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    Watch: Retired Opera Singers Congregate In The First Trailer For Dustin Hoffman's Directorial Debut 'Quartet'

    After a nearly half a century performing in front of cameras, this year will see Dustin Hoffman taking on the role of the director for "Quartet," a musically-tinged comedy adapted by Ronald Harwood from his own acclaimed stageplay.

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    Watch Downton Sixbey, Part 2: Jimmy Fallon, The Heir and His Mom

    If Downton Abbey is beginning to seem like a memory lost in the mist, if you are longing to hear Higgins the valet ask a footman, “Did you Febreeze His Lordship’s pantaloons?” you are ready for the new installment of Downton Sixbey from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

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    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel—movie review

    When a film has a dream cast led by Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith, and Bill Nighy, you can’t go far wrong, and that is exactly the case with Ol Parker’s adaptation of the novel by prolific British television and screenwriter Deborah Moggach, whose credits include the 2005 version of 'Pride...

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    Watch The Downton Abbey Season Finale

    Whether Mary and Matthew got together or not, there was no bad way for the Downton Abbey season to end. If you missed last night’s finale or want to relive the Christmas holidays with the Granthams, for the next two weeks you can watch it online here. (If you haven’t watched and wan...

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    Previewing The Irresistible Downton Abbey Finale: There Will Be Answers

    Heading into this Sunday’s Christmas-themed finale of Downton Abbey, you might worry that the season would end with another excruciating cliff-hanger. Mary and Matthew are undoubtedly in love, but will the question of their on-and-off and currently still-off engagement be resolved? (Reall...

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    Best Downton Abbey Mashups and Parodies

    One of the surest signs that Downton Abbey has become a full-blown hit and pop-cult phenomenon is the mini- and strained flap that has erupted about whether it is snobbish or middle-brow or an old-fashioned soap opera. I don’t see why it can’t be all three. The series satisfies our indul...

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    Downton Abbey: Does Mary Get Matthew, And Will Patton Oswalt Tweet?

    It took a costume drama about nose-in-the-air aristocrats to give PBS pop-culture traction. But just before New Year’s, there was Patton Oswalt catching up with season 1 and  practically swooning as he Tweeted with arch wit but no irony, “Oh DOWNTON ABBEY, how have I only just ...

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