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More to 'Lady' than meets the eye or nose
Entertainment
Published in 5-2-2016
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Smith stars as a cantankerous, seemingly unhinged old woman who lives in squalor inside a van that she has parked in an upwardly mobile middle-class neighborhood of London. Ursula (Frances de la Tour), the widow of composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, resides in the area, as does playwright Bennett (Alex Jennings), who lives to regret extending a helping hand to the ornery and malodorous woman who ca ...>>
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'Fifty Shades of Black' sells sex with (intentional) laughs
Entertainment
Published in 5-2-2016
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"Black" parallels the outline of "Grey" - here, the millionaire, Christian, tries to coax the college student, Hannah (the appealing Kali Hawk), into signing a contract for kinky sex - but only as much as it permits Wayans to riff on pop ephemera. [...] Christian - whom Hannah at one point calls "a sicko who likes abusing women" - is given his comeuppance.
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'Hail, Caesar!' lampoons classic studio era
Entertainment
Published in 5-2-2016
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[...] the Mannix here is not really Mannix but a jumping-off point for a fun and sloppy Coen brothers lampoon that compresses real characters, reimagines others and brings together some of the period's many styles and currents. When we meet him, his studio is funneling money into its latest biblical epic, "Hail, Caesar!," a sort of combination of the real-life films "Ben-Hur" and "The Robe." ...>>
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Don't dismiss 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'
Entertainment
Published in 5-2-2016
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If he wanted more than a skit, he needed a serious rendering of Austen's world, first as a backdrop to the zombie absurdity (as an ongoing source of humor), and second for its inherent emotional power. [...] he doesn't cast "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" as though he were making a Mel Brooks movie, but as though he were making a straight version of Austen. Charles Dance plays her fa ...>>
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71 of the most binge-worthy shows to watch right now
Entertainment
Published in 29-1-2016
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What, exactly, is a "binge-worthy" show? It could be a mystery drama that keeps you on pins and needles, unable to turn it off until you learn who the killer is.

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Top Houston restaurants offer Valentine's Day deals
Entertainment
Published in 29-1-2016
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In a foodie city like Houston, love is in the air just as much as it is on the plate this Valentine's Day.

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Celebrities who you might not have known are Catholic
Entertainment
Published in 29-1-2016
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The Lenten season is nearly upon us, as the world's Catholics make one last-ditch effort to party hard before it's time to give up one or two (or three...) vices for the proceeding 40 days.

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'Thrones'-like 'Beowulf' wields a mighty sword
Entertainment
Published in 22-1-2016
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Even if you didn't know the legend of "Beowulf," you'd get a pretty good idea of what you're in for with the new adaptation on the Esquire Network, premiering Saturday, because of the opening title sequence: If you haven't noticed, every time someone takes the wraps off another "GOT"-like epic, whose cast is usually bearded and given to animal-pelt fashion, someone brings a wh ...>>
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Locals join CMT reality show cast
Entertainment
Published in 22-1-2016
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This season of CMT's "Redneck Island" features a man from Kingwood and a woman from Pasadena.

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Our favorite teen television shows, like, ever
Entertainment
Published in 22-1-2016
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"Degrassi: Next Class," the spinoff of the hit Canadian teen show "Degrassi," debuted on Netflix last week, much to the delight of the original fans.

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Movies you need to see to understand Texas
Entertainment
Published in 22-1-2016
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Texas is a big state with a lot of history, but you can't always read a book to fully understand the Texas psyche.

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'Anesthesia' skillfully ponders meaningfulness of life
Entertainment
Published in 22-1-2016
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"Anesthesia," Tim Blake Nelson's exquisitely compressed cri de coeur about the meaning of life in a hyper-connected world, begins as a knife-wielding stranger viciously attacks Walter (Sam Waterston), a wise, kindhearted Columbia University philosophy professor at the door of his apartment building. The thematic variation on which "Anesthesia" focuses is the cruel paradox of living in a worl ...>>
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Heart and other rock icons set summer date
Entertainment
Published in 15-1-2016
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The Wilson sisters are part of the Rock Hall Three For All tour.

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Oscar acting noms go white, again
Entertainment
Published in 15-1-2016
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This year host Chris Rock will likely be the one riffing on race, because for the second consecutive year no black actors were nominated for an Oscar, a point made when the nominations were released Thursday morning.

For those of you keeping score at home, that's 20 nominations this year to go with 20 last year when critics cried foul at the Oscars' unbearable whiteness. Forty ...>>

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'Rocky Horror' adds an Idol to Fox lineup
Entertainment
Published in 15-1-2016
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Laverne Cox will lead the cast as Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

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