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UNLV’s Francisco Menendez and Roger Corman are 'Stealing Las Vegas'
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
It’s pretty unlikely for a filmmaker to get his big break after spending more than 20 years as a university professor, but that’s exactly what happened to Francisco Menendez.
Country fest Stagecoach succeeds despite its musical segregation
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Brad Paisley got a bigger stage than Steve Martin and his Steep Canyon Rangers, but they both drew crowds to Indio, California.
'The Avengers' is one sequel that truly delivers
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
It's the culmination of Iron Man, Thor and Captain America. And The Avengers doesn't disappoint
Celebrate Free Comic Day in style -- win a free copy of the original 'Avengers'
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Because who doesn't like free comic books?
The 'Sarah Marshall' team strikes gold again in 'Five-Year Engagement'
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Yeah, it's a romantic comedy that's actually romantic and funny
New film trends: A report from CinemaCon
Headed to a theater near you, automatic bartenders and higher frame rates?
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Headed to a theater near you, automatic bartenders and higher frame rates?
Film review: 'The Pirates! Band of Misfits'
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The folks who brought you Wallace & Gromit keep the goodness coming
Summer movie preview 2012: Superheroes! Pregnant ladies! And Abraham Lincoln?
Monday, April 23, 2012
From superhero movies to remakes and sequels, a look at what promises to be this summer's theater blockbuster hits and, surely, some flops among them. And don't forget to check out the critics' picks for your best bets.
Summer movie preview 2012
Superheroes! Pregnant ladies! And Abraham Lincoln?
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Superheroes! Pregnant ladies! And a vampire-killing Abraham Lincoln?
The Sci Fi Center scares up a new first-run horror series
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Venue to show IFC Films releases, beginning with Stephen Dorff's 'Brake.'
Film Review: 'Footnote'
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
"Footnote" has moments of humor and pathos, even if they seem to be coming from different films.
TV Review: 'Veep'
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays second banana for mild laughs in 'Veep.'
Film Review: 'Think Like a Man'
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
‘Think Like a Man’ offers weak comedy and weaker advice.
Film Review: 'The Lucky One'
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
"The Lucky One" is anyone who avoids this tepid romance.
Action sensation ‘The Raid: Redemption’ falls short
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Film-festival smash The Raid: Redemption is just monotonous fighting
Kelly Clarkson delivers a short but satisfying Vegas show
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
She could have performed a bit longer, but when she's this good, who cares?
TV review: 'Girls'
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Girls is an an extension of Tiny Furniture, but not a very good one
'The Cabin in the Woods' is not your average slasher flick
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The slasher genre gets a bit of deconstruction in the clever The Cabin in the Woods
Film review: 'The Three Stooges'
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Despite good impersonations, there's just no reason for this movie to exist
Five observations from Kelly Clarkson at the Pearl + setlist
Pearl at the Palms, April 5, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
Clarkson took on Florence and favorites in bare feet.
'American Pie' crew is back (and worth seeing) in 'American Reunion'
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
American Reunion is a pleasantly surprising sequel.
TV review: 'Scandal'
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Despite its high pedigree, Scandal is an unconvincing soap opera
Film review: 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen'
Friday, March 30, 2012
What a bland title -- and a bland movie
Film review: 'Mirror Mirror'
Friday, March 30, 2012
Despite the best intentions, "Mirror Mirror" is a feeble fairy tale
TV review: 'The Pauly D Project'
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Without a breakout personality in the supporting cast, Pauly D has to carry the show on his own. Uh oh.
Steven Seagal vs. a Ford Escape. Who wins?
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Hey, don't laugh. The Ford Escape may be slightly smarter.
Madonna's 'MDNA' shows she's still got a lot to offer
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Madonna's newest album is a testament to her durability
Neon Reverb's film program feels like a missed opportunity
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Film fans and music fans lost out on another chance to bring the two together.
TV review: 'Touch'
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
How to put this lightly? Apart from a promising pilot, Touch just ... sucks.
Film review: 'In Darkness'
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
In Darkness is respectable but overlong
'Mad Men' is back ... any questions?
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Got burning questions about the upcoming season of Mad Men? We've got some answers.
Film: '21 Jump Street' adds mediocre humor to an old TV concept
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Yet another show that shouldn't have been made into a movie. At least, not into this movie.
Film review: 'Jeff, Who Lives at Home'
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The Duplasses craft a crowd-pleasing comedy while keeping their unique sensibilities intact.
Film review: 'Friends With Kids' starts bold then reels it in
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Will this predictable plot play out exactly as expected?
Film review: 'John Carter' looks good ... and that's about it
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The large-scale action-movie style doesn’t fit the story, and ends up highlighting how stilted and musty it is.
Film review: 'We Need to Talk About Kevin'
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
At its heart, it's a horror movie about discovering that someone you love unconditionally is unconditionally evil.
TV: 'Game Change' dully dramatizes Sarah Palin's '08 election impact
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Watch, if you wanna see actors interacting with clips of real people.
Cop drama ‘Rampart’ focuses on feelings over details
Friday, March 2, 2012
"The dark feeling it captures is more important than the details of the hazy plot."
Stay away from ugly teen comedy ‘Project X’
Friday, March 2, 2012
"It’s a basic teen-movie setup, the only difference being that the party escalates to such grandiose proportions that it essentially turns into a large-scale riot."
TV review: 'Awake' is a crime procedural in sci-fi clothing
Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012
Mostly, it's another series about grim detectives solving grimmer crimes.
Film review: 'The Lorax'
Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012
The animation is lovely, but overall this one's second-rate Seuss.
Film review: 'Act of Valor'
Friday, Feb. 24, 2012
Using real Navy SEALs in a movie sounds promising -- until you realize they can't act
The Oscars are upon us—and the Oscar shorts are headed to town
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012
Also: a nominated-films marathon at the Orleans
TV review: 'Life's Too Short'
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012
Another year, another mediocre Ricky Gervais HBO project - 'Life's Too Short'
Film review: 'This Means War'
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012
Is Reese Witherspoon worth fighting over? Not in 'This Means War'
A damn fine festival
Boulder City's Dam Short Film Festival has become an adored institution
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012
Boulder City's Dam Short Film Festival has become an institution
Three days, 100 titles at the Dam Short Film Festival
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012
Championing an underrated art form in an underrated city.
CD: Van Halen's 'A Different Kind of Truth' is surprisingly decent
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012
David Lee Roth's first album with the band in 28 years is much better than its first track would indicate.
Film: Denzel can't save 'Safe House' from action-thriller mediocrity
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012
Even Washington’s mischievous smile can’t elevate it.
TV: Broadway drama 'Smash' is tuneful and smart
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012
Please, don't call it a Glee rip-off!

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