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Laughs rescue new version of ‘Baywatch’


Paramount Pictures

No one’s going to go to see “Baywatch,” the film based on th... Read more

These two documentaries about Syria need to be seen


Grasshopper Films

In the documentary film “Last Men in Aleppo,” available on iTunes, a Syrian civilian rescue squad known as the White Helmets rushes to a bombed-out apartment building on a residential street in Aleppo. Read more

Former ‘Apprentice’ runner-up from Fort Worth to resurface on HGTV



The last time Donald Trump fired people in a non-celebrity edition of “The Apprentice,” back in 2011, the runner-up was Clint Robertson, a graduate of Castleberry High School in northwest Fort Worth. Read more

TV’s first African-American ‘Bachelorette’ says she found what she wanted

The Bachelorette


Spoiler alert! Well, maybe it’s more just a simple tease. Read more

Allison Tolman happily tags along with TV’s new four-legged star in ‘Downward Dog’



Allison Tolman has a confession to make. Read more

‘The Lovers’ feels as real as the couple next door


Robb Rosenfeld

In “The Lovers,” a sly but forgiving sex comedy by Azazel Jacobs, Debra Winger and Tracy Letts play a couple trapped in a marriage as drab as the dun-colored walls of their nondescript suburban house. Their characters, Mary and Michael, never argue or come to psychodramatic blows. T... Read more

The literary life of Emily Dickinson comes alive in ‘A Quiet Passion’


Music Box Films

How do you make a movie about Emily Dickinson? How do you capture the inner flame of a woman whose outward life mostly consisted of parlor conversation with her family and quiet hours spent writing poetry in her room? How do you dramatize a life lived almost entirely in the mind — and a de... Read more

‘Alien: Covenant’ gets back to basics


20th Century Fox

How viewers feel about Ridley Scott’s latest addition to the “Alien” franchise may come down to how dedicated they are to exploring the background of this universe he created with the original in 1979. With “Prometheus” five years ago and now “Alien: Cove... Read more

‘Wimpy Kid 4’ is a long, gross haul


20th Century Fox

Poor Alicia Silverstone and Tom Everett Scott. Read more

‘Becoming Bond’ gives former 007 George Lazenby a new license to thrill

George Lazenby as James Bond


Lazenby shot to stardom when he was cast in “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service,” the 1969 film that marked his acting debut. Now he’s in “Becoming Bond,” a poignant biographical movie available for streaming Saturday on Hulu. Read more

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