Opinion

For 2018, Lexus RC brings a bold design and a choice of three powertrains. With a starting MSRP of $40,640, the Lexus RC features an attractive profile along with Lexus’ signature spindle grille. Other exterior details include 18-inch five-spoke wheels, metallic black grille finish and more. Additionally, the Lexus RC is available in several exterior colors.

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The front view of the Acadia

The 2018 Acadia is a versatile and stylish midsize crossover that is positioned between GMC’s compact Terrain and full-size Yukon.

With a base price of $29,995, the Acadia is available in four trims: SL, SLE, SLT and Denali. Depending on the model, the GMC Acadia is available with five-, six- or seven-passenger seating.

Acadia highlights

Acadia All Terrain is offered on SLE and SLT AWD models. All Terrain models are distinguished with a body-color grille surround, dark chrome trim and unique wheels. Inside is exclusive five-passenger seating.

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Infiniti QX60

With a starting MSRP of $43,300, the elegant Infiniti QX60 is a luxury crossover vehicle with three-row utility and premium features.

7-Passenger Luxury

Along with its stylish design and craftsmanship, the Infiniti QX60 offers three rows of seating. Interior dimensions for the QX60 include 60.4 inches of second-row shoulder room, 55.8 inches of second-row hip room and 41.7 inches of second-row legroom. Third-row dimensions are 57.1 inches of shoulder room, 42 inches of hip room and 30.8 inches of legroom.

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Incredibles 2 cast photo

‘Incredibles 2’

Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson

Directed by: Brad Bird

Rated: PG

In the pantheon of animated studios, Pixar remains the best, not only for the high-quality graphics, but for the storylines and characters as well. It’s been almost 15 years since the first “Incredibles” premiered in 2004. It was a huge hit then and outshined such luminaries as “Toy Story 2” and “Shrek.” So my only complaint about this movie is why did it take so long to get here?

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the 2018 Toyota RAV4

With a starting MSRP of $24,660, the Toyota RAV4 offers seating for five, fuel-efficiency and a stylish design. For 2018, the RAV4 is available in six grades: LE, XLE, Adventure, SE, Limited and Platinum. Additionally, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid (our press vehicle of the week), has a starting MSRP of $27,385, and is available in four grades for the 2018 model year: LE, XLE, SE, and Limited.

Under the hood

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Amy Schumer and Rory Scovel in I Feel Pretty

‘I Feel Pretty’

Starring: Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams

Directed by: Amy Kohn, Marc Silverstein

Rated: PG-13

Just hearing the title of this makes me want to break into the song from “West Side Story.” It’s Maria’s big number as she sways and preens in front of the mirror. There is a lot of that going on in this movie, too, but it may be just an illusion and not a celebration of love at first sight.

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The animated cast of Isle of Dogs, Wes Anderson's latest film

A few months ago, sitting through the trailer for this movie, I heard comments around me like “weird,” “interesting,” and, yes, it is kind of weird and interesting. After all it is a Wes Anderson movie so that’s to be expected.

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2018 GMC Canyon Denali

Inside and out, the Canyon is pure GMC, with a quiet, refined interior distinguished by premium materials and a stylish exterior. With a starting MSRP of $21,100, the 2018 GMC Canyon is available in six trims: SL, Canyon, SLE, All Terrain, SLT and Denali.

Three body configurations are offered: an extended cab model with a six-foot two-inch bed, a crew cab with a five-foot two-inch bed, and a crew cab with a 6-foot, 2-inch bed.

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South of the Boredom by Jerry Bradley

The holidays are over. As we settle into the humdrum of our daily lives again, perhaps you’re longing for something different, something exciting, some escape from the ennui. Jerry Bradley’s latest poetry collection, South of the Boredom, offers such an escape from the realities of life to what almost seems like a different world from our beloved Beaumont, south of the border to Mexico. On the surface, these poems revel in the exotic wonder of our southern neighbor and give readers a wide-eyed tourist’s perspective of the culture and landscape.

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