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Herald-Banner movie critic Alice Reese says the new animated Disney movie "Moana" is nearly perfect entertainment for children and adults alike.  Alice also enjoyed the real-life drama "Manchester by the Sea."

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Herald-Banner film critic Alice Reese says "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is the latest book by J.K. Rowling to find its way to the screen.  Alice says it is the first time that Rowling has written the screenplay for one of her stories, and she says the film has a good deal more humor than the Harry Potter.  Also premiering this weekend is "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk," a satire on the Iraq War.

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Herald-Banner movie reviewer Alice Reese says Mel Gibson's first film in 10 years is Oscar-worthy.  "Hacksaw Ridge" is the story of a pacifist Army medic who saved dozens of lives at the Battle of Okinawa near the end of World War II.  Alice also reviews the Disney sci-fi fantasy, "Dr. Strange."

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Herald-Banner film critic Alice Reese reviews the new Tom Cruise action picture, "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back," the follow-up to his 2012 thriller in the same role.  Alice also reviews another action movie, "The Accountant," with Ben Affleck. Alice says action fans should enjoy both movies.

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Herald-Banner movie reviewer Alice Reese critiques "The Birth of a Nation," based on the true story of Nat Turner, the leader of a slave rebellion in the pre-Civil War South.  Alice also reviews "The Girl on the Train," a drama based on a best-selling novel.

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Herald-Banner film critic Alice Reese gives her review of two movies being released this week: "Sully," starring Tom Hanks and directed by Clint Eastwood, about airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who landed a jetliner in New York's Hudson River, and "The Hollars," a family "dramedy," or dramatic comedy.

Herald-Banner film critic Alice Reese reviews two movies opening this week: "Jason Bourne," the latest in the action series starring Matt Damon, and "Nerve," a thriller about a cell-phone game that's been compared to Pokemon Go.

Herald-Banner film critic Alice Reese says adults and children will enjoy "The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)," a Disney movie directed by Steven Spielberg.  And Alice says "The Legend of Tarzan" is faithful to the original Tarzan story by Edgar Rice Burroughs, unlike the Johnny Weissmuller "Tarzan" movies of the '30s and '40s.

Herald-Banner film critic Alice Reese says "Finding Dory," the follow-up to 2003's "Finding Nemo," is a worthy successor and lives up to the high standard animated-movie maker Pixar.  Alice finds "Central Intelligence," a buddy comedy starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Kevin Hart, very funny, but says it deserves an R rating instead of the PG-13 it received.

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Herald-Banner film critic Alice Reese reviews two new romance-oriented movies coming out this weekend: "Me Before You," based on the best-selling novel by Jo Jo Moyes and starring "Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clark; and "Maggie's Plan," which stars Ethan Hawke and Julianne Moore.

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Herald-Banner and Commerce Journal editor Caleb Slinkard says Hunt County has issued at least six same-sex marriage licenses since the recent Supreme Court ruling, without incident.  He has interviewed a same-sex couple who recently received a license, and that story will appear soon in the Herald-Banner.  Also, the Hunt County Commissioners Court has approved salary increases for elected officials, pending upcoming public hearings.  And Greenville's beloved Bowie Elementary School has been demolished t

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Herald-Banner and Commerce Journal editor Caleb Slinkard discusses several new construction projects in Greenville and Hunt County, including the new Bowie Elementary School, the Greenville ISD Career and Tech Center, the remodeled Crossroads Mall (to be renamed Greenville Promenade), the proposed Hobby Lobby, and a Buc-ee's truck stop planned for the east side of Royse City.

Herald-Banner and Commerce Journal editor Caleb Slinkard discusses a planned new housing development in northwest Hunt County, along with other recently announced development plans for the west side of Greenville and the county.  Caleb also discusses new water and wastewater infrastructure projects in Commerce.

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Herald-Banner and Commerce Journal editor Caleb Slinkard says while city of Greenville statistics show the overall crime rate down in 2014, murders and rapes were up significantly.  Caleb also discusses the city's concerns over low levels at Lake Tawakoni, which supplies most of the city's water.

Herald-Banner and Commerce Journal editor Caleb Slinkard discusses the status of the revocation of Greenville's Phoenix Charter School, and plans for the construction of the new Bowie Elementary School and a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Store in Greenville.

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