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Larry Wilmore: The new name in fake news

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Comedy Central

Larry Wilmore will be working on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Read more

Students can see ‘Selma’ for free at some Dallas theaters

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As we head into the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, North Texas students will get a chance to see the film version of the historic Selma to Montgomery march. Read more

Movie review: ‘Paddington’

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The Weinstein Company

Please don’t judge the film adaptation of Paddington by its movie poster. On the poster, Paddington the bear looks like the creepy British cousin of the Snuggle fabric softener bear. Read more

Critics’ picks: ‘Coherence,’ starring Nicholas Brendon, tops the list

1 Coherence: This mind-tease of a sci-film film, starring Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Nicholas Brendon, came and went quickly in theaters last year but it was one of 2014’s best. It deserves to f... Read more

Movie review: ‘Blackhat’

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Universal Pictures

January has a reputation as the tar pit of movie months, where bad films go to sink and die, leaving barely a ripple. Read more

Movie review: ‘Spare Parts’

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Pantelion Films

Spare Parts is a pleasant enough run-of-the-mill outsiders-beat-the-odds dramedy in the Race the Sun mold. Read more

‘Budapest,’ ‘Birdman,’ ‘Boyhood,’ lead Oscar noms

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IFC

It was a big day for projects with Texas connections at the announcement of the nominations for the 87th Academy Award nominations Thursday. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Wedding Ringer’

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Sony

The Wedding Ringer is Wedding Crashers Redux, a “Hangover Lite” that softens manic funnyman Kevin Hart’s persona into someone almost as funny, but more sentimental than abrasive. That helps Ringer... Read more

Movie review: ‘Elsa & Fred’

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Michele K. Short

Sometimes the freshest face on the big screen is 80 and counting. Certainly that’s true of Elsa & Fred’s brightest star, Shirley MacLaine. Read more

Movie review: ‘Little Accidents’

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Amplify Releasing

The grief must have drained out of the families that lost loved ones at Bonford Coal Company’s mine disaster. Or else the locals, God-fearing Southerners along the West Virginia/Kentucky coal belt, have grown numb to this sort of loss. They’ve lived through “little accidents&... Read more

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