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‘Tower’ turns Texas tragedy into powerful filmmaking

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Kino Lorber

Even a routine documentary about the 1966 shooting from the tower at the University of Texas Austin — in which 46 people were shot and 14 died — wou... Read more

How to get your ‘Rogue One’ on

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Jonathan Olley & Leah Evans

The next Star Wars film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first spin-off film in the franchise, is being released Dec. 16 and, yes, die-hard fans have purchased tickets already. But if you’re someone who wouldn’t know Senato... Read more

‘Man Down’ falls and can’t get up

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Lionsgate Premiere

Before the final credits roll in Man Down, statistics are flashed on screen regarding the number of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans with PTSD or who commit suicide. They are sobering, alarming figures and they deserve to preceded by a better movie than this handsome... Read more

Meteorologist Remeisha Shade leaves NBC 5

Weather people

Star-Telegram archives

Looks like there’s been a change in the weather at KXAS/Channel 5, especially on weekends. Read more

It’s ‘Mariah’s World’ – we just live in it

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NBCUniversal via TNS

Mariah Carey knows how to make an entrance. Read more

‘Three Days in August’ and new avenues of exposure

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Jeff Berlin

Making a movie involves all sorts of headaches, including how to pay for the production and how to get the finished product in front of as many eyeballs as possible. This is especially true for low-budget indie films that can easily get lost amid all the theatrical, video-on-demand, iTunes and ca... Read more

Review: ‘Three Days in August’ features strong performances

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Bongani Mlambo

There has been a quiet explosion in the past couple of years in lo-fi, low-budget, locally made indie films about Texas families coming together and falling apart. From Josh Barrett and Marc Menchaca’s emotionally devastating but unfortunately little-seen This Is Where ... Read more

Movies for the merry season

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Barry Wetcher

While there aren’t any major films landing this weekend in multiplexes across America, that all changes over the next three weeks as the big holiday blockbusters end the year with a bang. Read more

Texas Law Hawk Bryan Wilson releases new video

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Star-Telegram archive

Back on Nov. 18, we profiled Fort Worth attorney Bryan Wilson, the Texas Law Hawk, who has earned a global reputation for his off-the-wall, no-holds-barred video commercials. At the ... Read more

Tippi Hedren reflects on a life filled with ‘Birds’ and big cats

Tippi Hedren today at her Shamabala animal preserve.

Bill Dow

Tippi Hedren knows it’s inevitable. Read more

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