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This image released by Focus Features shows Matt Damon in a scene from “Stillwater.” (Jessica Forde/Focus Features via AP)

Review: In ‘Stillwater,’ a red state American hero roams chic France

Matt Damon’s “Stillwater” is after more than just caricature

This image released by Disney shows Emily Blunt, right, and Dwayne Johnson in a scene from “Jungle Cruise.” (Disney via AP)

Review: Emily Blunt transcends overstuffed ‘Jungle Cruise’

A fine adventure with two genuine movie stars comes across as an earnest and safe homage

Scarlett Johansson stars in “Black Widow.” Marvel Studios

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over ‘Black Widow’ release

Earnings tied to the box office of the film, which was given simultaneous streaming release

The popular animated children’s series Arthur is no longer in production. (arthur.pbs)
The popular animated children’s series Arthur is no longer in production. (arthur.pbs)
This image provided by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Margot Robbie, from left, Daniela Melchior, Idris Elba and David Dastmalchian in a scene from “The Suicide Squad.” (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

Director James Gunn assembles his perfect ‘Suicide Squad’

Guardians of the Galaxy director offers up a mash-up of genres that pays homage to 1960s war capers

This image provided by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Margot Robbie, from left, Daniela Melchior, Idris Elba and David Dastmalchian in a scene from “The Suicide Squad.” (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
Strange visitors from Runaway Moon Theatre in a mysterious experiment called SPLASH were offered a ride on the Sweet Ida and accepted. They were seen in Salmon Arm Bay during the afternoon of July 24. (Dalynn Kearney photo)

Strange blue visitors make a Splash in Salmon Arm Bay

Grindrod’s Runaway Moon Theatre explains the unusual beings are part of an experiment

Strange visitors from Runaway Moon Theatre in a mysterious experiment called SPLASH were offered a ride on the Sweet Ida and accepted. They were seen in Salmon Arm Bay during the afternoon of July 24. (Dalynn Kearney photo)
The Canadian Tire Mega Motorcross will host two shows on Main Street adjacent to Gyro park on Aug. 7.

Entertainment line up released for Penticton’s mini Peach Fest Aug. 7

Tons of live music, Mega Motorcross, dancers, vendors and Peach Fest Royalty

The Canadian Tire Mega Motorcross will host two shows on Main Street adjacent to Gyro park on Aug. 7.
The Kitchen Sink Pocket Orchestra includes Meaghan Williams, Susan Aylard, Lauris Davis and Karmen Doucette. (Contributed)

Music at the Maples concert series takes root at White Lake

Organizer, Cod Gone Wild’s Susan Aylard, has next show scheduled for Aug. 6

The Kitchen Sink Pocket Orchestra includes Meaghan Williams, Susan Aylard, Lauris Davis and Karmen Doucette. (Contributed)
Emcee Brian Martin and auctioneer Don Raffan helped raise a record $63,000 for the Vernon Art Gallery at the Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts July 21 atop the Nixon Wenger building. (VPAG photo)
Emcee Brian Martin and auctioneer Don Raffan helped raise a record $63,000 for the Vernon Art Gallery at the Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts July 21 atop the Nixon Wenger building. (VPAG photo)
Revelstoke’s Nii Noi Tetteh is working as a music producer under the name KJ. (Contributed-Alexis Welch Photography)

Revelstoke producer making music with Lil Baby, Lil Durk and Meek Mill

Nii Noi Tetteh works in the music industry under the name KJ

Revelstoke’s Nii Noi Tetteh is working as a music producer under the name KJ. (Contributed-Alexis Welch Photography)
FILE - In Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 file photo, singer Pink poses for photographers upon arrival at the Brit Awards in London. U.S. pop singer Pink has offered to pay a fine given to the Norwegian female beach handball team for wearing shorts instead of the required bikini bottoms. Pink said she was “very proud” of the team for protesting against the rule that prevented them from wearing shorts like their male counterparts. At the European Beach Handball Championships in Bulgaria last week, Norway’s female team was fined 1,500 euros ($1,770) for what the European federation called improper clothing and “a breach of clothing regulations.” (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)

