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On ‘Promising Young Woman,’ consent, and a harrowing ending

“Man. That ending!” That’s likely what you’d hear everyone saying on the way out of the multiplex — if we were all still going to the multiplex — after “Promising Young Woman.” In an audacious and provocative film (nominated for five Oscars), there’s no part more audacious ...

Greta Van Fleet spread their wings gloriously

Greta Van Fleet are back and they’re doubling down. The young Michigan rockers whose sound and classic look is reminiscent of Led Zeppelin have returned with “The Battle at Garden’s Gate,” an album not just rooted in classic 1970s rock but gloriously pounded into it. This sophomore ...

New film follows 2 zombie moviemakers with Down syndrome

Two best friends with Down syndrome who caused a sensation four years ago when they created their own gory zombie movie are back, this time in a documentary championed by a Hollywood luminary. “Sam & Mattie Make a Zombie Movie,” released Tuesday on Apple TV, follows Sam Suchmann and ...

Netflix scores streaming rights to new top Sony films

NEW YORK — Netflix further beefed up its film catalog on Thursday in a multi-year deal that will make it the new streaming home to Sony Pictures’ top releases in the U.S. Beginning next year, Sony’s new films will exclusively stream domestically on Netflix after their theatrical runs. ...

With King Kong, a little swagger returns to the box office

NEW YORK — Once again, mayhem and mass destruction is back at the box office. It’s almost like old times. “Godzilla vs. Kong,” one of the few tentpoles to dare release during COVID times, is poised to set a new high in ticket sales during the pandemic. It won’t be the kind of ...

A pre-WWII thriller in ‘Six Minutes to Midnight’

In the years before World War II, the Augusta-Victoria College, a girls’ boarding school in Bexhill-on-Sea, catered to a very specific audience: The daughters and goddaughters of important Germans and high ranking Nazi officials. It is believed that the intent of the school was to educate the ...

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’

LOS ANGELES — The original 1950s Godzilla movies stomped into theaters carrying a metaphor about nuclear destruction. Two years ago, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” sounded alarms about climate change. But don’t fret about finding a message amid the mayhem as the towering ...

Fueled by fans, ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ hits HBO Max

Zack Snyder never really believed that his cut of “Justice League” would see the light of day. It has technically existed since January 2017, but it wasn’t in any shape to be released. It was four hours, in black and white, had storyboards where visual effects were supposed to go and an ...

Call of Duty among finalists for Video Game Hall of Fame

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Voting is open for the next inductees into the World Video Game Hall of Fame, with Call of Duty, Guitar Hero and Animal Crossing among the 12 finalists. Also on the ballot announced Thursday are: FarmVille, FIFA International Soccer, Mattel Football, Microsoft Flight ...

A moody, unsettling lo-fi dream in ‘Come True’

The murky and illogical territory of dreams and nightmares has always provided fertile ground for filmmakers. Not only can your imagination run wild on screen, but there’s even less of an expectation that it make any sense in the end. How could a creative soul resist? In “Come True,” a ...

Superiorland Nightlife

Tuesday @calendar:7 p.m. — Live entertainment online featuring The Knockabouts, Michael Waite and Erica Waite at Peter White Public Library, Marquette, in a Facebook Live event. Wednesday 6 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Brad Perala Unplugged at Venice Pub and Pizzeria, Ishpeming, ...

Jennifer Garner invites families to have a ‘Yes Day’

Jennifer Garner didn’t come up with the concept of a Yes Day. But when she and her middle daughter discovered Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s book about a crazy 24 hours where parents have to say yes to their children’s demands almost a decade ago, they were hooked. It became a beloved and ...

Smuggling diamonds on the wing

MARQUETTE — Using carrier pigeons to smuggle diamonds out of a region sounds like an implausible movie plot, but it really does take place. If you want to know more, read “Flight of the Diamond Smugglers: A Tale of Pigeons, Obsession, and Greed Along Coastal South Africa” written by ...

‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ is a dazzling adventure

Contrary to what "Game of Thrones" might have you believe, not all dragons are agents of destruction. In the newest offering from Walt Disney Animation, "Raya and the Last Dragon," they are kind, full of magic and, when needed, the saviors of humanity. Five hundred years ago, we're told in a ...

‘Blinding Lights’ and more hits the Grammys left in the dark

NEW YORK — The wattage in The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” wasn’t strong enough to compete at the Grammys – but the song isn’t the only electrifying No. 1 hit that the Recording Academy snubbed. The Weeknd joins an exclusive club of songs that were crowned biggest hit of the year ...

Mickey’s flashy dress, glowing castle mark Disney World 50th

=ORLANDO, Fla. — Walt Disney World in Florida turns 50 in October. To help celebrate, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will be wearing flashier threads and iconic structures such as the Cinderella Castle and the golf-ball-like Spaceship Earth are getting new lighting, Disney officials said ...

‘Little Fish’ is a pandemic-era, sci-fi love story

The year is 2021. A frightened, angry crowd lines up outside a medical center, desperate for a cure for a terrible virus. “He pushed in front!” someone shouts. Talk about timing. When he began making “Little Fish,” an intimate and affecting romance in a sci-fi setting, director Chad ...

Timberlake seeks redemption in formulaic ‘Palmer’

There’s a kitchen-sink full of Serious Drama Cliches in the new Justin Timberlake film “Palmer,” about a high school football star turned convict who must help the young gender fluid boy with the addict mom next door while also trying to regain his footing in his small Louisiana hometown. ...

‘Our Friend’ is an opportunity for a good cry

NEW YORK — If his new movie, “Our Friend," makes audiences cry, Jason Segel can sympathize. He recalls being on an airplane and watching a movie that made him break down so uncontrollably that it got the attention of a woman seated next to him. “I was weeping, full-on weeping, crying ...

PBS’ ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ aims to be timely tonic

LOS ANGELES — “All Creatures Great and Small,” a beloved TV series of yore, is back as a reboot because producer Colin Callender saw the seriocomic adventures of veterinarians in a close-knit rural community as tonic for a politically divisive era. Then the pandemic arrived, and a ...