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Have You Seen This? The Wowwowwow cat

Have You Seen This? The Wowwowwow cat



CATLANDIA — In the world of the Interwebs and Googler machines, every day is Caturday. Monday is Caturday, Tuesday is Caturday, March is Caturday. It's ... Read More

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Have You Seen This? Speed finger painting

Have You Seen This? Speed finger painting

SPEEDVILLE — Some people do well in timed situations. I was one of those geeks who couldn’t wait for times table tests because my 8-year-old ... Read More
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'Ratchet & Clank': points for parents

'Ratchet & Clank': points for parents

Points for parents
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Game review: Talisman Harbinger and Cataclysm are 2 excellent game-changing expansions

Game review: Talisman Harbinger and Cataclysm are 2 excellent game-changing expansions

Talisman is a classic fantasy board game by Fantasy Flight Games with a strong fan following. Two to six players travel a fantasy realm trying ... Read More
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Have You Seen This? Teen with no hands plays incredible piano piece

Have You Seen This? Teen with no hands plays incredible piano piece



AMAZING TOWN — All of us have had to overcome some challenges in our lives and it's very possible that many of you reading this ... Read More
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‘Hot in Cleveland’ is now on DVD in a full-series box set

‘Hot in Cleveland’ is now on DVD in a full-series box set

The popular TV Land sitcom “Hot in Cleveland” is now available in a series box set.
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Video game adaptation 'Ratchet & Clank' has merit, but can't compete with the big boys

Video game adaptation 'Ratchet & Clank' has merit, but can't compete with the big boys

“RATCHET & CLANK” — 2½ stars — Voices of James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson, Sylvester Stallone; PG (action and some rude humor); in general release
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Sweet, insightful independent film ‘East Side Sushi’ on DVD this week

Sweet, insightful independent film ‘East Side Sushi’ on DVD this week

A gentle low-budget film leads new movies on DVD and Blu-ray this week.
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Five for Families: 'Jungle Book' live-action adaption of animated classic

Five for Families: 'Jungle Book' live-action adaption of animated classic

Here are five movies from various platforms that families may want to consider. Because not all are appropriate for younger children, age recommendations are included.
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18 of Cary Grant’s earliest films have been released in a new DVD box set

18 of Cary Grant’s earliest films have been released in a new DVD box set

A couple of my favorite old Hollywood stories are actually just quips that demonstrate the wit and charm of Cary Grant, the versatile leading man ... Read More
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'Mother's Day' means well but misses its mark

“MOTHER'S DAY” — 2 stars — Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis; PG-13 (language and some suggestive material); in general release
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Emma Stone to star in Disney’s ‘Cruella’; other live-action movies announced

Emma Stone to star in Disney’s ‘Cruella’; other live-action movies announced

HOLLYWOOD — Though rumors circulated in January, Disney has confirmed that American actress Emma Stone will star as the villain in the live-action adaptation of “101 ... Read More
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Agatha Christie’s most famous mystery is on Blu-ray and DVD

Agatha Christie’s most famous mystery is on Blu-ray and DVD

Agatha Christie’s biggest-selling novel, the oft-filmed “And Then There Were None,” has been made into a British TV miniseries, which is now on Blu-ray ... Read More
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Have You Seen This? Massive Lego train set

Have You Seen This? Massive Lego train set



LEGOMANIA — So, I'm not totally sure what to say here other than this massive Lego train set is impressive. The thing has all sorts ... Read More
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Prince's 5 most iconic songs

Prince's 5 most iconic songs

THE MUSIC REALM — Whether you were a fan of Prince or not, his influence on music and culture has been ubiquitous and undeniable. For me ... Read More
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'The Huntsman: Winter's War': points for parents

'The Huntsman: Winter's War': points for parents

Points for parents
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What's new on Netflix in May 2016

What's new on Netflix in May 2016

Take a look at what will be coming and going on Netflix next month.
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Hitchcock’s ‘Suspicion’ is on Blu-ray, and a ‘lost’ early talkie has been found

Hitchcock’s ‘Suspicion’ is on Blu-ray, and a ‘lost’ early talkie has been found

Alfred Hitchcock’s “Suspicion” gets a Blu-ray upgrade, a very early “lost” film has been found, and several other older titles have been released on ... Read More
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Literal lyrics? The effects of sex, violence and misogyny in popular music

Literal lyrics? The effects of sex, violence and misogyny in popular music

Though the music industry may want listeners to believe that its lyrics have no effect on social norms, Taylor Swift and a host of experts ... Read More
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Have You Seen This? Don't wake the tiger

Have You Seen This? Don't wake the tiger



THE ZOO — It's likely a pet peeve of just about every person on the planet, being woken up. No one likes it, let's ... Read More
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Dull 'The Huntsman: Winter's War' wastes top-notch cast on mediocre material

"THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER'S WAR" — 2 stars — Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt; PG-13 (fantasy action violence and some sensuality); in general release
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Oscar-winner ‘The Revenant’ is on Blu-ray and DVD this week

Oscar-winner ‘The Revenant’ is on Blu-ray and DVD this week

The film that earned Leonardo DiCaprio his Oscar earlier this year is now on Blu-ray and DVD.
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Have You Seen This? Frozen stuff gets crushed by hydraulic press

Have You Seen This? Frozen stuff gets crushed by hydraulic press

CRUSHVILLE — If you haven’t found the Hydraulic Press Channel on YouTube yet, I feel sorry for you. From its most popular post which proves ... Read More
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Who pays for free music?

