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‘Game of Thrones’ receives a leading 23 Emmy Award nominations

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AP

Power-and-blood fantasy saga Game of Thrones ruled the Emmy Award nominations Thursday with a leading 23 bids, including best drama, while a real-life epic of murder and celebrity, The People v. O.J. Simpson, was close behind with 22 nods. Read more

‘The Innocents’ offers wrenching look at post-WWII Poland

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Music Box Fims

A gripping psychological drama based on events more than half a century old, The Innocents has inescapable contemporary echoes. Laced with intensely emotional situations, it refuses to force the issue by pushing too hard. And it proves, yet again, that though moral an... Read more

Affecting, life-affirming ‘Captain Fantastic’ lives up to its title

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Cathy Kanavy

The sweetly impossible dream that is Captain Fantastic imagines just how it might look to step away from the quotidian banality of everyday life of America in 2016. Read more

The new ‘Ghostbusters’ can’t scare up laughs

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Columbia Pictures

The Ghostbusters franchise, from the 1984 original to this week’s much-ballyhooed reboot, has so many Saturday Night Live connections perhaps it’s best to put any discussion of it in terms an SNL fan ... Read more

Western ‘Outlaws and Angels’ is a violent but slow, dull ride

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Momentum Pictures

Director/writer JT Mollner must have watched a lot of Sam Peckinpah and Quentin Tarantino over the years, judging from his feature-film debut, the western Outlaws and Angels. He shows off a more than passing knowledge of their love of violence and viscera — and... Read more

New cast on Fort Worth-based ‘Texas Flip N Move’

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Quail Entertainment

Casey Hester insists he is unworthy of anyone making a fuss over him. Read more

New ‘Ghostbusters’ puts us in mood for more chick flicks

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SMPSP

Charming oldies and newer classics shine a light on female friendships for the perfect girls’ night in. Our choices include ‘9 to 5,’ the tearjerker ‘Steel Magnolias’ and ‘Waiting to Exhale.’ Read more

Bryan Cranston shines in ‘The Infiltrator’

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Liam Daniel

Breaking Bad was the turning point of Bryan Cranston’s career, the moment when he went from goofy Malcolm in the Middle sitcom dad to masculine antihero emblematic of the Golden Age of TV. Read more

‘Mr. Robot,’ version 2.0, will make you paranoid — and love every minute of it

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USA Network

For Stephanie Corneliussen, one of the stars of Mr. Robot, making USA’s buzz show has been an eye-opening experience. Read more

Fort Worth actress Kim Matula savors every salacious minute on ‘UnREAL’

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James Dittiger

Kim Matula dislikes reality television, purely on general principle. Read more

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