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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


‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ misses its target just a bit

"The Hitman's Bodyguard" is a pretty standard buddy action comedy that is almost passable. Almost.

August 25, 2017 | By Justin Hall Film critic | Things to Do


Eclipse from a kayak

Fort McAllister State Park and Fort King Georgia Historic Site are planning paddle trips Monday to observe the eclipse.

August 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Eclipse party at Pulaski

Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah will host tours and events throughout Monday in honor of the solar eclipse.

August 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Annabelle: Creation’ creeps out summer

"Annabelle: Creation" serves as a prequel of a prequel in "The Conjuring" universe.

August 18, 2017 | By Justin Hall Film critic | Things to Do


Upcoming golf tournament benefits horse rescue group

A golf tournament to benefit Second Chances Equine Rescue has been set for Sept. 30 at Taylor Creek Golf Club on Fort Stewart.

August 12, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


‘The Dark Tower’ not worth it

"The Dark Tower" is based on Stephen King's popular, best-selling series and it's a misfire, both literally and figuratively.

August 11, 2017 | By Justin Hall Film critic | Things to Do


‘Atomic Blonde’ doesn’t blow up Theron’s image

"Atomic Blonde" stars Charlize Theron in another action role and just like she did with "Mad Max: Fury Road" and "The Fate of the Furious," she continues to prove why she's the modern queen of female action heroines with this stylish, violent spy thriller.

August 04, 2017 | By Justin Hall Film critic | Things to Do


‘Dunkirk’ continues director’s record of hit movies

Christopher Nolan is the only filmmaker in the world who has an impeccable track record, and his latest effort is no exception.

July 28, 2017 | By Justin Hall Film critic | Things to Do


Kayak class at Ft. King George

Fort King George State Historic Site will offer an Intro to Kayaking class from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 22.

July 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


New ‘Planet of Apes’ movie is good; idea getting old

"War for the Planet of the Apes" marks the third installment of this rebooted franchise, and it's a threequel that culminates the series in an intense, emotionally charged fashion.

July 21, 2017 | By Justin Hall Film critic | Things to Do


Cast makes ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

"Spider-Man: Homecoming" marks the third reboot of the beloved web-crawler. It is fast-paced, funny and entertaining from start to finish, only a slight position behind the 2004 Tobey Maguire sequel.

July 14, 2017 | By Justin Hall Film critic | Things to Do


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'Darkest Hour' doesn't win battle; may take the war

"Darkest Hour" stars Gary Oldman in the true story of the events of Sir Winston Churchill and his involvement in World War II.

January 05, 2018 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do


'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' keeps idea alive

"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" presents itself as a standalone sequel to the 1995 Robin Williams adventure and, normally a long gap between sequels results ...

December 29, 2017 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do


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