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Movie review: ‘A Haunted House 2’

A Haunted House 2

Open Road Films

Imagine a Venn diagram charting three qualities: silly, gross and dumb. At the point where they overlap you will find the fright film spoof A Haunted House 2, a scattershot, anything-goes affair that’s unapologetically stupid. Proudly stupid. Aggressively stupid. Read more

Nicolas Cage is a serious man


Ryan Green/Roadside Attractions

A decade-and-a-half removed from his Oscar-winning turn in Leaving Las Vegas, Nicolas Cage was an actor on a treadmill of ever decreasing returns. Read more

Arlington actor gets to work with Nicolas Cage in ‘Joe’

Arlington actor

Special to the Star-Telegram

It’s not every day that an actor from Arlington gets to not only meet a film star but also work alongside one. Read more

John Wayne Film Festival sets schedule


Warner Bros.

The John Wayne Film Festival, which will take place April 24-27 at LOOK Cinemas in Dallas, has announced its lineup and a new guest: Ann-Margert Olsson, who will help introduce the April 26 screening of The Train Robbers, the 1973 movie she made with the Duke. Read more

Movie review: ‘Joe,’ starring Nicolas Cage


Roadside Attractions/Ryan Green

Nicolas Cage must have been looking at Matthew McConaughey’s recent career and thought, “Hey, I want some of that!” Read more

John Turturro, Ed Harris to appear at USA Film Festival


Millennium Entertainment

Hot on the heels of the Dallas International Film Festival, the 44th edition of the USA Film Festival -- one of the longest running film fests in the country -- runs April 22-April 27 with appearances from actors Ed Harris and John T... Read more

Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman

Late Show Stephen Colbert


CBS announced Thursday, as reported in Variety, that Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as host of The Late Show Read more

Movie review: ‘Rio 2”

With Rio 2, the creators of Rio give us more of everything that their first film had in just the right doses. But if this sequel proves anything, it’s that more is not always better. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Raid 2’


Sony Pictures Classics

Let’s get right to the heart of the matter: The Raid 2, the sequel to the 2011 international cult hit The Raid, is the most violent non-horror movie to hit theaters in a long time. Read more

Movie review: ‘Draft Day’


Dale Robinette

Draft Day is a thriller built around the NFL draft, a movie that counts down to the fateful decision that one embattled general manager (Kevin Costner) makes with his team’s first-round pick. Read more

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