Reeling it in: A classic tale on the ‘Orient Express’

“Murder on the Orient Express” Twentieth Century Fox 1 hour, 54 minutes The great TV renaissance that’s going on right now has had ripple effects… Continue reading

Sounds of the season: Musicians will usher in holiday spirit with annual Christmas concert

It will sound a lot like Christmas at Kenai Central High School this weekend. The Redoubt Chamber Orchestra and Kenai Peninsula Singers will join forces… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: This psychological thriller crushes it

Who can forget their first crush? Not you: those shy looks, the careful approaches, awkward hand-holding, a cautious kiss, you’ll remember those things forever. It… Continue reading

Reeling it in: ‘Coco’ wins over harshest of critics

“Coco” Walt Disney Studios 1 hour, 49 minutes I don’t know if this was a problem in other families, but at our house, “Coco” was… Continue reading

Winter music programs across the school district

Chapman School — December 12, 7 p.m. — Rootbeer Float Fundraiser Cooper Landing School — December 13, 5:30 p.m. — Play with Santa and Potluck… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: It all comes together in ‘Seven Days of Us’

Your seating chart has been made. Very carefully. Uncle Tim doesn’t get along with Aunt Sally, so they can’t sit together. Cousin Jeff is old… Continue reading

Reeling it in: Make time for ‘Stranger Things’

“Stranger Things 2” Netflix There’s no denying that, over the last 10 years or so, television has improved by leaps and bounds. Even mediocre TV… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Events and Exhibitions • The Klimpke Family will be flipping the switch on their annual Christmas Lights Display on Friday. Lights will be on from… Continue reading

Poet’s Corner: If He Should Bid You Sweet Farewell

If He Should Bid You Sweet Farewell By Norm Olson If he should bid you sweet farewell, And though for one night only that farewell… Continue reading

Forever Dance Alaska rings in Christmas

Pint-sized reindeer and Tchaikovsky ballerinas will dance across the stage at Kenai Central High School on Friday and Saturday to usher in the Christmas season.… Continue reading

Reeling it in: In ‘Ragnarok,’ Thor shines

“Thor: Ragnarok” Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures 2 hours, 10 minutes Marvel movies are not particularly hard to analyze. That’s why you tend to have… Continue reading

Female directors are ready to topple an ignoble Oscar stat

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK — Four. It’s one of the most glaring numbers in Academy Awards history. That’s how many women… Continue reading

What’s Happening

  Best Bet • Soldotna High School’s drama program is performing Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” Nov. 9-11 at the SoHi auditorium. Showtime is at 6:30… Continue reading

Cinderella goes steampunk

On the surface, Soldotna High School’s rendition of Cinderella may seem a little off. Instead of a fireplace, there is a boiler room and instead… Continue reading

Reeling it in: ‘It Comes at Night’ — Good, but hopeless

“It Comes at Night” A24 1 hour, 31 minutes I’ll be happy this week when “Thor” finally comes out. (Actually, if you’re reading this on… Continue reading

Up from deathbed, Flair set to style, profile

  Ric Flair was on his deathbed. The Rolex-wearin’, kiss-stealin’, wheelin-dealin’, limousine-ridin’, jet-flyin’, son of a gun was nothing but a 68-year-old man filled with… Continue reading

Poet’s Corner: Autumn on the Farm

Autumn on the Farm By Dave Thompson, Kenai It’s that time of year again As the early Autumn wanes When grass turns brown as leaves… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Events and Exhibitions • “Threads &Dots!” and “Olga’s Oils” are on display for the month of November at the Kobuk Kaladi’s Coffee Shop. There will… Continue reading

Reeling it in: ‘Brawl’ a disturbing ride

Brawl in Cell Block 99 RLJE Films 2 hours, 12 minutes “Once bitten, twice shy.” Or maybe, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me… Continue reading

Poet’s Corner: Battle for the Bards

Battle for the Bards By Paulee Whitehorse, Nikiski The bell has been rung The evil doers have hung Again the bells will ring It’s time… Continue reading