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July 23, 2016

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‘Star Trek Beyond’ makes another strong addition to the rebooted series
Friday, July 22, 2016
It’s just like a Star Trek episode—in only the best way.
Hard rock pioneers enjoy strong revival
Friday, July 22, 2016
Rob Zombie and Korn's continued creativity proves they're here to stay.
Duran Duran keeps music fresh for fans
Friday, July 22, 2016
Band's greatest hits and recent material bring energy to latest tour.
The five greatest 'Star Trek' movie villains of all time
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Our list starts with Shinzon. But who took the top spot?
Film review: 'Lights Out'
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Audiences just looking for a handful of jump moments might find the horror flick satisfactory.
Not so fab: 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' tests the limits of nostalgia
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
This movie may test the patience of even the most ardent Ab Fab fans.
Korean zombie movie ‘Train to Busan’ offers disposable popcorn entertainment
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Compared to much of what Hollywood has been churning out this summer, the South Korean blockbuster is high-quality entertainment.
‘Collision Course’ proves the ‘Ice Age’ series has run out of ideas
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
It's easily the worst one yet, a lazy, unfocused, cluttered mess.
Narrative styles clash in Chinese drama ‘One Night Only’
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
It turns out to be more Nicholas Sparks than Wong Kar-wai.
The Dixie Chicks make a welcome return in concert
Sunday, July 17, 2016
During a stripped-down, mostly acoustic segment, the trio delivered a lovely version of hit “Travelin’ Soldier.”
Blink-182 mounts up for the latest ride in punk field
Friday, July 15, 2016
With their newest album, band shows they can grow without losing relevancy.
Eagles of Death Metal swoop into Vegas
Friday, July 15, 2016
Collaborators bring strong sounds and strong convictions to Vegas stage.
The new 'Ghostbusters' offers an appealing update
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
The remake features strong comedy with an impressively talented cast, but eventually ends up overwhelmed by the demands of its large-scale action storyline.
TV review: HBO's 'Vice Principals'
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
It doesn’t offer much of a twist on the familiar high-school setting, or even on the idea that teachers and administrators are despicable.
Vegas’ JT Mollner brings his feature-film debut home
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
With Outlaws and Angels, the Vegas native has a burgeoning career as a filmmaker.
Western ‘Outlaws and Angels’ wallows in sleaze
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
No amount of style can compensate for the aimless ugliness of the story.
Heartwarming New Zealand comedy ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ is a crowd-pleasing delight
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
It's already the highest-grossing homegrown movie of all time in New Zealand.
Bryan Cranston goes undercover in the generic ‘The Infiltrator’
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Has an undercover agent in a movie ever gotten in just deep enough?
Dixie Chicks stop in Las Vegas on their first U.S. tour in 10 years
Friday, July 8, 2016
They're still in touch with their country roots, but they've expanded their sound.
Cheyenne Jackson salutes the music of the 'Mad Men' era
Friday, July 8, 2016
With his clean-cut good looks and penchant for snappy suits, he's just the man to do it.
HBO crime drama 'The Night Of' makes its case very slowly
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
The drawn-out, plodding miniseries stretches every one of its meager strengths beyond its breaking point.
'Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates' unevenly mixes humor and heart
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Basing a movie on a Craigslist ad leaves a lot of room for embellishment.
Film review: 'The Secret Life of Pets'
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
It’s a solid summer time-passer as eager to please as an adorable dog wagging its tail.
Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler goes his own way at the Venetian
Monday, July 4, 2016
If anyone missed Tyler’s usual bandmates, they didn’t show it, and the singer himself commanded the stage effortlessly on his own.
Influential musician John Waite to perform at Golden Nugget
Friday, July 1, 2016
He's known primarily for 'Missing You,' but the rocker is so much more than that.
Tarzan makes an underwhelming return
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Legend is superfluous, an unnecessary addition to the long line of Tarzan stories.
‘Independence Day’ returns with belated and unnecessary sequel ‘Resurgence’
Friday, June 24, 2016
Independence Day probably doesn’t deserve to be as beloved as it is, but Resurgence is unlikely to inspire anywhere near the same devotion.
Brian Wilson brings good vibrations to the Hard Rock Hotel
Friday, June 24, 2016
It's an undeniable fact: He's one of pop and rock's true geniuses.
311 rocks America’s birthday
Friday, June 24, 2016
Celebrate with the band beachside at Mandalay Bay.
Five highlights from Amazing Las Vegas Comic-Con
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Local cosplayer and spokesmodel Vegas PG was on the floor showing off her impressively accurate Power Girl outfit.
A fan’s dream scene: Steely Dan and Steve Winwood
Friday, June 17, 2016
Legendary acts bring decades of hits to Las Vegas stage.
Cage the Elephant roars in with energetic live show
Friday, June 17, 2016
Band remains true to original rock style and sound onstage.
Sequel 'Finding Dory' places Pixar in familiar territory
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Nearly everything about the movie hits the right marks, but never goes beyond that.
The Las Vegas Film Festival wraps up another successful year
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
The fest showcased another strong selection of features (five of them locally connected) and short films.
Dan and Phil hit the road for ‘The Amazing Tour is Not on Fire’
Friday, June 10, 2016
The YouTube stars bring variety and video verve to theatrical stage show at The Smith Center.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band brings Southern-style sound to Vegas
Friday, June 3, 2016
Derived from the New Orleans French Quarter venue, the group touches on music from down South.
Pierce the Veil’s upcoming tour is all for the fans
Friday, June 3, 2016
The band will perform their latest album in its entirety at House of Blues Las Vegas.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles get even more annoying in ‘Out of the Shadows’
Thursday, June 2, 2016
It's the latest step in the TMNT's long evolution into meaningless corporate properties.
Blue October tours in support of new album
Friday, May 27, 2016
Band gets ready to rock Brooklyn Bowl.
Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart are back in full force
Friday, May 27, 2016
The sister duo return to Las Vegas to perform their rock hits of the past and present.
'Apocalypse' marks a step down for the X-Men
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
With everything they’ve been through, this latest adventure comes off as an afterthought.
Salt-N-Pepa, Tone Loc, Kid ’n Play take it back to the ’90s
Friday, May 20, 2016
Hip-hop’s finest come together for one of the hottest nostalgic tours of the summer.
The Used celebrates 15 years in music with anniversary tour
Friday, May 20, 2016
The band performs their first two albums in its entirety during a two-night stop at Brooklyn Bowl.
Aaron Neville’s R&B groove still hot
Friday, May 13, 2016
Singer’s trademark New Orleans sound still creates a strong onstage experience.
Filter brings its refined rock to Las Vegas
Friday, May 13, 2016
Frontman Richard Patrick keeps his band treading new ground—and always with a lyrical conscience.
Las Vegas Helldorado Days ropes in Wild West entertainment
Friday, May 6, 2016
A bull riding competition and rodeo highlight the three-day festival at Las Vegas Village.
Scorpions kick off extended run at The Joint
Friday, May 6, 2016
Band is joined by fellow ’80s rockers Queensrÿche.
Captain America and Iron Man face off in the overstuffed 'Civil War'
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
And it's full of setup for future Marvel movies, of course.
Violent Femmes still the punk pretty boys they always were
Friday, April 29, 2016
With a new album and new songs, the band gives fans what they need.
New sound, new image: Selena Gomez is all grown up
Friday, April 29, 2016
Showing off her mature and sassy side, the pop star kicks off her worldwide Revival Tour at Mandalay Bay.

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