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“Justice League” might be another clunky, dark comic book adaptation from the DC Universe, but its seriousness is part of its appeal versus “Thor: Ragnarok,” which feels more like junk food. If Cate Blanchett’s Hela was too much of a softy, Ciaran Hinds Steppenwolf (he looks even more ridicu…

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Director Kenneth Branagh (“Thor”) has procured the leading role of famous literary inspector Hercule Poirot for himself. A former television film, based on Agatha Christie’s most popular mystery novel, “Murder on the Orient Express” gets the big screen treatment with a cast as long as the tr…

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More than 50 artists, from near and far, will be donating their original sea level rise themed artwork for the Artist Boat’s annual “Float the Boat” gala, which enables the local nonprofit to continue its work to inspire and educate people through unique coastal experiences.

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In anticipation of 250,000 motorcycles set to cross the causeway, the Lone Star Rally — the largest four-day motorcycle rally in America — kicked off Thursday and will continue through Sunday with a plethora of concerts, attractions, exhibits, and vendors throughout Galveston Island on the s…

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Disney is working overtime, trying to convince audiences that the third installment of Marvel’s “Thor” is better than the previous. With five appearances as the God of Thunder, Chris Hemsworth (“Ghostbusters”) gets a new look, inventive director Taika Waititi injects life to the franchise an…

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Galveston’s First Evangelical Lutheran Church is gearing up for its annual Island Oktoberfest festival, a German-themed event that will celebrate its 36th year starting today. The festival will be held in the streets around the church at 2415 Winnie St. in Galveston.

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For those of you who celebrate Halloween, you’ll have a lot of choices of what you and your kiddos decide to do this weekend leading up to the holiday, which falls on Tuesday. Here’s a few events to check out:

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Here is a good reason why only the Coen Brothers should be directing their scripts. George Clooney’s first time directing a film without playing an acting role might hint at his disinterest in the material. If you know anything about Coen Brothers films, it’s their genius toying with underli…

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Live musical entertainment, food, drinks, children activities and more will be on deck at the city of La Marque’s annual Bayou Fest from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Highland Bayou Park in La Marque.

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The Grand 1894 Opera House will present the 20th annual ARToberFest from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in the city of Galveston’s Historic Downtown Cultural District on Postoffice Street between 21st and 23rd streets.

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The movie “Only the Brave” turns out to be a lot more than the firefighter movie. Director Joseph Kosinski (“Oblivion,” “Tron Legacy”), sidesteps many cliches and stereotypes the trailer advertises as he introduces us to real people and circumstance. Ken Nolan’s script, based on an article i…

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There comes a time in everyone’s life where they must face some degree of heartache and disappointment — but not at this level.

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The 1867 Settlement and the African-American Historic Preservation Committee will be celebrating its 150th anniversary from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday at Carver Park, 6615 Park Ave., in Texas City.

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You would think that a film titled “Marshall” would dive into who Thurgood Marshall was and his groundbreaking role in the American justice system.

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A team of ice sculptors from Harbin, China, has been busy transforming an enormous tent at Moody Gardens into an icy jungle while creating Ice Land: Ice Sculptures Rainforest Holiday.

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The inaugural Galveston Bay Songwriters Festival is set to take place beginning today through Sunday at various venues across the Galveston County Bay Area in cities such as Kemah, Seabrook and San Leon.

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No matter what Stephen Frears delivers, it’s always going to be different ingredients on the same menu. Previous collaborations, “Philomena” and “Mrs. Henderson Presents,” suggest that Dame Judi Dench is heading toward an 8th Oscar nomination, and her third under Frears’ direction. Of course…

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Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune — two of America’s most revered Broadway theatrical legends — will bring their style and grace to Texas’ oldest theater for a one-night only performance that promises to bring the glitz and glamour that Broadway shows entail.

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One of the films I caught last week at the Toronto International Film Festival was Oscar-nominated Jake Gyllenhaal’s new film. It seems like every year there is a Gyllenhaal vehicle, that’s supposed to put him back in trophy contention. He might get his second nod for “Stronger,” but compare…

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For the past year and a half, Kevin Anthony & G-Town worked on its latest project which features all things Gulf Coast with a taste of Cajun on its 10th CD entitled “Jump the Fence.”

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I know this looks like a movie about tennis or gender equality. It’s both and neither at the same time. “Battle of the Sexes” has recent Oscar winner Emma Stone very much in the lead, and Steve Carell once again is teaming with his Little Miss Sunshine directors for another oddball supportin…

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The Galveston Arts Center will have its rescheduled ArtWalk event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at various galleries across the island, as well as at its location, 2127 Strand St., in Galveston.

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Yaga’s Entertainment will present its eighth annual Galveston Island Shrimp Festival — rain or shine — Sept. 29 and Sept. 30 on Galveston Island. The annual event, which is a seafood lover’s paradise, will feature some of the best shrimp gumbo the Gulf Coast has to offer.

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The 1990 adaptation of Stephen King’s novel “It” was a forgettable 192-minute miniseries. The director of throwaway horror flick “Mama,” Andy Muscheitti re-envisions the cult classic along with a variety of screenwriters, including Cary Fukunaga (“Beasts of No Nation”) who was originally sel…

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With the Labor Day weekend on the horizon, beer lovers from all over the country will be descending on Galveston Island for the eighth annual BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival set for Sept. 1 through Sept. 3 at Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., in Galveston.

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Mark Webb wades into his second touchy-feely film of the year. “Gifted” proved to be an above average family drama that tugged at the heartstrings with moral superlatives. “The Only Living Boy in New York” includes every morally corrupt relational situation you could find on a daytime soap o…

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For the past 30 years or so, the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce has been serving up Cajun-style shrimp with all the fixings along with cold beer and other drinks for its annual shrimp boil and dance.

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Pull out those dancing shoes, and get ready to dance the night away, zydeco style, when Guyland and The Zydeco Blazers perform from 9 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday at Mr. Calvin’s Club, 6020 Martin Luther King Ave., in Hitchcock.

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From the director of “The Expendables 3” comes a film that’s as predictable and by the books as you can get in the action genre. If there are surprises along the way, it’s at the monstrous running time and complete change of direction in subject matter. “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” has a tonal p…

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Each year, during the second weekend of August, the city of Hitchcock has a big party celebrating all things Hitchcock — and the “good ole days.”

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Following his Oscar-nominated script for “Hell or High Water” and critically acclaimed “Sicario,” writer, now director, Taylor Sheridan has quickly become the master of modern day suspense thrillers. “Wind River” is the third consecutive script focusing on law enforcement. However, each film…

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Trash TV, that’s basically what you get with Halle Berry’s new film “Kidnap.” This plot isn’t all that different from “The Call,” where the former “Bond” girl played a 911 operator who takes justice into her own hands. “Kidnap” joins the collection of high profile Hollywood celebrities who p…

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Island ETC (East-End Theatre Company) is pleased to announce our 15th season opener, “Disaster!” “Disaster!” is a new musical by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick. “Disaster!” performances will continue through Aug. 19. Earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos and the unforgettable songs of the 70s …