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Celebrate a star-spangled Fourth of July on TV

The fireworks show will take place in Dallas, as usual, but there are Fort Worth fingerprints all over this year’s Fair Park Fourth telecast at 9 p.m. Saturday on WFAA/Channel 8. Read more

Movie review: ‘Faith of Our Fathers’

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Pure Flix Entertainment

Faith of Our Fathers, the latest offering in the growing faith-based film market, gets high points for good intentions but loses most of them for execution. The writers got so wrapped up in the spiritual aspects of the story that the mechanics fall apart. Read more

Movie review: ‘Magic Mike XXL’

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Warner Bros.

Delivered with all the subtlety of a crotch to the face, Magic Mike XXL is one of the most cynical, shallow sequels in recent memory. Read more

Fossil Creek UA Theater is sold, undergoing renovations

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Star-Telegram/Ian McVea

Southlake-based United Development Co. has partnered with two other real estate investment and development firms to buy 11 movie theater properties, including one each in Fort Worth that’s being renovated and another in Grand Prairie that will close. Read more

Video: Ted Cruz auditions for ‘Simpsons’

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Buzzfeed

If his quest to win the White House doesn’t work out, Ted Cruz has a backup plan. He wants to be a voice on The Simpsons. “Any voice.” Read more

Lone Star Film Society names interim director

Less than a month after director Alec Jhangiani abruptly resigned his post with the Lone Star Film Society, the group has named a temporary replacement. Read more

Becky Oliver hits pause to talk about retirement from Fox 4

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Star-Telegram

During her 24-year stint as an investigative reporter for KDFW/Channel 4, Becky Oliver has knocked on doors in seedy apartment complexes, only to have them slammed in her face; confronted strangers with allegations of wrongdoing; yelled questions at people driving off as she and a cameraman pursu... Read more

Fort Worth actress stars in remake of ‘Scream’ movies

Carlson Young, who was voted “most likely to be famous” by her Country Day School peers, plays Brooke Maddox in the 10-episode series that starts Tuesday. Read more

Electronic ‘Eden’ dances with the past, present

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Broad Green Pictures

Maybe the last thing someone might expect to come out of director Mia Hansen-Løve’s mouth is a paraphrase of Wooderson, the Lone Star ladies’ man played by Matthew McConaughey in Richard Linklater’s 1990s classic Dazed and Confused. Read more

James Wolk talks about CBS’ new ‘Zoo’

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CBS

James Wolk’s dog, a female shepherd-rottweiler mix, is “a total sweetheart.” Read more

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