Entertainment

Forget your notion of a circus. Erase memories of three rings with elephants and tigers, swinging trapeze artists, tightrope walkers and especially jugglers.

Enter the world of Cirque du Soleil, the circus of the 21st century, a magical combination of the world’s most talented artisans, original musical score, elaborate, custom-made costumes, enriching story line and exotic performances that defy the laws of nature.

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Boys want combat. Look no further than video gaming entertainment for proof that battling sells. Call of Duty, Halo, Resident Evil, Dead Island – these are games of warfare and survival. Add to this list the physical combat game WWE All Stars.

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The last two months of the year are the best for movie lovers. It’s not that summer movies don’t have their place, but I’ve had enough of super heroes for one year. So bring on the holidays filled with movies of every kind, from comedies to dramas and those important Oscar contenders, and did someone say puppets?

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Just dance and you’ll just laugh, especially if you get the whole family to just play the latest in the Ubisoft’s Just Dance video game series, Just Dance 3.

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If you only have 60 seconds to go green, you need a lot of help from your friends. Just ask Liz Shivener.

Shivener knows what it takes to be transformed from a fair-skinned, radiant princess to a startling troll-ish green, the kind that only the world’s favorite ogre, Shrek, can love — and she does it in just under a minute.

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‘Texas Killing Fields’

Starring: Sam Worthington, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jessica Chastain

Director: Ami Canaan Mann

Rated: R

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New video games are launching faster than Santa can shimmy down your chimney. It’s the holiday season, and game developers want to make sure you have lots of gaming choices. Added to the newbies in mid October – Disney Universe, a goulash game.

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Halloween, now more a season than a day, has people flocking in search of ghosts. Southeast Texas has a glut of haunted houses, museums and spook houses open the entire month of October (See sidebar) promising gobs of ghosts, goblins, ghouls and creatures from the deep that will jump out and make you SCREAM … AAAAHHHHHH!

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Ready, aim, shoot! With Cabela’s video games, you can slay a caribou in the Canadian Rockies from the comfort of your couch, sans camouflage.

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Footloose’

Starring: Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough

Director: Craig Brewer

Rated: PG-13

Forget the leg warmers and mall bangs — the ’80s have left the building and taken Kevin Bacon with them. The creators of this refreshed hit would probably admit there was no need to remake “Footloose,” but then is there ever a solid justification for remaking a movie, except to cash in with a new audience?

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