Entertainment

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

Starring: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton

Directed by: Jon Watts

Rated: PG-13

 

With tongue firmly planted in cheek, Marvel Studios has revamped “Spider-Man” for the third time. Tobey Maguire didn’t quite get it done and Andrew Garfield was just too morose to capture the character. But now, finally, I think Marvel has finally found what makes this character tick and it turns out just to let Peter Parker be himself — a nerdy teenager.

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baby sea lion

Babies, babies, and more babies! This June saw a massive baby boom throughout the Houston Zoo, with the biggest baby yet to come when later this summer, the zoo will welcome a 250-300-pound Asian elephant calf.

A California sea lion pup was born to first-time mother, Cali, on June 26 after a three-hour labor. The pup and Cali began to bond immediately, and nursing was spotted within hours. The sex of the pup has not yet been determined, and the mother and pup will spend a while behind the scenes strengthening their bond before they are ready to make their first public appearance.

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Dorca Gomez, Ashton Miller, Van Choate, Savannah Thompson, Brittany King and Joh
Chicken-fried chicken, seasoned green beans and fried okra

After a five-year hiatus, a long-standing Mauriceville tradition has returned and is receiving an outstanding reception.

Tuffy’s Eatery, best known for its homemade rolls and pies — not to mention its plate-filling chicken-fried steaks — reopened May 16, and Southeast Texans have shown that they appreciate the restaurant’s comeback.

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The highly successful Video Games Live multimedia concert experience will return to the Houston Symphony for the fifth time at Jones Hall on Friday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m. A brand-new show from years past, the entertaining spectacle will be led by guest conductor Emmanuel Fratianni.

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“Notorious” Shane Taylor

Hurricane Pro Wrestling will slam into the Beaumont Civic Center on Saturday, July 15, for a show titled “Riot” featuring Ring of Honor star “Notorious” Shane Taylor. Taylor, from Cleveland, Ohio, stands 6-foot-1 and weighs 350 pounds. He officially signed with ROH late last year and had a big feud with War Machine. Taylor also recently competed on ROH’s pay-per-view “Best in the World” on June 23 when he teamed with Rhett Titus against Kenny King and Caprice Coleman and the Motor City Machine Guns.

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