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It’s a big year for Batman’s most famous archnemeses. Joker arrived to acclaim in his own movie and a billion-dollar box office, and now Harley Quinn gets her showcase on the silver screen. Margot Robbie reprises her role from Suicide Squad and shines as the crazy-cool-batty anti-hero in this flick. As the movie starts, we find out she and the Joker are on the outs, but she soon discovers that a break-up with Gotham’s number one baddie means Harley loses […]
Well, ‘1917’ is the best film of the year. And by year, I mean 2020, and all of 2019 as well. It takes you into World War 1, through the eyes of two young British soldiers, and shows you once again the brutal war machine we have been feeding our youth to for centuries. The buzz about ‘1917,’ is the seemingly unbroken shot of our two main characters, played by Dean-Charles Chapman and George MacKay, that puts the viewer right […]
The new Star Wars film looks very Star Wars-ey on the big screen, but something’s missing. Let’s call it fun. The original trilogy was full of swashbuckling space battles and adventures that, while often dire, always had a sense of humor (albeit often dark) and popcorn action that captured the imagination of more than one generation. This latest trilogy has shown very little of that. We dive right into a bleak universe where the bad guys, led by Adam Driver’s […]
TACOMA, Wash. — It’s known as the candy that travels, but the makers of Almond Roca make their home in Tacoma. And the candy production in their factory shows no signs of slowing down. The first thing you notice is a slow-motion waterfall of toffee creeping along a cooling machine to make sure it’s not too chewy and not too hard. “It is the way we create the toffee,” said Kathi Rennaker with Brown and Haley, the company behind Almond […]
TACOMA, Wash. — Most of us are drawn to the water, and around Tacoma, it’s bringing more and more people to the Point Ruston area. Leilani Jackson Lee remembers when the area was once a smelter plant and one of the most polluted sites in the country over the 20th Century. Now, she proudly calls the former superfund site home. “It’s just heaven on earth,” said Jackson-Lee. “It’s incredible, totally unbelievable.” Jackson-Lee joins the thousands who are trekking on a […]
TACOMA, Wash. — You can’t drive on I-5 in Tacoma and not spot it: a giant new landmark that will house one of the biggest casinos in the state. The Puyallup Tribe’s new Emerald Queen Casino is already being called the Las Vegas of the Puget Sound, and it hasn’t even opened yet. The tribe says it’s also a jackpot for the community, with hundreds of jobs created and millions pouring into the local economy. EQC General Manager Frank Wright […]
First off, just give Joaquin Phoenix all the awards. He deserves any that come his way for his haunting portrayal of a mentally disturbed man beaten down by a cruel society before discovering violence and murder as his escape, at least in his damaged mind. Phoenix reportedly lost 55 pounds for the role and his bony, wiry frame carries this film in virtually every scene. He is mesmerizing as Arthur Fleck, a clown for hire, with a condition that causes […]