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Movie Review: 'Peanuts' a worthy romp for the beloved gang

Maybe the Peanuts gang hasn't been on the big screen in decades because they've had so much success on the small one, with specials like "The Great Pumpkin" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas" that have been annual TV traditions since the 1960s.

Game Review: 'Tri Force Heroes' doesn't try hard enough

"The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes" ($39.99 for the Nintendo 3DS)

With the addition in recent years of such supremely enjoyable multiplayer games as "Mario Kart 8," ''Super Smash Bros." and "Splatoon," Nintendo seemed to have finally figured out fun ways for modern gamers to play together online. That can't be said of the newest entry in the "Legend of Zelda" series.

Book Review: Barrymore's not-a-memoir 'Wildflower' is fun read

"Wildflower" (Dutton), by Drew Barrymore

Countless celebrities have penned autobiographies. Not a lot are like Drew Barrymore's. And that's a good thing.

‘Happiness advantage’ over age 30 is vanishing, study finds

Are you happy? Very happy? If you’re in your 30s or older, a new study has found you’re less likely to answer “yes” than your parents were.

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Movie Review: 'Spectre' stirs, doesn't shake old Bond formulas

Where to go when 53 years of action-scene set pieces have exhausted seemingly every exotic corner of the Earth? How much globe can a globe-trotter trot?

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Game Review: 'Halo 5' delivers thin story, promising multiplayer

"Halo 5: Guardians" (Microsoft, for the Xbox One, $59.95)

Near the end of "Halo 5: Guardians", an artificial intelligence bemoans humanity's propensity toward solving every problem with violence.

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Twister, puppet, Super Soaker inducted in Toy Hall of Fame

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Twister, the parlor game once too hot for the Sears catalog but cool enough for Johnny Carson, was inducted Thursday into the National Toy Hall of Fame.

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Elvis cake, a memory book among Oprah’s Favorite Things

NEW YORK (AP) — A Kardashian-worthy phone case rimmed with tiny lights, a keepsake book of “Letters to My Love” and a banana, peanut butter and chocolate cake called the Elvis are among Oprah’s Favorite Things of 2015.

Teen performance provides suspense, laughs

Set for this weekend in Jefferson City

“Spirit” is a comedy-drama presented by the JC Home Educators Teen Club that will keep audiences laughing and guessing what will happen next.

National Blues Museum set for St. Louis opening next spring

A $13 million national blues museum's debut in downtown St. Louis is now scheduled for next spring.

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Little Big Town, Chris Stapleton shine at CMA Awards

Though the room was full of A-listers like Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, with their massive hit "Girl Crush," and Chris Stapleton, who has written songs for most of Nashville, owned the 2015 Country Music Association Awards.

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Movie Review: Bullock entertains as a ruthless campaign operative

They say timing is everything — or at least a whole lot. And on several fronts, the George Clooney-produced "Our Brand is Crisis," starring Sandra Bullock as a damaged, ruthless political consultant, has absolutely perfect timing.

Music Review: 5 Seconds of Summer offer dependable power-pop

5 Seconds of Summer, "Sounds Good Feels Good" (Capitol)

The hair gel divided by raw energy that is Australian power-pop rockers 5 Seconds of Summer are out with their second studio album, "Sounds Good Feels Good."

Book Review: Tess Gerritsen's 'Playing With Fire' is compelling story

"Playing With Fire" (Ballantine Books), by Tess Gerritsen

Tess Gerritsen, author of the series featuring Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and coroner Maura Isles, delivers an outstanding story that's totally different with "Playing With Fire."

Robin Williams’ widow: I forgive him for taking his life

Robin Williams’ widow says his medical afflictions would have claimed his life within three years — “hard years” — and she doesn’t blame him for his suicide.

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