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    Watch: 'Downton Arby's' Skewers PBS' Period Drama

    PBS's period hit "Downton Abbey" is almost too easy to mock. Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame's high end upstairs-downstairs soap opera is immensely enjoyable , but it's so very serious and consistent in its tropes -- noble Bates, the eternal victim of injustice, Lady Sybil and...

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    4 Healthcare Movies the Supreme Court Needs to See

    As the debate around the future of America's healthcare rages on in the Supreme Court and the media, with many observers suggesting that the conservatives members of the court plan to strike down part or all of "Obamacare"--a moniker that seems flattering rather than invasive (why n...

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    Jean-Pierre Dardenne to Head Cinefoundation and Short Films Jury at Cannes

    Beligian filmmaker Jean-Pierre Dardenne, winner of two Palmes d'Or with his brother Luc for "Rosetta" and "The Child," will preside over the Cinefoundation and Short Films jury at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. The pair also won the festival's Best Screenplay prize in 2008 for "Lorna's Silence,"...

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    Review: 'Womb' Puts Love, Sex, Family & Cloning Into A Blender, Comes Out As A Sci-Fi Incest Romance

    There's an air of finality to the entirety of "Womb," the new film from Benedek Fliegauf. Using minimal shooting locations, primarily a cloudy offseason beach, the picture might be following young Rebecca and Thomas as the last lovers at the end of the world. One could argue that's even the movie's ...

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    Tom Hardy Apparently Eyed For Gareth Thomas Biopic, But Mickey Rourke Still Wants The Job

    The story of rugby player Gareth Thomas is a fascinating one. The Welsh rugby legend represented his country on 100 occasions, scoring 40 tries and becoming one of the greatest to ever play the game. He had a brief swansong representing Welsh club side Celtic Crusaders, before making a foray into re...

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    Thomas Beatty's Dark Comedy 'Teddy Bears' Adds David Krumholtz, Melanie Lynskey, Jason Ritter, Gillian Jacobs & More

    With his father Ned Beatty in tow, you'd be inclined to think Thomas Beatty could have called in a few more favours for his directorial debut, but it looks like the writer-director is keeping things small-scale with the microbudget, dark comedy "Teddy Bears," co-helmed by his wife, pho...

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    It's Good To Be Shameless

    There is a hilarious, clever new expletive in the Leslye Headland’s Sundance film Bachelorette: “Jesus H. Macy!” I don’t think she meant it this way, but there is truly something miraculous about William H. Macy’s performance in Shameless as Frank Gallagher, the dr...

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    'Talk To Me' & 'Eve's Bayou' Helmer Kasi Lemmons To Adapt Zadie Smith's 'On Beauty'

    Unless you're up on your British literary phenomenons, you're in the McSweeney's crowd, or you're studying fiction at NYU, the name Zadie Smith might not be terribly familiar. Her first novel, the multi-cultural epic "White Teeth" caused a bidding war on the basis of an ext...

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    Rebel Wilson Feeling The 'Pain And Gain'

    After a scene-stealing turn as Kristen Wiig's annoying roommate in "Bridesmaids" (aided in no small part by Matt Lucas), Rebel Wilson wasted no time capitalizing on the movie's success, grabbing roles in Hollywood projects faster than you can say "Melissa McCarthy." This ...

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    VIDEO - Motion Studies #6: Chaos Cinema Part 1

    This popular video, first featured on Press Play, explores how chaos reigns in the techniques used to make contemporary action films.

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