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Movie review: ‘Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead’

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Well Go USA

Five years ago, a little Scandinavian zombie movie made waves among horror fans: Dead Snow, in which defrosted yet still undead German soldiers from World War II terrorize a group on a ski vacation in contemporary Norway. It essentially ripped pages from Read more

Movie review: ‘Men, Women & Children’

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Paramount Pictures

Men, Women & Children, an existential hand-wringing masquerading as an ensemble drama, suggests it’s going to have some Deep Thoughts about The Way We Live Now Read more

Movie review: ‘Pump’

You might say husband-and-wife documentarians Joshua Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell have found their niche, or at least an obsession. The pair has made three small movies about the hazards of America’s oil addiction, and before that Joshua made two others: Fields... Read more

New titles added to Lone Star Film Festival lineup

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Music Box Films

More movies have been announced for this year’s Lone Star Film Festival in Fort Worth. Read more

Cristela Alonzo takes a giant leap — with laughter

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ABC

Cristela Alonzo is living the American Dream. Read more

Movie review: ‘Dracula Untold’

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Universal

So it wasn’t the rains that kept the Turks from getting their cannons to Vienna, seizing the city and ending Western Civilization in the late 15th/early 16th centuries. Read more

Candice Patton quickly fell for ‘The Flash,’ and she believes viewers will, too

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Cate Cameron/The CW

Candice Patton, a North Texan who co-stars in CW’s The Flash, has just one complaint about the new gig. Read more

Movie review: ‘Automata’

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Millennium Entertainment

Automata is yet another Blade Runner knockoff, a sci-fi dystopia about robots getting too smart for humanity’s own good on an already sun-cooked Earth. Read more

Movie review: ‘Kill the Messenger’

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Focus Features

Kill the Messenger, the film about journalist Gary Webb’s shocking newspaper stories that connected the Reagan-era CIA to America’s crack epidemic, shows just how hard it is to film investigative journalism as a drama, and get it right. Read more

Movie review: ‘Meet the Mormons’

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Purdie Distribution

Meet the Mormons is a slick, upbeat Church of Latter Day Saints-backed documentary that aims to answer the image of the church and its members “shaped by the media and popular culture.” Read more

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