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Movie review: ‘Safelight’

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ARC Entertainment

In Safelight, director/writer Tony Aloupis sure piles it on our hero, Charles. Read more

Movie review: ‘Mr. Holmes’

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Roadside Attractions

With Robert Downey Jr. making him a skull-cracking action hero on the big screen and Benedict Cumberbatch making him a high-functioning sociopath on TV, what sort of Sherlock Holmes yarn can add fresh story material? How about Ian McKellen playing the immortal character as we’ve never seen... Read more

King Tut brought to life on Spike TV

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Spike TV

The miniseries about the Egyptian pharaoh brings a historical figure to the small screen while helping change the image of a network. Read more

‘Minions’ masters growing genre of animated spinoffs

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DreamWorks Animation

Having charmed moviegoers in two “Despicable Me” adventures, the jabbering, pill-shaped underlings known as Minions now have taken center stage in their own namesake movie. Read more

Movie review: ‘Cartel Land’

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The Orchard

The courageous, scary Cartel Land is a jaw-dropping documentary about two vigilante groups, on opposite sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, trying to stave off Mexican drug cartels. When the action focuses on the battle lines in Mexico, the results are nothing short of s... Read more

A slice of real life goes into ‘The Jim Gaffigan Show’

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TV Land

The TV Land show is largely autobiographical, written and executive-produced by Gaffigan and his wife. Read more

Kix Brooks brings TV ‘Steak Out’ to Fort Worth’s Cattlemen’s

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Courtesy

The country music star’s new Cooking Channel show will air an episode featuring the legendary Cowtown restaurant July 21. Read more

Movie review: ‘Minions’

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Universal Pictures

Whenever there are scene-stealers in a film, there seems to always be chatter about possible spin-offs. Read more

Movie review: ‘Amy’

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A24 Films

“I don’t think I’ll be famous,” Amy Winehouse remarked in 2003. “I don’t think I could handle it.” Read more

Movie review: ‘Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot’

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Magnolia Pictures

Dirk Nowitzki is in the final year or two of his career, so we have likely forgotten how it all began when he came to Texas in 1998. We likely have forgotten that the Mavs had to convince Dirk he could play in the NBA, and that leaving Germany was the right career move. Read more

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