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 By D.K. Holm    Opinion    March 7, 2018

What's On: Those Upsetting Oscars

Statistically or numerically, not that many people care about the Oscars. Only about 26 million people – worldwide – viewed this year’s award “ceremony,” which aired last Sunday night, March 4. And why should anyone watch it? People in the...

 
 By D.K. Holm    Opinion    November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving Movies

Thanksgiving is not a time for movies. It’s a day for football. And eating. Lots of eating. And getting together with family and friends, and then maybe watching some kind of variety show on the tube late at night. Yet the few Thanksgiving movies...

 

Film Shorts: Valley Cinemas, GCCL, The Worx

Valley Cinemas is holding over the unstoppable Deadpool and adding Zootopia, an unexpected animated feature from Walt Disney.The latter film represents a real break from the conventional animated offe...

 

Film Shorts: Valley Cinemas, GCCL, The Worx

Two new offerings make their debut at the Valley Cinemas this week. Zoolander No. 2 is a film that didn’t need to exist – except for once existing already previously in 2001 when the first film came out. That satire on the fashion industry was...

 

Film Shorts: Valley Cinemas, Streaming, The Worx

The third Kung Fu Panda prevails at Valley Cinemas this week, with the theater adding Sisters. This is a Tina Fey and Amy Pohler comedy that flips the usual expectation that Ms Pohler would be the messy, drunken, white trash sister, with Ms Fey...

 

Film Shorts: Valley Cinemas, Streaming, The Worx

This week the Valley Cinemas carries on with The 5th Wave and adds the family friendly Kung Fu Panda 3 to the mix. Panda has received glowing reviews, and the previous two films were successful as fun...

 

Film Shorts: Valley Cinemas, Streaming, The Worx

This week, Valley Cinemas is holding over the already-award-winning misery-fest The Revenant. When one resides in a town with a single movie theater, it can be hard to pass on a feature that garners a...

 

Film Shorts: Valley Cinemas, Streaming, The Worx

This week, Valley Cinemas holds over The Revenant, the Alejandro González Iñárritu's survival tale about Hugh Glass, the region's trapper scout in the early 1800s. The film has been validated by a...

 

Film Shorts: Valley Cinemas, Streaming, The Worx

It's still a Star Wars New Year at Valley Cinemas, as Star Wars: The Force Awakens stays on for a fourth almost unprecedented week. It's joined by The Revenant, Oscar-winner Alejandro González...

 

Film Shorts: Valley Cinemas, Streaming, The Worx

It's a Star Wars New Year at Valley Cinemas. Star Wars: The Force Awakens stays on for a third week. It continues to be paired with the lame comedy Daddy's Home, this month's Will Ferrell enterprise....

 

Film Shorts: Valley Cinemas, Streaming, The Worx

Star Wars is – are? – coming to Glasgow. The long anticipated new Star Wars film, seventh in the series, and two years in the making, cost Disney a mere $4 billion – that's what they paid...

 

Film Shorts: Valley Cinemas, Streaming, The Worx

The Good Dinosaur proves that it is indeed easy being green, as it's held over for another week at Valley Cinemas. Joining that film is the latest iteration of the Rocky franchise, unofficial as it ma...

 

Film Shorts: Valley Cinemas, Streaming, The Worx

Valley Cinemas is holding over its two popular films, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 and the kids-oriented The Good Dinosaur. So if you've already got these two works under your belt, it's...

 

Film Shorts: Valley Cinemas, Streaming, The Worx

Valley Cinemas is holding over one film – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 and adding a new feature, this week the kids-oriented The Good Dinosaur. With its 16 animated feature Pixar has returned to a familiar well, the story of a...

 

Film Shorts: Valley Cinemas, Streaming, The Worx

This week, Valley Cinemas is holding over its two films from last week. A good entry in the James Bond series, Spectre shows signs that the filmmakers thought the long-running franchise was getting to resemble the Bourne movies and so have retooled B...

 

Film Shorts: Valley Cinemas, Streaming, The Worx

Valley Cinemas is offering two films this week, Spectre and The Peanuts Movie. One of the interesting phenomena surrounding the James Bond movies is that viewers, or at least one viewer, have the feeling that they had just seen one a few months ago....

 

Film Shorts: Valley Cinemas, Streaming, The Worx

Among the films leaving Netflix in November are, unsurprisingly, some Halloween related items, such as the first Scream, still an effective slasher film, especially if you don't know the plot, and...

 

Film Review: The Visit

Most horror films entail someone going somewhere hazardous where they are scared (The Fall of the House of Usher, The Haunting), or settled people visited by the unholy (Poltergeist, The Exorcist)....

 

Film Shorts: Valley Cinemas, Streaming, the Worx

Valley Cinemas is introducing two films this week, The Visit (see review), and Jem and the Holograms, an adaptation of an ‘80s cartoon series about a Hasbro doll who runs a record studio and fronts a pop band. Adventures ensue. Meanwhile, if you...

 

Film Review: Everest

The beauty of mountain climbing is its absurdity. Climbers do not follow their bliss in order to make scientific discoveries or chart new lands; they do so for self-glorification. It's a competitive...

 
 By D.K. Holm    Opinion    October 7, 2015

The Truth About Reviews

Reflections on the value of movie criticism in general and their necessity to newspapers in particular could fill volumes, and do. The answer to the question “Why run film reviews?” is short, however. It’s a sad truth that there is little good...

 

Film Shorts: Valley Cinemas, Streaming, the Worx, and Beyond

It must be a particularly galling fact to members of the political right that few humorists are conservative. For the lefties, there is a host of comedic news sources all week long that preach to...

 

Book Review: Author Brings Dashiell Hammett, Butte to Life

No one knows when detective fiction writer Dashiell Hammett first heard of Butte, Montana, but we know when the narrator of Red Harvest first heard of Personville, Butte's novelistic stand-in. In the...

 

Film Shorts: Valley Cinemas, Streaming, the Worx, and Beyond

The new “fall” season of television is already a washout. On the four main networks, ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC, there is a deadening similarity to most of the shows, which fall into four categories: sitcoms about big families; sitcoms about loser...

 

Film Shorts: Valley Cinemas, Streaming, the Worx, Etc.

Back in the previous century when I was a kid, we looked forward to the fall season of television, when the three networks unleashed what seemed to be hundreds of new and returning shows in the course of a week. We’d tick them off with the help of...

 

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