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'Little Girl Blue' explores Joplin's demons
Entertainment
Published in 4-12-2015
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Little Girl Blue, the sound that erupts from Janis Joplin singing the '60s R&B classic Cry Baby comes as close as I've heard to a grown-up singer capturing a baby's primal squall. Some of the most memorable images in "Amy" show Winehouse cringing on the street as she is virtually eaten alive by flashbulbs, and at such moments, it feels like a true-life horror movie. The antithesis ...>>
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'Krampus,' 'Capture the Flag' open at theaters
Entertainment
Published in 4-12-2015
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CAPTURE THE FLAG: Animated adventure from Spain about a 12-year-old surfer, his pet lizard and grandfather, who travel to the moon to stop a ruthless billionaire. Rated PG: for action, language and some thematic elements. Running time: 94 minutes. KRAMPUS: Adam Scott and Toni Collette are the parents of a little boy who accidentally summons a Christmas demon to their home. Because even the holiday ...>>
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Stars of holiday movies, then and now
Entertainment
Published in 4-12-2015
    548 Visits

Sitting down in front of the TV and watching a holiday movie is about as much of a pastime now as it shaking your presents under the tree to try to guess what Santa brought you.

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Patti LaBelle's pie and other celebrity foods
Entertainment
Published in 27-11-2015
    986 Visits

The diva's down-home dessert, which has been at Walmart since September, is now impossible to find.

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Need an escape from the family?
Entertainment
Published in 27-11-2015
    598 Visits

Or take them along to make some new memories

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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
    261 Visits
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
    647 Visits
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
    372 Visits
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
    1178 Visits
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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