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'The Dark Tower' is not worth climbing

"The Dark Tower" is based on Stephen King's popular, best-selling series and it's a misfire, both literally and figuratively.

August 11, 2017 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do


Lip sync battle fights Alzheimer's

Station Exchange Senior Care and Flashbacks will have a lip sync battle to end Alzheimer's from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24, at Flashback's. There will be food, drinks, raffles prizes and plenty of music. The event will raise money for the Alzheimer's Association.

August 10, 2017 | Special to the News | Things to Do


'Atomic Blonde' doesn't blow up Theron's image

"Atomic Blonde" stars Charlize Theron in another action role and just like in "Mad Max: Fury Road" and "The Fate of the Furious," she continues to prove why she's the modern queen of female action heroines with this stylish, violent spy thriller.

August 04, 2017 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do


'Dunkirk' continues director's record of hits

Christopher Nolan is the only filmmaker in the world who has an impeccable track record, and his latest effort is no exception.

July 28, 2017 | By Justin Hall Columnist | Things to Do


New 'Planet of Apes' movie is good; idea getting old

"War for the Planet of the Apes" marks the third installment of this rebooted franchise, and it's a threequel that culminates the series in an intense, emotionally charged fashion.

July 21, 2017 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do


Cast makes 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

"Spider-Man: Homecoming" marks the third reboot of the beloved web-crawler. It is fast-paced, funny and entertaining from start to finish, only a slight position behind the 2004 Tobey Maguire sequel.

July 14, 2017 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do


'Despicable Me 3' lives down to its name

Like "Cars 3," "Despicable Me 3" somewhat proves there's not much gas left in the tank.

July 07, 2017 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do


Latest 'Transformers' flick needs to be last

"Transformers: The Last Knight" marks the fifth installment in director Michael Bay's franchise and what a surprise, this movie is just as dumb, loud, idiotic and incomprehensible as the rest of the sequels.

June 30, 2017 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do


Fourth of July at Fort Morris

Monday, for the Fourth of July 4, Fort Morris State Historic Site will have its annual free Independence Day Colonial Faire.

June 29, 2017 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Weak plot, action unravel new 'The Mummy'

"The Mummy" is not just another rehash of one of Universal's most beloved monster franchises. Instead, it's the hopeful first installment of the studio's attempt at creating their Dark Universe franchise.

June 16, 2017 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do


'Alien Covenant' delivers franchise formula story

"Alien: Covenant" serves as a sequel to "Prometheus" and a prequel to the 1979 original "Alien."

May 26, 2017 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do


New King Arthur movie long way from Camelot

King Arthur is another iconic character that has gone through various cinematic reinventions and reinterpretations over the years, but I don't think I've seen anything that measures down to the noisy, violent, confusing retelling as "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword."

May 19, 2017 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do


On post pools to open Memorial Day weekend

The third of four catch-and-release Marne Trail Bass Tournaments this season will be at 6:30 a.m. Saturday at Sands Pond in Evans County.

May 15, 2017 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Statesboro water park opens on May 20

Splash in the Boro Waterpark will open for its first weekend May 20-21. However, due to construction delays, the Wave Pool will not open then.

May 13, 2017 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Energy carries 'Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2'

"Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2" continues the adventures from the surprisingly cool hit from 2014. The main forces in front of and behind the camera have all returned: Writer/director James Gunn gives us another supercharged extravaganza with a puffy 136 minute run-time. It stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista, not to mention the voice work of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel, and eases right back into the sci-fi heroics and the deadpan one-liners.

May 12, 2017 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do


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What was worth seeing in 2017, what wasn't

"Coco," "War for the Planet of the Apes," "Mother!" just missed my 10-best list. On the other hand, "A Dog's Purpose," "The Great Wall ...

January 12, 2018 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do


'Darkest Hour' doesn't win battle; may take the war

"Darkest Hour" stars Gary Oldman in the true story of the events of Sir Winston Churchill and his involvement in World War II.

January 05, 2018 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do


'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' keeps idea alive

"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" presents itself as a standalone sequel to the 1995 Robin Williams adventure and, normally a long gap between sequels results ...

December 29, 2017 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do


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