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‘Dallas’ fans found out who shot J.R. Ewing 35 years ago

TV-Who Shot JR-Mary Crosby

AP file photo

Thirty-five years ago this Saturday, viewers learned the truth. Read more

Q&A: How Rogen and friends’ ‘The Night Before’ dawned

Film Review-The Night Before

Columbia Pictures

’Twas seven weeks before Christmas and, sitting down in a Beverly Hills hotel suite to talk about their new holiday comedy The Night Before, Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie were feeling suitably jolly. Read more

Prepared you are with this ‘Star Wars’ advent calendar



Activities help count down the days until ‘The Force Awakens.’ Read more

‘The Art of More’ paints dark portrait of today’s auction houses



Welcome to the world of high-end New York auction houses that make billions in the business of buying and selling art, antiquities and one-of-a-kind collectibles. Read more

Movie review: ‘Trumbo’


Bleecker Street Media

Sitting in a bathtub with a pen in one hand and glass of whiskey in the other, a long cigarette holder dangling beneath his wiry moustache, Dalton Trumbo wrote countless Hollywood screenplays. From B-movies to Oscar winners, he remained prolific throughout his career, even during the 13 years he ... Read more

Movie review: ‘The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution’


Firelight Films

Focusing on seven key years of recent American history, Stanley Nelson’s urgent, cogent documentary The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution arrives on PBS stations early next year. I suggest not waiting. Read more

‘The Man in the High Castle’ explores frightening ‘what if?’ scenario


Amazon Prime

The Man in the High Castle, one of the best new drama series of the year, aims to challenge viewers with a provocative “what if?” scenario. Read more

‘Into the Badlands’ brings a new kick to TV



Daniel Wu, the star of AMC’s genre-busting Into the Badlands, originally wanted nothing to do with the lead role. Read more

Movie review: ‘Spotlight’ starring Mark Ruffalo and Michael Keaton


Kerry Hayes

There’s no gunplay. No meet-cute. No car chases. No explosions. And the closest it comes to an action scene is when a character rushes to a courthouse before closing. Hardly the stuff of Mission: Impossible. Read more

Review: 'My All American,' the Freddie Steinmark story


Van Redin

Another weekend, another Texas football movie. Read more

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