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The game is afoot for TV’s unlikely new detective duo: ‘Houdini & Doyle’



First impressions, like an ingenious magic trick, can be deceiving. Read more

‘Ratchet,’ ‘Warcraft’ and the new breed of video game movies

Film-Video Game Adaptations

Universal Pictures via AP

At long last, it seems Hollywood has pushed the reset button on its approach to video-game adaptations. Read more

‘The Amazing Race’ eliminates last DFW team



Kurt Gibson and Brodie Smith, who make up the last remaining Dallas-Fort Worth team on the 28th season of CBS-TV’s The Amazing Race, were eliminated Friday night in Indonesia. Read more

Carrie McClure’s exit not only ‘GMT’ change, report says


WFAA/Courtesy of Carrie McClure

As reported in early April, Good Morning Texas co-host Carrie McClure is leaving the WFAA/Channel 8 morning show after nearly four years. Friday morning was he... Read more

Finfrock special celebrates 40 years of forecasts



David Finfrock appreciates the outpouring of love. Read more

Key and Peele’s ‘Keanu’ finds comedy matrix


Warner Bros.

If the premise of Keanu — two adult men spending a violent weekend searching for a lost kitten — seems far too slender for a feature film, well, you underestimate the abilities of Key and Peele. Read more

Movies: ‘Green Room’ smartly blends music and horror



With only two major features to his credit, director/writer Jeremy Saulnier has already marked his distinctive cinematic territory. His well-regarded 2013 indie revenge saga, Blue Ruin, introduced him as someone who could explore the sordid... Read more

Movie review: ‘Pali Road’


Crimson Forest Entertainment

If it were possible for Nicholas Sparks and Rod Serling to collaborate on a movie, the result might be Pali Road, a modestly budgeted and involving love story with an eerie twist. Read more

Movie review: ‘Papa: Hemingway in Cuba’ doesn’t travel well


Yari Film Group

Papa: Hemingway in Cuba is the first American feature shot entirely on location in Havana since 1959. The movie makes a good argument for reinstating the American travel ban to the island, at least for Hollywood productions. Read more

Movie review: All-star cast can’t save ‘Mother’s Day’


Open Road

It seems there’s no stopping Garry Marshall’s terrifying cinematic rampage on our nation’s treasured holidays. Read more

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