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  • Shadow and Act
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    Thoughts On Debut Episode Of Shonda Rhimes' "Scandal" Starring Kerry Washington?

    Alright... after months of anticipation, debate/discussion, etc, it finally premiered last night on ABC; I happened to be out socializing when it happened, so I missed it. But I know many of you didn't. I hope to watch it some time today.

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    What IS the Correct Way to Watch 'The Wire'?

    "The Wire" creator David Simon caused an uproar among followers of his work -- a little Baltimore crime drama that's regularly declared one of the greatest television shows of all time -- when he revealed in an interview with the New York Times' ArtsBeat blog yesterd...

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    VODetails: 'Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope'

    Should you get your nerd on with Morgan Spurlock? VODetails has the, uh, VOD details.

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    The Essentials: 6 Great Warren Oates Films

    Tuesday marked thirty years since the untimely passing of Warren Oates. The great, grizzled actor's work has fallen somewhat out of fashion these days -- few, bar perhaps Quentin Tarantino, name Sam Peckinpah or Monte Hellman, Oates' closest and most frequent collaborators, as influences. If you're ...

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    TCM To Premiere Long Unavailable 'The Iron Petticoat' Starring Katherine Hepburn & Bob Hope

    Are you under the age of 50? If so, you've probably never seen "The Iron Petticoat," well, unless you live in the U.K. that is. It's notoriously one of the most elusive titles for fans of classic cinema, having never been shown on U.S. television nor released on home video. But now...

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    The Mix: Alamo Drafthouse Coming To New York City; Let's Start A Petition For Beyoncé In 'Spider-Man 2' & More

    The Mix: movie related odds and ends, or just stuff we think is awesome or interesting, that is fit to print in a bite size format. Read on...

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    One Life, Two Callings: A Review of GOD IS THE BIGGER ELVIS

    "The first night I felt like I had jumped off a 20 story building and landed flat on my butt." That’s Mother Prioress Dolores Hart, describing her first night in the Regina Laudis Abbey, after taking her vows as a novice in the Benedictine order.

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    The Critical Debate Over Film Versus Television Rages On

    Two mediums enter. One medium leaves.

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    GREY MATTERS: More Room for Rockstars!

    Sometimes a terrible music movie isn’t such a bad thing.

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    Can Tap Dancing Save Your Life? Whit Stillman On The Retro-Utopia of Damsels in Distress

    Once glance at Damsels in Distress reminds you that Whit Stillman is a true original. This delicious, sharp, sometimes daffy film give us a benign coven of flower-named college students - Violet, Lily, Rose and Heather – in a story that is technically set in the present but actually exist...

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