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Follow movies, music, theater, books, dance, visual arts and the people who make them in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.



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Wednesday TV Picks: ‘20/20’ looks at classic holiday movies

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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“20/20” Holiday special “Lights, Camera, Christmas: Inside Holiday Movie Classics,” featuring interviews with the stars of classic holiday movies and behind-the-scenes looks at memorable moments from popular holiday films, 10 p.m. Wednesday on KOMO. Also on Wednesday “Titanic” marathon (AMC): 1997 winner of 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture and one of the highest-grossing movies […]



3 movies open the day before Thanksgiving; plus 2 more on Nov. 24

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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Here’s what’s happening on the movie scene in Seattle during the holiday week.



Seattle’s historic moviehouses

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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All of us go to the movies to feel something: to laugh, to cry, to be frightened, to be thrilled, to lose ourselves in a story. And that experience might feel just the littlest bit richer in a place with a story of its own, a place that holds some history.



‘The Breadwinner’ review: A girl bravely provides for her family in Afghanistan

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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Director Nora Twomey has a nuanced way with characterization and action, and the voice cast, led by Saara Chaudry of “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” is terrific.



‘The Light of the Moon’ review: Film shines spotlight on trauma of rape

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

As a resource for those looking to understand the process of recovery, it’s hard to imagine a more comprehensive or sympathetic look at the challenge of surviving rape. Stephanie Beatriz and Michael Stahl-David star.



Now streaming: ‘Godless,’ ‘Marvel’s Runaways,’ ‘Fences’

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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A list of titles available for home viewing and streaming this week.



Vintage movie theaters abound outside Seattle’s city limits

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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Here are some historic movie houses outside of Seattle city limits, in our corner of the state.



Three films to brighten up your Thanksgiving holiday

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:14:05 -0800

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Thanksgiving brings three cinematic treats, all opening in Seattle-area theaters on Wednesday, a day before the holiday. Here are snapshots of what our movie reviewers thought of them. For full reviews, go to seattletimes.com/movies or pick up a copy of Friday’s MovieTimes section. (Star ratings are granted on a scale of zero to four.)   […]



Teen idol, star of ‘Partridge Family’ David Cassidy dies at 67

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:53:11 -0800

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David Cassidy, the teen and pre-teen idol who starred in the 1970s sitcom “The Partridge Family” and sold millions of records as the musical group’s lead singer, died Tuesday at age 67.



‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’: Denzel Washington gives an utterly unexpected performance

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:20:08 -0800

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In Dan Gilroy’s “Roman J. Israel, Esq.,” Denzel Washington gets transformed — and what a treat it is to see this great actor, after almost 40 years in movies, give a performance that feels both utterly unexpected and completely true. 3 out of 4 stars



Latin Grammy win by Seattle musicians Jack Endino and Barrett Martin highlights Seattle-Brazil connection

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:22:30 -0800

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The Latin Grammy Award bestowed on Seattle musicians Barrett Martin and Jack Endino, for work with the Brazilian legend Nando Reis, is part of a growing Seattle-and-South America musical connection.



Disney Animation, Pixar chief John Lasseter taking leave

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:56:15 -0800

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Pixar co-founder and Walt Disney Animation chief John Lasseter announced he is taking a six-month leave of absence citing "missteps" with employees. He becomes the latest entertainment titan to be exposed for claims of sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct in the workplace



‘Coco’: Pixar’s Day of the Dead tale comes to dazzling life

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:57:49 -0800

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The visuals and deeply moving storytelling make “Coco” one of the best pictures Pixar has ever produced. Rating: 4 stars out of 4.



Football helped NBC to another ratings touchdown last week

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:47:27 -0800

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NEW YORK (AP) — As Thanksgiving approaches, NBC can be thankful for another weekly ratings win, its second in a row. As with last week, NBC won largely on the strength of two football games. Sunday night’s clash between Philadelphia and Dallas was the week’s most-watched program, while Thursday’s face-off between Tennessee and Pittsburgh ranked […]



‘Call Me By Your Name’ leads Indie Spirit Award nominations

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:51:24 -0800

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The romantic coming-of-age film “Call Me By Your Name” has a leading six Film Independent Spirit Award nominations, followed by Jordan Peele’s satirical horror “Get Out” and the Robert Pattinson thriller “Good Time” with five nominations each. Actresses Tessa Thompson and Lily Collins announced the nominees for the 33rd installment of […]



Tuesday TV Picks: ‘Dancing With The Stars’ finale

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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“Dancing With The Stars” Season 25’s finale will have a Christmas theme and include an opening-number reunion of all 13 of this season’s couples; final competitions for the finalists; repeat performances of their favorite earlier dances; the 24-Hour Fusion Challenge of two contrasting dance styles with less than 24 hours to prepare; and concluding with […]



Alison Marks’ show at Frye Art Museum shows satirical sensibility

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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Marks, a Tlingit artist whose work is unified by its subversive humor and inventive spins on traditional formline art, stretches Tlingit tradition by asserting it in new forms, and questions Western tradition by appropriating it in an unexpected manner.



‘Mr. Popper’s Penguins’ at Seattle Children’s Theatre is utterly delightful

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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This charming, small-scaled show, imported from England’s Pins and Needles Productions, features expressive, hand-manipulated puppet penguins sure to waddle their way into your affections.



Lorna Luft brings her star pedigree to Irving Berlin’s ‘Holiday Inn’ at the 5th Ave

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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She’s Judy Garland’s daughter. Liza Minnelli’s half sister. Frank Sinatra was her godfather. But despite her starpower, Lorna Luft just wants to be another part of the “Holiday Inn” cast.



Past ‘SNL’ performers, staff sign statement supporting Al Franken

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 04:48:25 -0800

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A group of women who worked alongside Al Franken on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” have signed a statement of support for the Minnesota senator. Last week, broadcaster Leeann Tweeden accused Franken of forcibly kissing her in 2006. Another woman says he placed his hand on her buttocks while posing for a photo […]