The Thing

(R) ★★★☆☆

A paleontologist (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) joins a research team in Antarctica that has made a discovery in the annals of UFOs. Which is to say, they’ve found one. Dutch-born, first-time feature director Matthijs van Heijningen remakes John Carpenter’s 1982 cult classic rather well, tightening the screws carefully, doling out gore, flame-throwing and creature features with a deft hand. Winstead is good, and the film’s patience delivers its ickiest, nastiest moments in memorable ways.

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City Moves

Courtney Combs and Heather Sirois-Arnold met 12 years ago while dancing in a benefit show in Chicago. When they found themselves performing together again in Phantom—The Las Vegas Spectacular, they decided to join forces. The result is City Moves, a benefit concert without the artistic restrictions of a theme. Expect to see dancing, hip-hopping and even hand-balancing by entertainers from local dance companies and top Strip productions, including Phantom, Le Rêve, Peepshow and Viva Elvis.

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