DVD releases

“Flight” A heroic pilot’s substance abuse comes into question when he crashes an airplane. Denzel Washington received an Oscar nomination for lead actor for his… Continue reading

Film calendar

Snohomish County Sunday film series: Everett Public Library brings back its independent film series at 2 p.m. Sundays in the Main Library auditorium, 2702 Hoyt… Continue reading

Just call latest ‘Die Hard’ sequel ‘Die Tepid’

References to James Bond movies are jokily scattered throughout “A Good Day to Die Hard,” and sure enough, this “Die Hard” sequel does reach for… Continue reading

History comes alive in 2 Oscar-nominated documentary films

The Oscar-nominated features “5 Broken Cameras” and “How to Survive a Plague” represent documentaries in the truest, purest form of the word: They capture a… Continue reading

Five stellar Bruce Willis roles

By now it’s clear that nothing and no one can kill Bruce Willis, whose fifth film in the “Die Hard” franchise, the… Continue reading

Canapes: Perfect for an Oscar party

Canapes may sound stuffy, but they actually are the ultimate in ease when it comes to party food. Plus, they look great and can be… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2013
  • By Alison Ladman Associated Press
  • LifeMovies

Prep for the Oscars with roundup of top nominees

It’s almost time for the Academy Awards. The glamor. The thrill. The snarking about bizarre dresses. While you’re waiting, though, take a look at the… Continue reading

How to act like you’re an Oscar expert

The Oscars are on Sunday night, so it’s time to act like you know who should win, even if you haven’t seen all the movies.… Continue reading

Hispanic literature classic effectively adapted to screen

It’s opening at theaters in a very quiet fashion, but “Bless Me, Ultima” is preceded by a long shadow of literary praise. Rudolfo Anaya’s novel,… Continue reading

Breathless hype makes Oscars tough to predict

And you thought political campaigns were bad. This year’s Oscar race has been a gross spectacle of full-page ads and tearful talk-show appearances, along with… Continue reading

Worshipful ‘Mumia’ documentary lacks objectivity

The title “Mumia: Long-Distance Revolutionary” suggests that the film’s subject may be notable for his ability to practice activism while behind bars, cut off from… Continue reading

Film Calendar

Film noir: A series of film noir hosted by Jon Noe at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-258-6766. Tickets… Continue reading

Star Wars fans embrace force at lightsaber classes

A group of San Francisco Star Wars fans who want to travel to a galaxy not that far away have created a… Continue reading

Razzies put bite on ‘Twilight’ as worst picture

LOS ANGELES — The “Twilight” team finally has earned some love — or loathing — from Team Razzies. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part… Continue reading

Gambling line puts ‘Argo’ in front for Oscar

Are you feeling certain, like most, that Daniel Day-Lewis is going to win the lead actor Oscar on Sunday for his title turn in “Lincoln”?… Continue reading

Know your Oscars? Take this quiz and prove it

Are you ready to tussle with the formidable 23rd Os-Caro Quiz? Argo knock yourself out. 1. Adele’s “Skyfall” could become the first best song winner… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2013
  • By Mark Caro Chicago Tribune
  • LifeMovies

Filmmaker silently wins praise

Boy meets girl is a time-honored story, but Everett filmmaker Hank Isaac had a more interesting take on young romance. His award-winning film “The Bench”… Continue reading

Everett Chorale covers all-time Oscar favorites

And you thought Oscar night was over. The Everett Chorale will present “A Night at the Oscars,” during which the audience is welcome to sing… Continue reading

‘Nana’ presents eerie fairy tale through eyes of a 4-year-old

The fairy-tale forest of childhood is alive and well in “Nana,” a fictional film that could be mistaken for a hidden-camera documentary. Until you look… Continue reading

Affleck, Bigelow, ‘Skyfall’ lead the Oscar snub list

Oscar nominations were rife with snubs Thursday morning, particularly in the director category, where several favorites were absent from the list. Ben… Continue reading