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‘Snake Eyes’ doesn’t play its cards right

Henry Golding has undeniable screen presence. He’s handsome, sure. Lots of actors are. But Golding also has that effortless charisma that the biggest movie stars possess. It’s no wonder that he was catapulted from relative, travel show host obscurity to film fame with just one role in ...

Local musician entrenched in Upper Peninsula

MARQUETTE — Jimmy Slivensky, a local singer-songwriter-guitarist-studio rock musician, has played throughout the Midwest and East, but is back home in Marquette, making more music, including a recent CD titled “Space Junk.” Slivensky described his music as “uptempo, guitar ...

Val Kilmer on a life in illusion and new documentary, ‘Val’

CANNES, France — Val Kilmer was in movies he wasn’t in. The new documentary “Val,” bursting with footage Kilmer shot himself over his 61 years, includes home videos and backstage glimpses, as you might expect. But the most remarkable thing is seeing Kilmer’s own audition tapes of ...

Court orders shorter sentence for ‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic

DENVER — A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that “Tiger King” Joe Exotic should get a shorter prison sentence for his role in a murder-for-hire plot and violating federal wildlife laws. Joe Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, was sentenced in January 2020 to 22 ...

Documentary explores Anthony Bourdain’s own ‘parts unknown’

There are many startling moments in “Roadrunner,” Morgan Neville’s rich and moving documentary about the singular culinary storyteller Anthony Bourdain, who tragically took his life at the age of 61. Here’s just one that sticks out: a quick scene with a therapist, in Argentina. As ...

For Johansson, fans, ‘Black Widow’ is a decade in the making

Scarlett Johansson has had quite a bit of time to think about a “Black Widow” movie. After all, she’s played the character in seven movies spanning 10 years. Yet unlike many of her fellow Avengers who got grand introductions in movies and sequels bearing their names on the marquee, she ...