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Frisco ballet dancer to appear on ‘Steve Harvey’ and ‘Little Big Shots’

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NBC

A 12-year-old Frisco native will dance his way onto national television Thursday. Read more

Movie review: ‘April and the Extraordinary World’

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photo12.com

Mid-20th-century Paris doesn’t look exactly as you’ve seen it in the imaginative, animated April and the Extraordinary World. People travel by bicycle-propelled dirigibles, and the city boasts two Eiffel Towers, side by side. Read more

‘The Real Housewives of Dallas’ recap, episode 3: Lee Anne in Bow-livia

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Bravo

Poop-gate continues, Lee Anne expands America’s vocabulary, and three of the wives go see a bunch of half-naked men Read more

Prince movie ‘Purple Rain’ back in theaters

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Warner Bros.

It’s going to be raining purple in AMC and Carmike theaters this weekend. Read more

JFK comes to the screen

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Warner Bros.

If you do an Internet Movie Database character search for “John F. Kennedy,” you’ll turn up such oddities as an episode from a 1986 Twilight Zone reboot and a short, presumably satirical movie called The Zapruder Film ȁ... Read more

Movie review: ‘Nina,’ starring Zoe Saldana

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Suzanne Tenner

There’s been so much controversy over the casting in Nina, the biopic about the stormy life of the late jazz singer Nina Simone, that it has eclipsed everything else about the film. Read more

Movie review: ‘Sing Street’

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The Weinstein Company

There’s no life problem too difficult and no heartbreak too tragic that a good pop song can’t cure it. Read more

Movie review: ‘Miles Ahead’ starring Don Cheadle

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Sony Pictures Classics

With musical biopics, so often the most crucial element — the music — becomes a solo act, accompanied by little to nothing in the way of strong visual corollaries. You get the outline of a tormented genius’ life, and a misguided, reverential sense of respect, but no cinema, n... Read more

Movie review: ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ misses target

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Universal

How do you solve a problem like Kristen (Stewart)? If you’re the filmmakers of The Huntsman: Winter’s War, you write Snow White entirely out of the sequel to S now White and the Huntsman. Read more

Movie review: ‘A Hologram for the King’ starring Tom Hanks

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Roadside Attractions

Someday, in the not-too-distant future, a writing teacher will hold up a copy of the novel A Hologram for the King by acclaimed author Dave Eggers and use it as Exhibit A as why not every book, no matter how beloved, should be turned in a movie. Read more

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