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    New gourmet doughnut shop set for opening

New gourmet doughnut shop set for opening

Joshua Knopp / News Editor Denton Square Donuts, a local icon of pastry-based absurdism, closed earlier this year. But in its place, Hypnotic Donuts will open Wednesday, bringing animal crackers and bananas back as donut toppings in Denton. The location, on 235 W Hickory Street, held its soft opening Sunday evening, giving everyone who attended a free donut. The line was out the door and well around the corner. James

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Fresh Beats: 8/28/14

Matt Wood / Senior Staff Writer alt-J – Every Other Freckle In the wake of its successful debut album, wonderfully weird English indie outfit alt-J stay true to form with its third released track from upcoming sophomore album “This Is All Yours,” due out on Sept. 22. Most notably, rhythms in the new track are more sporadic than songs like “Tessellate” from the debut album, and the newer sound has

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    A Calcium For Your Funny Bone Web Series – A Q&A w/ Brandon H. Rodriguez

A Calcium For Your Funny Bone Web Series – A Q&A w/ Brandon H. Rodriguez

Preston Barta // Film Critic THE HUMAN CONDITION | 15 min. | Creator: Arnie Pantoja, Keith Pratt, Brandon Henry Rodriguez | Stars: Arnie Pantoja, Keith Pratt, Brandon Henry Rodriguez, Deanna Russo, Kamila Davies, Natalie Dreyfuss, Caroline Fogarty, Raechel Zarzynski, Ralph Michiel, Damu Malik, Ryan Gowland, James Cousar and Shannon Torrence he age of internet videos and YouTube has left many of us with short attention spans for comedy. There are so

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    Interview: Guillermo del Toro & Carlton Cuse Infect TV With ‘The Strain’

Interview: Guillermo del Toro & Carlton Cuse Infect TV With ‘The Strain’

Preston Barta // Film Critic THE STRAIN | 60 min. | TV-MA | Creator: Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan | Stars: Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mía Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Richard Sammel, Jonathan Hyde, Miguel Gomez, Natalie Brown, Ben Hyland, Jack Kesy, Anne Betancourt, Jonathan Potts, Nikolai Witschl and Regina King ver since “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” put the nail in the series’ coffin over a decade ago, creativity in the vampire

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    Interview: Zach Gilford Introduces Some ‘Anarchy’ in ‘The Purge 2’

Interview: Zach Gilford Introduces Some ‘Anarchy’ in ‘The Purge 2’

Preston Barta // Film Critic “The Purge: Anarchy” | 103 min. | Rated R | Director: James DeMonaco  | Stars: Frank Grillo, Zach Gilford, Carmen Ejogo, Kiele Sanchez, Zoë Soul, Justina Machado, Lakeith Lee Stanfield and Michael K. Williams T Daily sat down with Zach Gilford (“Friday Night Lights”), one of the stars of “The Purge: Anarchy.” We talked about the dark side of humanity, his relationship with the actors who do

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    Interview: WILFRED’s Jason Gann On Hanging Up the Dog Suit

Interview: WILFRED’s Jason Gann On Hanging Up the Dog Suit

Preston Barta // Film Critic “Wilfred” | 30 min. | TV-MA | Creator: Jason Gann, Adam Zwar | Stars: Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Fiona Gubelmann, Dorian Brown, Chris Klein, James Remar, Nestor Carbonell and Harriet Sansom Harris his evening, “Wilfred” aims to mark its territory with its fourth and final season. What once started as a fun show about a man (Elijah Wood) who can see a dude (Jason Gann)

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    Movie Review: ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ Soars to Instant Classic Heights

Movie Review: ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ Soars to Instant Classic Heights

Preston Barta // Film Critic “How to Train Your Dragon 2” | 102 min. | Rated PG | Director: Dean DeBlois | Stars: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig and Djimon Hounsou Rating: 4/4 Just when you thought Hiccup successfully trained his dragon, nope. There’s more to do, and thank God for that. “How to Train Your Dragon

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    Movie Review: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Keeps Things Going and Fresh

Movie Review: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Keeps Things Going and Fresh

Preston Barta // Film Critic “X-Men: Days of Future Past” | 131 min. | Rated PG-13 | Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Evan Peters and Peter Dinklage Rating: 3.5/4 ifferent timelines are tricky to manage and can be quite difficult to watch at times, but thanks to a crisp script and a strong franchise return for

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    Interview: ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Author & Cast On Love & Life

Interview: ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Author & Cast On Love & Life

Preston Barta // Film Critic “The Fault in Our Stars,” 125 min. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some sexuality and brief strong language. Director: Josh Boone Stars: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Willem Dafoe, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern and Sam Trammell Author John Green and stars Shailene Woodley and Nat Wolff stopped in Dallas yesterday as a part of their four-city tour of their new film, “The Fault in Our Stars.”

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