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Movie review: ‘Merchants of Doubt’

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Sony Pictures

Merchants of Doubt, a documentary by Robert Kenner, takes up where the 2006 global warming tutorial An Inconvenient Truth left off, probing the dubious annals of climate-change denial and the unholy alliance between corporations, partisan ... Read more

SXSW gives indie fans six must-sees

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South by Southwest’s film festival, which just wrapped up in Austin, hits just at the time when the moviegoing season is morphing from the dregs of January and February to the promise of March and April. Read more

Movie review: ‘Do You Believe?’

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Pure Flix

Generally, the purpose of a faith-based film is to reach out to those looking for spiritual guidance. Do You Believe?, the latest movie from the company that produced God Is Not Dead last year, takes a different approach. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Gunman’

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Keith Bernstein

The action scenes in The Gunman are expertly handled, and that should come as no surprise, with director Pierre Morel calling the shots here. Morel directed the original and best of the “Taken” series, and though that movie is especially remembered for L... Read more

Movie review: ‘It Follows’

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Radius-TWC

Just when it seemed as if horror films had reached their limit in predictability, a couple of minor visionaries have come along to, if not totally change the game, at least make it fun again. Read more

Movie review: ‘Insurgent’

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Lionsgate

Insurgent doesn’t seriously diverge from the Divergent/ Hunger Games/ Maze Runner formula until its final act. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Walking Deceased’

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Arc Entertainment

There’s one line of truth (“ Spring Breakers was amazing”) and a handful of half-funny concepts in the zombie-movie spoof The Walking Deceased. Want to make a zombie’s head explode? Say “ Read more

Movie review: ‘Deli Man’

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Cohen Media Group

The star of Deli Man is a youngish man named Ziggy Gruber, who can speak Yiddish, was trained as a world-class chef in France and runs one of the nation’s best delis — in Houston. Read more

ICYMI: Ted Cruz talks ‘fire’ moment with Seth Meyers

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NBC

On the same day that Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz took a some heat for remarking “Your world is on fire” at a New Hampshire event, Cruz got to set things straight on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers. Read more

Madison Pettis steps up for role that defies ‘cute’ label

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Pure Flix Entertainment.

Madison Pettis will never second-guess her career choice if she keeps getting acting challenges like the one in Do You Believe? Read more

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