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    Review: 'We Have A Pope' An Unlikely Dramedy About Finding Faith, But Losing Yourself

    Early word on Nanni Moretti's "We Have A Pope" was that it was more or less in the vein of "The King's Speech." Well, perhaps in broad strokes, but unlike Tom Hooper's wildly overrated Oscar-winner, Moretti finds more depth, complex emotion and goes for a much braver, uneasy ending for his film. "We...

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    Watch Now - Remixed & Remastered: 20th Anniversary of "Daughters of the Dust" Panel

    In honor of the 20th anniversary of Daughters of the Dust, Julie Dash's 1992 Sundance festival drama, The New School and Creatively Speaking presented a special screening and discussion of the film on March 9 as part of its Remixed and Remastered series.

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    Watch: Famed Crazy Person Alex Jones Explains How 'Prometheus' Is Really Secretly About The Illuminati

    There are conspiracy theorists and then there is Alex Jones. The kind of right-wing, sort-of-conservative, not-really-libertarian, alarmist radio show host has turned tin-foil-hat-wearing speculation into a viable business model, and continues to find any and every opportunity to weave together the ...

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    Hollywood Sexist of the Day: Lee Aronsohn

    At first when I read this I thought it was an April fools joke because I had never heard of Lee Aronsohn before and had no idea that he was a co-creator of Two and a Half Men.

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    Soundtrack Details For Snoop Dogg/Wiz Khalifa Stoner Comedy 'Mac And Devin Go to High School'; Anchor Bay Picks Up Film

    Beginning with “Half Baked” in 1998, and moving on to supporting roles in “The Wash," "Starsky & Hutch" and “Training Day,” hip-hop mogul/herb enthusiast Snoop Dogg has made a second name for himself in film and TV, and news comes today that rapper Wi...

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    Watch: "Wanderlust' Helmer David Wain Directed Tonight's 'New Girl'

    "Secrets," tonight's episode of Fox's Zooey Deschanel comedy (is that its own genre?) "New Girl" was directed by David Wain, who on Twitter reminded the world that "Tonight's your chance to see how I pulled the puppet strings of @ZooeyDeschanel et al."

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    The Welcome Return of 'Game of Thrones' Proves Story Can Be Enough

    Writing about "Boardwalk Empire" last fall at Time, James Poniewozik made what I thought was a great point about the series and its place in the pantheon of Quality Television. "It’s a very good show with fantastic performances that does great work on a scene-by-scene basis. But...

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    Watch: Helena Bonham Carter Stars In Rufus Wainwright's New Video "Out Of The Game"

    This writer is going to use this moment to reveal something he's long kept a secret from many people: I'm a Rufus Wainwright fan. That's right, this cantankerous, snarky writer can't help but get caught up in the musician's larger-than-life pop songs and is probably the only pers...

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    Exclusive Clip: Chuck D Discusses Race, Music & The Importance Of 1978's R&B-Powered 'Stony Island'

    Before he directed smash-hit action films like "The Fugitive," "Under Siege" and "Collateral Damage," director Andrew Davis got his start with something quite different, making his debut with the raw and real 1978 R&B-powered musical drama "Stony Island."

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    Why Olivia Colman Says the Brutal 'Tyrannosaur' Was 'Most Enjoyable Time I've Had'

    Prior to taking on lead duties opposite Peter Mullan in"Tyrannosaur," British actress Olivia Colman was best known for her witty turns in "Hot Fuzz" and a slew of TV projects, including "Peep Show" and "Green Wings." Now thanks to her award-winning performance as an abused housewife in the feature d...

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