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Universal Pictures is having quite a year

Universal Pictures is having quite a year

It’s hard to believe that in a year where Disney’s movie lineup includes an Avengers sequel, two Pixar releases and “Star Wars: Episode ... Read More

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Religion and culture clash in ambiguous 'Jimmy's Hall'

Religion and culture clash in ambiguous 'Jimmy's Hall'

"Jimmy's Hall" may be set in 1932, but there's no way to review this kind of film without considering it in a modern ... Read More
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Blythe Danner shines in ‘I’ll See You in My Dreams,’ now on video

Blythe Danner shines in ‘I’ll See You in My Dreams,’ now on video

An enchanting comedy-drama with a wonderful performance by Blythe Danner is on Blu-ray and DVD this week, along with the latest “Mad Max” adventure.
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Five for Families: Documentaries offer a glimpse of nature

Five for Families: Documentaries offer a glimpse of nature

Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider, as recommended by Ok.com. Because not all are appropriate for younger children ... Read More
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Is TV now better than the movies?

Is TV now better than the movies?

This is the time of year when the blockbusters go into hibernation and the fall television season takes center stage. As I eagerly anticipate the ... Read More
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Have You Seen This? Beware the wedding drone

Have You Seen This? Beware the wedding drone



YOUR DREAM WEDDING — I've said this before, and I'll say it again: I absolutely loved my wedding day, and I never want to ... Read More
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'Unravel' captures the cyber heart

'Unravel' captures the cyber heart

E3, the digital gaming world's annual conference held in Los Angeles, introduced Martin Sahlin and his doll Yarny to gamers during an EA press ... Read More
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Netflix adding 54 titles, dropping 61 in September

Netflix adding 54 titles, dropping 61 in September

ADDINGTON/DROPPINGTON — Netflix is adding 54 titles this September, but the streaming service is also dropping 61 titles this month. There are some noteworthy titles ... Read More
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Have You Seen This? Napping 200 feet in the air

Have You Seen This? Napping 200 feet in the air



TOP OF THE WORLD — When you think of wind turbines, you may think of giant propellers, clean energy and sunbathers. Wait, forget that last one ... Read More
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New ‘Elementary,’ ‘Good Wife’ season sets lead TV shows on DVD

New ‘Elementary,’ ‘Good Wife’ season sets lead TV shows on DVD

“Elementary,” “The Good Wife,” “America’s Test Kitchen,” “Criminal Minds” and “The Walking Dead” season sets are on DVD this week.
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From Star Wars to Pixar, movies still to come in 2015

From Star Wars to Pixar, movies still to come in 2015

With August on its last legs, the world is ready to begin the final four months of 2015.
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Be inspired by 6 memorable movie teachers

Be inspired by 6 memorable movie teachers

As school gets into full swing, many students are getting to know their teachers better. The powerful role teachers can play in the young minds ... Read More
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Why do we need an R-rated Hobbit movie?

Why do we need an R-rated Hobbit movie?

Reading bedtime stories to my children got a lot more fun as they got older, because they eventually outgrew "Goodnight Moon" and Dr. Seuss and ... Read More
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End-of-summer throwaway movies bring blockbuster season to a close

End-of-summer throwaway movies bring blockbuster season to a close

The dog days of summer are winding down, not that weather cycles are all that predictable anymore. (Were they ever?) But the Hollywood seasons remain ... Read More
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Five for Families: Kick off football season with these films

Five for Families: Kick off football season with these films

Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider. Because not all are appropriate for younger children, age recommendations are included.
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A trio of family friendly films lead new movies on DVD this week

A trio of family friendly films lead new movies on DVD this week

A faith film with an unexpected hero, an adaptation of a young adult novel and a reinvention of “Cinderella” lead new movies on DVD this ... Read More
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Have You Seen This? Girl doesn't find boyfriend punny

Have You Seen This? Girl doesn't find boyfriend punny



PUNNINGTON — As a man, I can attest that I love to make my wife laugh. When we were dating, even engaged, my wife found me ... Read More
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The Lego 'Jurassic World' is almost better than the original

The Lego 'Jurassic World' is almost better than the original



THE LEGOVERSE — This summer-movie season has seen some serious box-office hits like "Inside Out," "Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Furious 7" and "Minions." None of these ... Read More
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Most-quotable movies for your family

Most-quotable movies for your family

Movies have a way of influencing our everyday life, especially when they include memorable lines. We at OK.com understand that there are times when ... Read More
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World's highest paid actors and actresses

World's highest paid actors and actresses

TINSELTOWN — Forbes released its list of the highest paid actors and actresses this year, and the numbers are staggering. Well, maybe not, considering we knew ... Read More
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Vintage TV series ‘The Rebel’ makes its DVD debut this week

Vintage TV series ‘The Rebel’ makes its DVD debut this week

A vintage Western series is on DVD for the first time, along with the latest seasons of “Mike & Molly” and the NCIS shows.
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Bad Beets card game review: Eat veggies to win

Bad Beets card game review: Eat veggies to win

Bad Beets by Stoneblade Entertainment is a new card game that offers a fast-paced, easy-to-learn system centered around eating or getting rid of vegetables. The ... Read More
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Five for Families: Go back to school with these films

Five for Families: Go back to school with these films

Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider. Because not all are appropriate for younger children, age recommendations are included.
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When going to the movies, it's always wise to temper your expectations

When going to the movies, it's always wise to temper your expectations

Drew Struzan may not be a household name, but I guarantee you’d recognize his work.
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‘U.N.C.L.E.,’ ‘Mission: Impossible’ seem unrelated to their TV namesakes

‘U.N.C.L.E.,’ ‘Mission: Impossible’ seem unrelated to their TV namesakes

Instead of the TV series on which it is based, “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” seems to be following the template of ... Read More
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‘Frozen Fever’ leads new Disney cartoon collection on Blu-ray this week

‘Frozen Fever’ leads new Disney cartoon collection on Blu-ray this week

A dozen Disney theatrical cartoons from the past 15 years have been pulled together for a new Blu-ray collection, which goes on sale this week.
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Have You Seen This? That big boy can move

Have You Seen This? That big boy can move



DANCE NATION — Football season is so close we can almost taste it. Let's not pretend like we haven't been counting down the days ... Read More
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Can an older woman find work in Hollywood?

