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Chris O'Dowd

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    The Crimson Petal And The White

    I grabbed this two-disc set from Acorn when it arrived because I’m a sucker for anything English and Victorian. As usual, I’m late to the fair because it’s been showing on Encore and I should have gotten my review in last week.  Please don’t tell anyone. (At least I&rsqu...

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    Encore's 'The Crimson Petal and the White' Is Not Your Parents' Period Drama

    Adapted from Michel Faber's 2002 novel of the same name, the British miniseries "The Crimson Petal and the White" (airing on Encore tonight, September 10th, at 8pm and tomorrow at the same time) features characters in the grip of Victorian repression but is itself gleefully earthy and ...

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    5 Best Things to Watch on TV This Week: Victorian Prostitutes and the End of 'Damages'

    Sure, Sunday seems to always be overcrowded with high-end TV, but what to watch the rest of the week? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days.

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    HBO Sends Christopher Guest's 'Family Tree' Starring Chris O'Dowd To Series

    Generally, getting a show on television first requires shooting a pilot that hopefully the network likes, after which they'll order up a bunch of episodes and hopefully you'll make it past the first season. But sometimes, a project just makes sense right out of the gate, and that's how H...

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    HBO Gives a Series Order to 'Family Tree,' A New Show From Christopher Guest

    Don't we all need more Christopher Guest in our lives? (Right?) So it's great, welcome news that HBO is going ahead with a full series order for Guest's new TV show "Family Tree," currently slated to run eight half-hour episodes.

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    Watch: Trailer For 'Frankie Go Boom' Starring Charlie Hunnam, Chris O'Dowd & Ron Perlman

    Damn, the trailer for "3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom" looks strange. In a really good way. So how do we explain the madness therein? Let's go to the official synopsis which is brief: Frank Bartlett has been tortured, embarrassed and humiliated by his brother Bruce -- usually on film -- hi...

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    Watch: Ron Perlman Kisses Chris O'Dowd In Clip From 'Frankie Go Boom'

    There are few comedies that will hit theaters this year as strange and odd as "Frankie Go Boom." And the first clip/teaser has arrived, in the wake of the film's Comic-Con appearance, and it gives you a pretty good idea of just how far out there this one is.

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    New Images From The Weinsteins' 'The Sapphires' Starring Chris O'Dowd

    Before the Cannes Film Festival even began this year, The Weinstein Company made their usual round of high-profile acquisitions, and among the more curious selections, a largely unknown Aussie flick called “The Sapphires” made its way into the mix. As more info was released, it became cl...

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    5 Breakout Performers & Directors From The 2012 Cannes Film Festival

    One of the greatest things about film festivals, one of the things that gets you through the worst films, the lack of sleep, and the terrible B.O. of your fellow moviegoers, is the chance to discover new talent. You'll see absolute newcomers blast off into the stratosphere, or relatively well-known ...

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    Chris O'Dowd To Star In TV Series 'Family Tree' From Christopher Guest, Planning To Write A Film For Judd Apatow

    Chris O'Dowd is, quite frankly, a man to watch at the moment. The Irish actor first came to notice alongside Richard Ayoade on British TV show "The I.T. Crowd," which brought him to the attention of Hollywood. And while his early film roles went off a little half-cocked -- "Dinner For Schmucks," "Gu...

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