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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2014 file photo, Demi Lovato poses for photographers backstage during the Hot 99.5 Jingle Ball in Washington D.C. Robert Rodriguez had been waiting for a chance to work with Lovato since she auditioned for a role in his 2003 movie “Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.” The El Rey Network creator and executive producer of its TV series “From Dusk Till Dawn,” spoke to reporters Thursday, July 30, 2015, as part of a TV Critics annual summer press tour.  (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ and Demi Lovato

2:39 pm Jul. 31, 2015

El Rey Network’s “From Dusk Till Dawn” will have its season premiere on Aug. 25, and the second season will have a new character, played by Demi Lovato.

Robert Rodriguez, the founder of El Rey and

Unhinged passions boil in ‘Alleluia’ (Our grade: B+)

1:15 pm Jul. 30, 2015

Stephen Holden – New York Times

The expression “amour fou” barely begins to describe the unhinged passions that boil in “Alleluia,” the Belgian director Fabrice Du Welz’s reimagining of the 1970 crime classic “The Honeymoon Killers.”

Kurt Russell, Turkish cinema in first wave of Fantastic Fest films

12:01 pm Jul. 30, 2015

Fantastic Fest announced the first wave programming lineup for its 11th annual festival of genre madness including the world première of Craig Zahler’s amazingly-named, festival-closing existential horror western “Bone Tomahawk”with Kurt Russell and Matthew Fox

What do you think is Tom Cruise’s best performance?

2:10 pm Jul. 29, 2015

The over-punctuated “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” opens Friday, the fifth movie in the “M:I” franchise. Of late, Cruise has largely confined himself to action roles, movies in which he is very much TOM CRUISE,