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Top 20 alien-invasion movies of all time


Associated Press

Click through for 20 top alien-invasion movies! Read more

‘The Music of Strangers’ takes Yo-Yo Ma around the world



With a documentary called The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, there’s no doubting that wonderful sounds will be in store. But that’s not all that’s on offer. Read more

Teresa’s way: Dallas serves as the backdrop for action-packed new USA series ‘Queen of the South’


USA Network

J.R. Ewing’s reputation as the biggest, baddest business hombre ever to hit the city of Dallas is secure. But it’s worth noting that there’s a formidable new power player in town. Read more

Sofia Carson has adventure of a lifetime in ‘Babysitting’ remake


Disney Channel

All of you who fondly remember the movie Adventures in Babysitting: Are you ready to feel old? Read more

‘A Monster With a Thousand Heads’ an efficient thriller from Mexico


Music Box Films

Everyone can sympathize with Sonia Bonnet. Read more

‘Genius’ is a very smart look at craft of writing, editing


Roadside Attractions

Of all the creative gifts, the ability to edit — that is, to edit text — is the least heralded and the least understood. Read more

‘Central Intelligence’ has none


Warner Bros.

The arithmetic of comedy is not that difficult. Read more

‘Raiders!’ proves boyhood dreams can come true


Drafthouse Films

Hollywood thrillers promise a few hours of escapist adventure. But that pales in comparison to the long and arduous adventure of growing up. Read more

Disney-Pixar’s ‘Finding Dory’ is swimmingly good

Film Review Finding Dory


Before the screening of Disney-Pixar’s Finding Dory, my 6-year-old asked: “Is this going to be the same as Finding Nemo, but now Dory’s lost?” Read more

What to see at the Oak Cliff Film Festival


Angela Boatwright

The Oak Cliff Film Festival returns this week, offering its usual assortment of smart programming and special events at a variety of locations in Oak Cliff and downtown Dallas. Here are some of the movies worthy of attention this year. Read more

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