‘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

Worthless kids … or, how do you like my pickup now?

Several months ago some kids moved-in up the block and they’ve been zooming up and down the boulevard in pickups with loud mufflers ever since. It’s a genuine hazard. I’m not sure what to do about it. Worthless kids. You know the type. You can’t call the police over these things; it’s too much to … Continued

Not sure what was worse: Awful ‘La Llorona,’ or parents who brought a young child with them

Rated R: For violence and terror. Playing at: Alamo Drafthouse, Premiere Cinemas, Tinseltown 17, Movies 16 and Stars & Stripes Drive-In. Credits: Directed by Michael Chaves. Screenplay by Mikki Daughtry & Tobias Iaconis. Music by Joseph Bishara. Cinematography by Michael Burgess. Edited by Peter Gvozdas. Production design by Melanie Jones. Set decoration by Sandra Skora. Costumes designed by … Continued

‘Avengers: Endgame’ is very entertaining, but a challenge for filmmakers to make great

PG-13:  Sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and some language. Playing at: Alamo Drafthouse, Premiere Cinemas (includes IMAX and D-Box auditoriums), Tinseltown 17 (includes XD auditorium), Movies 16 (includes XD auditorium) and Stars & Stripes Dive-In. Credits: Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely; based on the Marvel comics by Stan Lee … Continued

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