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Everything in theaters this week, plus special screenings and movie reviews.

Short takes: This week’s movie listings and reviews

May 19th, 2016

Everything in theaters this week, plus special screenings and movie reviews.

  • Film

    With sharp dialogue, characters and jokes, the film is consistently funny from beginning to end.

  • Film

    There’s not one genuine laugh, giggle or smile to be had.

  • Film

    Why must these flightless birds be flung via slingshot at the homes of green pigs?

  • Film

    The Meddler is a sweet, low-key dramedy that shows how maturity and wisdom can arrive at any age.

  • Film

    Small-town Texas preacher Jesse Custer has a shady past and the newfound ability to make people do anything he says.

  • Film

    Everything in theaters this week, plus special screenings and movie reviews.

  • Film

    A hostage situation that plays out on live TV offers plenty of dramatic potential, and the screenwriters capitalize on it well.

  • Film

    From Trevor Noah to Samantha Bee, former Daily Show correspondents have taken over late-night TV.

  • Film

    Matthew Brown’s middle-of-the-road flick about Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan could have been about anybody.

  • Film

    A solid choice to dial up on VOD on a slow weekend.

  • Film

    Everything in theaters this week, plus special screenings and movie reviews.

  • Film

    It isn’t likely to spawn two hit soundtrack albums and a tour, as The Commitments did, but it does provide a little bit of soul, ...

  • Film

    And it's full of setup for future Marvel movies, of course.

  • Film

    MCU's crowded slate of movies and TV series includes Luke Cage, Iron Fist and more.

  • Film

    Everything in theaters this week, plus special screenings and movie reviews.

  • Film

    Some terrific comedians simply belong on television, working in shorter, punchier formats.

  • Film

    To joke about future installments at this point would only be courting disaster.

  • Film

    There's culture clash and camaraderie in the hard rock underground.

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  • Dining News

    TV celebrity chef Robert Irvine, host of the Food Network’s “Restaurant: Impossible” who has tackled some of the toughest culinary challenges, is opening his first ...

  • Breaking News

    Downtown Las Vegas’ Fremont Street has come a long way in recent years. It still lags other big cities’ urban cores, but an ingredient that ...

  • Kats Report

    Taking the lead from his legendary father, Bill Boyd, the founder and executive chairman of Boyd Gaming, continues to enrich the community with his vision ...

  • Kats Report

    When we refer to the scene in VegasVille as a participation sport, the overnight opening-night party at Jewel is what we’re talking about. The club ...

  • Kats Report

    Bobby Baldwin has long been a master at turning a profit at 2 p.m. Now he’s focused on 2 a.m. ...

  • As We See It

    How much will it cost? How do I avoid paying for parking for now? The Weekly has the answers.

  • As We See It

    Once the acquisition is complete, what will Station Casinos do with the Palms? Naturally, we have a few ideas.

  • Kats Report

    The lineup of the 2016 Electric Daisy Carnival has been announced, and the field of artists rivals the great expanse of the host venue, Las ...

  • Kats Report

    Once more the lineup of shows was uniquely VegasVille. Early in the night, it was ventriloquist Paul Zerdin with his “Mouthing Off” show at Planet ...

  • Kats Report

    Lionel Richie’s initial run at Axis at Planet Hollywood sold well enough to spark speculation that he’ll extend beyond the announced dates this fall. ...

  • Kats Report

    Say this for Robert Irvine: When he hangs out at the Trop, he really hangs out at the Trop. The star chef who hosts Food ...

  • Kats Report

    The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is Beach Cafe at Tropicana Las Vegas on Monday night. The news out of this building tonight is ...

  • As We See It

    Nothing short of a spectacle was expected. The 40-minute left-turn wait on Durango Drive was understandable.

  • Kats Report

    Tony Bennett recalls what it was like for singers in the early days of Las Vegas. Which is to say, there was not a lot ...

  • Music

    Singer Klaus Meine doesn’t just hit the high notes, he knocks ’em over the fence into the bleacher seats.

  • Reviews

    Niu-Gu is far from formal, but the food achieves a level of Chinese-restaurant sophistication usually found only within Strip casinos.

  • Industry Weekly

    Knowing how crucial Aria’s club component would be, Hakkasan Group set out to blow minds, just as they did in creating Omnia at Caesars Palace.

  • Kats Report

    The man who sings “Fire Woman” can be a flame-thrower onstage. But in conversation, Ian Astbury feels more like a candle, warm and calm. “I’m ...

  • Kats Report

    The Billboard Music Awards telecast is more than just an awards show. It’s a live-performance spectacle, fashion show, means to make a cultural/political statement and ...

  • Featured

    Larry Ruvo's examined life, from busboy to great benefactor of Las Vegas.