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    'The Newsroom' Premiere Review and Recap: Less Talk as This Story Develops

    Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" might be a consistently good show if it cuts the blather and gets to the news.

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    THE NEWSROOM RECAP 1: WE JUST DECIDED TO

    HBO’s been trying to sell "The Newsroom" to audiences on the strength of its opening scene, when Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels), a bland and personable cable news anchor trapped in his own private hell somewhere between a shout-y liberal and a conservative, snaps and delivers a rant about American great...

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    Review: While Hopelessly Drunk On The Ideals Of Bygone Journalism, ‘The Newsroom’ Is Still An Engaging Broadcast

    The longer Aaron Sorkin’s deeply-nostalgic-for-the-golden-age-of-news show “The Newsroom” goes on for, the more improbable the workplace drama (and dramedy), set at a fictional cable-news show, becomes. A complacent and apathetic news anchor known as the MOR Jay Leno of news anchor suddenly explodes...

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    Aaron Sorkin Moves 'The Newsroom' To Fairyland

    Aaron Sorkin has always had a huge, corn-fed Capraesque streak, and I don’t mean that as a compliment.  Even in his own day, Capra’s Americana was more willful than trenchant, but at least it suited its Greatest Generation era. Sorkin’s high-blown patriotic speeches, tran...

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    A Batch Of New Pics From Highly Anticipated Summer TV Shows 'Breaking Bad' & 'The Newsroom'

    Over the past few weeks, we've had to say goodbye to a slew of our regular TV season favorites, and we've already listed our favorite 10 shows of 2011/2012. But there is still going to be some great stuff to watch over the next couple of months on the small screen. This summer sees the retur...

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    New Look At Jeff Daniels & Noah Segen In Rian Johnson's 'Looper' Plus U.K. Poster

    With the novelty of Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt playing the same character now worn off after the unveiling of the first "Looper" trailer, all eyes turn to the film itself and its upcoming release. Marketing has been a bit of a mixed bag so far, and the latest peeks don'...

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    Watch: 3 Character Trailers For Aaron Sorkin's 'The Newsroom'

    With last night’s season finale of “Game Of Thrones,” HBO is sending their marketing department into overdrive in advance of, what they hope will be, their next flagship show, Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom.”

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    Peter Farrelly Says 'Dumb & Dumber 2' Will Shoot In September; 'Movie 43' Pushed To January 25, 2013

    In the works for a while now, and most recently kicking back to life last summer when it was reported that Jim Carrey was eyeballing a sequel to "Dumb & Dumber" as a potential next project, it looks like everything is coalescing for the return of Harry and Lloyd.

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    Watch: Trailering HBO's 'The Newsroom,' Aaron Sorkin's (Triumphant?) Return to TV

    Aaron Sorkin's been nominated for one Oscar ("Moneyball") and won another ("The Social Network") in the years since the demise of the misfire that was "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." And now here's "The Newsroom," which premieres June 24th on HBO, mar...

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    5 Actors That Are Overdue For An Oscar Nomination

    Among the five Best Actor nominees at this Sunday's Academy Awards, there's one person who should have been sitting in the Kodak Theater long ago: at long last, Gary Oldman, one of the actors whose lack of awards recognition has long been lamented by the chattering film classes, gets to book a tuxed...

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