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Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey star in "Elvis & Nixon," now available on Blu-ray from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: Elvis & Nixon

- The Washington Times

Director Liza Johnson’s cinematic take on the visit of a pop-culture king to the White House makes for great home theater viewing for lovers of bizarre historical comedies.

In this image released by Paramount Pictures, from left, Anton Yelchin, Chris Pine and John Cho appear in a scene from, "Star Trek Beyond." The movie releases in the U.S. on July 22, 2016. (Kimberley French/Paramount Pictures via AP)

To blandly go: Rebooted ‘Trek’ universe has gone where franchise has long gone before

- The Washington Times

After an outstanding outer space action thriller reboot in “Star Trek” (2009) and a mediocre, if valiant, attempt to redo the gospel standard of all Trek films in “Star Trek Into Darkness” (2013), here we now have “Star Trek Beyond,” a tepid, bland exercise that recycles some familiar Trek tropes but is, in the end, just another sophomoric action movie.

Talk-show host Jerry Springer (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Jerry Springer: GOP convention ‘is just a parody of my show’

- The Washington Times

As chaos nearly erupted at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Wednesday over Ted Cruz’s non-endorsement of Donald Trump, talk show host Jerry Springer saw what he said reminded him of the decades he’s spent presenting one of television’s most notorious programs.

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- Associated Press

Walter Plywaski was only a 15-year-old boy in Nazi-occupied Poland when his mother died, taken to a gas chamber in Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Plywaski doesn't have a photo of her, so for the past 70 years all he has had of her was an image in his mind.

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- Associated Press

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'South Park' creators predicted Pokemon Go in 1999 episode

- Associated Press

"South Park" co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have been getting the same question over and over on the eve of the premiere of the show's 20th season: When are they going to do a Pokemon Go episode?

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- Associated Press

Dustin Johnson started and finished the day tied with Luke List for the Canadian Open lead. The U.S. Open champion had to make up a lot of ground to do it.

Jack Wagner leads celebrity golf event in Tahoe

Associated Press

Actor Jack Wagner had five birdies in a 27-point round Friday to take a three-point lead over former hockey player Mike Modano in the American Century Championship.