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By Liz Lopez Rating: B Board games are still very popular after many decades and in fact, game night is alive and well in Austin in many homes – and not just among the elderly. Various types of games are not only for entertainment, as families and friends enjoy the competition, showing off how much […]


By Mark Saldana Rating: 4 (Out of 4 Stars) Alex Garland, the brilliantly innovative mind behind 28 Days Later and Ex Machina, uses his visionary talents to adapt the first novel of Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy.  With Annihilation, Garland takes his audiences through another disturbing, science fiction journey and does so with gorgeously realized visuals […]


By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) With Office Christmas Party, Horrible Bosses 1 & 2, Identity Thief, and a handful of other comedy films, actor Jason Bateman has found a comfortable niche portraying a likable, and sometimes flippant straight man reacting to outrageous situations and wildly comedic characters.  With a few exceptions […]


By Mark Saldana Rating: 4 (Out of 4 Stars) Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1966, Black Panther was Marvel’s very first African superhero, only to be followed years later by The Falcon and Luke Cage.  The Marvel Cinematic Universe introduced the character in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, where he gave audiences only […]


By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) Aardman Animations, the studio behind Chicken Run, Wallace and Gromit, and Shaun the Sheep, have a new film in theaters that is entertaining and highly enjoyable, but not quite as brilliant as their previous offerings.  With loads of mostly hilarious humor (for both children and adults), […]