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Fort Worth actor steps into Elvis’ blue suede shoes for new CMT series

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Mark Levine

Fort Worth native Drake Milligan, a graduate of Legacy High School in Mansfield, will turn heads as young Elvis in the CMT series Sun Records. Read more

Nature roars back in timely fashion in ‘Planet Earth II’

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TNS

A small, scaly baby iguana — no bigger than a chocolate bar — hunkers down on a beach as a snake glides alongside him. “A snake’s eyes aren’t very good,” a raspy voice explains. The voice is British and immediately familiar. Comforting, somehow. “B... Read more

‘The Great Wall’ quickly crumbles

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Universal

Director Zhang Yimou has made some of the most ravishingly beautiful films to come out of China, including “Raise the Red Lantern,” “House of Flying Daggers,” and “Hero,” movies that are lavishly sensual in their use of color and light. His fans will have... Read more

‘Everybody Loves Somebody’ is a pleasant surprise

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Pantelion

Like its bilingual heroine, the multi-culti romantic comedy “Everybody Loves Somebody” breezily bounces back and forth from Baja to Los Angeles, and it’s a pleasant diversion, on both sides of the border. Read more

‘Fist Fight’ punches with some laughs

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Warner Bros./Rock Paper Photo

There’s a scene near the end of the comedy “Fist Fight” — not long before the altercation promised in the title — that more than makes up for whatever weak-sauce comedic sins have gone before. Let’s just say that the combo of Big Sean’s unprintable... Read more

When the ‘Cure’ is almost worse than the disease

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20th Century Fox

There’s at least one thing that can be said for Gore Verbinski’s “A Cure for Wellness”: It’s certainly much better than the director’s last effort, the excruciating “Lone Ranger” debacle from four years ago, and it’s more interesting ... Read more

Eight great movies for the wall everyone’s talking about

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AP archives

From President Trump’s proposed border wall to the NBC game show “The Wall” to the new Matt Damon movie “The Great Wall,” walls are all we’re talking about. Here are eight movies worth watching featuring that most topical of barriers: the wall. Read more

Dallas woman picked as first black ‘Bachelorette’

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ABC

Attorney Rachel Lindsay will be the first black lead in the American edition of ‘The Bachelor’ franchise Read more

Keisha Burns joins NBC 5 weather team

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NBC Universal

Keisha Burns, a meteorologist whose previous gigs have included KING-TV in Seattle and KTVZ in Bend, Oregon, is making a move from the rainy Pacific Northwest to the “Hey, it was in the 80s in February last weekend but now it’s rainy and cold” North Texas market as she joins ... Read more

First 11 titles announced for Dallas Int’l Film Festival

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Dallas International Film Festival

Two world premieres and several films that drew attention recently at the Venice Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival and the AFI Fest are among the first 11 titles announced for this year’s Dallas International Film Festival, running March 30 through April 9. Read more

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