• This Week’s Review: “Blade Runner 2049”

    There were several interesting films available on October 7, but my highest priority had to be “Blade Runner 2049.” Even though the film was almost three hours long, I relished every minute. No, it did not answer every question from the ambiguous 1982 original, but it did provide possible answers for some, as well as …

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  • This Week’s Review: “American Made”

    When I make a mistake, it is usually gigantic and embarrassing. That describes my September 30 visit to the movies; I walked into the wrong auditorium and saw a film I had planned to avoid like the bubonic plague, “American Made.” By the time I realized I was in the wrong auditorium, “Battle of the …

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  • This Week’s Review: “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”

    I wasted both time and money on September 23; let me assure you that “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is one of the sorriest films of 2017! Whatever charm the first film in the series had has long been dissipated. The film is a waste of good talent; Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Halle Berry and Jeff Bridges …

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  • This Week’s Review: “American Assassin”

    After I saw “It,” I should have in the market for something a bit soothing, but the only interesting film available the weekend of September 16 was “American Assassin.” Soothing, it isn’t. The only reason I decided to see it was the name of Michael Keaton among the cast. I had never heard of the …

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    HBU To Honor Friends of the University During Spirit of HBU Awards Dinner

    The Houston Baptist University Alumni Relations Office is pleased to announce the 2017 Spirit of HBU Awards Dinner and Walk of Honor Induction, to be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, in the McNair Hall of the Morris Cultural Arts Center, 7502 Fondren Road. The annual event honors notable alumni, faculty, staff and friends …

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  • This Week’s Review: “The Magnificent Seven” and “The Great Escape”

    During the recent deluge, I watched two very good films, both directed by John Sturges: “The Magnificent Seven” and “The Great Escape.”  I had never thought about them as a matched set, but the similarities are more than skin-deep. Both films deal with a small group determined to achieve a dangerous goal, regardless of the …

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  • This Week’s Review: “It”

    At long last, the clouds broke and the streets cleared; that was all the excuse I needed to escape from the house and head for the theater. On September 8, I decided my nerves needed a little jangling, so I headed for the new version of Stephen King’s “It.” I read the book when it …

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  • This Week’s Review: From the DVD Collection

    I don’t know if any theatres were open during Hurricane Harvey’s most unwelcome sojourn in Texas, but my enthusiasm for an expedition was thoroughly dampened. I was, however, fortunate enough to have electricity during the crisis and caught up on several DVDs. I won’t go so far as to say that they were outstanding examples …

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  • This Week’s Review: “Endeavour” Series

    Once again, I found myself faced with a very poor set of options at the movies. There was absolutely nothing I cared to pay to watch; therefore, I used Saturday, August 19, to get a haircut. I confess that I dislike paying more and more for something that requires less and less work by the barber. As …

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  • This Week’s Review: “Keeper of the Flame” and “The Horse Soldiers”

    There is an old saying that “only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun.”  I do not suffer from hydrophobia, but I am of English extraction. Even so, I had more sense than to go outside during the weekend of August 12. I might have ventured out of the house if something …

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