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

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Fox

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

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

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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

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YouTube

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

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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

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NBC 5

David Finfrock appreciates the outpouring of love. Read more

Key and Peele’s ‘Keanu’ finds comedy matrix

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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

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A24

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’

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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

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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’

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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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