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Review: 'No Escape' is taut but deeply troubled
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Review: 'No Escape' is taut but deeply troubled

Not since Saigon in the 1970s has an American operation in Southeast Asia been as ill-conceived as “No Escape,” a taut, well-made and entirely dubious thriller.

Review: ‘Prairie Home Companion’ farewell show ‘a good one’

Tuesday night, the Clay Center was transformed into America’s living room as Guy Noir, Dusty and Lefty, and the citizens of Lake Wobegon visited in the form of Garrison Keillor and the cast of the “A Prairie Home...

Review: Nothing remotely fantastic about ‘Fantastic Four’
Review: Nothing remotely fantastic about ‘Fantastic Four’

I'll admit it. About an hour into “Fantastic Four,” the inexplicably plodding and dreary new attempt to adapt the beloved Marvel story, I started thinking about Ethan Hunt from “Mission: Impossible.”

Wouldn't it be nice,...

Review: ’Ricki and the Flash’ pulls off hilarity, sadness
Review: ’Ricki and the Flash’ pulls off hilarity, sadness

Creating a film with solid drama beside good humor is tough. It's harder still to balance them against a complicated character so they don't sprawl lopsided, and send the audience home feeling satisfied. The bittersweet, beautifully acted “Ricki ...

Photo of the Week: Aug. 9, 2015
Photo of the Week: Aug. 9, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — If Mitchel and Delores Bass shoot anything, it’s photos.

So when a scarlet tanager, with its bright red body offset by jet-black wings, landed on a tree branch outside the couple’s home in Boone County,...

Review: ‘Cabaret’ a night of drama

Friday night, in the intimate confines of The Charleston Light Opera Guild’s church-cum-theater on Tennessee Avenue, an audience was transported through time. Swept back to the burgeoning underworld of Berlin — a city in the throes of an ...

Review: Mission accomplished for Cruise in new ‘MI’ flick
Review: Mission accomplished for Cruise in new ‘MI’ flick

There's some interesting talk in the cleverly satisfying script of “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” about the element of luck. As in: How much is luck a factor in the success of Ethan Hunt and his IMF cohorts? After all, in the...

Review: ‘Vacation’ reboot is a summer bummer
Review: ‘Vacation’ reboot is a summer bummer

There must be a way to pay tribute to '80s comedy classics like “National Lampoon's Vacation” without using the opportunity to traffic in archaic sexism, gender panic and off-color racial jokes. The reboot of the franchise, “Vacation,...

Photo of the Week: Aug. 2, 2015
Photo of the Week: Aug. 2, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Our Photo of the Week gets nosy with a hairy friend.

Meet Loki. This young raccoon currently calls the woods in front of Shannon Thornton’s house his home. Loki was practically a newborn when Thornton found him...

Marshall Artist Series announces 2015-16 lineup

The 79th season of the Marshall Artist Series will bring a variety of highly anticipated musicians and Broadway performances to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center in the coming months.

The series begins Oct. 1 with comedian Anthony Jeselnik,...

Movie Listings: July 30, 2015

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.

“VACATION”: ...

Super heroes hit Clay Center (featured photos)
Super heroes hit Clay Center (featured photos)

Raking ‘Muck’: Buckhannon man returns home for film project
Raking ‘Muck’: Buckhannon man returns home for film project

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Rob Raffety owes a lot to the digital revolution.

While he was growing up in West Virginia, during high school, and then college, money was tight.

Despite his longstanding desire to try his hand at filmmaking, he ...

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