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Movie review: ‘Ant-Man’



Ant-Man could have ended up seeming more like Can’t Man. Read more

Movie review: ‘Northern Limit Line’


Well Go USA

Northern Limit Line is a throwback to the days of Hollywood’s heroic and patriotic WWII films — except that it takes place in 2002. Read more

Movie review: ‘Lila & Eve’


Samuel Goldwyn Films

A strong performance can often salvage a subpar movie. That’s exactly the case with Lila & Eve, a revenge thriller nearly rescued by an often heart-wrenching turn by Viola Davis. Read more

Arts writers’ picks for the week

1 Velázquez here and there: A confluence of Diego Velázquez events is happening. In Fort Worth, a free lecture about Velázquez’s An Old Woman Cooking Eggs, given by Renaissance and Baroque art professor Tanya Tiffany, w... Read more

Movie review: ‘Safelight’


ARC Entertainment

In Safelight, director/writer Tony Aloupis sure piles it on our hero, Charles. Read more

Movie review: ‘Mr. Holmes’


Roadside Attractions

With Robert Downey Jr. making him a skull-cracking action hero on the big screen and Benedict Cumberbatch making him a high-functioning sociopath on TV, what sort of Sherlock Holmes yarn can add fresh story material? How about Ian McKellen playing the immortal character as we’ve never seen... Read more

King Tut brought to life on Spike TV


Spike TV

The miniseries about the Egyptian pharaoh brings a historical figure to the small screen while helping change the image of a network. Read more

‘Minions’ masters growing genre of animated spinoffs


DreamWorks Animation

Having charmed moviegoers in two “Despicable Me” adventures, the jabbering, pill-shaped underlings known as Minions now have taken center stage in their own namesake movie. Read more

Movie review: ‘Cartel Land’


The Orchard

The courageous, scary Cartel Land is a jaw-dropping documentary about two vigilante groups, on opposite sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, trying to stave off Mexican drug cartels. When the action focuses on the battle lines in Mexico, the results are nothing short of s... Read more

A slice of real life goes into ‘The Jim Gaffigan Show’


TV Land

The TV Land show is largely autobiographical, written and executive-produced by Gaffigan and his wife. Read more

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