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    New Pipe-Smoking Image Of Leonardo DiCaprio In 'Django Unchained'

    There probably hasn't been any production this year more unpredictable than Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained." With actors dropping in and out seemingly at random or, as in the case of Jonah Hill, having to turn down a role only to be recruited months later for another one, what Tarantino final...

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    CRUEL SUMMER: TOP GUN (1986)

    Tony Scott’s "Top Gun" is a visual and aural assault, a full-throttle “ride” that doesn’t stop for pesky things like story.

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    LONGMIRE RECAP 3: THE CANCER

    Longmire’s specific focus on its main character can yield some tense results, as last week’s episode demonstrated effectively. But this approach also leads to difficulties when the scope of the episode is wider.

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    Il Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna, XXVI Edizione: Don't Cry Over Spilt Celluloid

    To borrow a formulation from Proust: for a long time I wanted to go to what is perhaps the most cinephilic of all film festivals, Il Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna.

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    'The Newsroom' Premiere Review and Recap: Less Talk as This Story Develops

    Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" might be a consistently good show if it cuts the blather and gets to the news.

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    L.A. Film Fest Review: Entertaining Romp 'Magic Mike' Will Put Its Spell On You... And Shake It Like Nobody's Business

    There’s just something about Channing Tatum. Clearly, he’s got that magic touch (why else would Paramount be reshooting “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” to add more Chan?), a certain je ne sais quoi that would inspire veteran auteur Stephen Soderbergh to bring his early life story as a Florida stripper to th...

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    THE NEWSROOM RECAP 1: WE JUST DECIDED TO

    HBO’s been trying to sell "The Newsroom" to audiences on the strength of its opening scene, when Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels), a bland and personable cable news anchor trapped in his own private hell somewhere between a shout-y liberal and a conservative, snaps and delivers a rant about American great...

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    Review: While Hopelessly Drunk On The Ideals Of Bygone Journalism, ‘The Newsroom’ Is Still An Engaging Broadcast

    The longer Aaron Sorkin’s deeply-nostalgic-for-the-golden-age-of-news show “The Newsroom” goes on for, the more improbable the workplace drama (and dramedy), set at a fictional cable-news show, becomes. A complacent and apathetic news anchor known as the MOR Jay Leno of news anchor suddenly explodes...

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    TRUE BLOOD RECAP 3: WHATEVER I AM, YOU MADE ME

    This week’s "True Blood" suffered a bit from "Game of Thrones" syndrome—too many people, parts and ideas for all of them to properly register—but boy howdy were they mostly fine, fun and full of portent of freaky things to com

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    FALLING SKIES RECAP 2: COMPASS

    "He is now defined by those of us who owe him our lives."

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