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The Life of Reilly: Paschal’s female place-kicker makes the team for TV special

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Special to the Star-Telegram

Reilly Fox never dreamed she would be singled out just for playing football. Read more

‘Don’t Breathe’ will leave you breathless

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Sony Pictures

2016 has been a banner year for excellent horror films, which seems at times appropriate, given the horrors of this calendar year — shootings, war, natural disaster, an unprecedented presidential campaign. When it feels like the world is going to hell in a handbasket, there’s cathar... Read more

‘Hands of Stone’ doesn’t hit as hard as it should

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The Weinstein Company

Hands of Stone is a sprawling yet fairly conventional biopic about the Panamanian boxing champion Roberto Duran — a man The Associated Press once declared the seventh-greatest fighter and No. 1 lightweight of the 20th century. For the uninitiated, the title ref... Read more

‘Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team’ returns for 11th season

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Dominic Ceraldi

The Dallas Cowboys are in the middle of training camp, having just returned from California to open their fancy new digs at The Star in Frisco. But for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, the season begins Thursday night. Read more

‘Little Men’ is big on emotion

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Eric McNatt

Director Ira Sachs is a master at showing the ins and outs of interpersonal conflict. In his previous two films — Keep the Lights On and Love Is Strange — the stories revolved around gay men. In Little M... Read more

WFAA anchor Alisha Laventure has a sense of adventure

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VIEWPOINT PHOTOGRAPHY

Things are moving quickly for Alisha Laventure, who arrived in July at WFAA/Channel 8 to become the station’s new weekend-morning anchor. Read more

‘Lo and Behold’ documentary turns lens on the internet

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Magnolia Pictures

Werner Herzog breaks the internet in his latest documentary, Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World. Read more

‘Tunnel’ digs beneath disaster cliches

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WellGo USA

Mainstream South Korean cinema contributed the summer’s best action film with Train to Busan, a kinetic kick of a zombie thriller that brought new life to the form. Tunnel, also a huge hit in South Korea, doesn’t quite do the sam... Read more

‘Southside With You’ re-creates the Obamas’ first date

Southside With You is familiar and yet new. In its form — two people go on a long first date and just talk and talk — the movie is reminiscent of Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise (1995), with Julie Delpy and Ethan Ha... Read more

White House sex scandal fuels the heat of TLC’s ‘Too Close to Home’

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TLC

Instead of being ripped from the headlines, the story that drives Too Close to Home is ripped from the history books. Read more

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