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Mike Birbiglia learns to think fast: He writes, directs and acts in 'Don't Think Twice,' about an improv troupe facing a crossroads

Just after the world premiere of his film "Don't Think Twice" at the South by Southwest Film Festival in the spring, writer-director and costar Mike Birbiglia declared to the audience that he was going to "hand deliver" the film around the country. The suggestion of such a personalized rollout seemed to fit with the heartfelt film and its lived-in feel.

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Movie review: 'Ice Age: Collision Course,' fine (but not-so-fresh) fifth installment fetches some laughs

Parents need to know that "Ice Age: Collision Course" is the fifth installment in the popular prehistoric-themed "Ice Age" franchise. It's not necessary for viewers to have seen all of the former films to understand the plot line, but it does help. The violence/peril is less intense than in previous installments but does feature serious natural catastrophes - like a fiery asteroid headed for Earth (and destructive meteors) - as well as egg-stealing birds bent on destruction. You can also expect a little bit of insult language ("turd," "stupid"), as well as mildly suggestive comments about "parts retracting" and hotness. The coupled-off characters also embrace or kiss very briefly. As always, the messages revolve around teamwork and the unconditional love/acceptance of the right "herd."

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Q&A: Alexandra Pelosi's personal politics

Alexandra Pelosi's first documentary, "Journeys With George," painted a humanizing portrait of then-Gov. George W. Bush - not exactly what you'd expect from the daughter of a powerful Democratic dynasty (her mother is House Minority Leader and former Speaker Nancy Pelosi).

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Army pilot from Hot Springs featured in documentary

U.S. Army Capt. Dan Culbreth, a 2001 Hot Springs High School graduate, has flown his Apache helicopter through two tours of duty in Afghanistan, and will soon be flying into many living rooms as one of the soldiers featured in an upcoming episode of "My Fighting Season," a war documentary series on AT&T's Audience Network.

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Looking back on Wichita-made "King Kung Fu"

Lance Hayes, who directed "King Kung Fu," reminisces about the film shot and edited entirely in WIchita in the 1970s and '80s. All clips used by permission of Walterscheid Productions. (Matt Riedl/The Wichita Eagle)
mriedl@wichitaeagle.com
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Looking back on Wichita-made "King Kung Fu"

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'Vaxxed: From Cover Up to Catastrophe' official trailer

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Marvel Universe Live at Intrust Bank Arena

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Official 'Ghostbusters' trailer

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