LOS ANGELES — Supply-chain woes are this year’s Grinch, threatening to steal gifts and good cheer. But TV is overstocked with holiday specials and rom-coms – including the Food Network’s first movie and the rebranded GAC Family channel’s Christmas debut.
October is the perfect month for pumpkin-flavored everything, football weekends, apple picking and all things Halloween. For me, October also ushers in “Scary Movie Month.”
The film “Lady of Guadalupe,” first released in 2020 and now available on many streaming services, mixes a fictional retelling of the 16th-century appearance of the Virgin Mary to a Mexican peasant named Juan Diego with the tale of a wholly fictional 21st-century reporter named Juan working …
Grand Haven native Riley Warmoth knew coming back home to some of the most magnificent views in the state would be a perfect fit to create his first featured film.
Family Video, the Chicago-based video rental chain that outlasted Blockbuster, VHS tapes and the “be kind rewind” mantra, is closing its stores and calling it quits after 42 years.
NEW YORK (AP) — In the most seismic shift by a Hollywood studio yet during the pandemic, Warner Bros. Pictures on Thursday announced that all of its 2021 film slate — including a new "Matrix" movie, "Godzilla vs. Kong" and the Lin-Manuel Miranda adaptation "In the Heights" — will stream on H…
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — The Grand Haven area’s local movie theater, the Grand Haven 9, has an uncertain future as theaters across Michigan are allowed to reopen today.
Ruh-roh! There’s a yet new iteration of the beloved ’70s Hanna-Barbera series “Scooby-Doo” hitting (home) theaters, but no reason to fret, as the animated “Scoob!” (no relation to the 2002 and 2004 live-action adaptations) manages to be a real Scooby Snack.
GRAND RAPIDS — Exciting evenings of epic music, sensational cinema, show tunes, sci-fi, and more are coming to the Grand Rapids Pops stage in its 2020-21 season.
After turning in the first two greatly beloved, operatically souped-up action opuses in the “Bad Boys” franchise, everyone’s favorite gearhead maximalist auteur Michael Bay is no longer behind the camera for the third, “Bad Boys for Life” (though he is in front of it, briefly).
The 77th Golden Globes were meant to be a coronation for Netflix. Instead, a pair of big-screen epics took top honors Sunday, as Sam Mendes' technically dazzling World War I tale "1917" won best picture, drama, and Quentin Tarantino's radiant Los Angeles fable "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywo…
(Editor’s note: While every attempt has been made to avoid spoilers, this article does commit the unpardonable sin of discussing the plot of the movie being reviewed.)
HOLLAND — The Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre will show four films featuring Barbara Stanwyck during its “One Night Only” series every Monday from Nov. 25 to Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
GRAND RAPIDS — Full of clever antics and comical wit, the heartwarming family film “Home Alone” is sure to get everyone into the holiday spirit with a hearty laugh or two along the way.
HOLLAND – The Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre will continue its tradition of bringing independent and international films to the West Michigan Community with its Fall Film Series opening on Monday, Sept. 16.
NORTON SHORES — The unmistakable sound of Dove- and Grammy Award-winning recording artist David Phelps will be featured at the Maranatha Bible & Missionary Conference on Saturday, Aug. 3.
AQUAMAN. 2 stars. Aquaman (Jason Momoa) reluctantly returns to Atlantis to battle his half brother (Patrick Wilson) for control of the kingdom. A bright, wacky, wise-cracky change of pace from the usual D.C. Universe mope-fest, and Momoa brings some levity to the proceedings, but the movie i…
Grand Haven-area residents will have a chance to unite with audiences in more than 300 cities spanning six continents to view and judge the work of the next generation of filmmakers from around the world when the 21st annual Manhattan Short Film Festival screens at Loutit District Library.
When I heard Zack Snyder would be directing the new Superman franchise reboot, I mentally prepared myself for gloomy movies with extremely exaggerated action scenes. What I didn’t prepare for was a movie plot that was more disorganized than my garage.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Paxton, a prolific and charismatic actor who had memorable roles in such blockbusters as "Apollo 13" and "Titanic" while also cherishing his work in "One False Move" and other low-budget movies and in the HBO series "Big Love," has died from complications due to surge…
The crop of cinematic crap in 2016 was so extensive that this year's 37th annual Razzie Awards expanded from five nominees to an unprecedented six contenders in each of its nine Worst Achievement in Film categories.
LOS ANGELES — Marketers would describe "A Dog's Purpose" as a film with "four-quadrant" appeal, meaning it's likely to draw moviegoers of both genders, young and old. Based on a bestselling book and told from a dog's perspective, it's a feel-good story for animal lovers of all kinds.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" soared to the top of the weekend box office as expected, scoring the second-best December opening ever with $155 million in estimated ticket sales.
MUSKEGON — Sunsets. Sea breezes. Superstars. They’re all on deck at USS LST 393 Veterans Museum for the Movies on Deck most Friday nights this summer on Muskegon’s downtown waterfront.
LOS ANGELES — For some filmgoers, hearing a movie described as "faith-based" makes it a must-see. But just as many others find the term a turn-off.
NEW YORK — As Felix Sanchez watched the Academy Awards ceremony, he kept wondering when all the talk of diversity from host Chris Rock and others would itself become more diverse.
LOS ANGELES — Lady Gaga, a survivor of sexual assault, says performing "Til It Happens to You" — her song about sexual abuse on college campuses — at tonight’s (Sunday) Academy Awards will feel liberating and emancipating.
The character Deadpool may look like a modern spin-off of Spiderman in appearance, but that’s about where the similarities end. The often-vulgar, quick-witted mercenary disguised as a superhero is the subject of the latest Marvel comic-based movie to hit the big screen.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has reached $1 billion at the box office, achieving the milestone with record-setting hyper speed.