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(L-R): Amy Adams as Giselle and Maya Rudolph as Malvina Monroe in Disneys live-action DISENCHANTED, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Jonathan Hession. © 2022 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

‘Disenchanted’ enchants audience with mix of magic and music

By Caleb Johnson, News Reporter | November 28, 2022

Music and magic collide in "Disenchanted," a charming tale full of wonder and whimsical daydreams where we learn the truth of what really happens after 'happily ever after.'  Have you ever made a wish with all your heart? Have you wondered what your...

‘Arrival’ challenges science-fiction genre

By Tatianna Salisbury | February 23, 2017

Denis Villeneuve directs the Oscar-nominated science-fiction thriller, “Arrival,” a film that asks the deep and puzzling questions humanity fears to confront. Released in early November by Paramount Pictures, the film grossed an impressive $24 million,...

Oscar nominees add dramatic flavor

By Tatianna Salisbury | February 6, 2017

As Oscar night draws closer, predictions about which film will take home the title of Best Picture still have audiences mystified. “La La Land” danced its way into the hearts of audiences around the world, but that doesn’t guarantee a win. Critics...

‘La La Land’ ties for Oscars record

By Tatianna Salisbury | January 30, 2017

The romantic movie-musical “La La Land” received a record of 14 nominations, including one for Best Picture on Tuesday when Oscar nominations were announced. The film made history as the only movie to tie with “Titanic” and “All About Eve”...

Not too late to ‘Hustle’ to ‘Wall Street’

By Melissa Boylan | January 15, 2014

Directors, producers and actors delivered great entertainment over winter break. Two standout films raised the bar before the new year.“The Wolf of Wall Street”Director Martin Scorsese directed this page-to-big-screen film, which features Leonardo...

This film image released by Sony Pictures shows, from left, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence in a scene from American Hustle.

“American Hustle” worth seeing — but not twice

By Kevin Bartelt | December 20, 2013

Batman with a beer belly, Bradley Cooper with curlers and Robert De Niro working his mob game wasn’t enough to con me into believing “American Hustle” is the movie of the year.With 13 nominations for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, I had high...

‘Trouble with the Curve’ a swing and a miss

By Beth Schumacher | September 23, 2012

Here’s an odd combination: Clint Eastwood, a love story, Amy Adams, baseball and Justin Timberlake. Add that all together and you get Trouble with the Curve. The sports-drama, released on Friday, follows legendary baseball scout Gus (Eastwood). His...