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Moore shines with eloquent portrayal of Alzheimer's
Entertainment
Published in 6-2-2015
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[...] a small sign that can easily be ignored. [...] a bad sign that shouldn't be ignored. Alzheimer's is hardly rare, and "Still Alice" contributes to viewers' understanding, not only of the anguish of having it, but of how the disease progresses and of the ways in which victims conceal it. With the parents of so many baby boomers going through this right now, the story of an ac ...>>
'Jupiter Ascending' orbits greatness
Entertainment
Published in 6-2-2015
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In "Star Trek," the universe of competing powers - the Federation versus the Romulans and Klingons - was really just a blown-out version of the Cold War, with NATO pitted against the Soviet Union. Nearly 50 years later, Andy and Lana Wachowski make entertainment out of a host of modern anxieties in "Jupiter Ascending," envisioning a future universe in which a handful of elites control technology ...>>
'Two Days' suffers from repetition
Entertainment
Published in 6-2-2015
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The Dardenne brothers, Luc and Jean-Pierre, have made a series of affecting and profound films, focusing on working-class characters in their native Belgium. At their best, their films float along, maintaining interest in a casual way, and then arrive with unexpected intensity and impact. When the boss agrees to a second vote, a secret ballot, on Monday morning, Sandra - encouraged by her husban ...>>
Opening in theaters: 'Seventh Son,' 'The Voices'
Entertainment
Published in 6-2-2015
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"The Voices": A chipper but unbalanced guy (Ryan Reynolds) working in a bathtub factory begins taking advice from his talking dog and evil talking cat after a date with his office crush goes awry in this black comedy.
Madonna premieres 'Living for Love' video on SnapChat
Entertainment
Published in 6-2-2015
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Madonna takes to the social media platform to premiere the video for "Living for Love," the first single from her "Rebel Heart" album.

Also opening in theaters
Entertainment
Published in 30-1-2015
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'The Loft' James Marsden and Karl Urban star in the psychological thriller "The Loft," the story of five married guys who secretly share a penthouse loft to carry out hidden affairs. The fantasy becomes a nightmare when a woman's body is discovered in the loft, and the friends begin to suspect one another. Rated R: for sexual content, nudity, bloody violence, language and some drug ...>>
'Mr. Turner' a dull portrait of great painter
Entertainment
Published in 30-1-2015
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"Mr. Turner" is a flaccid, interminable movie by a talented director, Mike Leigh, which means it has its moments, but moments are all you get. There's the grunt of approval, the grunt of disapproval and even the noncommittal grunt, which recognizes that it's his turn to speak, but he passes. Usually, an artist biography attempts to account for the art, to make a bridge between who the ...>>
Billy Joel sets Houston date
Entertainment
Published in 30-1-2015
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Billy Joel sets Toyota Center tour date. The Piano Man's last local appearance was in 2009.

'Game of Thrones' author George R.R. Martin donates rare 'Hobbit' to Texas A&M
Entertainment
Published in 30-1-2015
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George R.R. Martin, author of the "Game of Thrones" book series which spawned a monster HBO hit show, is donating a first-edition copy of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" to the Texas A&M University library.

Three Houston dining rooms make Open Table's list of most romantic restaurants in U.S.
Entertainment
Published in 30-1-2015
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Just in time for those pondering their Valentine's Day plans, the online reservations site Open Table has announced its 2015 list of the "100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America."

Also opening in theaters
Entertainment
Published in 23-1-2015
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In "Mortdecai," opening Friday, a roguish art dealer (Johnny Depp) races to recover a stolen painting that may hold the key to a stash of Nazi gold. After leaving his long-term girlfriend for a gorgeous co-worker, a guy (Simon Helberg) quickly realizes he's made a huge mistake and heads to France to win back his ex (Melanie Lynskey) in "We'll Never Have Paris," which opens Friday.
'Song One' lowers volume on love to good effect
Entertainment
Published in 23-1-2015
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The gooey premise of "Song One" would probably make "Notebook" author Nicholas Sparks proud: A young woman develops feelings for a folk musician who is the idol of her comatose brother. Flynn gets his musical moments right, but he doesn't have the nonverbal chops to match Hathaway. To be fair, director Kate Barker-Froyland has more than romance on her mind, and she crafts a nuanced ending t ...>>
Music aside, little is sprightly in fairy tale
Entertainment
Published in 23-1-2015
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There are good things in the animated musical fantasy "Strange Magic": the ultra-detailed, photorealistic animation; the name-that-tune pleasures of a mashup-jukebox soundtrack; fine vocal performances from the cast's actor-singers; and a transcendent sequence featuring the 1975 title song. The beautiful fairy Marianne (Evan Rachel Wood) is set to marry handsome but loathsome fairy Roland (S ...>>
'Boy Next Door' a troubled, cliché-filled mess
Entertainment
Published in 23-1-2015
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[...] the trailer alone for "The Boy Next Door" was already getting laughs and not for the right reasons, especially for the not-so-subtle phrase "I love your mom's cookies." The high school Advanced Placement classics teacher (I'm not making that up) has been struggling with a troubled marriage: Why Lopez decided to do this inept, cliché-infested film is anyone's guess.
Nickelodeon remixes its formula
Entertainment
Published in 23-1-2015
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For years, Nickelodeon arranged and rearranged those children's sitcom building blocks to spectacular effect. [...] children - as ratings declines have taught Nickelodeon and its cable competitors - don't devour entertainment as mindlessly as they used to. [...] Hicks is throwing out some of the cookie cutters and trying to make series for children that reflect more of the sophisticati ...>>


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