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Movies: ‘Wish I Was Here’


Focus Features

Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here is a sweet and jokey feature film that is so at home in the punchline rhythms of TV sitcoms that you may think to yourself, “When’s his best friend/former Scrubs co-star Donald Faison showi... Read more

Movie review: ‘Code Black’


Long Shot Factory

Anyone who has spent time in an emergency room, regardless of the hospital, knows it can be an exercise in frustration, confusion and Kafka-like bureaucracy, along with the physical and emotional strain of whatever put you there in the first place. Read more

Lisa Whelchel finds a home on Hallmark Channel


Crown Media

When it comes to television, Lisa Whelchel is picky. Read more

‘Boyhood’ director Richard Linklater’s big risk

Germany Berlin Film Festival Before Midnight Press Conference


Richard Linklater is the first to admit that Boyhood, his acclaimed movie tracing the arc of a suburban Houston boy’s maturation from the age of 6 to 18, could have been a colossal failure. Read more

Movie review: ‘Whitey’


Public domain

We only hear his voice, running underneath mugshot photos and the occasional bit of silent black-and-white surveillance footage. Convicted crime boss and murderer Whitey Bulger comes off as articulate and calm, with that polished voice having a “Who, me?” quality of martyred incredu... Read more

DFW movie buffs riff on their favorite Texas films


MGM Home Entertainment

We asked a few others involved in the DFW film and entertainment community for their favorite Texas-set films. Here’s what they chose, in no particular order: Read more

Television roles for minorities popping up

ABC’s fall slate includes new series about black, Asian-American and Hispanic families. But calling the network’s choices a case study in diversity is to miss the point, said Paul Lee, ABC Entertainment Group president. Read more

Dallas actor Brad Hawkins: Just the man for ‘Boyhood’


Brad Hawkins

Unsurprisingly, Boyhood has been declared a breakthrough for Ellar Coltrane, the young actor who plays Mason, the boy around whom the elaborate story is built. But it also could be a launching pad for another member of the cast, Dallas actor and musician Read more

LeAnn Rimes takes on tabloids in new TV series

LeAnn & Eddie


There’s a fascinating moment in the debut episode of LeAnn & Eddie, a new TV reality show that airs at 9:30 p.m. Thursday on VH1. Read more

New on DVD: ‘Rio 2’

Film Review Rio 2


DVD Rio 2 : With Rio 2, the creators of Rio give us more of everything that their first film had in just the right doses. But if this sequel proves anythi... Read more

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