Can an older woman find work in Hollywood?

Madonna had her glory days. But the popular entertainer who turns 57 in August is far from finished.
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Is 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' worth your time?

Is 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' worth your time?

U.N.C.L.E. H.Q. — This summer has been packed with big-budget movies that have dominated headlines and trailers. With huge flicks like ... Read More
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The biggest announcements from this year's D23 Expo

The biggest announcements from this year's D23 Expo

Last weekend, Disney’s most diehard fans gathered at the Anaheim Convention Center for the fourth biennial D23 Expo — basically San Diego Comic-Con for Disney ... Read More
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Have You Seen This? Coolest treehouse ever

Have You Seen This? Coolest treehouse ever



YOUR CHILDHOOD DREAMS — Every kid dreams of building an epic treehouse, one where you can have all of your friends over and make it a ... Read More
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'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' is uneven but still enjoyable

'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' is uneven but still enjoyable

'The Man From U.N.C.L.E' (PG-13) — 3 stars
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5 streaming movies perfect for your outdoor summer party

5 streaming movies perfect for your outdoor summer party

As the little ones begin heading off to school and workmates remind you of their coming fantasy football league, it’s becoming clear the final ... Read More
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Pathfinder role-playing game: Non-player characters

Pathfinder role-playing game: Non-player characters

Sure, monsters are an important part of any fantasy roleplaying game. But what about non-player characters that can match players blade for blade and spell ... Read More
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Quantum review: A dice-rolling board game of space domination

Quantum review: A dice-rolling board game of space domination

Some game designs are innovative. They break the standards for board game design but still deliver a fun and exciting game experience. Quantum by publisher ... Read More
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New ‘Orphan Black,’ ‘Mythbusters’ Blu-ray/DVD releases this week

New ‘Orphan Black,’ ‘Mythbusters’ Blu-ray/DVD releases this week

The latest season of “Orphan Black,” a new “Mythbusters” collection, and several other current TV series are on Blu-ray and DVD this week.
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Donald Trump's campaign is terrific reality television.

Donald Trump's campaign is terrific reality television.

Hey, you know what would make a great reality show? A presidential campaign.
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Five for Families: ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ teaches loyalty

Five for Families: ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ teaches loyalty

Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider, as recommended by us. Because not all are appropriate for younger children, age ... Read More
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Witty 'Man from U.N.C.L.E.' arrives to the big screen with style

Witty 'Man from U.N.C.L.E.' arrives to the big screen with style

It’s a good time to be a fan of spy movies. “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” is tearing it up at the box office. And ... Read More
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What will be the first great video game movie?

What will be the first great video game movie?

Despite an embarrassingly long list of attempts, movies based on video games have never been the all-out hits they rightfully (in some cases, anyway) should ... Read More
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Jackie Chan’s latest and 2 show-biz documentaries are on Blu-ray, DVD

Jackie Chan’s latest and 2 show-biz documentaries are on Blu-ray, DVD

A new Jackie Chan thriller and a couple of show-biz documentaries head these new movies on Blu-ray and DVD this week.
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Disneyland anniversary brings back memories of 1955 opening

Disneyland anniversary brings back memories of 1955 opening

My wife wants to go to Disneyland.
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'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.': 3 points for parents

'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "The Man from U.N.C.L.E":
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'Listen To Me Marlon' offers candid insight into a Hollywood legend

'Listen To Me Marlon' offers candid insight into a Hollywood legend

In a way, “Listen to Me Marlon” is an autobiographical documentary. Director Stevan Riley has combined years of actor Marlon Brando’s personal audio recordings ... Read More
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Have You Seen This? Taekwondo-rable

Have You Seen This? Taekwondo-rable



THE DOJO OF ADORABLE — Little children have a way of teaching us life lessons. They don't mean to be wise beyond their years but ... Read More
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5 of the biggest box office flops

5 of the biggest box office flops

REGRET CITY — It was 20 years ago on July 28 that the sci-fi movie that has become synonymous with both box office bombs and high ... Read More
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Is ‘Fantastic Four’ as terrible as you’ve heard?

Is ‘Fantastic Four’ as terrible as you’ve heard?

As I walked out of the screening for “Fantastic Four,” I couldn’t help but feel a bit guilty. “Maybe my earlier review of ‘San ... Read More
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‘Wild West,’ ‘Man From U.N.C.L.E.,’ ‘I Love Lucy’ on Blu-ray, DVD

‘Wild West,’ ‘Man From U.N.C.L.E.,’ ‘I Love Lucy’ on Blu-ray, DVD

New DVDs released this week include a British documentary miniseries about “The Wild West” and the first season of “The Man From U.N.C ... Read More
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Have You Seen This? That squirrel can water ski

Have You Seen This? That squirrel can water ski



SQUIRRELANDIA — In the immortal words of the world's greatest newscaster, "That squirrel can water ski."
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'Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation' is exhausting and worth it

'Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation' is exhausting and worth it

'Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation' — 3 1/2 stars
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