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Review: ‘Hail, Caesar!’ playfully mocks and adores Hollywood
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Review: ‘Hail, Caesar!’ playfully mocks and adores Hollywood

The Coen Brothers’ latest comedy “Hail, Caesar!” is a loving tribute to the era of classical Hollywood, meticulously crafted with layers of reference, inside jokes, and tidbits of history that will excite any film buff. Not to...

Review: ‘Hail, Caesar!’ playfully mocks and adores Hollywood
Review: ‘Hail, Caesar!’ playfully mocks and adores Hollywood

The Coen Brothers’ latest comedy “Hail, Caesar!” is a loving tribute to the era of classical Hollywood, meticulously crafted with layers of reference, inside jokes, and tidbits of history that will excite any film buff. Not to...

Review: ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ is fun, but lacks bite
Review: ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ is fun, but lacks bite

Author Seth Grahame-Smith has dined out on the winning combination of stitching together two incongruous things, one high-brow, one low, and letting the concept do the heavy lifting. “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” gave readers, and...

Movie Listings: Feb. 4, 2016

Theater key: M = Marquee Cinemas in South Charleston; N = Nitro Stadium 12; PP = Park Place Stadium Cinemas in downtown Charleston; TV = Teays Valley Stadium 10 in Scott Depot.

Review: Casey Affleck, Chris Pine star in suspenseful Coast Guard rescue ‘The Finest Hours’
Review: Casey Affleck, Chris Pine star in suspenseful Coast Guard rescue ‘The Finest Hours’

It's 2016. We're far enough along on the digital effects timeline to make the call: The waves are looking good! Digitally animated waves are looking better all the time, in fact, even when filmmakers push allegedly realistically scaled waves to...

Review: Third time’s a charm for the witty ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’
Review: Third time’s a charm for the witty ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’

If you're one of those people – and I'm with you – who roll your eyes when handed a pair of 3D glasses at the multiplex, wondering if all this rigmarole is REALLY necessary, then take heart: The lovely, color-popping visuals in “Kung ...

Movie Listings: Jan. 28, 2016

Theater key: M = Marquee Cinemas in South Charleston; N = Nitro Stadium 12; PP = Park Place Stadium Cinemas in downtown Charleston; TV = Teays Valley Stadium 10 in Scott Depot.

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Set in Appalachia, TV show ‘Outsiders’ is both far away and close to home
Set in Appalachia, TV show ‘Outsiders’ is both far away and close to home

This week, WGN America launched one of the strangest shows on television.

Adding to the current cable landscape of cops, robbers, vampires and zombies, comes “Outsiders,” a show...

‘Ancient Aliens’ TV show planning to feature Shawnee Park burial mound
‘Ancient Aliens’ TV show planning to feature Shawnee Park burial mound

The Indian burial mounds in Kanawha County have seen the full course of archaeological research. They have been documented, excavated and studied.

But to date, they’ve never been explored by a ground-penetrating radar camera.

The...

PBS “Mine Wars” documentary tells a complex tale
PBS “Mine Wars” documentary tells a complex tale

For decades, the history of the West Virginia Mine Wars was forgotten, suppressed and denied on many fronts, including in the very history books taught within the state.

Yet the tale of what has been called the largest insurrection in American...

Review: Mindless ‘The 5th Wave’ has an unsettling streak
Review: Mindless ‘The 5th Wave’ has an unsettling streak

When the apocalypse happens, all that's going to be left for us are the guns. Which might actually be true, but is also the subtext of the dystopian young adult film hitting theaters this weekend, “The 5th Wave.” The film opens with a...

Jewish Film Festival returns with history ... and snacks
Jewish Film Festival returns with history ... and snacks

Between the middle of January and Super Bowl Sunday, movie houses sometimes see a dip in attendance.

It’s not a great time for Hollywood to unleash another blockbuster, but it’s not bad for the West Virginia Jewish Film Festival...

In Shorts - Nov. 12

Santa, superheroes here

Santa Claus makes his official arrival today at Center court of the Town Center Mall at 5:45 p.m. today, escorted by some other heavyweight cultural icons, including Marvel’s Iron Man, Ant Man, Spider-Man, Captain ...

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