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Texas jails get their close-up in new reality TV show on Spike

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Langley Productions

Texas and reality TV go together like summer and sweet tea. Read more

TV’s top prison dramas raised the bars

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Netflix

Jail: Big Texas is far from the first time incarceration has been the topic of a TV series. In fact, one of the most acclaimed shows on Netflix at the moment is set in a women’s facility. Read more

Our time behind bars: 12 favorite prison movies

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Castle Rock

The new Spike reality series Jail: Big Texas, beginning 8 p.m. Saturday, got us thinking about some of our favorite prison movies. There are many incarnations of incarceration films, and here are a few favorites: Read more

‘The Secret Life of Pets’ has animal magnetism

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Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures

So what do your pets do when you’re not at home? Read more

‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ is a comic discovery

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The Orchard

Life in remote parts of New Zealand must forge hardy souls, judging from the characters in Hunt for the Wilderpeople, the gifted director Taika Waititi’s last film before heading off to Hollywood. Read more

‘My Love, Don’t Cross That River’ a moving documentary about growing old

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Film Movement

Shot over a period of many months, the sad, sweet South Korean documentary My Love, Don’t Cross That River follows an elderly husband and wife, Byoungman Jo and Gyeyeul Kang, as they navigate, together, the inevitable leave-taking that must come between lovers ... Read more

WFAA reporter Jim Douglas to retire July 28

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WFAA

Jim Douglas, the Fort Worth-based reporter who has been with WFAA/Channel 8 more than 20 years, said Wednesday that he will retire from the station. His last day will be July 28. Read more

‘Antiques Roadshow’ coming to Fort Worth, but tickets are gone

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Courtesy of Jeff Dunn for WGBH

It’s time to dust off those keepsake knickknacks and treasured tchotchkes. Their big TV moment could be coming. Read more

Christmas movies in July? Ho, ho, ho

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Brooke Palmer

Susie Abromeit thought somebody was pulling her leg when she was told her new Hallmark Channel movie premieres in July. Read more

New Zealand director Taika Waititi finds success with ‘Wilderpeople’

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Courtesy of The Orchard

Taika Waititi demurs when he’s called New Zealand’s most famous film director of the moment. Read more

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