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    'Downton Abbey' Ends Season 3: What Will We Do Without You-Know-Who?

    Oh dear, just when things were looking better. . . . If you haven’t watched the game-changing final episode of Downton Abbey, Season 3, you might want to turn back now, because all will be revealed.

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    'Downton Abbey' Preview: This Week's Jaw-Dropping Episode

    If there is one episode of 'Downton Abbey' you won’t want to miss, it’s this week’s. I won’t give anything away, except to say that the video preview here doesn’t begin to prepare you for the high drama of the most tension-filled episode so far -- in fact, un...

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    QUARTET

    With a sterling cast led by Maggie Smith and a script by playwright and screenwriter Ronald Harwood, whose credits include "The Dresser," "The Pianist," and "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," this film comes with impeccable credentials for mature moviegoers.

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    'Downton Abbey' Season Three Premiere Scores 7.9 Million Viewers

    Even with the ending of the entire "Dowton Abbey" third season spoiled by many who read news accounts of one key cast member's departure from the series, which has already concluded in the UK, the PBS "Masterpiece Classic" debut on Sunday drew a preliminary Nielsen average of 7.9 million viewers. Th...

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    'Downton Abbey,' The Middle Class and Money ('Ya Gotta Spend It on Somethin' ')

    Season 3 of Downton Abbey – as soapy, dramatic and witheringly funny as ever, and at times shatteringly sad – begins in the spring of 1920, and everything now has a whiff of the modern. Daisy the kitchen maid rides a bike through the village, Mary and Matthew are planning their wedd...

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    Review: Dustin Hoffman's 'Quartet' Is An Amiable, Harmless Showcase For Brit Acting Talent

    Dustin Hoffman has taken 45 years as both one of our most acclaimed actors, and as a major box office draw, to step behind the camera. In fact, that's not strictly true; Hoffman was the original director of his terminally underrated 1978 crime picture "Straight Time," but struck by indecisiveness ea...

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    Review Roundup: Dustin Hoffman's 'Quartet' is Genial Escapist Fun

    Dustin Hoffman's genteel directorial debut "Quartet," starring Maggie Smith and a legion of other notable Brit actors as members of a musicans' retirement community, will play best for music-loving Anglophiles who enjoy the company of wily and entertaining British seniors. Yet again, Dame Smith stea...

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    Maggie Smith Gets the Star Treatment for Quartet

    77 year old Maggie Smith has had a great year in TV and film. She rocks in Downton Abbey and she has a shot at a supporting nod for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

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    'Broken,' 'Sightseers,' Berberian Sound Studio' Lead 15th British Independent Film Award Nominations

    The nominations for the 15th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards were announced today and leading the pack with nine nominations is "Broken," which scored nods for Best Film, Best Director and Best Debut Director for Rufus Norris, Best Actor for Tim Roth and two Best Supporting Actor nominat...

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    Bond, Batman & Bridget Jones: The 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Cast (Hearts) Sequels

    A follow-up to Fox Searchlight's "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" is in the works, according to screenwriter Ol Parker. And while the John Madden-directed "Marigold" doesn't exactly cry out "sequel," its cast members are no strangers to the concept, especially w...

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