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Movie review: ‘Kill the Messenger’


Focus Features

Kill the Messenger, the film about journalist Gary Webb’s shocking newspaper stories that connected the Reagan-era CIA to America’s crack epidemic, shows just how hard it is to film investigative journalism as a drama, and get it right. Read more

Movie review: ‘Meet the Mormons’


Purdie Distribution

Meet the Mormons is a slick, upbeat Church of Latter Day Saints-backed documentary that aims to answer the image of the church and its members “shaped by the media and popular culture.” Read more

Movie review: ‘Pride’


Nicola Dove

If you think unions are the scourge of the working world, you will not be happy at Pride, which begins with the unmistakable sound of Pete Seeger singing Solidarity Forever and goes on from there. Read more

TNT cancels ‘Dallas’ after three seasons



The new Dallas won’t last as long as the old Dallas. Read more

‘Gone Girl’ hews very closely to its source material

Gone Girl

Photo: Merrick Morton

When Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl, which has sold more than 2 million copies, finished writing her screenplay for a film, she gave it to her husband to read — along with a yellow marker. Read more

New on DVD: ‘Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow’

DVD Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow : This film seems to go where nearly every sci-fi movie has gone before. Time travel, unreasonable aliens, the fate of a fearful world restin... Read more

Must-see Star-Telegram TV



Every week, some of your favorite Star-Telegram personalities go in front of the camera to bring you a fresh look at everything from sports and style to politics and traffic. Here is a sampling of some of their recent videos. Check ’em out, and if you want to see more go to Read more

Review: ‘The Hero of Color City’


Magnolia Pictures

The very essence of childhood can come to life with crayons. A child’s early drawings are usually indicative of the inquisitive and imaginative nature of innocence. Read more

Movie review: ‘Gone Girl’


Twentieth Century Fox

The predominant image throughout David Fincher’s work, from the uncovered horrors of Se7en to the Machiavellian maneuverings of House of Cards, has been a flashlight beam cutting through the dark. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Last of Robin Hood’


Samuel Goldwyn Films

The Last of Robin Hood, an account of fading matinee idol Errol Flynn’s final affair with an underage actress, features a strong cast: Kevin Kline, Susan Sarandon, Dakota Fanning. And all three actors turn in decent performances. Read more

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