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Movie review: ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’

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Sundance Selects

It is best to just let yourself get lost in the clouds of Clouds of Sils Maria for a little while. Beautiful as they build then snake through the Engadin valley in the Swiss Alps, they become maddening as they cloak the emotions and ambitions of a middle-aged actress ... Read more

Movie review: ‘See You in Valhalla’

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Arc Entertainment

The dysfunctional family comedy centered on a funeral is a cinematic warhorse, dragged into the service of cheap laughs in such films as This is Where I Leave You and Death at a Funeral (the latter of which exists in both a British and an ... Read more

‘Doctor Who’ fans, get ready for WhoFest 2

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DFW.com archives

Doctor Who fans understand that the phrase “bigger on the inside” refers to the TARDIS, the contraption that looks like a British police public call-box but is actually the machine tha... Read more

Movie review: ‘After the Ball’

Every girl, Disney has always told us, wants that slipper to fit. And with a new generation indoctrinated thanks to the latest Cinderella, that taste for tiaras isn’t going away any time soon. Read more

Bert Shipp, longtime WFAA reporter, dies at 85

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WFAA

Bert Shipp, who worked at WFAA/Channel 8 for nearly 40 years before retiring in 1999, died Monday night, the station reported. He was 85. Read more

Travel Channel show finds hometown gems

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The Travel Channel

While filming a new TV series for Travel Channel, Brian Unger visited Dallas last month and led area residents on a time-warp sightseeing tour of Bonnie and Clyde’s North Texas. Read more

WFAA's Carla Wade recalls OKC bombing that killed her father

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WFAA

April 19 will mark the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City. As usual when there’s a milestone anniversary of a tragedy, the news media provide stories looking back on the event, and on the present of the survivors. Read more

Movie review: ‘Monkey Kingdom’

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Disneynature

Monkey Kingdom, Disneynature’s latest Earth Day offering, is an intriguing peek inside the social structure of macaque monkey society in Sri Lanka. Read more

Bill Paxton’s big genealogical dig

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TLC

There’s an element of risk when investigating one’s family history. Just ask actor Bill Paxton. Read more

Movie review: ‘True Story’

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Fox Searchlight

The true story behind True Story is so outlandishly incredible that it seems the work of a fevered screenwriter in the throes of a chemical high: a disgraced New York Times journalist finds out an accused murderer has been parading around ... Read more

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