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Movie review: ‘Pali Road’


Crimson Forest Entertainment

If it were possible for Nicholas Sparks and Rod Serling to collaborate on a movie, the result might be Pali Road, a modestly budgeted and involving love story with an eerie twist. Read more

‘The Real Housewives of Dallas’ recap, episode 3: Lee Anne in Bow-livia



Poop-gate continues, Lee Anne expands America’s vocabulary, and three of the wives go see a bunch of half-naked men Read more

Movie review: ‘Nina,’ starring Zoe Saldana


Suzanne Tenner

There’s been so much controversy over the casting in Nina, the biopic about the stormy life of the late jazz singer Nina Simone, that it has eclipsed everything else about the film. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ misses target



How do you solve a problem like Kristen (Stewart)? If you’re the filmmakers of The Huntsman: Winter’s War, you write Snow White entirely out of the sequel to S now White and the Huntsman. Read more

Movie review: ‘Sing Street’


The Weinstein Company

There’s no life problem too difficult and no heartbreak too tragic that a good pop song can’t cure it. Read more

Movie review: ‘A Hologram for the King’ starring Tom Hanks


Roadside Attractions

Someday, in the not-too-distant future, a writing teacher will hold up a copy of the novel A Hologram for the King by acclaimed author Dave Eggers and use it as Exhibit A as why not every book, no matter how beloved, should be turned in a movie. Read more

Movie review: ‘Elvis & Nixon’


Bleecker Street Media

Even knowing in advance that the new film Elvis & Nixon is only yea-big, and that it’s not intended to carry the usual biopic baggage, its particular charms are disarming nonetheless. Read more

Movie review: ‘Born to Be Blue’ starring Ethan Hawke



One of the biggest challenges of writing a biography is finding — or, in some respects, inventing — a storyline, since life itself includes lots of interesting stuff but usually no plot. Multiply that problem by 10 for the biopic film genre, since the writer and director need to tel... Read more

‘Real Housewives of Dallas’ Ep. 2 recap: The scat in the hat



The second episode of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Dallas is even more poop-centric than the first, as if anyone thought that could even be possible. Read more

Movie review: ‘Barbershop: The Next Cut’ with Ice Cube, Eve and Cedric the Entertainer


Warner Bros. Entertainment and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures

Arriving 14 years after the original Barbershop, and 12 after Barbershop 2: Back in Business, Barbershop: The Next Cut is saddled with the task of taking a familiar property and bringing it up to date. Read more

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