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Movie review: ‘The Humbling’


Christie Mullen

We have forgotten how subtle Al Pacino could be, pre “Hoo-ah!” Something about his Oscar-winning turn in Scent of a Woman unleashed the beast, a performer as big, broad and puffed-up as that mountain of hair he keeps teased about his head. Read more

Movie review: ‘Strange Magic’


Lucasfilm Ltd.

There are good things in the animated musical fantasy Strange Magic: the ultra-detailed, photorealistic animation; the name-that-tune pleasures of a mash-up/jukebox soundtrack; fine vocal performances from the cast’s actor-singers; and a transcendent sequence f... Read more

Movie review: ‘Two Days, One Night’


Sundance Selects

It is strange to think of Two Days, One Night as a thriller. The new drama from Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, the accomplished Belgium filmmaking brothers, stars French actress Marion Cotillard as a factory worker trying to win her job back. Read more

Viewers will love to hate Wilson’s crude ‘Backstrom’



Rainn Wilson doesn’t particularly like crime dramas and police procedurals. Read more

Alamo Drafthouse announces fourth DFW location


Alamo Drafthouse

Alamo Drafthouse, the Austin-based dine-in movie theater chain known for its quirky programming, is continuing to expand across North Texas with a new location set for Little Elm. Located at Main Marketplace, at the intersection... Read more

Pics: The Marvel Experience at the Cotton Bowl in Fair Park

Marvel Experience

Scott Fisher/Special to DFW.com

Throngs of superhero fans flocked to Dallas on Saturday to check out the mighty new interactive exhibit. Read more

For director Sam Taylor-Johnson, life’s all ‘Grey’ areas

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Sam Taylor-Johnson had been working in secrecy for months when she finally got an opportunity to play footage of her new film for a fresh-eyed viewer — Beyonce. Read more

Saginaw teen stars in new Nickelodeon series



Brec Bassinger’s life is about to undergo a monumental change. Read more

Actress from Crowley is putting out fires in Chicago these days



Kara Killmer has come a long way since making her acting debut on the Fort Worth stage. Read more

Highs and lows of life on ‘Parks and Rec’



Actor Jim O’Heir reflects on how the acclaimed sit-com has changed lives as it enters its last season. Read more

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