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Movies

‘The Lodge’ will make you run to mommy

The directing duo Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala have dropped another traumatizing film into the bucket of horror with “The Lodge.” The same duo...

“Gretel & Hansel” strays from the path and gets lost in the woods

“Fairy tales have a way of getting into your head.” The classic fairy tale “Hansel and Gretel” seems primed for a horror adaptation considering how...

‘The Gentlemen’ is peak Guy Ritchie . . . for better or worse

American gangster cannabis kingpin Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) has been a part of the British underworld for decades and wants out. That’s not going...

‘The Last Full Measure’ saved by ensemble cast, moving performances

“Justice delayed is justice denied.” On April 11, 1966, 21-year-old William H. Pitsenbarger descended from his helicopter onto the war-torn soil of Vietnam and into...

Sixth annual Denton Black Film Festival unites Black creatives through five-day event

January 22nd marked the beginning of the 6th annual Denton Black Film Festival where people from across the nation flocked to the streets of...

‘Bad Boys For Life’ is the best the series has ever been

It’s been 17 years since we last saw the “Bad Boys” detectives Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence). Since then, old...

‘1917’ is a bold adventure into filmmaking legend

Spoilers ahead It is the spring of 1917, late in the first World War. Two British soldiers, Blake and Schofield, are handpicked for a mission...

“Queen and Slim” is more than a black version of Bonnie and Clyde

On paper, “Queen and Slim” isn’t a new concept. The story of two people on the run after committing a crime been told many times...

‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ is a serviceable, if uneven update

Another few years, another new Judgement Day to stop. Fresh off the assembly line of sequels from rugged franchises, “Terminator: Dark Fate” has gone the...

‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ delivers a tasty bite of the familiar

The 2009’s “Zombieland” movie was a sleeper hit, amassing a cult following that has since gone mainstream. I shockingly didn’t check it out until...

‘The Lighthouse:’ a true masterpiece of madness

In 2015, a unique little film broke through the gates of horror mediocrity to deliver quite possibly one of the best psychological horrors of...

‘Parasite’ is director Bong Joon-ho’s masterpiece

“They’re nice because they’re rich.” An impoverished and all unemployed family begins taking a peculiar interest in the wealthy Park family until they begin to...
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Events

Grand opening at the Student Union at Hubbard Hall set Feb. 25

Feb. 14, 2020 — DENTON — Texas Woman’s University will celebrate the opening of the Student Union at Hubbard Hall on February 25 with a...

City to Host Open House for New Denton Police Substation

At the open house, community members will have the opportunity to: view the Police Substation current designs, understand future uses of the Police Substation,...

Jamison Lecture to feature ‘The Hate U Give’ author, ‘Hope Nation’ editor

Feb. 13, 2020 — DENTON — Angie Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of “The Hate U Give,” and Rose Brock, Ph.D., editor of...