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‘Red Sparrow’ pushes uncomfortable topics

By Ginger Simons | March 8, 2018

“Red Sparrow,” which hit theaters Friday and is the latest film from director Francis Lawrence, is bold, shocking and, at some moments, difficult to watch.Emerging conveniently at a moment where the topic of Russian intelligence is at the forefront...

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...

‘Fire’ ignites, ‘Man’ produces

By Patrick Pastrana | November 20, 2013

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”The Hunger Games series continues Friday with the sequel “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”Members of the Capitol, which is the government in the Hunger Games world, believe Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark...

Top five live TV falls

By Aymie Telinski | March 4, 2013

Seeing a celebrity fall on live TV will send me straight to to watch it over and over again. Over the years, I have made a list of my favorite celebrity falls on live TV. 1. Jennifer Lawrence fell as she was walking up the stairs to accept...

The Oscars Showdown: ‘Flight’ vs. ‘The Silver Linings Playbook’

By Sarah Contreras | January 23, 2013

The 85th Academy Awards will take place on Feb. 24. As per usual, a slew of films have earned nominations, but who has time to watch every one? In this series, columnist Sarah Contreras will wade through the river of films and tell you what is worth seeing...

The games have begun

By Shelby Devitt and Sarah Contreras | March 26, 2012

This weekend, The Hunger Games, based on Suzanne Collins’ monster young adult book series, delighted fans and raked in the dough. Millions of people flocked to theaters around the country, and few were disappointed. Counted among those who were delighted...