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Come for the sci-fi. Stay for the humanity.With “Ex Machina,” writer-director Alex Garland (“28 Days Later”) has crafted an intimate, wondrous, unsettling look at artificial intelligence. It brings to mind everything from “Jurassic Park” to “Pinocchio” while transcending the usual genre trappings.

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Russell Crowe won an Oscar acting, broke eardrums as a singer and now the budding Renaissance man is giving directing a whirl with the Aussie war drama “The Water Diviner.” He’s not a total success, but you won’t hear him blaming his leading man...

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Staying 29 forever is every woman’s fantasy. But, as “Gossip Girl” alum Blake Lively finds out in the predictable but endearing love story “Age of Adaline,” that blessing becomes a burden. Lively is radiant as the title character, Adaline Bowman, a...

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There’s a slight error in judgment concerning the beginning and the end of this based-on-fact French crime story. It opens in public service announcement mode, with a character breaking the fourth wall, and addressing the viewer, saying, “I can’t...

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Two and a half decades into his feature film acting career, with equal shares of portraying good guys and bad guys to his credit, along with an Oscar for starring in “Gladiator,” Russell Crowe is doing double duty as star and director in “The Water...

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Missouri lawmakers passed a $26 billion budget plan on Thursday for the next fiscal year that would increase basic aid for K-12 public schools while holding spending for social services stagnant — a sticking point that garnered criticism from...

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It's not often that TV shocks you. Like truly, and deeply shocks you. But that's exactly what the

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Newburg girls place fourth; Wolf boys fifth.

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Cougars' past success played key role in decision.

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Jays limited Bulldogs to just three hits.

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Logan-Rogersville sweeps to tourney title.

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