Rick Davis

Vin Diesel (left) and Nina Dobrev star in XXX: The Return of Xander Cage.

Davis: Vin Diesel back in familiar role

Action star returns in the aptly titled XXX: The Return of Xander Cage.

Vin Diesel (left) and Nina Dobrev star in XXX: The Return of Xander Cage.
Movies column by Rick Davis

Davis: Kelowna’s movie news and reviews

While you may be favouring your pocketbook, it does not mean you must forego the movie experience.

Movies column by Rick Davis
Starlord and his team are back in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Davis: A look at movies coming up in 2017

While most of the movies coming up are sequels or remakes, there are a few standout original movies to look forward to in 2017.

Starlord and his team are back in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Sing features the voices of Seth MacFarlane (left)

Davis: Musicals to assassin movies over the holidays

And don't forget Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt in a futuristic love story aboard a spaceship destined for a new world.

Sing features the voices of Seth MacFarlane (left)
Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga star in the true-life drama Loving.

Davis: Loving film a contender not to be missed

Loving is a movie of historical importance as the Lovings challenged the law banning interracial marriage in the United States.

Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga star in the true-life drama Loving.
Moana from Disney

Davis: Moana destined to be another Disney hit

Moana sails out on a daring mission to save her people with the help of a demigod named Maui.

Moana from Disney
Eddie Redmayne in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.

Davis: Fantastic Beasts from Rowling’s pen

Author J.K. Rowling has turned a 'textbook' for her Harry Potter series into a fully-fleshed out movie.

Eddie Redmayne in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.
Amy Adams in Arrival.

Davis: Another take on communicating with ETs

Amy Adams takes on the role of communicating with aliens in Arrival, from Canadian director Denis Villeneuve

Amy Adams in Arrival.
Andrew Garfield stars in the WWII drama Hacksaw Ridge for director Mel Gibson.

Davis: Mel is back with a WWII movie

Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge is of the first conscientious objector to earn the US Congressional Medal of Honor.

Andrew Garfield stars in the WWII drama Hacksaw Ridge for director Mel Gibson.
Tom Cruise is back in action in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.

Davis: Cruise comes back as Reacher

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back sees Cruise returning to the headquarters of his old military unit.

Tom Cruise is back in action in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.
Emily Blunt in The Girl on the Train.

Davis: Blunt makes impression in movie, The Girl on the Train

Coming to Kelowna, The Girl on the Train a psychological thriller.

Emily Blunt in The Girl on the Train.
Mark Wahlberg stars in Deepwater Horizon.

Davis: Standing O for Deepwater Horizon at TIFF

Tim Burton has made his career by directing peculiar movies…now comes Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

Mark Wahlberg stars in Deepwater Horizon.
Vincent D’Onofrio (left)

Davis: Magnificent Seven back on the big screen

Denzel Washington co-stars with Ethan Hawke, Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Onofrio and Peter Sarsgaard

Vincent D’Onofrio (left)
Tom Hanks (left)

Davis: Story of heroic pilot comes to screen

Real movie excitement begins this week with prominent film premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Tom Hanks (left)
Suicide Squad stars (left to right) Jai Courtenay (Boomerang)

Davis: Villains step into the spotlight

Suicide Squad is a group of imprisoned baddies who are recruited to execute a dangerous black ops mission.

Suicide Squad stars (left to right) Jai Courtenay (Boomerang)
Matt Damon (left) and Julia Stiles return in the spy thriller Jason Bourne.

Davis: Damon returns as Jason Bourne

Jason Bourne is set several years after Ultimatum.

Matt Damon (left) and Julia Stiles return in the spy thriller Jason Bourne.
The crew of the Enterprise is back in Star Trek Beyond (left to right) John Cho

Davis: Third Star Trek reboot opens this weekend

Ghostbusters reboot defies critics—audiences love it, handsome box office.

The crew of the Enterprise is back in Star Trek Beyond (left to right) John Cho
Who you gonna call? Melissa McCarthy (left)

Davis: Haters are gonna hate; box office is gonna grin

Showing in Kelowna: Every once in a while, a movie comes along that people seem to love to hate—even before having seen it.

Who you gonna call? Melissa McCarthy (left)
Samuel L. Jackson (left) stars with Alexander Skarsgård in The Legend of Tarzan.

Davis: Tarzan swings through movie theatres again

The former feral child who was raised in the jungles of Africa by the great apes, returns in The Legend of Tarzan.

Samuel L. Jackson (left) stars with Alexander Skarsgård in The Legend of Tarzan.
Ellen DeGeneres returns as the voice of the forgetful Pacific regal blue tang in Finding Dory.

Davis: Disney/Pixar takes its time Finding Dory

Even though it is 13 years later, Finding Dory is set just six months after the events of the first film, Finding Nemo.

Ellen DeGeneres returns as the voice of the forgetful Pacific regal blue tang in Finding Dory.