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  • Review: 'Waitress' serves up a tasty treat at Broward Center

    Review: 'Waitress' serves up a tasty treat at Broward Center

    “Waitress” is a smallish story with some big themes — breaking free and rebuilding a life. The production, now playing the Broward Center for the Performing Arts for a two-week run, admirably resists the urge to underscore all of that with a Broadway-ma-tized retelling of the hit 2007 indie film...

  • Literary Feast celebrates its 30th year; Albright in Davie

    Literary Feast celebrates its 30th year; Albright in Davie

    The Literary Feast, Broward County’s most prestigious book event, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year with a jam-packed weekend May 4 and 5. Sponsored by the Broward County Library Foundation, the Literary Feast has connected South Floridians with more than 500 authors through the years and...

  • She's a female Indiana Jones: Mireya Mayor explores rain forests with pink boots and machetes

    She's a female Indiana Jones: Mireya Mayor explores rain forests with pink boots and machetes

    Mireya Mayor drank cow blood in Tanzania, swam with aggressive sharks in Mexico and faced a 400-pound silverback gorilla in the Congo. But the South Florida-raised wildlife expert still can’t get a “that’s cool, Mom” from her daughter, Emma. “My other kids are really into animals and exploration...

  • 'I Feel Pretty' review: Amy Schumer's fable about fat-shaming is frankly depressing

    'I Feel Pretty' review: Amy Schumer's fable about fat-shaming is frankly depressing

    In a 2015 sketch aired on Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer,” the one called “New Body,” Schumer played a woman shopping for a wardrobe for the body she’s always wanted. The clothing store clerk, thin and deadpan, is the perfect foil for Schumer’s chipper, play-along reactions. With those two...

  • 'Super Troopers 2' review: Cheesy '80s vibe falls woefully flat

    'Super Troopers 2' review: Cheesy '80s vibe falls woefully flat

    "Super Troopers 2" is an aggressively lame and slobby comedy full of cardboard characters and in-your-face naughty jokes that feel about as dangerous as old vaudeville routines. Yet if you watch it and think, "Wow, this sure is cheesy and dumb," you've just paid the people who made it a compliment....

  • 'Back to Burgundy' review: A parent takes ill, and siblings must decide vineyard's fate

    'Back to Burgundy' review: A parent takes ill, and siblings must decide vineyard's fate

    "Back to Burgundy," a lushly photographed family drama set in the famous French wine region, dwells, pleasantly, on the winemaking process, as the capable ensemble cast navigates domestic tensions. But the film's central metaphor — life is like wine — is an overripe one. Jean (Pio Marmaï), the...

  • 'Beirut' review: Jon Hamm, Rosamund Pike go rogue in hostage tale

    'Beirut' review: Jon Hamm, Rosamund Pike go rogue in hostage tale

    A quarter-century-old script dusted off after the success of "Argo" brightened the box-office outlook for negotiation-based espionage tales, "Beirut" emerges a cracking intrigue closer in spirit to something like "The Year of Living Dangerously" than to that 2012 Oscar winner — or to scenarist...

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