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I’ll admit, when I first heard the title “Crazy Rich Asians”, I thought this was some insensitive comedy spoof. Turns out, it might be one of the most talked about and celebrated films of the summer. It’s based off a best-selling book that is the first part of a trilogy; something Warner Bro…

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The 47th annual Good Ole Days Festival and BBQ Cook-off, sponsored by the Hitchcock Chamber of Commerce, will kick off today at the Good Ole Days fairgrounds at 300 state Highway 6 in Hitchcock.

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Galveston Island has had its fair share of appearances in movies over the years. “Evening Star” the 1996 sequel to acclaimed “Terms of Endearment” being the most notable. “Tree of Life” (2011) featured the west side of the island while 2016’s shark attack film “The Shallows” mentioned Galves…

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The Pee Wee Bowen Band, which is one of my favorite local bands, will perform from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Associated Credit Union of Texas, 1095 League City Parkway, in League City.

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Disney’s new film “Christopher Robin” is not to be confused with 20th Century Fox’s “Goodbye Christopher Robin.” Last year, “Goodbye” showed us the dark origins of young Robin and how the famous characters like Pooh and friends came to be. The latest is a fictional story along the lines of “…

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Children from across Galveston and Harris counties, and beyond, have been practicing hard all week as a part of the Houston Children’s Chorus’ annual summer pops concert, which will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday at The Grand 1894 Opera House at 2020 Postoffice St. in Galveston.

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When I first heard the title for the sixth film in the Tom Cruise action franchise, I thought how ingenious that would be for a documentary about Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman’s marriage. His obsession with cult scientology or even the bizarre antics surrounding Katie Holmes.

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Thousands of country music fans filled the Kemah Boardwalk to see superstar Kane Brown play a free show Wednesday, July 25, 2018. The show was part of the boardwalk’s Kickin’ It Country-Free Wednesday Night Concerts series. In 2017, Brown became the first artist to have simultaneous number o…

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The third annual Galveston Cajun Festival, sponsored by the G County Hope Foundation, will kick off today and conclude Sunday at Beach Central at 2102 Seawall Blvd. in Galveston.

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Why is the sequel getting better reviews than the 2008 original? It’s certainly not because of Meryl Streep, who only shows up in the last 10 minutes.

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“This is stupid,” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says before jumping out the window of the world’s tallest building. He isn’t kidding. The highest-paid actors’ latest action flick is brainless, predictable and worse than it looks. Universal has embraced the comparisons between “Skyscraper” and “D…

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The Bay Area Harbour Playhouse will open its 2018-19 season with its presentation of the popular musical “Young Frankenstein” tonight at 3803 state Highway 3 in Dickinson.

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Opening up its 16th season, the Island East-End Theatre Co. will present the musical comedy “9 to 5 — The Musical” today at 2317 Mechanic St. in Galveston.

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2015’s “Ant-Man” was about an insignificant part of the Marvel universe, which isn’t entirely a bad thing. The character was better incorporated into the franchise, in “Captain America: Civil War” (2016), which is where this film picks up. So, if you haven’t seen that one, you’re already los…

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You can officially stop wondering or hoping if the modern “Jurassic Park” franchise will ever recapture what audiences felt in 1993. These desperate sequels will never have the effect on a generation that Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster did on ours. That said, Colin Trevorrow’s 2015 “Jurassic…

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Apparently, people can make a movie about anything. “Tag” is the head-scratching true story about childhood friends who played the “tag you’re it” game well into their 50s.

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Bands on the Sand, which is an annual summer tradition around these parts, kicks off tonight at Palm Beach at Moody Gardens at 1 Hope Blvd. in Galveston.

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There is going to be a lot of talk about “Hereditary,” it’s the type of film that exists to disturb, bother and create conversation. First time feature filmmaker Ari Aster floored audiences when “Hereditary” debuted at Sundance earlier this year. It’s not simply that his film is frightening …

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School is officially out for summer, so the good folks down on the Kemah Boardwalk are inviting residents and visitors to its Schools Out Summer Bash, which will be from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. today, and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 215 Kipp Ave. in Kemah.

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Saoirse Ronan received her first Oscar nomination for “Atonement,” written by Ian McEwan. Once again, she takes on a role he created, writing his own screen adaptation for the first time. Director Dominic Cooke, unfortunately, doesn’t work the same wonders with McEwan’s script that Joe Wrigh…

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There is nothing inherently wrong with the latest “Star Wars” film, but it’s biggest problem is there is nothing enthusiastically right with it, either. “Star Wars” fatigue set in a few films ago, as the longstanding cultural phenomenon, which used to debut as a once-every-few-years event, n…

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We mostly associate the Memorial Day weekend as the official start of summer. However, there are several events scheduled this weekend to remember those who served in our national armed forces.

