Arts & Entertainment

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"Get On Up" says it loud: He's Brown and he's proud!

Tate Taylor's well-directed Get On Up is the latest movie about tortured artiste who acts in self-destructive ways, a biopic about "The Godfather of Soul," James Brown.

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On FX’s “Tyrant” cruelty is normal

The first review I read said that "Tyrant" was overly cruel and sadistic. Isn't the justification for adult programs that go beyond normal bounds that all the mayhem is necessary to tell the story?

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Poem: “Brown at the Brown Borders”

"Brown at the borders are sons and daughters of parents who have escaped violence, wars, weapons, and endless tears..."

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"Buddy": The day the music… lived

Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story is a highly entertaining musical about the meteoric rise - and, alas, fall -- of the 1950s rock 'n' roll icon.

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"Lucy" evokes Kubrick, visually visionary

Writer/director Luc Besson's "Lucy" is arguably the most visually visionary science fiction movie since Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey."

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Summer fruit crumble

I like to cook and my wife flatters me that I'm the best, though in my heart I know that it's because I do all the cooking.

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Poem: “The Detroit Water Crisis”

"Who would be considered the nicest, after shutting off people's water, causing a crisis?"

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"We Will Rock You": Screaming Queens

The musical, is a sheer delight for lovers of the British band Queen in particular and of classic rock in general, with a little bit of  anti-censorship, antifascist pop politics.

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Cult film's John Waters gets "Carsick"

Carsick will keep readers entertained, presenting what it's really like these days to hitchhike across the United States.

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In "Snowpiercer," classes struggle on a train

The master and inventor of the perpetual train lives in the engine, while subsequent cars are filled with succeeding levels of privileged people. Our heroes barely survive in the back.

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