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    How 'Mad Men' Ended Its Season of Old-Fashioned Sexual Politics

    Matthew Weiner loves to tease Mad Men viewers and keep them off guard, so of course the season finale refused to give us the expected, explosive plot turn. There were enough of those in the  past few weeks: Joan agreed (yes, agreed) to be pimped out to a client, Peggy quit, Lane killed him...

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    Review: Ambition Fractures Friendship In 'Girls'

    There has already been much to admire about Lena Dunham's "Girls," one of the most sastisfying and purely entertaining new shows on television. Sharp, funny writing, a knowing ability to find true character moments even in life's most awkward or humiliating circumstances and an honest, obversational...

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    Review: 'Veep' Caps Off Uneven Season With Tears

    Armando Iannucci made it clear with last week's episode that "Veep" will be steering away from anything resembling real issues. While a pregnant Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfuss) at the end of "Baseball" opened the door to a potentially inspired direction for the show, one episode later it was exp...

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    TRUE BLOOD RECAP 1: TURN! TURN! TURN!

    I love "True Blood," and I pray this is the end of it.

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    Black & Sexy TV: Watch Episode #4 Of 'The Couple' Titled 'Bad Neighbors'

    Black & Sexy TV: Watch Episode #4 Of 'The Couple' Titled 'Bad Neighbors'

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    'Eden,' 'The Invader' and 'Five Star Existence' Take the Top Prizes at the Seattle International Film Festival

    Megan Griffiths' "Eden" swept the awards at the 38th Seattle International Film Festival, which held its ceremony Sunday morning at the Seattle Space Needle.

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    The Blackhouse Foundation Unveils Event Lineup for 2012 LA Film Fest

    At the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival kicking off this week, Blackhouse will present a full day of programming including panels, networking, sponsored screenings, and a brunch in celebration of black documentary film.

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    'Porgy & Bess,' 'Streetcar,' 'Stick Fly,' 'Clybourne' Compete For Broadway's Highest Honor Tonight

    The 66th annual Tony Awards will take place tonight in a 3-hour ceremony, and will be broadcast starting at 8pm on CBS (live on the East Coast, tape-delayed on the West Coast).

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Safety Not Guaranteed' and 'Dark Horse' Trounce 'Lola' and 'Peace, Love and Misunderstanding'

    Although none of this week's new specialty films scored great numbers, the two best among NY and/or LA openers came into the market with less advance marketing behind them. Revamped FilmDistrict marked a decent showing for Sundance hit "Safety Not Guaranteed" while Todd Solondz' Venice/Toronto-scree...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Madagascar' Family Sequel Tops Scott's R-Rated 'Prometheus'

    Paramount's “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted," the PG family film from DreamWorks Animation, exceeded expectations and easily captured the top spot at the box office this weekend. The mighty combo of a lack of family films in the marketplace and the return of a popular franchise led to an estimat...

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