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Not all of them can feature beloved characters like Buddy the Elf and the toys of Toy Story.

Beware the dubious Christmas Specials

November 19th, 2014

Not all of them can feature beloved characters like Buddy the Elf and the toys of Toy Story.

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    Over-the-top camp or disturbing psychological thriller? The movie never succeeds at either.

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    Mockingjay - Part 1 sets the stage for a more satisfying finale to the series.

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    Weekly's film editor takes in a weekend of flicks at this year's fest, including a vampire mockumentary from Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement and ...

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    The effort comes across as desperate and sad, with meager laughs and sloppy storytelling.

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    The Daily Show host makes his (serious) directorial debut.

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    Beyoncé the Lights might be a more nonsensical title for writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood’s labor of love about a pop singer torn between love and fame, ...

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    To say that Fletcher is a hardass would be inaccurate—even the hardest ass in the world is still at least a little bit pliable.

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    Catch the flick (and a Q&A with the filmmakers) at Inspire Theater this week. Find all the details here.

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    Who knew Keira Knightley could play such an effective woman-child?

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    It seems tailor-made for an animated TV series.

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    The Comeback is back for its second season on HBO after nine years off. What about these other shows?

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    Interstellar turns out to be less hard-headed than soft-hearted, a sci-fi epic about how, like, all you need is love, man.

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    The movies that made us cry, hide and run to our cars. Happy Halloween.

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    Seriously, can someone maybe smile once in a while?

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    A pariah accused of murdering his girlfriend wakes up with two devilish horns growing out of his head.

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    The Electric Daisy Carnival juggernaut continues to pay dividends for the Las Vegas area.

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    Also, there's a big food truck fest set for Sunset Park this Saturday and you're gonna want to go.

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    "We’re always helping other people’s dreams come true, but we never had a chance to do any work on our own place."

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    The effort comes across as desperate and sad, with meager laughs and sloppy storytelling.

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    Here’s a chilling thought, courtesy of the man who made it all possible: “Ask yourself, if there was no Mirage on the Strip, what would’ve ...

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    Face-melting Turkey Day meals, carols with Liberace and a drive to the North Pole (Experience)—it's time to shake your holiday season up!

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    If you were there for the opening of the Mirage 25 years ago, Folk was probably the first person you met.

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    Annual checkup: The Downtown hotel and casino celebrated its one-year anniversary late last month.

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    "It's time to refresh the project, look at options of location and ensure that our communication about the project is more clear than it has ...

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    Start with potato pancakes and save room for the rouladen.

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    The race packed 23 obstacles in a punishing 5-mile loop that runners completed over and over again for 24 hours straight.

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    The Downtown stalwart has new owners, a new look and an exciting new Mexican menu.

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    Even professional exhibiting artists have sat down at the space, creating works that eventually went into gallery shows.

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    A trio of seasonal sips at the hotel's crystal cocoon.

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    If you’re going to consume the acclaimed Alba white truffles, you should go all out. And November is the time.

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    Drop that baster! Make a reservation this Turkey Day.

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    And the chicken fried steak tastes just as good.