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Fiction SEAL Team Six members got a taste of reality

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History

There’s an old story about Dustin Hoffman and Laurence Olivier, two celebrated actors from different generations, and their contrasting approaches to the craft of acting. Read more

Alexa Conomos talks about upcoming exit from WFAA

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WFAA

Last week we reported, citing local-TV blogger Ed Bark’s initial report, that News 8 Daybreak co-anchor Alexa Conomos Read more

PBS hopes entertaining ‘Victoria’ has long TV reign

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TNS

Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II have a lot in common, beyond being blood relations: The early years of their respective reigns are remarkably similar, judging by two high-profile TV series — last year’s The Crown, on Elizabeth, and the forthcoming Read more

Jewel finds a home in Hallmark’s ‘Fixer-Upper’ mysteries

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Ryan Plummer

Jewel’s guilty-pleasure secret is out. Read more

O.J. Simpson story gets provocative spin in documentary series

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Investigation Discovery

For more than two decades, William C. Dear has obsessed about O.J. Simpson and the murders of Read more

‘Live By Night’ never comes alive

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Warner Bros.

With Live By Night there’s the sinking feeling that Ben Affleck should perhaps reconsider his tendency to star in the films he directs. Read more

‘Monster Trucks’ stalls in a childish gear

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Paramount Pictures

Monster Trucks starts out with a relatively adult, science-fiction premise: that our current obsession with fracking could threaten underground, intelligent creatures unknown to us. Read more

Report: ‘News 8 Daybreak’ co-anchor Alexa Conomos leaving WFAA

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WFAA

Citing station sources, local-TV blogger Ed Bark reports on his Uncle Barky’s Bytes blog that Alexa Conomos, co-anchor of morning show News 8 Daybreak, is leav... Read more

‘20th Century Women’ a good film for the 21st

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A24

Set in Santa Barbara, Calif., in 1979, the easygoing, wonderfully acted 20th Century Women is a movie about a boy and the estrogen in his life. The boy comes from writer-director Mike Mills’ memories of growing up in a benevolent, amorphous, vexing, highly stim... Read more

Wahlberg to the rescue (again) in ‘Patriots Day’

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Lionsgate

Patriots Day, Peter Berg’s film about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, lands with all the subtlety of one of the deadly explosions that claimed three lives and injured 264 others. Read more

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