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Surf’s up again in Disney Channel’s ‘Teen Beach 2’

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Disney Channel

Grace Phipps wasn’t born yet — not even close — when Frankie Avalon and Annettte Funicello were kicking up sand in the 1960s “Beach Party” movies. Read more

10 comedy films in defense of sequels

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Universal

Movie sequels have a reputation for being terrible. For every good one, such as The Godfather: Part II, Superman II and The Empire Strikes Back, there are countless stinkers, including such execrable fare as Read more

Movie review: ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’

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Fox Searchlight

Touching and wise, cute and occasionally cloying, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is a dramedy that taps into both real teen angst and behavior, and our fantasies of what we hope teens are thinking and feeling and doing. Read more

NBC 5 news director Susan Tully lands new gig

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NBCUniversal

Susan Tully, the longest-running current news director at a DFW TV station, is moving on. Read more

Movie review: ‘Dope’

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Open Road Films

For the last three summers, in the midst of all the superhero and CGI shenanigans, an indie movie has made a splash in the mainstream with the message that young black people are people, too. Read more

Television review: ‘True Detective’

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HBO

In Season 2 of HBO’s True Detective, premiering at 8 p.m. Sunday, writer-executive producer Nic Pizzolatto has hit the reset button. Read more

Movie review: ‘Phantom Halo’

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ARC Entertainment

Occasionally, a movie comes along with no hype, no marketing muscle, and little hope of being seen beyond the filmmakers’ immediate family — even though it is better than most of the movies in the multiplex. Read more

TV reviews: ‘Ballers,’ ‘The Brink’

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HBO

HBO debuts two new comedies Sunday night that couldn’t be more different in tone. Read more

TMS drive-in movie series begins Saturday

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Star-Telegram

Texas Motor Speedway’s drive-in movie series begins Saturday, with Transformers: Dark of the Moon showing on the track’s video board at 8 p.m. Read more

Movie review: ‘Balls Out’

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MGM/Orion

You’ve got to appreciate good trash talk to get into Balls Out, a college intramural-sports comedy that was never going to amount to much. Read more

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