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‘Birdman’ soars to Oscar heights

87th Academy Awards - Show

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Everything may not have been awesome at the 87th annual Academy Awards, broadcast from Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre on Sunday night, but it sure was (mostly) predictable as the love was spread around to several films. Read more

And the Oscar goes to...


Here is the list of winners at the 87th Academy Awards. For more information, go to www.oscar.com. Read more

Oscars fashion: best and worst dressed of the red carpet

87th Academy Awards - Red Carpet

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The stars came out to celebrate the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday night, and the fashion was just as eclectic as the nominees for Best Picture. Here are our picks for best- and worst-dressed, as well as best and worst accessory. Read more

NRH man tackles ‘Survivor’ role



Mike Holloway, a graduate of L.D. Bell in Hurst, says he was influenced by Texan Colby Donaldson’s run on the show in Season 2. Read more

Bill Paxton ‘sneaks’ into Jimmy Fallon-Martin Short game


Douglas Gorenstein

We’ve long thought that Bill Paxton should have his own “Six Degrees” game (after all, he was in a movie with Kevin Bacon — how hard would it be to just switch it to the Fort Worth native)? Read more

Movie review: ‘McFarland, USA’


Disney Enterprises

His name is Jim White. He’s a coach. But that last name is all the students — his prospective athletes — need to know at McFarland High School. Read more

Movie review: ‘Ballet 422’


Magnolia Pictures

Ballet 422 is a documentary as focused and no-frills as its title would indicate. An intimate and unusual behind-the-scenes look at the creation of a ballet, it may sound rarefied but has enough moments of truth and beauty to engage general audiences. Read more

Movie review: ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2’


Paramount Pictures

John Cusack has been reduced to Z-grade action comedies, shot in Australia and co-starring Thomas Jane, at this stage of his career. Read more

Report: Amy Vanderoef leaving ‘Good Morning Texas’



Much of the attention at WFAA/Channel 8 this week is focused on the retirement of sports reporter-anchor George Riba afterr 37 years at the station. But another high-profile personality is le... Read more

Movie review: ‘The DUFF’

The DUFF, a pleasantly predictable cross between Revenge of the Nerds and Clueless – in the social media age – is a teen comedy about a high school girl who has a life crisis when she discovers that sh... Read more

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