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TV review: ‘The Lottery'

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Photo Philippe Bosse

Take a spin around the TV dial and you’ll find myriad ways in which life as we know it may come to an unceremonious end. Read more

Movie review: ‘Persecuted’

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Millennium Entertainment

The unholy bond between religion and politics is the background for Persecuted, a confused and confusing thriller about a TV preacher ruined by a sinister government plot. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Internet’s Own Boy’

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Sundance Institute

The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz is an unemotional title for a moving documentary that will leave you heartsick as well as more than a little angry. Whether Aaron Swartz is a personal hero or someone you’ve never heard of until now, his ... Read more

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

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