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You’d better watch out for Sacramento’s Santa parade

Santa, that jolly old elf, will parade in downtown Sacramento rain or shine (but not if there are high winds) accompanied by marching bands, horses, antique vehicles and other merrymakers at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Find a spot along the route, which launches at 14th and N streets and travels west to Ninth Street where it turns north. At L, the parade turns left and proceeds to Fourth Street. www.sacholidays.com

Entertainment & Life

Movie review: Chastain enlivens political thriller ‘Miss Sloane’

There’s never a hair out of place in “Miss Sloane,” a painstakingly slick political thriller from director John Madden about a brilliant lone-wolf lobbyist consumed with the win. It’s a wannabe Aaron Sorkin-meets-Shonda Rhimes glimpse into the hollow and cynical world of inside the Beltway dealings from first-time screenwriter Jonathan Perera that’s never quite snappy, insightful or salacious enough to be as fun or damning as it should be.

Entertainment & Life

Movie review: ‘Office Christmas Party’ a comedy made by smutty elves

Content-wise, there isn’t a whole lot of difference between the crude sexual humor and pervasive vulgarity of the recent “Bad Santa 2” and this week’s “Office Christmas Party.” Both Christmas-themed comedies traffic in the groin-fixated humor, debauchery, slapstick violence, substance abuse and corrosive foul language that have come to characterize much of the modern R-rated comedy world.

Videos

New movie trailer for 'Fifty Shades Darker'

When a wounded Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele (Dakota Johnson) back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle the couple, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together. Release date: Feb. 10, 2017.
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New movie trailer for 'Fifty Shades Darker' 2:38

New movie trailer for 'Fifty Shades Darker'

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Volunteers build bikes for underserved children

Watch the movie trailer for 'Baywatch' starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron 2:09

Watch the movie trailer for 'Baywatch' starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron

Which kind of Krispy Kreme doughnut would you be? 1:38

Which kind of Krispy Kreme doughnut would you be?