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    Frank Grillo Leads 'The Purge 2,' Zac Efron Catches 'Fire,' Imogen Poots Visits 'A Country Called Home' & More

    One of the surprise hits of the year was this summer’s cheap Ethan Hawke-starring horror movie “The Purge,” and with the $3 million-budgeted film making nearly $90 million worldwide, you better believe Universal wants a re-up.

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    First Look At Reese Witherspoon In 'Wild,' Laura Dern Joins The Film

    Reese Witherspoon continues her recent run of left-of-center projects—"Mud," "Devil's Knot," "Inherent Vice"—with "Wild," which has now started filming with "Dallas Buyers Club" director Jean-Marc Vallee behind the camera. And the first look has already arrived.

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    Oscar-Bound Bruce Dern Talks Career and Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska'

    Let the Oscar drum-roll begin for 77-year-old actor Bruce Dern. He talks his career, and his wonderfully heartbreaking performance as Woody Grant, an aging man on a quest for a dubious sweepstakes reward of $1 million, in Alexander Payne's "Nebraska."

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    Women Behaving Badly: Amy Jellicoe, the Manipulative Do-Gooder From 'Enlightened'

    The great thing about Amy Jellicoe is that she's not going to kill you. Television is littered with male antiheroes playing with their guns, or knives in the case of Al Swearengen from "Deadwood." Even "Mad Men" can't escape a whiff of sex and violence, especially as the '60s heat up. Now there are ...

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    10 Great Performances That Deserve Emmy Nominations (But Probably Won't Get Them)

    As we said yesterday when we were running down the best TV shows of the last year, the season is officially over, and Emmy voting for the 2013 installment of the awards closes tomorrow. Having run down our favorite series, we wanted to turn our attention to some of the performers who've been appeari...

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    5 Versions Of ‘Jurassic Park’ You Never Saw

    This week marks the 20th (!) anniversary of "Jurassic Park," Steven Spielberg's adaptation of the Michael Crichton best-seller that would go on to become (at the time) the highest grossing movie of all time and a true technological breakthrough that would influence the way movies are made and exhibi...

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    HBO's Accidental Feminism, From Lena Dunham's Hannah Horvath to Laura Dern's Amy Jellicoe

    With the recent finale of the second season of “Girls,” and the “Enlightened” season finale still resonating in my mind, I’ve been thinking more and more about the characters from both shows. The upcoming new season of “Veep” is only a few weeks away, too, and, even though it’s a more stylized comed...

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    Farewell to HBO's Under-Appreciated 'Enlightened'

    The reaction on the Twittersphere was immediate and noisy to HBO's announcement that it was killing the critically praised but underwatched tragi-comedy "Enlightened," starring Laura Dern (who won a Golden Globe for her turn as sunny but frustrated corporate employee Amy Jellicoe), Mike White (creat...

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    HBO Cancels 'Enlightened': 'It was a very difficult decision'

    Last night, Buzzfeed's Kate Aurthur broke the news that "Enlightened" will not be back for a third season. HBO confirmed this soon after.

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    Now and Then: 'Enlightened' and the Perfect TV Ending

    Saying farewell to a beloved series is tough going, so I was gratified to have "Enlightened" do it for me. Even if its cancellation isn't yet assured, "Agent of Change," the second season's finale, felt like a goodbye nonetheless -- and a perfect one at that.

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