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Landscape of American West is a character in 'Good Dinosaur'
Entertainment
Published in 27-11-2015
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Two years after its original release date came and went, Disney Pixar's "The Good Dinosaur" came back from the brink of extinction. Originally announced for Thanksgiving 2013, this particular "Dinosaur" took a bumpy evolutionary path, with the original director, producer and much of the voice cast being replaced and the movie reconceived by a new team. Research trips to the Grand Tetons and ...>>
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Whole less than sum of parts in Frankenstein origin tale
Entertainment
Published in 27-11-2015
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Origin stories - movies about how famous characters got their start - have their place, but in the wrong hands they become tales of boring people that end just as they're getting interesting. [...] if this movie had more wit, one would be tempted to think of Radcliffe's characterization as a tribute to Feldman and all he did for screen comedy.) But within hours of meeting Dr. Frankenste ...>>
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Eight Row Flint sets Dec. 10 opening
Entertainment
Published in 27-11-2015
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The Heights neighborhood ice house is concentrating on a stellar bourbon selection and an excellent taco menu featuring house-made corn tortillas

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Holiday shows and more in Houston
Entertainment
Published in 20-11-2015
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Andrew Lloyd Webber's megahit musical about a disfigured genius obsessed with a beautiful soprano returns in a new tour, featuring new direction and new production design. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday; Broadway at the Hobby Center, 800 Bagby; $50-$170; 800-982-2787, BroadwayAtTheHobbyCenter.com or TheHobbyCenter.org. Mark Schultz's tra ...>>
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On view at Houston's art museums and galleries
Entertainment
Published in 20-11-2015
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Contemporary Arts Museum Houston: Texas Design Now, through Nov. 29; and Island Time: Holocaust Museum Houston: "Roman Vishniac," through Jan. 24, and Michael Roque Collins' "Sojourn in the Shadowlands," through March 13; $12, discounts for seniors and military, free for students; 5401 Caroline; 713-942-8000, hmh.org. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft: What Happened Today?/The Collectiv ...>>
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Taye Diggs fires back on if son should be called 'mixed' or 'black'
Entertainment
Published in 20-11-2015
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Actor Taye Diggs is firing back when it comes to what race to call his son, Walker.

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Anna Paquin blasts body shamers on Twitter
Entertainment
Published in 20-11-2015
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Trolls don't just live under bridges. It appears they live behind computer screens, too, and they've most recently set their sights on actress Anna Paquin.

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'Room' takes parent-child bond to harrowing, tender extremes
Entertainment
Published in 13-11-2015
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Yet in the hands of the author - who wrote the screenplay - and Irish director Lenny Abrahamson, what could have been a lurid, opportunistic glimpse into the heart of darkness instead becomes a probing, extraordinarily tender portrait of maternal devotion and youthful resourcefulness. The most handy comparison for filmgoers may be the 1997 Holocaust parable "Life Is Beautiful," in which a father ...>>
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Thin script sucks the air out of miners' plight in 'The 33'
Entertainment
Published in 13-11-2015
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"The 33," about a real-life Chilean mining disaster that trapped 33 miners, contains its fair share of scary and inspirational moments, but it often gets trapped under the superficiality of its script. The canary in the coal mine appears in the first scene of this English-language movie, when we visit a retirement party and not one character is developed, unless you consider impersonating Elvis o ...>>
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Film shines spotlight on real journalism
Entertainment
Published in 13-11-2015
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The film, which tells the behind-the-scenes story of how a Boston Globe investigative team uncovered the sex-abuse scandal within the Catholic church, provides an accurate picture of how journalism is done at a major American newspaper. Even the audience gets ready to think of him as a meddling outsider, until he starts talking - at his very first news meeting - about going after charges of sex a ...>>
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Cast, punch lines save 'Coopers' from pedestrian holiday fare
Entertainment
Published in 13-11-2015
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[...] first is Christmas dinner, with their offspring Hank (Ed Helms), a single dad who is out of work; Eleanor (Olivia Wilde), a sharp-tongued and lonely writer; Emma (Marisa Tomei), a troubled soul who gets arrested for shoplifting early on; and assorted significant others, former spouses and children. Emma tries to analyze the psyche of the police officer who arrests her for stealing from a de ...>>
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Audience will know every sappy play in 'All-American' book
Entertainment
Published in 13-11-2015
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Every emotional moment is foreshadowed a few beats in advance by the manipulative musical score. There are entire scenes where you'll swear actor Aaron Eckhart as University of Texas coach Darrell Royal threw away the script and has started reading inspiring messages needle-pointed on throw pillows across the room. Royal is a young coach willing to take chances, also with no visible charact ...>>
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'Peanuts Movie' entertains while respecting its history
Entertainment
Published in 6-11-2015
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Seeing the 3-D computer versions of the Peanuts gang takes a few minutes to get used to; the female characters seem to adapt the best, but Linus and Pig Pen look like they have hair plugs culled from the twigs of a dead tree. There are no famous actors voicing the children - Blue Sky uses unknowns just as the producers did for the television special holy trinity "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (1965) ...>>
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'Spectre' has it all: action, glamour, conspiracy
Entertainment
Published in 6-11-2015
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The two films in between were fine, and yet something was missing: "Quantum of Solace" had lots of action but no introspection; "Skyfall" was a moody entry, without much in the way of glamour. In a continuous shot, Bond meets a woman at the Day of the Dead celebration in Mexico City, where everyone is wearing grotesque masks. The government is considering eliminating the double-O spy program, ju ...>>
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'Miss You Already' lacks realistic take on illness - and friendship
Entertainment
Published in 6-11-2015
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Some will see "Miss You Already" as a beautiful story of love and death, friendship and mortality, and if people want to enjoy it in that way, why stop them? [...] Miss You Already" is something else, not a movie that inspires sympathetic reflection but one that allows audiences to experience the terrors and horrors of illness without any of the consequences. In Hollywood films, every sickness l ...>>
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