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It’s not worth ‘Keeping Up With the Joneses’


Twentieth Century Fox

A wise person once claimed “Comparison is the thief of joy” — words to keep in mind when impossibly perfect, gorgeous, worldly new neighbors move into the cul-de-sac, as they do in the action-comedy Keeping Up With the Joneses. But those Joneses (... Read more

Presidential Debate Bingo ... Sin City version!


With Election Day less than three weeks away, the third and final presidential debate could get more contentious than ever. Read more

‘Time Warp’ treat: ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ remake highlights overstuffed TV lineup of Halloween programming


Miranda Penn Turin

Many of us have already experienced the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Read more

‘In a Valley of Violence’ more entertaining than violent



Observers could be excused for thinking the combination of the title In a Valley of Violence with the involvement of producer Jason Blum ( The Purge, Insidious, Ouija) and director/writer Ti West ( The House of the Devi... Read more

‘Oasis: Supersonic’ chronicles British band’s meteoric rise


Jill Furmanovsky

The Mat Whitecross-directed documentary, showing in theaters Oct. 26 and Oct. 28, is annoyingly incomplete. Read more

‘Miss Hokusai’ puts Japanese animation on exquisite display



The year is 1814 and a demure kimono-clad young woman walks across a crowded bridge in Japan’s capital city of Edo. Have we heard, she asks us, about “a nutty old man” who creates enormous paper canvases and also paints two sparrows on a grain of rice? Read more

A stay at the Gaines’ Magnolia House

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Two green blocks stared back from the screen like a traffic light signaling, “Go. Go.” Read more

Turning back the clock with ‘Killing Reagan’


National Geographic Channels/SMPSP

While filming Killing Reagan, the story of John Hinckley Jr.’s attempt to assassinate the president in 1981, actor Tim Matheson endlessly marveled at the production’s attention to historical detail. Read more

DFW theaters to screen presidential debate



If you’re planning to watch the third and final presidential debate Wednesday night, you don’t have to stay at home alone throwing shoes at your TV set. Why not put your shoes on instead and head over to a movie theater where you can catch it with a grou... Read more

Sasha Lane’s sweet dreams come true in ‘American Honey’



It sounds like something out of old Hollywood, a time and place where legend had it that fresh faces could be discovered in malt shops. Read more

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