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The Galveston County Daily News: Entertainment

October 24, 2016


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The best Western film in years

By far the most entertaining film I saw back at SXSW this past spring was “In a Valley of Violence.” Horror actor, writer, director Ti West (“The Sacrament”) delivers his most accessible work to date, a Western set in 1890 of all things.

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Thursday 10/13/2016
Elements of surprises abound in 'The Accountant'
Posted: October 13, 2016

“The Accountant” has been swirled in secrecy, skipping film festivals, withdrawing from pre screenings. Unlike “The Girl on the Train” which dodged its way into a wide release, Affleck’s latest dark thriller packs an unusual punch. 

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Monday 10/10/2016
Eating well has never been more good
Posted: October 10, 2016

Eating well and doing good come together Wednesday when the Galveston Independent School District Educational Foundation hosts its first Out to Eat for Education event.

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Thursday 09/29/2016
'Deepwater' one of the year's best and most explosive films
Posted: September 29, 2016

The latest Peter Berg/Mark Wahlberg collaboration proves the filmmaking duo have discovered a formula that has a broad mainstream appeal.

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Thursday 09/22/2016
Technologically better, not creatively better
Posted: September 22, 2016

The only thing Antoine Fuqua’s version of “The Magnificent Seven” adds to the slew of remakes that came before is diversity.

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Thursday 09/15/2016
Stone has nothing new to offer with 'Snowden'
Posted: September 15, 2016

“Snowden” has problems, and it starts with director Oliver Stone. The controversial, three time Oscar winner hasn’t really made a good film since 1995’s “Nixon” (ironically the last time he was nominated). His notion of more being more always distracts and takes away from whatever current agenda or factual story he is peddling to the big screen. Still his former clout means something, as he boasts an impressive cast roster. His last decade of films “W.” (too soon), “World Trade Center” (way too soon), “Alexander” (a disaster) and the sequel to his 1987 “Wall Street” proved he is completely out of touch with what modern audiences want in a cinematic experience. “Snowden” also fails, as it doesn’t offer anything we don’t already know following numerous documentaries, articles, and interviews.

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Thursday 09/08/2016
'Sully' keeps focus on hero, star Hanks
Posted: September 08, 2016

The film based on the incredible forced water landing of US Airways Flight 1549, isn’t structured like the Denzel Washington film "Flight."

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Thursday 09/01/2016
Galveston Symphony Orchestra's new season starts Sunday
Posted: September 01, 2016

The Sunday performance is a Pops Concert featuring Broadway classics and includes the world premiere of “Galveston Survives,” an original composition by Galveston’s own Izola Collins.

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Galveston Symphony Orchestra conductor discusses new season
Posted: September 01, 2016

The Galveston Symphony Orchestra will open its 2016-17 season Sunday. Conductor Trond Saeverud talked about the program.

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'The Light Between Oceans' missing something valuable
Posted: September 01, 2016

For all its artistry, “The Light Between Oceans” is missing something valuable, prohibiting it from achieving its full emotional potential.

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