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

Short Takes: Movie listings and reviews for August 17

August 17th, 2017

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

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    Held in a bunker, James has been socialized entirely by watching episodes of a surreal kid-oriented sci-fi show.

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    The subject is the step-dance team at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, an inner-city charter school dedicated to sending every one of its ...

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    The union of these two unsubtle entertainment institutions will become official

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    While the case mostly proceeds along a straight line, writer/director Taylor Sheridan fills out the story with rich details of life on the reservation.

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    The heist comedy, which recalls the Ocean’s trilogy, is the inversion of the slick, high-end robberies of those star-studded studio features.

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    Adapted from former gossip columnist Jeannette Walls’ 2005 memoir, the film focuses on the turbulent relationship between Jeannette and her father.

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    The bomb ended up killing eight bystanders but no high-ranking Nazi officials, as Hitler had left the building 13 minutes earlier.

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    Much of the movie is just marking time until evil forces show up to wreak havoc.

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    The show has almost nothing in common with its source material, either Barry Sonnenfeld’s 1995 movie or the 1990 Elmore Leonard novel on which it ...

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    Although Jake is a major character in King’s books, his more prominent role here makes the movie come off like an opportunistic C-level YA adaptation ...

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    Halle Berry strains to carry the movie, not quite selling Karla’s anguish via the TV-movie-level dialogue.

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    The third collaboration between Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal is less focused and powerful than The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty.

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    Recalling Woody Allen’s better movies of the 1990s, it stars Jenny Slate as a fledgling music journalist who hasn’t quite figured out how to be ...

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    It’s a bit like pressing the elevator button again in the hope that doing so will somehow speed things along.

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    Emboldened by her newfound passion, Katherine Lester openly flaunts her adultery, and then events take a darker turn.

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

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    The Who plays the first weekend shows of its residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

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    Daytime dim sum, family dinner or late night noodle fix, Ping Pang Pong continues to be a true Vegas food institution

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    Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious ...

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    This is the local charity event that's known as an automatic good time, but the cause behind the party is just as important as it's ...

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    Frontman Nick Hexum says 311's fans have enabled the band to move beyond "the whims of radio and press."

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    “To see how much the foundation has grown is so inspiring. It’s bigger than us or anything, to get people to come together to help ...

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    A year and a half in the making, the food, art and music event will debut on August 25.

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    This is the coolest restaurant in Las Vegas at the moment.

  • Intersection

    Nevada doesn’t sit in the “path of totality,” so just 72 percent of the sun will be covered above Las Vegas.

  • Industry Weekly

    Fresh Latin sounds are coming to the Strip starting this weekend.

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    She remains a fantastic live act, distilling the best of her music, her fashion sense, her vocal skills and her charismatic personality into a two-hour ...

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    Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds says: “They know how to help the artists—and those who are coming to listen—have an incredible experience.”

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    From an aquarium to the Atomic Testing Museum.

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    PMJ has become a legit jazz supergroup and a genuine pop culture phenomenon, thanks to viewers like you.

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    Lewis, long regarded as one of the world’s funniest and most talented performers, and one of Las Vegas’ most respected celebrity residents, died Sunday. Lewis’s ...

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    Lisa Shufro says the conference will flip the script on the typical speaker experience.

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    Earthless, Neurosis, Black Anvil and, of course, Swans.

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    “At a lot of other festivals put so much focus on headliners that people don’t find new talent. A lot of these artists have a ...

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    Traffic is predicted to double here in the next 20 years.

  • Dining

    Herringbone is not a restaurant known for tacos, but its chefs Geno Bernardo and Nicholas Aoki really staked their claim for taco supremacy.

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    It’s sandwich season all the time at the Venetian eatery.