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‘Real Housewives of Dallas’ is finally happening


NBC Universal, Inc.

Practically from the moment Bravo launched its first Real Housewives show featuring people who seemed to be neither housewives nor actually real, we wondered when Bravo would get around to The Real Housewives of Dallas. Read more

Movie review: ‘Kilo Two Bravo’


GI Films

While the current war in Afghanistan is the setting for the harrowing British drama Kilo Two Bravo, it’s the shadow of a previous conflict in the region that looms over the lives of its soldiers. Read more

Movie review: ‘Love the Coopers,’ starring John Goodman and Ed Helms


CBS Films

Not every holiday-themed movie is a Christmas miracle. Many seem like gift paychecks to a cast doing their career’s smallest work in Santa caps. And then there are inane lumps of coal like Love the Coopers. Read more

‘Empire’ and ‘Nashville’ have great songs, but no hits

As everyone knows after 15 years of reality television, it’s incredibly difficult for people on singing competitions to make the jump to actual stardom. So in the age of musical dramas like ABC’s country soap Nashville and Fox’s hip-hop epic Read more

Movie review: ‘The 33’


Alcon Entertainment

The 33, about a real-life Chilean mining disaster that ensnared 33 miners, contains its fair share of scary and inspirational moments, but it often gets trapped under the superficiality of its script. Think The Perfect Storm, except that m... Read more

Texas crime writer Julia Heaberlin options latest novel to Hollywood



Tarrant County crime novelist Julia Heaberlin, a former Star-Telegram features editor, has optioned her third book, Black-Eyed Susans, to Los Angeles-based director/producer/writer Rod Lurie. He will adapt the book into a screenplay with h... Read more

Movie review: ‘Heist’ starring Robert De Niro

If you photocopy a photocopy of an original work, the image becomes blurry and indistinct. It’s still legible, but not near the quality as the original. Read more

Film casts priest scandal into the 'Spotlight'


Open Road Films

The new film Spotlight, opening Friday in North Texas, would seem to have it all. Read more

Jeff Hephner makes saving U.S. look easy



Thanks to Agent X, a freewheeling new espionage series premiering at 8 p.m. Sunday on TNT, the truth can finally be told. Read more

Buckley, Paxton, McDowell highlights at Cowtown film festival awards

Lonestar ball


Friday was a big day in Fort Worth. Read more

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