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‘A Pentatonix Christmas’ delivers holiday harmony

In just five years since winning the third season of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” Pentatonix has amassed a huge following with almost two billion views on the group’s YouTube channel.In October, the a cappella quintet released “A Pentatonix … more

‘Manchester by the Sea’ delights

It could have been easy for actor Casey Affleck to fall under the shadow of his brother Ben, and for a time, it looked like he might, but in his latest film “Manchester by the Sea,” Affleck demonstrates why we should stand up and take notice. … more

Veteran comedian Rich Little still impresses

When veteran comedian and impressionist Rich Little appeared in a Las Vegas courtroom during the swearing in ceremony for his U.S. citizenship in 2010, the Canadian native granted the presiding judge an unusual request.“He wanted me to say the … more

‘Moana’ Oscar-worthy

Disney has done it again and this time the sun shines brightly on “Moana,” a delightful and inspiring animated feature showcasing the vocal talent of Dwayne Johnson and newcomer Auli’i Cravalho, a Hawaiian native who steals the show with her … more

Why cats don’t like Christmas

The holiday season should be a joyous time for all members of the household, even the four-legged ones. Unfortunately, some cats only reluctantly seem to embrace the Christmas spirit.So if you have a puss that starts pouting over the holidays, … more

‘Bleed For This’ goes the distance

Last year’s Creed managed to make boxing interesting to the masses and this year, Bleed For This, starring Miles Teller, sets its sights on doing the same. Director and screenwriter Ben Younger, tells the true story of Vinny Pazienza, the only … more

Villeneuve’s ‘Arrival’ comes late

After this bizarre election year, nothing should surprise us, not even the arrival of aliens from another planet. While communication and unity seems to be eluding us of late, Arrival, starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, plays on these premises … more

‘Inferno’ fails to ignite the imagination

Dan Brown is a pedestrian writer – there I said it. Even with the exceptionally popular “DaVinci Code,” he lumbered insipidly and laboriously through a speculative tale of covert intrigue involving Christian convention and conspiracies, after … more

Think safety first this Halloween

Local officials are hoping for more treats than tricks for residents celebrating through the Halloween weekend, urging parents to plan safely and ensure children use caution. Not much has changed in terms of Halloween safety precautions over the … more

Once upon a time...

It’s Fable Fest time. That means the world of make believe is just ahead, and once upon a time is now. Saturday, the Cedar Park Library Foundation’s annual Fable Fest kicks off a weekend full of costumed fun throughout Cedar Park and Leander. … more

Actress Stephanie Cole is one of Britain’s finest

American audiences were introduced to British actress Stephanie Cole when she portrayed grumpy, sharp-witted Diana Trent, a resident of the Bayview Retirement Village in the 90s sitcom “Waiting for God.” A decade later, Cole was back on U.S. … more

A warm, contagious spirit: Sandy Duncan

The above touching title quote, spoken by a legend of the theater describing actress Sandy Duncan, would probably go unchallenged by most of Sandy’s fans.Armed with a broad smile and energetic screen personality, Duncan is known for playing perky … more

Magnificent Seven

The ‘Magnificent Seven’ remake reimagines the 1960 old west favorite.  more

‘Magnificent Seven’ a remarkable remake

Riding gallantly into theatres is the newest “Magnificent Seven,” starring Denzel Washington, Haley Bennett, Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Onofrio, Lee Byung-hun, Ethan Hawke, Peter Sarsgaard, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and an entertaining ensemble … more
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