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‘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 ...

New ‘Pinocchio’ takes the puppet to its roots

The latest cinematic rendering of “Pinocchio,” from Italian director Matteo Garrone, is informed not by the friendly 1940 Walt Disney retelling, but the original source material. Carlo Collodi’s 1883 novel “The Adventures of Pinocchio” is a much darker affair than the song-filled ...

‘Your Art Here’

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s DeVos Art Museum has announced the winners of its “Your Art Here” competition: Marquette residents Catherine Benda, Kaelyn Wright and Emilee Covers. Their work is featured on three banners that have been installed in a prominent location ...

An old-fashioned romance in ‘Sylvie’s Love’

It’s summertime in Harlem in 1957 when we get to know the beautiful souls at the center of “Sylvie’s Love.” Sylvie (Tessa Thompson) works at the register of her father’s record store but dreams of a job in television. Robert (Nnamdi Asomugha) is a struggling saxophonist who spots her, ...

U.P. Poet Laureate

MARQUETTE — At 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, the top 10 finalists for for Upper Peninsula Poet Laureate 2021-2022 are invited to read as part of Peter White Public Library’s online series of author readings. Thus virtual reading will bring together the finalists for an evening of Upper ...

George Clooney makes a moving ‘The Midnight Sky’

Netflix is on a roll this year, with “Mank,”“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,”“Da 5 Bloods” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7” all garnering Oscar buzz. Well, hold onto your spacesuits for the latest — “The Midnight Sky.” George Clooney directs and stars in this feature film ...

In seismic shift, Warner Bros. to stream all 2021 films

NEW YORK — In the most seismic shift by a Hollywood studio yet during the pandemic, Warner Bros. Pictures on Thursday announced that all of its 2021 film slate — including a new “Matrix” movie, “Godzilla vs. Kong” and the Lin-Manuel Miranda adaptation “In the Heights” — will ...

Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn and Chris Columbus save Christmas

They may be one of Hollywood’s most beloved couples, but Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have never felt the pressure to use that unmatched chemistry for the big screen time and time again. Since 1987’s “Overboard,” they’ve received hundreds of opportunities to reunite in a film. ...

Dolly Parton brings her holiday spirit to Netflix

Dolly Parton’s “Christmas on the Square,” the newest addition to Netflix’s Christmas library, tests the limits of what one can reasonably categorize as a film. There is nothing cinematic in this 98-minute musical that sounds much more fun than it is. In fact, it has the feeling and ...

Universal strikes another deal with a major theater chain

Another major movie theater chain has struck a deal with Universal Pictures to allow for shorter exclusive theatrical windows. Canada’s Cineplex has agreed on a multiyear “dynamic window” agreement, the film exhibitor and Universal Filmed Entertainment Group said Friday. Like the deal ...

Arts and culture get a new space

MARQUETTE — The local arts and culture scene is taking a step forward with the formation of the Masonic Arts, Theatre & Innovation Company. Pronounced MAH-ti, the effort is being spearheaded by Ryan Engle and will be housed in the U.P. Masonic Center, which currently is owned by the the ...

Superiorland Nightlife

Wednesday 6 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Chris Valenti at Lake Superior Smokehouse and Brewpub, Marquette Thursday 10 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring open mic at DIGS Marquette Saturday 6 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Alternative Energy (Toni Saari and Barbara ...

Diversity Common Reader book available

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s annual Diversity Common Reader Program revolves around a nonfiction book of interdisciplinary interest that advances discussions of diversity, inclusion and justice. This year’s selection, “Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me,” is ...

Superiorland Nightlife

Thursday 7 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Phil and Annette Watts for a virtual concert live via the Hiawatha Music Co-op. Visit the co-op’s website for more information on how to watch. 10 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring open mic at Digs Marquette Friday 6 p.m. — Live ...

Johnny Depp will exit the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ franchise

NEW YORK — Johnny Depp has exited the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise following his failed libel case against The Sun tabloid newspaper for a 2018 article that labeled him a “wife beater.” Depp said Friday in a letter posted on Instagram that he would depart the role of the dark wizard ...

Pierce earns national theater award

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University assistant professor David Pierce has been awarded a United Resident Theatre Association Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Training for his work in technical direction. “Quite honestly, I’m very humbled to receive this award,” said ...

Superiorland Nightlife

Thursday 6 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Chris Valenti at Lake Superior Smokehouse and Brewpub, Marquette 7 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring open jam at Superior Culture, Marquette 10 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring open mic at DIGS Marquette Friday 8 p.m. — Live ...

Superiorland Nightlife

Wednesday 4 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Ethan Bott, Sunny Side Up (Barbara Jean Sundberg and Gena Johnson), Sea and Linda, Adam Carpenter, Daydreamers Acoustic and Derrell Syria Project at Lake Superior Smokehouse and Brewpub, Marquette, in a benefit for the Historic Vista ...

Artist hikes length of Vermont, painting along the way

MANCHESTER, Vt. — After hiking over 200 miles on the country’s oldest long-distance trail, Rob Mullen had just 3 miles to go in the rain to meet up with his wife and father for a break. He kept dry with his foul weather gear as he walked down the trail with a backdrop of trees sprouting ...