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‘Frank & Lola’ makes for a dazzling debut


Great Point Media

The enigmatic, low-key and slow-burn romantic thriller Frank & Lola is impressive on a number of levels. It’s the first feature from young director/writer Matthew Ross, it’s blessed with a superlative cast — including Michael Shannon, Imogen Poots... Read more

Report: Wes Houx out, Kyle Roberts in on WFAA weather team



Meteorologist Wes Houx, who has been doing weekend-morning weather for WFAA/Channel 8 since May 2015, is no longer with the station, local-TV blogger Ed Bark reports on his Uncle Barkyȁ... Read more

Fort Worth veteran plays key role in History channel’s ‘The Selection’

The Selection's Bert Kuntz

History channel

Bert Kuntz of Fort Worth is quick to point out that it’s technically accurate, yet very misleading, to characterize The Selection as reality television or as a competition show. Read more

This ‘Office Christmas Party’ is worth attending


Paramount Pictures

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. Read more

Fort Worth’s ‘Green Hornet’ left superhero stardom for quiet life


University of Texas at Arlington Special Collections

Fort Worth actor Van Williams played a 1960s Batman-era TV superhero, co-starred with everyone from Ronald Reagan to Bruce Lee, and then breezed away into private life. Read more

Fort Worth actor Van Williams, 82; played TV’s ‘The Green Hornet’

Van Williams, the hunky 1960s TV star from a founding Fort Worth family who played alongside Bruce Lee as the superhero The Green Hornet and guest-starred in a Batman episode, has died in a care center near his Arizona home, family member... Read more

How Jimmy Stewart’s war service affected ‘It’s a Wonderful Life'

As we stare headlong into the height of the holiday season, the 1946 James Stewart classic It’s a Wonderful Life is set to make its annual television rounds. It was the first movie Stewart made when he returned home after serving as a pilot in World War II, an ... Read more

Look at Wes Anderson’s new Christmas ‘movie’


If you’ve been waiting patiently for a new film from quirky, visually imaginative director Wes Anderson -- after all, it has been nearly three years since The Grand Budapest Hotel -- your wish has been granted for the holidays. Well, kind of. Read more

TV re-examines Pearl Harbor attack in compelling new documentaries

Sailors pay tribute to casualties of the Pearl Harbor attack at

National Archives and Records Administration

“December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy …” Read more

Welcome back to the ’60s, thanks to NBC’s ‘Hairspray Live!’



It sounds like the stars of Hairspray Live! will need a full emergency room team waiting in the wings when the ambitious TV version of the Broadway musical airs on NBC. Read more

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