Video Interview: Real-life heroes at center of ’12 STRONG’ speak to film’s authenticity

January 19th, 2018 | Interviews, Movie Interview | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Features Editor As I wrote in my review over at the Denton Record-Chronicle, 12 STRONG is a surprisingly profound modern war drama. It follows the true story of the Special Forces operatives that stepped up during an intense time of terror, the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. Chris Hemsworth portrays Captain Mitch Nelson, while Michael Shannon is Hal Spencer. Both soldiers' names were changed ...

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5 things to know about ‘DEN OF THIEVES’

January 18th, 2018 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic Heist films are a wildly popular genre. The stakes are raised for drama to collide spectacularly with an explosive powder keg lit by action. HEAT, SEXY BEAST, THE USUAL SUSPECTS, THE TOWN are a few of those who’ve raised the bar in terms of how taut and entertaining this subset of cinema can be. Writer-turned-director Christian Gudegast’s DEN OF THIEVES hopes to cement itself alongside others of its ilk. In the film, ...

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A New Superhero Emerges in TV DC Universe

January 16th, 2018 | Interviews, Reviews, TV, TV Interview, TV News, TV Review | 0 Comment

By Candace Havens Is there room for one more superhero show on television? The answer is: Yes. If that show features a single dad and his two teen daughters trying to make their world a better place in BLACK LIGHTNING, premiering Tuesday at 9 p.m. on the CW. High school principle Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a hero in his community. In a neighborhood overrun by gangs and drugs, he has created a safe-haven at his charter school. And he’s desperately ...

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