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Movie review: ‘Le Chef’

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Cohen Media Group

The French culinary comedy Le Chef is not to be confused with the delicious and more substantial Jon Favreau farce Chef, in theaters at the same time. Le Chef is a 2012 French film, coincidentally released just... Read more

Movie review: 'And So It Goes'

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Clarius Entertainment

Two old pros show the kids how chemistry works in a romantic comedy in And So It Goes, a love-the-last-time-around romp that’ll give its target audience the warm fuzzies. Read more

Movie review: ‘We From Dallas’

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East West Records

On the national stage, Dallas hip-hop long has lived in the shadow of its counterpart down I-45 in Houston. But as the captivating and informative documentary We From Dallas proves, North Texas hip-hop has no reason to be ashamed. Read more

Movie review: ‘A Most Wanted Man’

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Roadside Attractions

You can sense a John le Carre spy novel adaptation often before his name turns up in the credits. The hero’s cynicism at war with his skepticism, professionalism at war with personal demons — in the spy master’s gloomy, overcast world, they’re all spies “who cam... Read more

TV review: ‘Manhattan’

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Manhattan, the new WGN America series that takes place not in New York but inside the Manhattan Project that birthed the atomic bomb, is set in a WWII-era community built upon secrets and lies. Read more

Movie review: ‘Lucy’

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Universal Pictures

What’s with Scarlett Johansson playing all these women who are not quite of our reality? Read more

Movie review: ‘Sex Tape’

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AP

It must have sounded sidesplitting on paper. Read more

TV review: ‘The Lottery'

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Photo Philippe Bosse

Take a spin around the TV dial and you’ll find myriad ways in which life as we know it may come to an unceremonious end. Read more

Review: Disney’s ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’ shifts gears successfully

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Disney

At the beginning of Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue, we’re reminded of how world-famous air racer Dusty (voiced by Dane Cook) became so world-famous. Read more

Movie review: ‘Boyhood’

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IFC Films

The one thing many first remark about Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, the Austin director’s joyous and life-affirming love letter to adolescence and family, is how he filmed it over the course of 12 years with the same cast. That is no easy feat, but what&#... Read more

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