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REVIEW: “Alice Through the Looking Glass” a charming classic

The Limelight Theater Company delighted its audience Friday night with a charming rendition of Lewis Carroll’s classic, “Alice Through the Looking Glass.”

Review: 'Miracles From Heaven' even works for those of little faith
Review: 'Miracles From Heaven' even works for those of little faith

In recent years, there's been a mini trend of faith-based films concerned with proving the existence of heaven. Based on true stories, films such as “Heaven is For Real” and “90 Minutes in Heaven” take up this task. Ostensibly...

Review: Baron Cohen’s ‘Brothers Grimsby’ is truly shameless
Review: Baron Cohen’s ‘Brothers Grimsby’ is truly shameless

Be suspect of movies that are infamous before they even hit theaters.

Review: ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’ looks inside war reporting
Review: ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’ looks inside war reporting

Journalism is having a moment at the movies.

Days after the journalism procedural “Spotlight” won best picture at the Academy Awards, Paramount is releasing “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” a comic drama about war reporting...

Review: ‘Zootopia’ delights as it delivers deeper meaning
Review: ‘Zootopia’ delights as it delivers deeper meaning

In a world where BlackLivesMatter and OscarsSoWhite are trending topics, along comes an animated film about a bunny and a fox that dares to bring some perspective.

Review: ‘London Has Fallen,’ a ludicrous sequel on steroids
Review: ‘London Has Fallen,’ a ludicrous sequel on steroids

“London Has Fallen” never pretends to be anything it’s not. The sequel to Antoine Fuqua’s big, dumb and kind of fun “Olympus Has Fallen,” is bigger, dumber, jaw-droppingly shameless and also kind of a riot. It ...

Movie review: ‘Eddie the Eagle’ will win you over
Movie review: ‘Eddie the Eagle’ will win you over

A cheery tale of unlikely sporting triumph, “Eddie the Eagle,” directed by Dexter Fletcher, offers up a retro feel-good yarn about the power of determination. While it’s often cookie-cutter sports movie conventional, you’d...

Review: ‘Triple 9’ is a satisfying crooked cop heist thriller
Review: ‘Triple 9’ is a satisfying crooked cop heist thriller

Red light dimly illuminates the inhabitants of a parked car, discussing “Russians,” “this job” and “inside three minutes.” It’s a scene that sparks instant genre recognition, and as the opening to John...

Review: ‘The Witch’ feels like a creepy classic
Review: ‘The Witch’ feels like a creepy classic

In 1999, when the Internet was young and our hearts were blithe and bonny, the found-footage horror film “The Blair Witch Project” was brought to market on a production budget of well under $1 million. It went on to make nearly a quarter-...

Review: ‘Deadpool’ plays to Ryan Reynolds’ snarky strengths
Review: ‘Deadpool’ plays to Ryan Reynolds’ snarky strengths

It must be a sign of superhero fatigue that studios are injecting life into the genre via characters who declare that they want nothing to do with heroics. While the posse of baddies known as the DC Comics “Suicide Squad” will be rolling...

Review: ‘How to Be Single’ has its heart in the right place
Review: ‘How to Be Single’ has its heart in the right place

Based on the aggressive marketing for “How to Be Single,” which has thrust its grinning, champagne swilling female stars in the face of every person who might not have a date lined up for the dreaded Feb. 14th, it would be easy to assume...

Review: ‘Zoolander 2’ is all dressed up with no place to go
Review: ‘Zoolander 2’ is all dressed up with no place to go

“Zoolander 2” employed the talents of four credited screenwriters, but unfortunately not one of them seemed to notice that what they were working on wasn't actually a screenplay. It is, instead, an excuse to string together an endless and...

John Williams’ music draws packed house for WV Symphony

John Williams didn’t burst onto the scene with his score for Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws” in 1975. Many would have begged for the career he had already had as a composer in film and television. But in the 41 years since cellos,...

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