Adam Robitel’s 2019 B-movie horror flick “Escape Room” had all the auspices of a flash in the pan: early January release and a gimmicky premise based around a live entertainment trend. “Escape Room” was just that: a series of high-stakes, life-or-death puzzles, but thanks to the cast and cha…

Even though it was delayed for over a year, the release of a documentary film about Central Washington’s Gorge Amphitheatre — a film about music and the sheer joy of togetherness — seems right on time after all. “Enormous: The Gorge Story” opens July 21 in theaters, including Wenatchee’s Gat…

Ever since Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), better known as Black Widow, kicked-boxed her way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans have been clamoring for a standalone movie, and for good reason. She’s astonishingly lethal but also incredibly human, with a dark and mysterious backs…

What a ride it’s been for the “The Fast and the Furious” franchise. Now spanning 20 years and nine films, this soap opera of motor fuel and melodrama has defied logic, physics and death again and again while weaving an intricate tapestry of a cinematic text that’s filled with callbacks, came…

Starring Kevin Hart as a widower trying to raise his young daughter, “Fatherhood” is an affable dramedy that lacks any real tension or drive. In a more dramatic turn than his usual manic comedic roles, Hart shows promise but isn’t quite there yet to craft something truly rounded, emotional a…

Good luck planning ahead to see movies this summer; the schedules (and the theatrical versus streaming strategies) are still changing rapidly. But here are a dozen movies I’m keeping an eye on, and hoping to see on the biggest screen I can find.

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…

  • +2

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…

wire

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.