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The Front Door Social and Charity Club, a local nonprofit helping those less fortunate in Galveston County, will have its ninth annual Alfred “Fats” Gary Scholarship Fundraiser from 9 p.m. today to 1 a.m. Saturday at the Front Door Club at 6106 FM 1765 in Texas City.

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Most of the original gang returns for this sequel except for the director, Tim Miller. Creative differences arose between Miller and producer/lead actor Ryan Reynolds, who’s really calling all the shots here. Despite different directors and an inflated budget, “Deadpool 2” is more of the sam…

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This marks the fourth film wife and husband team Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone have collaborated on. “Life of the Party” is a step above “Tammy” and “The Boss” (both were directed by Falcone). However, McCarthy’s continued reach for duplicating the success of “Bridesmaids” falls short. Mc…

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Featuring musical performances by Haley Comeaux, Jason Allen, Bag of Donuts, Bris Crider, The Cadillacs, Mayeux & Broussard, Shooter Jennings, Sandy G y Los Gavilanes and Scott McGill & Guest, the 33rd annual Texas Crab Festival kicks off tonight at Gregory Park at 2292 state Highway…

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LULAC Council No. 151 will have its annual LULAC-Corona Beer Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at noon Sunday in front of the old Galveston County Courthouse at 722 21st St. in Galveston.

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“Tully” feels like a do-over for director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody’s 2011 film, “Young Adult.” Charlize Theron stars in both. “Young Adult” was a film made with good ingredients that never quite mixed together in a cohesive manner. “Tully” tackles similar subject matter, a woman …

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Music ensembles from College of the Mainland have a full slew of events — free and open to the public — on the following dates and locations:

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A fellow critic asked the rhetorical question, “does the latest ‘Avengers’ live up to the hype?” What is hype, is that the excellent marketing that Disney (which owns Marvel) is telling fans who were already going to buy a ticket and love the film without seeing it to get excited? “Avengers …

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For anyone who’s never attended a Brave Combo performance, keyboard player and founding member Carl Finch said his advice is to simply expect the unexpected. The two-time Grammy award-winning, Denton-based quintet will bring their combination polka, blues, zydeco, cha-cha and cumbia dance mu…

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“I Feel Pretty” marks the third leading comedy role for Amy Schumer, who burst onto the scene with “Trainwreck” in 2015. Schumer seems to be actively trying to avoid becoming the latest movie star comedienne who gets cast in similar roles in different films only to burn out until the next bi…

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The Friends of Downtown Friendswood will debut The Front Porch Series featuring music and unique stories from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Frank J. Brown Heritage Museum at 108 Skyview Terrace in Friendswood.

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Another movie where highest paid “actor” Dwayne Johnson saves the world. “Rampage” is also the second video game adaptation we’ve seen this year. Director Brad Peyton and Johnson have become a team delivering spectacle film “Journey 2” and “San Andreas” (the sequel to that one coming soon). …

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The horror genre is making a comeback where intelligent and creative entries are concerned. “A Quiet Place” is the sophomore directorial effort from actor John Krasinski who also stars in the film. It’s a swift horror film that earns genuinely terrifying moments, never getting bogged down in…

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Easter is all about grace and The Grand will be offering a post-Easter, traveling Broadway treat titled, “Amazing Grace” at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. April 14.

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At the core of Riyaaz Qawwali’s musical performances is interfaith awareness and a celebration of the diversity in South Asia. The seven-man ensemble returns — back by popular demand — to share its particular brand of centuries-old spiritual, devotional music for their second performance of …

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“It’s a film for the fans,” is a familiar phrase uttered almost weekly when discussing superhero movies, sequels or franchise fare. “Ready Player One” is the latest addition. It’s another ambitious Steven Spielberg adaptation, this time based on Ernest Cline’s pop culture novel of the same n…

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Oscar winning director Steven Soderbergh delivers his first horror movie and his first film shot entirely with an iPhone. This isn’t the first film released to be shot entirely on the popular mobile device. “Tangerine” by Sean Baker (“The Florida Project”) was an award-winning iPhone-shot fi…

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After being awarded a Guinness World Record for being the world’s largest crawfish bash with 58,000 pounds of crawfish cooked in eight hours in 2017 — the Big Ass Crawfish Bash will make its county return March 24 at Gulf Greyhound Park at 1000 FM 2004 in La Marque.

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Thinking a man doesn’t know English when he really does gets a group of devious characters into big trouble in “The Foreigner,” which opens tonight at the Bay Area Harbour Playhouse at 3803 state Highway 3 in Dickinson.

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Roger Ebert said, “No one can play Lara Croft like Angelina Jolie.” It turns out, he was right. Academy Award Winner Alicia Vikander (“The Danish Girl”) has struggled to find her place in Hollywood after winning such acclaim at an early age. The “Tomb Raider” reboot or prequel, is the first …

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With today’s politically charged environment for change taking over communities all across America — just like they did back in the 60s — get ready to go back in time as Island East-End Theatre presents its production of the Broadway classic “Hair.”