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Five questions with...Nat Faxon of ‘Married’



He’s best known as an acclaimed writer but he really just wants to be in front of the camera Read more

‘Houdini’ miniseries offers more than meets the eye


Colin Hutton

There’s a rich moment in Houdini, a miniseries that airs at 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday on History channel, in which none other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, is completely hornswoggled by one of Harry Houdini’s grand illusions. Read more

Movie review: ‘As Above, So Below’


Universal Pictures

They’re going to have to start issuing licenses to all these filmmakers who insist on shooting their movies in the shaky-cam “found footage” format. Maybe have the Blair Witch guys and Oren “ Paranormal Activity”... Read more

Movie review: ‘To Be Takei’


Amplify Releasing

In case you missed it, it’s George Takei’s America. We’re just living in it. And getting his autograph. Read more

Movie review: ‘Frank’


Magnolia Pictures

Llewyn Davis, the struggling folk singer at the center of Inside Llewyn Davis, had a cat that he didn’t particularly want. Frank, the struggling avant-garde rocker at the heart of the movie bearing his name, has a giant papier-mache head that he can’t li... Read more

Movie review: ‘The Trip to Italy’


Sundance Institute

Less than 10 minutes have elapsed in The Trip to Italy before its loquacious protagonists are tearing apart the very idea of sequels. Read more

Lifetime movie goes behind the scenes at ‘Saved by the Bell’


Dylan Everett, TV’s new Zack Morris, was so naive. Read more

Movie review: ‘Kundo: Age of the Rampant’


Well Go Entertainment

Kundo: Age of the Rampant may be unknown to the broader American public, but for fans of South Korean cinema, it’s already legendary. The film debuted in its home country this year with an Read more

Movie review: ‘The Discoverers’


Quadratic Media

There’s something about the idea of that quintessentially modern mensch Griffin Dunne ( After Hours, Dallas Buyers Club) in a period piece that doesn’t connect. Read more

Dallas Carter High’s legendary football team coming to the big screen

CIM HS 15 Super Bowl Century in the Making

Star-Telegram archives/Ron Jenkins

One of the best stories in the history of Texas high school football is being made into a movie. Dallas Carter’s monster high school football team of the late 1980’s is going Hollywood, thanks in part to former Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Ellis. Read more

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