Director Steven Spielberg takes a swipe at this popular children’s book turned stage play, and the results, while dramatic, are slightly overdone. It’s 1914, and Joey, a farm horse, is sold to the army and thrust into World War I. But will he ever find Albert (Jeremy Irvine), the farmer’s son he’s forced to leave behind? It’s nostalgic; it’s melodramatic; and who doesn’t love horses? But heavy effects and cinematography take things over the top. Hopefully, after this film and Tintin, he gets ahold of young-adult material more worthy of his adult talent.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.