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‘Texas Rising’: Olivier Martinez on Santa Anna

Olivier Martinez, who plays Mexican Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna in Texas Rising, knows it’s inevitable: Viewers, particularly Texas viewers, are going to hate him. Read more

‘Texas Rising’: Jeffrey Dean Morgan on Deaf Smith

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who delivers one of the standout performances in Texas Rising, thinks Erastus “Deaf” Smith deserves better PR. Read more

‘Handi-Capable’ talent contest to hold Arlington auditions

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Courtesy of Ronnie Hurst

Ronnie Hurst likes to joke that the photo of him and Rachael Lynee Burns is the “beauty and the beast” photo, then cracks, “but she’s not that bad.” Read more

Oak Cliff Film Festival announces its 2015 lineup

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The Oak Cliff Film Festival has been a welcome addition to the DFW moviegoing schedule, slotting films that may not have shown in this area otherwise. That continues June 11-14 with the fifth edition that will showcase such movies as Rick Alverson’s Entertainment Read more

Paxton, Kristofferson, Collins part of Alamo series event

Bill Paxton and Kris Kristofferson have appeared at the real Alamo to promote their roles in a TV miniseries about the shrine to Texas independence. Read more

ABC’s ‘500 Questions’ is a pressure cooker of a quiz show

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Host Richard Quest says it’s almost inhumane what contestants are put through on this show, which premieres at 7 p.m. May 20. Read more

David Letterman reflects on 33 years in late-night television

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In a single bound, David Letterman seemed to leap the full length of the stage at the Ed Sullivan Theater, racing from backstage as if he’d been thrust forward by the fanfare played by his longtime bandleader, Paul Shaffer, and his CBS Orchestra, and by the rumble of his announcer, Alan K... Read more

Double trouble this season on ABC’s ‘The Bachelorette’

There has to be a better way to find true love. Read more

Movie review: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

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Jasin Boland

Mad Max: Fury Road is really like nothing else out there. Read more

Movie review: ‘Pitch Perfect 2’

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Can we please talk about the snottiness of Pitch Perfect 2? It’s seriously snotty. It’s a two-hour lesson in how to act like a frenemy to your alleged friends. And it’s not funny enough. Read more

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