‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ is a disappointing, confusing mess

Rated PG-13: For intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action including some gunplay, disturbing images and brief strong language. Playing at: Alamo Drafthouse, Premiere Cinemas (includes IMAX and D-Box auditoriums), Tinseltown 17, Movies 16 and Stars & Stripes Drive-In. Credits: Directed by Simon Kinberg. Screenplay by Simon Kinberg from a story by John Byrne, Chris Claremont and David … Continued

Third ‘John Wick’ chapter is full of action and worth your time

‘John Wick’ Rated R: For pervasive strong violence and some language. Playing at: Alamo Drafthouse, Premiere Cinemas (includes IMAX and D-Max auditoriums), Tinseltown 17 (includes XD auditorium), Movies 16 (includes XD auditorium) and Stars & Stripes Drive-In. Credits: Directed by Chad Stahelski. Screenplay by Derek Kolstad, Shay Hatten, Chris Collins and Mark Abrams; from a story by Kolstad; … Continued

‘El Chicano’ disappoints in many ways, along with being boring

“El Chicano” Rated R: Strong violence and language throughout. Playing at: Premiere Cinemas. Credits: Directed by Ben Hernandez Bray. Screenplay by Bray and Joe Carnahan. Original music by Mitch Lee. Cinematography by Juan Miguel Azpiroz. Edited by Jason Hellmann. Production design by Amy A. Brewster. Art direction by James Phillips. Set decoration by Amber Humphries. Costume design by … Continued

Bill’s Best Bets: Ventures bring iconic guitar sound to Cactus, ‘9 to 5: The Musical’ at LCT, Seth James, get funky and ‘Her Smell’ at Alamo

With so many varied things to do, some for adults and some of them family offerings, I make an effort to include both the obvious and out-of-the-box entertainment samples which may be making brief Lubbock visits, an example being the city’s weekly Film Club offerings. Then again, the Cactus is providing a blast from the … Continued

‘Long Shot’ has its crude moments, but Charlize Theron is brilliant in this funny, entertaining political romcom

“Long Shot” Rated R: Strong sexual content, language throughout and some drug use. Playing at: Alamo Drafthouse, Premiere Cinemas, Tinseltown 17, Movies 16 and Stars & Stripes Drive-In. Credits: Directed by Jonathan Levine. Screenplay by Dan Sterling and Liz Hannah from a story by Sterling. Music by Marco Beltrami and Miles Hankins. Cinematography by Yves Belanger. Edited by … Continued

Best Bets: Erick Willis at Blue Light, Marty Stuart at Cactus, Haydn’s ‘Creation,’ political documentary

This weekend’s Best Bets for entertainment in Lubbock likely could not be more varied, including concerts, a classic oratorio, musical comedy and a political documentary feature film. Erick Willis Approximately three months have passed since local music lovers have had an opportunity to enjoy the music of wandering minstrel/troubadour Erick Willis at Blue Light Live, … Continued

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