Who pays for free music?

Would you be impressed if I told you I was a professional musician?
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New 'Jungle Book' was an unusual 'journey' for veteran Disney producer

New 'Jungle Book' was an unusual 'journey' for veteran Disney producer

“Most of what you’re seeing isn’t there.”
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'The Jungle Book': Points for parents

'The Jungle Book': Points for parents

Points for parents
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Ken Burns’ new documentary about Jackie Robinson is on DVD this week

Ken Burns’ new documentary about Jackie Robinson is on DVD this week

If you missed Ken Burns’ in-depth PBS documentary about Jackie Robinson, you’ll be happy to know it’s now on DVD.
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Game review: Race to Adventure is simple with limited options

Game review: Race to Adventure is simple with limited options

The setting of Race to Adventure: The Spirit of the Century Exploration Game feels like a 1920s pulp action-adventure movie of globe-trotting. Players will visit ... Read More
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Ambitious 'Barbershop: The Next Cut' takes on recent South Chicago violence

Ambitious 'Barbershop: The Next Cut' takes on recent South Chicago violence

"BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT" — 2 stars — Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Regina Hall, Sean Patrick Thomas, Common, Eve; PG-13 (sexual material and language); in general ... Read More
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Have You Seen This? Russian army Barbie Girl

Have You Seen This? Russian army Barbie Girl



RUSSIA OF COURSE — When you think of iconic songs of the '90s, you think of things like "Smells Like Teen Spirit," "Alive," "My Heart Will ... Read More
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'Hamilton' asks us to evaluate the principle of 'colorblind' casting

'Hamilton' asks us to evaluate the principle of 'colorblind' casting

The Broadway smash hit musical “Hamilton” recently issued a casting call for “nonwhite” performers that the Actors’ Equity Association, the union for stage actors, denounced ... Read More
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Game review: Captain's Wager is a clever card game aiming for a pirate's treasure

Game review: Captain's Wager is a clever card game aiming for a pirate's treasure

The goal of the card game Captain's Wager is to collect the most gold by going on adventures using a crew of crafty pirates ... Read More
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Poignant story and fascinating effects make new 'Jungle Book' a must-see

Poignant story and fascinating effects make new 'Jungle Book' a must-see

"THE JUNGLE BOOK" — 3½ stars — Neel Sethi and voices of Bill Murray, Sir Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson; PG (sequences of scary action and ... Read More
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You say sidequel, I say sequel, let’s call the whole thing off

You say sidequel, I say sequel, let’s call the whole thing off

Last week, I heard someone refer to an upcoming movie as a “sidequel.”
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Have You Seen This? Dogs fly planes

Have You Seen This? Dogs fly planes



THE SKY — I've been trying to think of some clever things to say to beef up this video. Some story from my personal history ... Read More
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Disney realses 1st full-length trailer for 'The BFG'

Disney realses 1st full-length trailer for 'The BFG'



THE LAND OF GIANTS — The first full-length trailer for “The BFG” is now online and it offers a glimpse into the world of Roald ... Read More
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Have You Seen This? Slow mo flamethrower

Have You Seen This? Slow mo flamethrower



ENGLAND — Many of you know who the Slow Mo Guys are. They are two dudes with high-speed cameras who film stuff in slow motion. Their ... Read More
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Snow White’s sister is getting her own movie

Snow White’s sister is getting her own movie

Disney may have scrapped its earlier plans for a kung fu version of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” starring Saoirse Ronan, but that doesn ... Read More
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How does superman shave? And other ‘Batman v Superman’ musings

How does superman shave? And other ‘Batman v Superman’ musings

As a boy growing up in a small suburban neighborhood in Los Angeles County, I read a lot of books, listened to a lot of ... Read More
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What’s next for the DC Cinematic Universe?

What’s next for the DC Cinematic Universe?

With “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” in theaters and not a total flop, despite some less-than-enthusiastic reviews, the DC Cinematic Universe is finally underway.
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Have You Seen This? Melissa McCarthy’s lip syncs a Disney ballad

Have You Seen This? Melissa McCarthy’s lip syncs a Disney ballad

NEW YORK CITY — I have loved Melissa McCarthy since she played kooky klutz Sookie St. James during all seven seasons of “Gilmore Girls.” Don’t ... Read More
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