• By Rob Thomas

The heart of the “Zombieland” movies is an ardent belief in America, that, somehow, a red-state redneck (Woody Harrelson) and a blue-state elite (Jesse Eisenberg) can put aside their differences and work for the common good — as long as that common good is shooting zombies.

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"Judy" isn't the tribute Garland deserves but it's certainly a step in the right direction. And Zellweger puts her heart into the project, coming away with an appreciation for her work and the woman's she's portraying.

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This is a lot of visual stuff that borrows heavily from the original TV series. Just as disappointing: There’s a sing-along to the TV theme show at the end, but it’s so tacked on you don’t even really want to bother.

  • By Gail Appleson • Special to the Post-Dispatch

Australia’s signature red grape is shiraz, also known as syrah in most of the rest of the world. However, the country also produces outstanding red wines made from a variety of other grapes. An important example is cabernet sauvignon, which is the second-most planted red grape in Australia after shiraz. The following cabernet sauvignon reds are made in different styles, but they are both full-bodied food wines that are best enjoyed with beef or other hearty fare.

Did you know that Oct. 15 is National Cheese Curd day?  If you live in Wisconsin, you should know what a cheese curd is, but in case you don’t they are the curds from the cheese-making process before they are formed into a solid cheese. 

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Directed by Alexandre Aja, the film has a very set-like look, too. Nothing seems very real. Nothing appears lethal. Only a house – that should have been repaired much sooner – has the ability to take out strong men and loyal pets.

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The final season – which begins this week – will be like “Arrow’s” greatest hits, executive producer Beth Schwartz says. “We’re kind of tying up some stories that you could have seen in seasons three or two.”

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“Brittany Runs a Marathon” doesn’t cover new ground. It merely lets Jillian Bell travel a road Rebel Wilson and Amy Schumer (among others) have been on.

  • By Gail Appleson • Special to the Post-Dispatch

When it comes to pairing seafood with wine, consider the texture, flavor and preparation of the fish. Delicate, briny shellfish calls for light, crisp whites while meatier fish goes better with bigger whites and even some reds. In the following two examples from France, the light-bodied, almost off-dry white blend of sylvaner and pinot blanc from Alsace would go well with the sweetness of crab or a spicy seafood dish. The steely chardonnay from Chablis is a natural for lobster, oysters or prawns cooked in garlic butter.

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Since childhood, McMann has been a fan of the Nancy Drew books, Nancy Drew computer games and, yes, the Pamela Sue Martin version that aired on ABC. “When it came about, I was like, ‘I’ve been doing this my whole life. I’m ready to go,” she says.

Union Corners Brewery at 2438 Winnebago St. is a showcase for 12 brews made in-house and 12 guest taps from compatriots. Big flat-screens make it an obvious choice for game days. Because it’s new construction at the developing Union Corners site, the space is easily accessible for wheelchair…