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Texan and ‘Son of Zorn’ actress Artemis Pebdani is a real character



Every day on the set of Son of Zorn is an adventure for actress Artemis Pebdani. Read more

Wee, weird heroes move into ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home’


Twentieth Century Fox

Fall has officially just started, but there’s still one more superhero flick sneaking in just before all the summer heat vanishes completely. But if you want muscled torsos and capes, you'll be sadly disappointed. Read more

‘Starving the Beast’ lacks bite but still has value


Railyard Films

Should higher education be a profitable commodity or a public good? That’s the central question in the documentary Starving the Beast. Filmmaker Steve Mims turns his camera on the complicated battle over public universities and comes up with a movie that might ... Read more

Perry eliminated from ‘Dancing with the Stars’



Rick Perry knows the road does not go on forever. Read more

‘SuperLatina’ Gaby Natale makes her American dream come true


Gaby Natale wasn’t counting on winning. Read more

Cable TV Preview: Broadcast networks no longer have the monopoly on great television shows in the fall



In the old days, cable networks steered clear of launching new shows in September and October. Read more

Kristin Dickerson, new NBC 5 anchor: spiritual and high-spirited



Kristin Dickerson’s first day at KXAS/Channel 5 was July 5. Three days later, a sniper killed four Dallas police officers and a Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer, and wounded nine Dallas, DART and El Centro College police officers and two civilians. Read more

Alamo Drafthouses to show presidential debates



If you’re planning to watch the presidential debates beginning Monday night but think, “Hey, I’d really like to see this with a couple of hundred or so of my not-so-closest friends,” you can catch them at the Alamo Drafthouses in Dallas and Richardson. Read more

‘Queen of Katwe’ a story of chess, dreams and Uganda



The colors and rhythms of life in the slums of Uganda are what set Queen of Katwe apart from other underdog chess movies. Read more

‘The Magnificent Seven’ isn’t perfect, but it is entertaining

The Magnificent Seven

Scott Garfield

There are many reasons to want to send The Magnificent Seven, a reboot of the classic 1960 Western, to the hoosegow. Read more

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