The chief antagonist in “Raya and the Last Dragon,” an enjoyable new adventure from Walt Disney Animation Studios, is something called the Druun, a shrieking, sludgy purple monster that turns people to stone. It’s an archetypal formless villain, a distant cousin of supernatural scourges like…

LOS ANGELES — "Tom & Jerry," the rambunctious cat and mouse duo that has entertained audiences since 1940, will appear in a new feature film that finds the cartoon characters threatening to disrupt a celebrity wedding at a posh New York City hotel.

Wenatchee film producer Jeff Ostenson will be sharing what drives him to make films at a virtual event hosted by the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts.

Have we ever needed romantic comedies more than right now, as the pandemic drags on and the rain falls and we’ve all been staring at our walls for so long that the cracks are starting to look like sad faces? Because desperate times require desperate measures, here’s what I have for you for V…

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As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, nostalgia continues to be essential pop culture comfort food. Consider these DVD picks, all out Dec. 1, for anyone on your gift-giving list (or yourself).

Since I am obsessed with Halloween and my husband loves Christmas, we have a handshake agreement: I control the remote Sept. 1-Oct. 31 and he can play his holly jolly movies Nov.1-Dec. 25.

Do you want to get in the Halloween spirit? Many TV shows for all ages tell stories of vampires, ghosts, witches, zombies and more, offering the perfect outlet to dive into a visual spookfest. So turn off the lights, curl up under a blanket, grab some popcorn (or perhaps a pumpkin-spiced tre…

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As the tailing, 96-mph fastball ran away from the lacquered bat of Corey Seager and into the glove of Austin Nola, reliever Taylor Williams — the Mariners’ de facto closer — let out a scream and pumped his first in celebration. His teammates’ yells from the dugout were almost simultaneous, a…

MOSES LAKE — Adapting to the current pandemic's effect on modern recreational activities, the city of Moses Lake is looking to a classic to bring people in the community together while they keep their distance: drive-in movies.

LOS ANGELES — Walt Disney Co.’s live-action epic “Mulan” will skip most of the world’s movie theaters and go directly to the company’s streaming platform in September, the media giant said on Tuesday.

If you happen to be a fan of "The Godfather," "The Sopranos," "Boardwalk Empire" or any other Mafia-related content, Netflix has you covered with a new docu-series that dropped on Wednesday. The three-part "Fear City: New York City vs. the Mafia" is directed by Sam Hobkinson and follows the …

The "big man, little kid" comedy genre is a time-honored tradition and a seemingly required rite of passage for any professional wrestler making their way into more mainstream Hollywood roles. The trend was popularized with Hulk Hogan, in the likes of "Suburban Commando" and "Mr. Nanny," and…

Every few years, Vin Diesel likes to remind audiences that he does do movies that are not of the fast and furious or alien tree variety. He’ll throw in an “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” or a “The Last Witch Hunter” to remind us all he’s more than Groot or Dom Toretto. He can also be a generic …

The final Black Box Concert of the 2019-20 season on Friday will feature Seattle’s Deep Sea Diver. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Numerica Performing Arts Center in downtown Wenatchee.

“Onward,” the newest animated adventure from Disney/Pixar, finally brings mainstream representation to a group previously relegated to the margins of popular culture: the fantasy-obsessed metalhead. In this warm tale of brotherly love forged during an epic coming-of-age quest, Chris Pratt vo…

This week: Enjoy a host of live music events — with something for everyone, including an orchestra performance. Take in a Shakespeare play, learn about bats and enjoy the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics Winter Games.

LEAVENWORTH — The Icicle Creek Center for the Arts’ Vox Docs Film Festival is March 6 and 7, featuring two distinct days of the best documentary films of the past year at The Snowy Owl Theatre.

LOS ANGELES — Hulu has nabbed exclusively U.S. streaming rights to "Parasite," the film that made history as the first foreign-language film to win best picture at this year's Oscars.

LOS ANGELES — Dogs, in their rambunctious domesticated way, can lead us overly civilized humans a step or two closer to the natural world. So it's only fitting that the best dog movies have saluted that unruly canine spirit without a lot of artificial flavoring. Hollywood's classic dog tales…

Much like our furry friends, movies about man’s best friend come in all shapes and sizes: lost dog movies, talking dog movies, military dog movies, reincarnated dog movies. “The Call of the Wild,” directed by Chris Sanders and based on the classic novella by Jack London, is what one might ca…

This week: A polar plunge offers a sure-fire remedy for cabin fever. If you prefer a different kind of mid-winter adventure — or need to recover from a previous excursion — enjoy some great music, a classic film and some words to live by.

NCW — Film festival season is underway with two planned Feb. 22, one in Twisp that focuses on women adventurers and the other in Leavenworth that’s all about fly fishing.

This week: Yes, the Super Bowl is Sunday. The Kansas City Chiefs face the San Francisco 49ers in Miami. We care, but it’s not as if Russell Wilson and crew were involved. On the upside, it frees up valuable energy, giving you an opportunity to refocus, reach out … go to a hockey game, a conc…