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Movies: ‘Wish I Was Here’

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Focus Features

Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here is a sweet and jokey feature film that is so at home in the punchline rhythms of TV sitcoms that you may think to yourself, “When’s his best friend/former Scrubs co-star Donald Faison showi... Read more

Movie review: ‘Code Black’

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Long Shot Factory

Anyone who has spent time in an emergency room, regardless of the hospital, knows it can be an exercise in frustration, confusion and Kafka-like bureaucracy, along with the physical and emotional strain of whatever put you there in the first place. Read more

Lisa Whelchel finds a home on Hallmark Channel

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Crown Media

When it comes to television, Lisa Whelchel is picky. Read more

‘Boyhood’ director Richard Linklater’s big risk

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AP

Richard Linklater is the first to admit that Boyhood, his acclaimed movie tracing the arc of a suburban Houston boy’s maturation from the age of 6 to 18, could have been a colossal failure. Read more

Movie review: ‘Whitey’

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Public domain

We only hear his voice, running underneath mugshot photos and the occasional bit of silent black-and-white surveillance footage. Convicted crime boss and murderer Whitey Bulger comes off as articulate and calm, with that polished voice having a “Who, me?” quality of martyred incredu... Read more

DFW movie buffs riff on their favorite Texas films

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MGM Home Entertainment

We asked a few others involved in the DFW film and entertainment community for their favorite Texas-set films. Here’s what they chose, in no particular order: Read more

Television roles for minorities popping up

ABC’s fall slate includes new series about black, Asian-American and Hispanic families. But calling the network’s choices a case study in diversity is to miss the point, said Paul Lee, ABC Entertainment Group president. Read more

Dallas actor Brad Hawkins: Just the man for ‘Boyhood’

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Brad Hawkins

Unsurprisingly, Boyhood has been declared a breakthrough for Ellar Coltrane, the young actor who plays Mason, the boy around whom the elaborate story is built. But it also could be a launching pad for another member of the cast, Dallas actor and musician Read more

LeAnn Rimes takes on tabloids in new TV series

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VH1

There’s a fascinating moment in the debut episode of LeAnn & Eddie, a new TV reality show that airs at 9:30 p.m. Thursday on VH1. Read more

New on DVD: ‘Rio 2’

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AP

DVD Rio 2 : With Rio 2, the creators of Rio give us more of everything that their first film had in just the right doses. But if this sequel proves anythi... Read more

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