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‘Murder on the Orient Express’ pleads to ‘plot-slaughter’

"Murder on the Orient Express" is a remake of the 1974 Albert Finney classic and, surprisingly, this is a competently made remake that does a fine job of staying true to the spirit of its original. But it doesn't really add anything new to the material either.

November 17, 2017 | By Justin Hall Film critic | Things to Do


Revolutionary War re-enactment Saturday

Fort Morris State Historic Site will have its annual "Come and Take It," Revolutionary War Encampment Saturday.

November 13, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


‘Jigsaw’ has way too many missing pieces

"Jigsaw" marks the eighth installment of the Saw franchise and it pretty much gives us more "splatter there, decapitate that."

November 03, 2017 | By Justin Hall Film critic | Things to Do


Savannah Children's Book Festival Nov. 18

The Savannah Children's Book Festival is Saturday, Nov. 18 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Forsyth Park.

October 28, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


‘Geostorm’ is all bluster, little story

In a lot of ways, "Geostorm" could be considered perhaps one of the best bad movies of the year. That is not a compliment, by the way.

October 27, 2017 | By Justin Hall Film critic | Things to Do


‘The Foreigner’ is more than kung fu

"The Foreigner" is an entertaining action thriller that could've been easily disposable, but its two leads elevate the material in formulaic but intriguing ways.

October 20, 2017 | By Justin Hall Film critic | Things to Do


‘Blade Runner 2049’ improves on original

It's been 35 years since Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" debuted, going from commercial disappointment to cult following to sci-fi classic.

October 13, 2017 | By Justin Hall Film critic | Things to Do


Celebrate Gullah/Geechee cuisine at Lucky Rooster Oct. 17 - 21

Chef Clayton Rollison will team with Chef BJ Dennis for a Gullah/Geechee pop-up dinner series Oct. 17 through 21 at Lucky Rooster, 841 William Hilton Pkwy.

October 07, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


American Made’ is true and good

"American Made" is based on a true story. If we didn't know it was true, we would have a hard time believing a lot of this happened.

October 06, 2017 | By Justin Hall Film critic | Things to Do


‘Kingsman’ sequel not as good as first

"Kingsman: The Golden Circle" is the sequel to the surprise hit from 2015. It succeeded mostly due to its subversive, irreverent spin on the genre.

September 29, 2017 | By Justin Hall Film critic | Things to Do


‘Mother!’ may leave you in awe

"Mother!" is a movie that, well, it's about, well...

September 22, 2017 | By Justin Hall Film critic | Things to Do


Remake of 'It' lives up to the hype

It is the highly anticipated remake of Stephen King's bestseller that became a popular miniseries and now it's getting the big screen treatment 27 years after its initial release. Coincidence? Maybe, maybe not. All I will say is that it's an adaptation that lives up to the hype, will satisfy hardcore fans, and maybe create new converts.

September 15, 2017 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do


‘It’ floats it really does

"It" is the highly anticipated remake of Stephen King's bestseller that became a popular mini-series and now it's getting the big screen treatment 27 years after its initial release.

September 15, 2017 | By Justin Hall Film critic | Things to Do


‘Leap’ falls short of even keeping animated hope alive

"Leap!" is a late summer entry that doesn't provide anything really memorable for its 89-minute runtime. Instead, it follows a trend of animated movies that have mediocre animation, uninteresting voiceover work and a story that is harmless and predictable from beginning to end.

September 01, 2017 | By Justin Hall Film critic | Things to Do


Motown festival here Saturday

WHNL radio will host 2017 Motown Sound '70s Festival Saturday.

August 28, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


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‘Justice League’ delivers

After a rocky start with the likes of "Batman v Superman" and "Suicide Squad," the DCEU is showing signs of improvement.

December 06, 2017 | Justin Hall | Things to Do


'Coco' brings life to Day of the Dead

"Coco" marks another impressive achievement from Disney/Pixar and it staff knock it out of the park with this wholly original, colorful, ambitious feature that ...

December 01, 2017 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do


Tickets for Tattnall's Musical Memories already on sale

Tattnall County Productions is gearing up for "Musical Memories," with three performances set for February.

November 26, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Save your money, don't go to this 'holiday' movie

"A Bad Moms Christmas" may be considered a disappointment for people, like myself, who enjoyed the original. This holiday sequel contains only about half the ...

November 24, 2017 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do


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