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17 films for 2017: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and more

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Walt Disney Studios/Marvel

Click through to check out some of the films you may be talking about next year! Read more

Becoming Leia: My yearlong transformation from nerd mom to Star Wars princess

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Epic Photo Ops

Editor’s note: This story ran in a previous issue of the Star-Telegram. Read more

Isabelle Huppert takes ‘Elle’ to the next level

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Sony Pictures Classics

Isabelle Huppert makes lots of movies — two or three a year — but even with that deluge of output, Elle is something rare. Directed by Paul Verhoeven, Elle melds together two artistic worlds, the highly sexualized and rich atmosp... Read more

‘Worst cook’ in Fort Worth makes the cut for reality show

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Jason DeCrow

Laura Docker is well known among friends, co-workers and family members for her skills in the kitchen — or lack thereof. Read more

Final goodbye: Roll call of some of those who died in 2016

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AP

Death claimed transcendent political figures in 2016, including Cuba’s revolutionary leader and Thailand’s longtime king, but also took away royals of a different sort: kings of pop music, from Prince and David Bowie to George Michael. Read more

The best television of 2016

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ESPN

O.J. Simpson did it. The football icon-turned-showbiz star-turned-prison inmate made the ultimate comeback in 2016. Read more

Aaron Kaufman, Richard Rawlings’ bearded sidekick, driving off on his own

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Jason Elias/Discovery Channel

Big news from the Dallas empire of Richard Rawlings, the man behind the automotive TV series Fast N Loud on Discovery and the repair shop Gas Monkey Garage as well as the Gas Monkey Bar & Grill eateries and the Gas Monkey Live concert venue. His heavily bearded other ... Read more

‘Lion’ roars with emotion

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Mark Rogers

After the kind of year the world had in 2016, it needs a movie like Lion. Read more

‘Hidden Figures’ is not subtle — and that’s mostly OK

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20th Century Fox

You probably know what kind of experience to expect from Hidden Figures, so the task of this review is more or less to tell you that you’re right — and that’s mostly good news. It is old-fashioned in a good way, classical and well-acted, and that it has... Read more

Best family movies of 2016

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Disney-Lucasfilm

Families had a lot to choose from in 2016. It’s the year audiences were introduced to a new kind of princess, a blue tang fish found her inner voice and Captain America got deep. Read more

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