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‘Game of Thrones’ leads Emmy nominations

Emmy Nominations

AP/HBO

The fantasy saga Game of Thrones, defying the Emmy Awards’ grudging respect for genre fare, emerged as the leader in the nominations announced Thursday with 19 bids, including best drama series. Read more

Movies that bring the road trip to you

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AP

Summer is a great time to gas up the family vehicle and hit the road, whether you want to travel cross-country or simply dash up to an Oklahoma casino for a little gambling or down to Austin for some primo live music. Read more

Movie review: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

20th Century

The original “Planet of the Apes” franchise was evolution in reverse. The kickoff film with Charlton Heston was smart, cool, just a bit campy, and sported that shock ending that — spoiler alert — showed that just because man had less hair than his simian overlords didn... Read more

Movie review: ‘Rage’

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Image Entertainment

Nicolas Cage as an actor is still a formidable screen presence, capable of an amazing moment, even in a mediocre movie. Read more

Movie review: ‘Venus in Fur’

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Sundance Selects

Vanda stumbles into the theater from off the street, drenched from a French cloudburst. She curses, stumbles about, pleads. Can’t she get an audition? Read more

Television review: ‘Welcome to Sweden’

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NBC

Welcome to Sweden, the low-key, charming and subtly hilarious 10-episode sitcom executive produced by Amy Poehler, lives up to its title in more ways than one. Based on the real-life adventures of Poehler’s brother, Greg, who moved to Sweden to be with his girl... Read more

New on DVD: ‘The Raid 2’ starring Iko Uwais

The Raid 2

Sony Pictures Classics

DVD The Raid 2 : Let’s get to the heart of the matter: The Raid 2, the sequel to the 2011 international cult hit The Raid Read more

Movie review: ‘Witching and Bitching’

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IFC Midnight

Imagine a Pedro Almodovar horror comedy. Read more

The Asian Film Festival of Dallas leads with the best of the East

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Asian Film Festival of Dallas

One of the highlights of North Texas’ cinematic summer is always the Asian Film Festival of Dallas, which launches its 13th edition Thursday at the Angelika Dallas. Read more

Alamo Drafthouse opening a second DFW theater

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Alamo Drafthouse

Alamo Drafthouse is opening a second DFW location -- this time in the heart of Dallas. Read more

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