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REVIEW: 'Gen V' offers master class in superheroes

Thu, 10/12/2023 - 11:15am
In “Gen V,” a spin-off from “The Boys,” nothing is predictable. Just when you think it’s going to be another college series, characters veer left and, in some cases, become even more corrupt than members of The Seven.

REVIEW: 'Exorcist: Believer' doesn't have the staying power of the original

Thu, 10/12/2023 - 9:30am
The new Exorcist film, "Exorcist: Believer," has two possessed teenagers, an ecumenical look at exorcism and a guest appearance by Ellen Burstyn as the actress who had to put up with a head-spinning daughter 50 years earlier.

'Goosebumps' returns: Several books combine to tell new story

Thu, 10/12/2023 - 7:30am
In the new "Goosebumps," five teenagers investigate the death of a teen named Harold Biddle. In the process, they discover truths about themselves and their families.

Tyson Beckford has modeled his last moves on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Tue, 10/10/2023 - 11:30pm
Dancing a foxtrot, last week’s “most improved” fell back into his old ways and moved his arms like he was swimming upstream.

DVD REVIEW: You'll still fall for 'Barbie' after a strong summer

Sat, 10/07/2023 - 2:15pm
In the new film, “Barbie,” writer/director Greta Gerwig paints a world where anything is possible, where girls can realize ambitions, dream big and call the shots – not unlike the activity that has swirled around the toy for decades.

REVIEW: 'Dumb Money' makes market volatility understandable (and funny)

Thu, 10/05/2023 - 11:15am
Told through the eyes of little guys – dabblers in the market – the new film "Dumb Money," starring Paul Dano, Pete Davidson and Shailene Woodley, shows how a YouTuber was able to make a killing just by encouraging his…

An immersive life: Oliver Dench says he can find plenty to savor in 'Hotel Portofino'

Thu, 10/05/2023 - 5:45am
Now, Oliver Dench says, "I’m at a stage where it’s important not to feel stifled…make the crazy choice and do something interesting.”

A comeback story: Ken Burns' 'The American Buffalo' details 'an unmitigated tragedy'

Wed, 10/04/2023 - 5:45pm
PBS' “The American Buffalo" is a look at the animal’s perilous journey and its leap from extinction. The story, Ken Burns says, is an “unmitigated tragedy."

REVIEW: 'Love...Reconsidered' offers loopy look at relationships

Wed, 10/04/2023 - 7:00am
Love is weird. The person you profess to love could be the one who’s doing you absolutely no good. Or so we learn in “Love…Reconsidered,” a mobius strip of a comedy that kicks off the Sioux City International Film Festival…

'Dancing with the Stars': Jason Mraz, yes; Jamie Lynn Spears, no

Wed, 10/04/2023 - 6:30am
In the latest episode of "Dancing with the Stars," Jason Mraz continued his winning ways, topping the leaderboard tied with Xochitl Gomez, a Disney regular. Both got 24s, which meant the judges are inflating their scores early on.

DVD REVIEW: 'Rise of the Beasts' fills in backstory on 'Transformers'

Sat, 09/30/2023 - 1:15pm
While “Transformers” is nothing more than a way to extend the shelf-life of toy cars that twisted into robots, it does have the accessories young movie goers have come to love: car chases, battling ‘bots and humans in peril.

REVIEW: 'Fair Play' gives Aaron Ehrenreich, Phoebe Dynevor plenty to savor

Thu, 09/28/2023 - 1:30pm
Written and directed by Chloe Domont, “Fair Play” has the same crackle as “Fatal Attraction,” the same surprises as “Promising Young Women.”

FLASHBACK REVIEW: ‘Empire Strikes Back’ is a stunner of a sequel

Thu, 09/28/2023 - 12:00pm
How did "The Empire Strikes Back" land when it was released in 1980? We dug into the archives for the original review. Saturday night, the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra will perform the score while the film runs at the Tyson…

REVIEW: 'Selling the O.C.' leans into the 'off' hours

Thu, 09/28/2023 - 11:15am
Even though “Selling Sunset” and “Selling the O.C.” are based in the Oppenheim Group real estate firm, the folks in Orange County aren’t as work-centric as their Beverly Hills counterparts.

REVIEW: Even Sylvester Stallone can't save 'Expend4bles'

Thu, 09/28/2023 - 7:00am
If there’s an “Expendables 5,” pray they hire a writer who could use the work. This plays out like Artificial Intelligence at its worst.

'Bachelorette' star Charity Lawson leads the 'Dancing with the Stars' pack

Wed, 09/27/2023 - 10:45am
Too many social media stars mingled with the usual mix of reality stars. Interestingly, those with scandalous pasts got them aired on the opener.

DVD REVIEW: 'Elemental' looks for the puns, not the fun, in animated venture

Sat, 09/23/2023 - 7:45am
Writers, apparently, were so enamored with their ability to play off the characters’ earth, wind, fire and water clichés they didn’t miss an opportunity to toss in two more. The result: 'Elemental' is an overstuffed metaphor for the world.

REVIEW: Twisty season three gets 'Morning Show,' Jennifer Aniston in line

Thu, 09/21/2023 - 8:00am
Season three of “The Morning Show” is all over the map and rarely on the set of the titular program. Bradley Jackson (Reese Witherspoon) is now hosting the UBA Evening News and Alex Levy (Jennifer Aniston) is trying to keep…

REVIEW: Kenneth Branagh's 'Haunting in Venice' doesn't offer many thrills

Wed, 09/20/2023 - 3:45pm
If you haven’t questioned Kenneth Branagh’s love of detective Hercule Poirot, you will now. In “A Haunting in Venice,” his latest Agatha Christie adaptation, he’s trying to figure out if a medium is a fake and why she's interested in…

REVIEW: There's no reason for a third 'Big Fat Greek Wedding'

Wed, 09/20/2023 - 3:30pm
The only grounded member of the clan is Aunt Voula (Andrea Martin) who has a great one-liner when you need it the most. She finds laughs even when director Nia Vardalos wasn’t counting on them.