 13-plex is attached to the south end of the Town Center mall. It features smaller auditoriums than some of those out at Seth Childs, but the .

  • Lots of films make their way to DVD this month

    When looking at the recent movies to be released on DVD during the month of January, one sees that Hollywood no longer believes its customers give movies as Christmas presents. If they did, most of the long list of films .

  • Some movies of 2016 were pretty awful

    Every year around this time, press agents start working up stories about movies and movie performances that may win awards. To some people, the least cynical among us, this suggests that many movies are in some way or ways “worthy.” .

  • ‘Why Him?’ has its pluses, but seeing it can wait

    The cast for the new movie comedy “Why Him?” is led by James Franco and Bryan Cranston, too justly admired actors who are obviously fully committed to this film, based on a story generated by Jonah Hill and a couple .





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