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NMU grad thrives at DreamWorks Animation

MARQUETTE — Gabriel Thorburn credits his bachelor’s degree in art and design from Northern Michigan University with helping to launch his career in animation post-production. He works for DreamWorks Animation as an online editor, collaborating on projects such as the Netflix series’ ...

Sony sets ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ sequel for 2022

NEW YORK (AP) — The inventive, animated Spider-Man remix “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is getting a sequel. Sony Pictures on Friday set a follow-up to the 2018 Oscar-winning hit for an April 2022 release. Producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller also celebrated the announcement ...

Superiorland Nightlife

Today 8:30 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring acoustic jam at Hide-A-Way Bar, Gwinn 9 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring open mic with Joe Patrick at Flanigan’s, Marquette Tuesday 7:15 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring comedian Sam Rager at Breakwall Comedy at the Ore Dock ...

‘Midway’ turns the WWII battle into a cartoon

The first thing director Roland Emmerich should do after his latest movie “Midway” hits theaters is apologize. Apologize to the visual effects crew, the stuntmen, the carpenters, the costumers and artists. He has squandered their considerable visual skill in retelling the crucial World ...

In ‘Doctor Sleep,’ a filmmaker reconciles ‘The Shining’ rift

LOS ANGELES — Filmmaker Mike Flanagan knew his vision to fuse Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” with Stephen King’s 2013 sequel “Doctor Sleep” would be a hard sell with the author. King’s disdain for the 1980 adaptation is well-known and has not abated with time. “No, no,” ...

Fibers of history

MARQUETTE — The tradition of weaving to produce textiles has a long history, dating back to the neolithic period around 12,000 years ago. Since then, the technology used for weaving has evolved, but the basic process of interlinking a set of vertical threads with a set of horizontal threads ...

‘Classic Krakauer’ is pure adventure and risk

The essays are older — primarily from the mid-1990s — for publications such as Smithsonian’s Air & Space Magazine and Outside magazine, but “Classic Krakauer: Essays on Wilderness and Risk” is very Jon Krakauer: At once astute and descriptive, the author combines journalistic ...

A new hope for Star Wars on Disney Plus in ‘The Mandalorian’

LOS ANGELES — Never heard of a Mandalorian? You’re not alone. Actor Pedro Pascal hadn’t either when he started talking to Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni about an ambitious new “Star Wars” series that would become a marquee offering for the Walt Disney Co.’s new streaming service, ...

In ‘Motherless Brooklyn,’ Chinatown goes East

Jonathan Lethem’s novel about a private eye with Tourette’s syndrome, “Motherless Brooklyn,” starts with a brilliant burst of uncontrolled profanity and an explanation of its protagonist’s condition. “Words rush out of the cornucopia of my brain to course over the surface of the ...

Superiorland Nightlife

Today 8:30 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring acoustic jam at Hide-A-Way Bar, Gwinn 9 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring open mic with Joe Patrick at Flanigan’s, Marquette Tuesday 8:30 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Breakwall Comedy: Keith Bergman at Ore Dock Brewing Co., ...

Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ is mature and melancholy

The runtime is the most boring aspect of Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman “ to dwell on. There is no question that three hours and 28 minutes qualifies as a long movie. And in a landscape where some films can make two hours seem bloated and overindulgent, it’s at least understandable ...

Scorsese, De Niro and Pacino on time and ‘The Irishman’

NEW YORK — They come into the room not like the moveable Mount Rushmore that they are but like three old friends, energized by being in each other’s company. They are chatting about movies. Martin Scorsese comes first, then Al Pacino, then Robert De Niro. They’re trailed by a small army ...

Marquette connection

MARQUETTE — An acclaimed new psychological horror film shown at the Cannes Film Festival and released earlier this month has a surprising Marquette-area connection. “The Lighthouse,” directed and produced by Robert Eggers, features props made by area resident Kurt Fosburg, who is a ...

Ronan Farrow book is meticulous and devastating

Anyone who has read Ronan Farrow’s meticulous reporting that helped amplify the #MeToo movement would have an idea what to expect his book to be like. “Catch and Kill” delivers. It offers a look behind the scenes and exhaustively documents how he came to report on the dozens of sexual ...

In ‘The King,’ Chalamet inherits the throne

A Shakespeare adaptation without all that Shakespeare stuff, David Michod’s “The King” goes once more unto the breach only to come up short. “The King,” written by Michod and Joel Edgerton, condenses Shakespeare’s Henriad — “Henry IV, Parts I & II” and “Henry V” — ...

‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ is no triumphant comeback

Who will save the “Terminator” franchise from itself? Not “Deadpool” director Tim Miller, producer James Cameron or even Linda Hamilton, it turns out. Yes, despite an A-list roster of talent, including people behind the scenes who theoretically should know how to resurrect this brand ...