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    'Mad Men' Season 5 Opener 'A Little Kiss': Review and Recap, Premiere Sets Record

    After an 18-month hiatus, "Mad Men" is back with electric car windows, tacky polyester and even a bit of health consciousness. ("Please, no smoking.") Spoilers ahead!

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    From the Wire: A Brief History of Employment Onscreen

    An unemployed film studies major looks to the movies to help deal with her career disappointments.

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    "Scenes of a Crime": Unjust Verdict Upheld as Doc Winner Hits Theaters

    Adrian Thomas, the man at the center of the award-winning documentary "Scenes of a Crime" (Filmmaker Magazine's Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You, Grand Jury Prize Winner at Full Frame and DOC NYC), has not been granted an appeal, a state court has ruled, according to repo...

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    Russell Crowe Rides A Horse & Hugh Jackman Channels 'The Fountain' In Pics From 'Les Miserables'

    Though it will be a while yet before we hear how their pipes fair in the upcoming, big screen musical take on "Les Miserables," some new set photos at least gives us an idea of how stars Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman will look in the upcoming movie.

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    ND/NF '12 Review: 'Hemel' Takes An Unflinching Look At Broken Sexuality

    Within the very first moments of "Hemel," a couple writhe naked in bed. Their playful banter and back-and-forth focuses on the unsubstantial equipment, which he laughs off with only a slightly bruised ego. It's only when he starts to rag on her pubic hair that she begins to unravel, di...

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    Introducing "Finding the New Black" Interview Series (with Lena Waithe)

    In the ongoing effort to introduce new and informative content here on S&A, it made sense to explore what can be called a new generation of talent within black film and TV. There are familiar names within this group – people like Dee Rees, Issa Rae, Barry Jenkins - whom we discuss often o...

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    'Fifty Shades of Grey' Goes to Universal/Focus; Author Keeps Control of S&M Erotica Trilogy

    Hollywood is cautious when it comes to sex in cinema. The studios are more comfortable with raunchy sex comedies from the likes of Judd Apatow and the "American Pie" series ("American Reunion" is coming up) than anything sexy and intimate. Erotica aimed at men or women is a tricky area.

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    Flashback To 1994: "Surviving The Game" (Ice-T Vs The √úbermensch, Directed By Ernest Dickerson)

    This seemed like a worthy flashback in light of recent events...

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    Twilight's 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Teaser Lands, Edward and Bella Are Now the Same Temperature

    Amidst all the "Hunger Games" craze, don't forget "The Twilight Saga" still has one more to go. (Post-Lionsgate/Summit merger, that's a sweet place to be.) The teaser for Bill Condon's ultimate "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" (November 16) has arrived. Check it out...

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    First Look: Kiarostami Follows up 'Certified Copy' with Japanese 'Like Someone in Love' (Video)

    Abbas Kiarostami's follow up to 2011 favorite "Certified Copy" is "Like Someone in Love," and the below teaser offers a first look at what's in store...

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