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White House sex scandal fuels the heat of TLC’s ‘Too Close to Home’

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TLC

Instead of being ripped from the headlines, the story that drives Too Close to Home is ripped from the history books. Read more

‘Better Late Than Never’ is twice the madness of ‘The Odd Couple’

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NBC

NBC’s new Better Late Than Never is equal parts travel series and unscripted comedy. It stars Henry Winkler, William Shatner, Terry Bradshaw and George Foreman and who took a trek across Asia. Read more

Texas’ role in ‘Hell or High Water’ is no accident

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Lorey Sebastian

The crime thriller Hell or High Water, starring Chris Pine and Jeff Bridges and now playing in North Texas, is one of the most celebrated movies of the year so far. It has a ranking well north of Read more

‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ hits the right notes

Film Review Kubo and the Two Strings

Laika Studios

The epic adventure from acclaimed animation studio Laika uses the voices of Charlize Theron and Matthew McConaughey. Read more

‘Imperium’ shows Daniel Radcliffe’s increasing versatility

Imperium

Lionsgate Premiere

Imperium is being fobbed off with a half-hearted, late-summer theatrical and video-on-demand release, but that shouldn’t be an excuse to dismiss it. The latest example of actor Daniel Radcliffe’s attempt to de-Potterize his career, it’s a well-mad... Read more

‘Ben-Hur’ races on the heels of classic '59 film

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Paramount

Ben-Hur and Charlton Heston go together like sword and sandal, the two being inextricably linked in the public mind. Read more

‘War Dogs’ is a big bomb

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Warner Bros.

So this is weird: Vocally, Jonah Hill and Miles Teller sound eerily alike, even though they’re completely different physical types. If War Dogs were more interesting, funnier, wilder, something, anything, this wouldn’t warrant a mention. Read more

‘Don’t Think Twice’ gets it right the first time

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Jon Pack

Being part of an improv group is funny — until it isn’t in the endearingly bittersweet indie comedy Don’t Think Twice. Read more

Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia House starts new bookings Aug. 18

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TNS

Fixer Upper fans, you finally get another chance to step inside Chip and Joanna Gaines’ kingdom of shiplap — and sleep there at least two nights. Read more

Still in the building?: What if Elvis didn’t really leave the building?

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AXS TV

As conspiracy theories go, it’s hard to whip up too much commitment to the farfetched notion that Elvis Presley faked his death. Read more

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