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    Will Its Mild Debut Comedy Series 'Alpha House' Make Enough of a Splash for Amazon Studios?

    Both Netflix and Amazon turned to D.C. for their first big ventures into original programming. What better signal of your substance and relevance (if not, perhaps, your youthful appeal) than to skewer the world of American politics in your inaugural series?

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    Chiwetel Ejiofor As a 1930's Jazz Musician in the New Miniseries 'Dancing on the Edge'

    There are many reasons 12 Years a Slave is so eloquent and powerful, from Steve McQueen's fluid direction to John Ridley's first-rate screenplay and the cast of actors unafraid to play some of the worst and most heroic elements of character -- but at its heart, the film rests on Chiwetel Ejiofo...

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    Watch: New Trailer For George Clooney's 'Monuments Men' Makes A Case For Oscar Contention

    The conversation until now has positioned George Clooney's "Monuments Men" as an "Ocean's Eleven"-esque WWII caper, but not a serious Oscar contender. But that talk will likely change with the arrival of the newest trailer for the film, one that still has the lighter tone of the first teaser, but im...

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    Watch: 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Doesn't Just Want To Exist In New Trailer For The Coen Brothers' Film

    Do you really need this much more convincing to see the Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis"? If you haven't already been swayed by the rave reviews (including ours), the stirring theme song "Fare Thee Well (Dink's Song)" (listen here), or the numerous trailers that have already captured the humorou...

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    John Goodman: The Coens' 'Common Man'

    With 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' John Goodman adds another chapter to a long collaboration with the Coen brothers.

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    NYFF '13: The Coen Brothers On Capturing the Folk Scene in 'Inside Llewyn Davis' and Potentially Going Digital

    Since winning the Grand Prix of the Jury at Cannes back in May, "Inside Llewyn Davis" has been riding a wave of the kind of warm and straightforward acclaim that is somewhat rare for the Coen Brothers, who have managed to garner divisiveness and debate for even their most acclaimed films. With the f...

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    NYFF: The Coen Brothers' Say 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Is Likely Their Last Movie To Be Shot On Film

    It looks like Joel and Ethan Coen are moving away from film and into digital. And if you ask the filmmakers, who saw their “Inside Llewyn Davis” screen for press at the New York Film Festival yesterday (our review), it's something they're half-heartedly embracing. “I have to say I’m not wildly enthu...

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    Watch: Touching, Funny New Trailer For The Coen Brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

    Here's a bit of a warning before you watch this latest trailer for the Coen Brothers' marvelous "Inside Llewyn Davis"—it's not exactly spoiler heavy, but there are some revelations that are best experienced completely cold. That being said, if you just can't resist, the movie certainly won't be ruin...

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    Watch: First Trailer For George Clooney's 'Monuments Men' Goes On A Mission

    So, what is "Monuments Men"? A WWII version of "Ocean's Eleven"? A lighter take on "The Good German" era? Well, whatever the film turns out to be, it's a consciously lighter turn from writer/actor/director George Clooney. "[Producer] Grant [Heslov] and I were looking to do a film that was less cynic...

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    Monsters University

    When my daughter was young, I found myself watching movies through her eyes. I came to appreciate films that delivered a positive message even if I felt they had shortcomings.

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