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Seven years after making their debut, everyone’s favorite cave family returns in an all-new adventure that reinforces the theme of “family.” DreamWorks Animation — the studio responsible for the “Madagascar” and “How to Train Your Dragon” franchises — once again delivers a dazzling prehistor…
COVID-19 precautions like staying inside and staying apart may not fit most people’s idea of a Thanksgiving celebration, but with a few modifications, you can still enjoy the holiday while keeping your loved ones safe.
Riz Ahmed can’t catch a break as a musician. The Emmy-winning actor plays a rapper on the brink of stardom when he’s struck down by an autoimmune disease in “Mogul Mowgli,” which just opened the Houston Cinema Arts Festival. This weekend, Ahmed can be seen in the theatrical release of “Sound…
When you think of Rockport, Texas, what comes to mind? Fishing? Whooping cranes? Perhaps the plethora of art galleries? Well for the last 13 years, the small coastal city has been home to the Rockport Film Festival which draws movie lovers and filmmakers from around the country to celebrate …
The weather outside will be frightful before we know it—but before you light a fire in the fireplace or turn on your heating appliances, remember that fire safety is crucial even (and especially) during the colder months.
The 2020 Victoria Texas Independent Film Festival has come and gone. This year’s event featured a slew of quality films, but it lacked the pizzazz that usually accompanies the fest —attendees would mingle with filmmakers, spirits and good food was had by all, and roaming from one venue to an…
Based on the novel by Larry Watson, “Let Him Go” tells the story of a retired sheriff (Kevin Costner) and his wife (Diane Lane) who are willing to do whatever it takes to rescue their young grandson from an abusive new stepfather (Will Brittain) and his family several states away. Set in the…
By this time in 48 hours we should have the results of the most contentious election since, well, four years ago. Campaigning has never been this ugly since, okay, four years ago. But if you want some genuine bile, go back to 1804 when John Adams faced Thomas Jefferson for his second term. T…
Regardless of the good national and battleground polls, I will be a jittery Democrat for the next five days. It’s not that the president will pull out a Biden scandal, the economy will suddenly bounce back or that the coronavirus is on its way out. I’m afraid of the repeat of the 2000 Bush …
This Halloween you get an extra hour to stay up late and watch scary movies as Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday. Clocks go back one hour so that extra hour of sleep will come in handy if you choose to curl up with a few horror films after hours.
This Sunday, October 25 the Houston Film Critics Society invites you to join them for POTUS Fest: Cinema in Chief, a virtual salute to films about US Presidents and the election process.
I enjoyed last night’s debate because it gave my candidate another chance to distinguish himself from Donald Trump. The debate moderator did an outstanding (I didn’t expect perfection) job of making it more like debates we have seen in previous years. Presidential debates have never been a b…
Beginning on Thursday, Oct. 22, movie fans will once again have the opportunity to watch an assortment of independent films as the 9th annual Victoria Texas Independent Film Festival (VTXIFF) gets underway.
The first political book I have ever read was “The Agenda” by Bob Woodward. The book described how George Stephanopoulos, James Carville, and Paul Begala set up a war room to answer all the criticism in real-time. A tactic of getting ahead of the story by debunking the lies and spinning the …
We all know that Liam Neeson has “a very particular set of skills” and in “Honest Thief” from director Mark Williams (“Ozark”), they include robbing banks, taking down crooked FBI agents and breaking hearts.
“La familia lo es todo,” Mayor Pro Tem Josephine Soliz implores the camera from her seat on the City Council dais, “y tenemos la responsabilidad de protegernos.”
Last night’s vice president’s debate was everything I expected except for the fly and Pence’s eye. Mike Pence was a toned-down Donald Trump who was evasive and rude to the moderator and Kamala Harris. On the other side, Kamala Harris also evaded some questions but more on that later. Kamala …
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