• BRUCE R. MILLER bmiller@siouxcityjournal.com

It’s gorgeous, but there are times when you miss the animated versions that didn’t seem so threatening. Here, when animals attack, the fights are vicious. When wildebeests stampede, they’re overwhelming. Even the “circle of life” meals have a decided taint.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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One of the more unconventional superhero shows on television, “Batwoman” delves into Kate Kane’s sex life, draws on Rose’s extensive martial arts background and shows what happens when Gotham City residents assume a human bat in the air has to be Batman.

  • By Dan Caesar St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Washington Nationals' victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers late Friday night tied their best-of-five National League Division Series at a game each, thus firming the schedule for Tuesday's MLB playoff games.

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Drugs are common but the decorative folk art that fills buildings takes any kind of edge off. Because it’s so bright and seemingly nonthreatening, the world is immediately attractive to outsiders. And then? Director Ari Aster shocks early on and never quits.

  • By Dan Caesar St. Louis Post-Dispatch

It sure is tough to be a fan buying tickets to support the local team. Major sports organizations in America, pro and college, put the poor saps who pay their way into stadiums and arenas at the low end of the priority list, way behind the television networks that show the games.

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When Heaton ended her run on “The Middle,” she vowed to live in London and experience a different lifestyle. Then life interfered, she put England on hold and she returned to work. “I still have dreams at the age of 61,” she says with a smile.

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The show is so giddy and good you want to binge it, with a foursome of stars -- including Ben Platt and Gwyneth Paltrow -- who get the best lines, the most unusual situations and satellite characters that aren’t afraid to buzz.

  • LYNN ELBER Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — "Game of Thrones" resurrected the Iron Throne at Sunday's Emmy ceremony, ruling as top drama on a night of surprises in which "Pose" star Billy Porter made history and the comedy series "Fleabag" led a British invasion that overturned expectations.

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A lot of the shows are just mediocre. There’s not a broadcast series that looks like it will stand the test of time. Nor is there a streaming series that makes you think you’re in for another “Stranger Things.” Wait for it, as "Hamilton" suggests. Something good should turn up.

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The two-time Grammy winner suggested Americans fill the “hole in our hearts” by ordering something online. Fans of his work on “The Daily Show” might have been surprised how little he actually screamed. He used the raised voice sparingly and, then, mostly with a certain four-letter word.