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'Now You See Me' follow-up is all smoke and mirrors
Entertainment
Published in 10-6-2016
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[...] with a sequel to the 2013 film settling into cineplexes this weekend, there has to be a reason for them to come out of hiding, and it appears in the form of a mysterious source that summons the gang into action. The story for this sequel doesn't make a lick of sense, of course, but this sleight-of-hand movie is all about the smoke and mirrors, and it doesn't pretend to be anything ...>>
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Underbelly pastry chef featured in Garden & Gun
Entertainment
Published in 3-6-2016
    1173 Visits

Victoria Dearmond's peach hand pies are a perfect slice of summer

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"West Texas Investors Club" stars visit the Chronicle
Entertainment
Published in 3-6-2016
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Self-made millionaires Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam live from the Houston Chronicle to discuss the new season of their CNBC show, "West Texas Investors Club."

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Actors' rigor, charm rise above corniness
Entertainment
Published in 3-6-2016
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[...] ultimately, when it matters, the movie is truthful - about the people depicted, who they are and what they face. The class aspect is a presence in "Me Before You" but not in the heavy-handed (and ultimately sentimental) way that was present in the 2011 French film "The Intouchables," which had a similar story. [...] introducing her to new things - not for the sake of educating her but simp ...>>
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With 'Maggie's Plan,' director hits her stride
Entertainment
Published in 3-6-2016
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There's also a lightness in tone that allows for real emotion and impressive performances. John (Ethan Hawke) is a married man, with a high-powered academic (Julianne Moore) for a wife, and Maggie becomes his chief reader and cheerleader. [...] she's brilliant. Gerwig seems to be acting five things at once, experiencing sadness, humor, desire to connect, feelings of regret and conflic ...>>
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'Weiner' is a riveting study in contrasts
Entertainment
Published in 3-6-2016
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In 2011, Anthony Weiner, a powerful New York congressman, resigned his seat after it was revealed that he'd been "sexting" - sending photos of himself with an erection bulging beneath his underwear. In C-SPAN footage from his congressional career, Weiner is shown as a combative antidote to a chamber full of passive-aggressive stuffed shirts. The spectacle is threefold, though the elements h ...>>
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TMZ: Amber Heard files for divorce from Johnny Depp
Entertainment
Published in 27-5-2016
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Austin native Amber Heard reportedly filed for divorce from Johnny Depp just three days after Depp's mother died, according to TMZ.

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Ryan Lachaine to open new restaurant in Montrose
Entertainment
Published in 27-5-2016
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Chef Ryan Lachaine will open a small modern American restaurant on Fairview St., with a targeted opening date this  fall.

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Killen’s Burgers set to open May 28
Entertainment
Published in 27-5-2016
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Chef Ronnie Killen intends to open his new Pearland burger brand to coincide with National Burger Day

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Anvil makes bar Hall of Fame list
Entertainment
Published in 27-5-2016
    1037 Visits

Esquire magazine cites Bobby Heugel's Westheimer bar for general excellence in annual list of Best Bars in America

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Jose Canseco's daughter, Josie, 19, poses bottomless for Playboy
Entertainment
Published in 27-5-2016
    552 Visits

We bet this one came out of left field for baseball great Jose Canseco.

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Anvil makes bar Hall of Fame list
Entertainment
Published in 27-5-2016
    510 Visits

Esquire magazine cites Bobby Heugel's Westheimer bar for general excellence in annual list of Best Bars in America

Reference: www.chron.com
Jose Canseco's daughter, Josie, 19, poses bottomless for Playboy
Entertainment
Published in 27-5-2016
    497 Visits

We bet this one came out of left field for baseball great Jose Canseco.

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Not much for Alice to find 'Through the Looking Glass'
Entertainment
Published in 27-5-2016
    680 Visits
Screenwriter Linda Woolverton ("Beauty and the Beast") has again disposed of the source material in favor of something more linear - a story about Alice (Mia Wasikowska) looking for Hatter's (Johnny Depp) family. Director James Bobin's ("The Muppets") film trudges on through the lushly designed world, answering questions we never asked, like, "What was the Mad Hatter's childhood li ...>>
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'Love & Friendship' all scheming trouble
Entertainment
Published in 27-5-2016
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Stillman spent years adapting the collection of letters into "Love & Friendship," a talky tale centered on the manipulative, self-serving ways of an attractive young widow. Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny again play friends obsessed with relationships and reputation, except this story takes place at least 100 years earlier (Austen's novella was set in 1790). In opulent costumes by Eimer N ...>>
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