Singer Pink backs beach handball team on ‘sexist’ clothing

Rules stipulate that women must wear bikini bottoms while men wear shorts

FILE - In Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 file photo, singer Pink poses for photographers upon arrival at the Brit Awards in London. U.S. pop singer Pink has offered to pay a fine given to the Norwegian female beach handball team for wearing shorts instead of the required bikini bottoms. Pink said she was “very proud” of the team for protesting against the rule that prevented them from wearing shorts like their male counterparts. At the European Beach Handball Championships in Bulgaria last week, Norway’s female team was fined 1,500 euros ($1,770) for what the European federation called improper clothing and “a breach of clothing regulations.” (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)
Thea VanHerwaarden of Comox. (Photo supplied)

Food: Catching up with British Columbia chef, TV personality Thea VanHerwaarden

Podcast: Talk includes an early introduction to food, time on TV and future plans

Thea VanHerwaarden of Comox. (Photo supplied)
Jason Momoa is seen here as Baba Voss in the Apple+ series “See”, partially filmed in Harrison Mills. Momoa is coming back to Canada to film ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,’ but specific filming locations are currently under wraps. (Photo/Apple)

‘Aquaman’s’ Jason Momoa resurfacing in Canada for sequel

Jason Momoa was last seen in Canada filming ‘See,’ which was shot in Harrison Mills

Jason Momoa is seen here as Baba Voss in the Apple+ series “See”, partially filmed in Harrison Mills. Momoa is coming back to Canada to film ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,’ but specific filming locations are currently under wraps. (Photo/Apple)
Local Losers is welcoming the art community to its inaugural art show opening Saturday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m. (Contributed)

Vernon gallery’s first show turns spotlight on Lake Country artist

International contemporary artist first to become Local Loser solo exhibitionist with Material Spirits

Local Losers is welcoming the art community to its inaugural art show opening Saturday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m. (Contributed)
Stephen Chbosky’s “Dear Evan Hansen,” based on the smash stage musical, will be the opening night gala presentation at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matthew Murphy

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ to open Toronto International Film Festival

Steven Levenson adapted his hit Tony Award-winning stage show with Ben Platt reprising his acclaimed leading role

Stephen Chbosky’s “Dear Evan Hansen,” based on the smash stage musical, will be the opening night gala presentation at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matthew Murphy
Secwepemc storyteller Kenthen Thomas is one of the 11 artists/musicians featured on WOW: The Wharf Sessions, a digital album that celebrates the spirit of Wednesday on the Wharf. (Kristal Burgess photo)

Salmon Arm’s Wednesday on the Wharf experience available for streaming

WOW: The Wharf Sessions features 11 local musicians/artists

  • Jul 21, 2021
Secwepemc storyteller Kenthen Thomas is one of the 11 artists/musicians featured on WOW: The Wharf Sessions, a digital album that celebrates the spirit of Wednesday on the Wharf. (Kristal Burgess photo)
On Tuesday, July 20, 2021 the streaming giant announced plans to begin adding video games to its existing subscription plans at no extra cost. (AP/Jenny Kane)

Netflix confirms move into video games as its growth slows

The streaming platform reported its worst slowdown in subscriber growth in 8 years

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021 the streaming giant announced plans to begin adding video games to its existing subscription plans at no extra cost. (AP/Jenny Kane)
Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)

One of B.C.’s Property Brothers nominated for Independent Lens award

Winner to be determined through audience votes on July 22

Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)
This image released by Focus Features shows Anthony Bourdain in Morgan Neville’s documentary “Roadrunner.” (Focus Features/AP)

Why the Anthony Bourdain voice cloning in documentary ‘Roadrunner’ creeps people out

A documentary filmmaker used voice-cloning software to make the late chef Anthony Bourdain say words he never spoke

This image released by Focus Features shows Anthony Bourdain in Morgan Neville’s documentary “Roadrunner.” (Focus Features/AP)
Plenty of people showed up as Canadian folk musician Valdy took to the Grist Mill stage as one of the first major concerts since COVID-19 began to spread. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Valdy opens first live concert in Similkameen Valley since pandemic

From village council to the local Legion, things are getting back to normal

Plenty of people showed up as Canadian folk musician Valdy took to the Grist Mill stage as one of the first major concerts since COVID-19 began to spread. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)