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Galactic threads immortalized in “Star Wars” costume exhibit

    Galactic threads immortalized in “Star Wars” costume exhibit

The creators of a new traveling exhibit on the costumes of Star Wars are hoping to gather geeks, fashionistas and movie fans together to discuss how clothing helps set the scene.

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“A Most Violent Year” will entrance moviegoers

    “A Most Violent Year” will entrance moviegoers

During the first two months of the year, it is rare to see a great movie in theaters. After making its rounds in December’s limited release circuit, J.C. Chandor’s “A Most Violent Year” has finally hit Waco theaters, offering fresh air to moviegoers. It may have missed out on the Oscars, but that doesn’t indicate the film’s value.

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Suspect charged in executive’s murder

A convicted drug dealer was charged Thursday with the murder of a 20th Century Fox executive, who mysteriously disappeared more than two years ago and whose remains were found in a northern Los Angeles County desert area in October.

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Fame might well be fleeting, but Maddie Ziegler is keeping pace.

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Tween dancer shoots to stardom with Sia, ‘Dance Moms’

It has been quite the year for Maddie, who has a global following from her appearances on Lifetime’s “Dance Moms.” She dwells in that fuzzy realm of reality television, which often crosses from “actually real” to “not-at-all-real,” but there’s little doubt her star is ascending.

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‘American Sniper’ reminds us to thank our soldiers

    ‘American Sniper’ reminds us to thank our soldiers

The colors red, white and blue mean a lot to me, especially when someone in camouflage salutes before them. The

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Social justice finds voice in theaters

    Social justice finds voice in theaters

It is that time of year again when award contending films take over theaters. A couple weeks ago, Waco saw two such films, “Selma” and “The Imitation Game,” start their screenings. Both are worth seeing and address significant social issues in the last 50 years.

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‘Selma’ skips a beat: Instructor says film misses important part of 1960s civil rights movement

    ‘Selma’ skips a beat: Instructor says film misses important part of 1960s civil rights movement

When Darden saw “Selma,” a recent Oscar-nominated movie directed by Ava DuVernay, he said while the movie was a great piece of film work, it did not incorporate the vital aspect of song during the famous march.

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Netflix to stream ‘Interview’

Sony Pictures’ controversial comedy “The Interview” is coming to Netflix.

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Pop-up terror: ‘Babadook’ nails psychological horror

    Pop-up terror: ‘Babadook’ nails psychological horror

Quality horror movies are few and far between, with most choosing to rely on cheap jump scares and tired tropes to get the job done. Add the expectation of extreme gore, largely brought on by the “Saw” franchise, and you have what is usually a recipe for disappointment.

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