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"Kin" opens with starkly beautiful images of abandoned, crumbling Detroit factories. These images seem to promise a blend of visual artistry and dramatic tension that could become a truly satisfying thriller.

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Notwithstanding its obvious similarities to a certain summer-of-'75 blockbuster about a great white shark, the new "Jaws"-on-steroids thriller "The Meg" - about a 75-foot shark - may remind you of a more recent, and entirely different, movie: "Skyscraper."

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In the spring of 2016, it was announced that the feature film " The Sessions " was being produced locally, spreading casting calls and holding auditions for local talent. Now, two years later, the movie has finished post-production and currently is being sent to film festivals for competitio…

Thirty years ago Bull Durham hit the big screen and ever since it’s been a classic for baseball, romance, music, philosophy and reality fans.

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"Solo: A Star Wars Story" begins with the Star Wars franchise's signature tag line, "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away." But it seems like only yesterday that the title character met his end in "The Force Awakens," the first installment in yet another trilogy that feels like it's tr…

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1. Bring a chair and enjoy the next installment in the TGIF concert series this weekend. Continental Divide will play the second concert of the year on the Historic Burke County Courthouse Square at 7 p.m. tonight. Food vendors will be onsite. All TGIF concerts are free.

Timmy Mac’s Comics and Games in Morganton is one of thousands of comic book shops around the world that will celebrate the comic book world on Saturday, May 5. 

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No one is going to walk into "Rampage" looking for high art. Which is good, because no one will find it. Instead, what you will find is a largely by-the-book action movie loosely based on a video game, complete with a predictable script, thinly-written characters and, in the latest example o…

I’m super excited about the new Jesus Christ Superstar that will air on Easter night on NBC (www.nbc.com/jesus-christ-superstar?nbc=1). I’m excited because each of the headlining artists is important to me and because the story of Jesus is so great that it needs to be told and retold as ofte…

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"Paul, Apostle of Christ" comes from Sony Pictures Entertainment's Affirm label, an offshoot that has produced such Christian-themed dramas as "Heaven is for Real," "Soul Surfer" and "Risen."

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Lara Croft in the new "Tomb Raider" reboot looks like a heroine of the moment. Gone are the Daisy Dukes and knee-high boots of Angelina Jolie's 2001 version of the character. This incarnation, played by Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander, wears a hoodie and cargo pants, spending her days biking ar…

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Ava DuVernay's adaptation of "A Wrinkle in Time" arrives with more than its share of hype, generated by fans dedicated to Madeleine L'Engle's 1962 children's book, as well as by DuVernay's distinction as the first African-American woman to direct a movie with a $100 million budget.

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Directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein can now be forgiven for unleashing the inhumane "Vacation" reboot onto the world. Three years later, they've re-emerged with "Game Night," which may not be a comedy classic but provides enough big laughs, plus twists and turns, to delight a…

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"Black Panther," an adaptation of the iconic comic book that has been decades in coming, proves to be more than worth the wait. This lush, impressively well-acted film, about an African king learning how best to marshal the superpowers with which he's been endowed, comes draped in anticipati…

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Outlandishly precocious children in movies are such an irritating trope. Ever since a tiny Jonathan Lipnicki prattled on about the weight of the human head in "Jerry Maguire," a parade of overzealous kid prodigies have appeared on-screen and quickly worn out their welcomes.

The third time isn't quite the charm for "Maze Runner: The Death Cure," the third installment in the movie franchise based on author James Dashner's sci-fi trilogy for young adults.

The fourth - and least satisfying - collaboration between director Jaume Collet-Serra and Liam Neeson (after "Unknown," "Non-Stop" and "Run All Night"), "The Commuter" places Neeson's now-familiar AARP-eligible action hero, this time an insurance salesman and ex-cop named Mike MacCauley, on …

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Many might say that Hayley Lovitt, a Morganton native and actress, is talented in many ways when it comes to being in front of the camera, and with her recent role in Fox’s new TV drama called “The Gifted,” she proves them right.

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After a year-long process and much hard work, locally filmed and produced feature film “Sacred” is set to premiere at the Marquee Cinemas in Morganton on Dec. 2 at 10 a.m.