Movies

‘Rust and Bone’ creates an odd sort of daydream

A couple of years ago, my Top 10 list was headed by a remarkable film called “A Prophet,” directed with ingenuity by Jacques Audiard. The… 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

‘A Haunted House’

A spoof of “Paranormal Activity,” “A Haunted House” stars Marlon Wayans and Essence Atkins as Marlon and Keisha, a married couple who move into their… Continue reading

Mirth, mayhem don’t mix in ‘Gangster Squad’

“Gangster Squad” is the kid who desperately wants to be like the other kids, observes how everybody else acts and then mimics the behavior and… Continue reading

Oscar host Seth McFarlane blasted for nasty jokes

If Seth MacFarlane was using Thursday’s Academy Awards nominations announcement as a test-run for his Oscar show hosting patter, he might consider… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2013
  • By John Horn Los Angeles Times
  • LifeMovies

Catch a free flick at the library

A rainy (or snowy?) Sunday afternoon is a great time to hunker down in the library for a free movie. The Everett Public Library’s monthly… Continue reading

Catch free showing of ‘Winged Migration’

Washington state is often the landing pad for a variety of migratory birds, such as trumpeter swans and snowy owls. You can experience the thrill… Continue reading

Follow a beaver family in film at NW Stream Center

really close — Adopt A Stream Foundation and Snohomish County Parks and Recreation are… Continue reading

Book, followed by biopic, to dissect Armstrong’s downfall

He’s already gotten the Oprah treatment. Now Lance Armstrong is headed for the silver screen. Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams’ production company, Bad Robot, are… Continue reading

An amusing but predictable ‘Nightmare’

In one scene in “My Worst Nightmare,” a boorish handyman picks up a highbrow novel at his employer’s house, reads the one-paragraph synopsis and easily… Continue reading

Stephen Fry shares his passion for Wagner

Does knowing too much about an artist affect your ability to appreciate the art? How about an actor who spouts off on politics, or a… Continue reading

Cast of ‘Quartet’ expert but Hoffman goes for jokes

When he came along as a movie star in the mid-’60s, Dustin Hoffman epitomized a new style of American actor: He was a rough-edged, serious… Continue reading

Film calendar

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

‘Amour’ richly deserves multiple Oscar nominations

For a foreign film to pull down an Oscar nomination is a big deal, especially if the category is not only best foreign-language film, but… Continue reading

‘Parker’ is a satisfying thriller

Parker, the eponymous antihero of Taylor Hackford’s serviceable action thriller, is an odd duck. Partly, it’s the quaint code of ethics espoused by this gentleman… Continue reading

‘Hansel and Gretel’ is rarely funny spoof

If Abraham Lincoln can be a vampire hunter, then of course Hansel and Gretel would spend their lives tracking and killing witches. Watching Grimm fairy-tale… Continue reading

‘Movie 43’ is tasteless and terrible – and totally worth it

“Movie 43” is a near-masterpiece of tastelessness. The anthology of 12 short, interconnected skits elevates the art form of gross-out comedy to a new height.… Continue reading

Are separate acting awards necessary?

Do Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Helen Mirren really need a category just for women to snare one of Hollywood’s favorite accessories,… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2013
  • By Lynn Elber Associated Press
  • LifeMovies

Porn star Ron Jeremy in critical condition

LOS ANGELES—Ron Jeremy, one of the most famous names in pornography, is reportedly in critical condition at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after suffering… Continue reading

Tulalips screen film about American Indian jazz great

Jim Pepper was known for pioneering the fusion jazz movement as well as being the kind of musical innovator who blended jazz with American Indian… Continue reading

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