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‘The Hummingbird Project’ review: Salma Hayek, meet the cable guys

On screen, nothing dates faster than recent history. "The Hummingbird Project," a fictional yarn set in 2011 and 2012, concerns a pair of Wall Street traders who implement a plan to lay underground fiber optic cable halfway across America, thereby gaining a few milliseconds' advantage in stock information over their fierce competitor and former boss. The adversary is played by Salma Hayek; the traders are portrayed by Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgard, in complementary shades of sweaty obsession.

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Capsule reviews of feature films

APOLLO 11. 3.5 stars. Todd Douglas Miller directs this documentary that looks at the first journey by people to the moon while demonstrating the unique power of reality to amaze. Adapted from previously unreleased film using the latest digital technology. Best seen in IMAX. 1 hr 33 G – Gary Thompson

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Movie guide: Capsule listings

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one 17 and younger admitted.

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Movie review: ‘Us’ is a whip-smart modern horror instant classic

Comedian-turned-filmmaker Jordan Peele earned an Oscar for "Get Out," his debut feature film, so the stakes are high for his follow-up, "Us." Premiering to primed audiences at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas, the reviews have been raves for Peele's latest, and it's a pleasure to report they are correct. There's no sophomore slump to be found here, and Peele remains one of the most exciting American filmmakers – in any genre – to come around in a long time.

SLO film festival welcomes ‘The Graduate’ actor Katharine Ross

Katharine Ross, star of "The Graduate" will attend the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival on March 12, 2019, in San Luis Obispo, California. Her husband, Sam Elliott, is nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actor for "A Star Is Born."