Entertainment

Why do all the Marvel Comics super guys and gals seem to be having a much better time than this dreary bunch assembled to for this DC Comics latest “save the world” episode? The recent “Thor” installment proved that it was possible to ward of the evil forces of the universe and still have fun doing it.

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Cast of Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

‘Murder on the Orient Express’

Starring: Kenneth Branaugh, Michelle Pfeiffer

Directed by: Kenneth Branaugh

Rated: PG-13

Unfair as it may be, there will be comparisons between this version of the Agatha Christie novel and the 1974 adaptation that was an immensely satisfying piece of entertainment. With a distance of over 30 years between the two films, I have no quibble with the idea of a redo. But the actual redo is a different story — literally.

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Zoo Lights

It’s never too early to get into the Christmas spirit, and even the critters at the Houston Zoo are ready to partake in the Holiday festivities with the Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo. See more than 2 million sparkling LED lights, twinkling replicas of zoo animals, the return of Candy the Zoo Lights Zebra, and a 33-foot-tall, glittering Christmas tree beginning Nov. 18 and running through through Jan. 14, 2018.

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It’s not too late to reserve your spot for the 27th annual Pour Les Enfants hosted by the Garth House (1895 McFadden) on Thursday, Nov. 16 beginning at 6 p.m. Along with the great dinner will be live and silent auctions. Tickets are $100, and reservations can be made online at garthhouse.org or by calling (409) 838-9084. Proceeds will benefit the Garth House, which since 1991 has worked with over 7,500 children and their families.

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The cast of A Bad Mom's Christmas

‘A Bad Moms Christmas’

Starring: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn

Directed by: John Lucas and Scott Moore

Rated: R

It’s not unusual to rush out a sequel after a hit movie like “Bad Moms.” It just struck a chord with its target audience of females, so it makes sense to go for a repeat. The three stars — Mila Kunis, Kristin Bell and Kathryn Hahn — return, and in a clever twist, this movie brings their mothers into the picture, which explains a lot about each of them.

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The Lutcher Theater invites everyone to kick-start the Christmas season with Lightwire Theater’s black-light performance of A Very Electric Christmas on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m.

People of all ages will be captivated by the dazzling visuals and unique menagerie of characters that magically appear out of the darkness. Each show provides a magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope.

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X  barks the spot in the new tour PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” as Ryder and his team of pirate pups will have all paws on deck at Ford Arena on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. and two shows on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The PAW Patrol set out over land and sea to find the treasure for Mayor Goodway’s celebration. The pups will need all paws on deck for this pirate adventure, including some help from the newest pup — Tracker.

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The second annual Texas Star Cluster All-Breed Dog Show will be held Friday, Nov. 10, through Sunday, Nov. 12, at Ford Park presented by the Beaumont Kennel Club, the Cypress Creek Kennel Club of Texas Inc. and the Galveston County Kennel Club, Inc. The event hours will be from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. each day, and the show is free to the public and will feature exhibits and grooming stations where spectators can see the dogs participating in the event as well as purchase toys and accessories for their dogs at home.

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