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    Sure, 'Fargo' is Off to a Solid Start. But How Do the Ratings Compare to the Film's Box Office?

    The miniseries and movie may be two entirely different beasts, but did the existing property influence the ratings for FX, or are miniseries just today's hot ticket?

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    Why 'The Hudsucker Proxy' or 'A Serious Man' Should Have Been the First Coen Brothers' TV Show

    On paper, it's not hard to understand why FX decided that Joel and Ethan Coen's 1996 favorite "Fargo" would be the prime Coen-crafted candidate to expand into a TV series. For one thing, it's arguably the brothers' defining film both in terms of name recognition as well as the way it offers the pure...

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    Jeff Bridges & The Abiders to Headline This Year's Lebowski Fest in Los Angeles (CLIPS)

    The Dude lives! Jeff Bridges & The Abiders have just been added as the musical headliner for the 2014 edition of Lebowski Fest, which hits LA's Wiltern Theater on Friday, April 15.

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    You Betcha: 'Fargo' Arriving on Newly Remastered Blu-ray

    Coens fans, take note. Crime classic "Fargo" is arriving on newly remastered Blu-ray on April 1. No, this isn't an early April Fool's joke.

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    WATCH the Intriguing First Trailer for FX's New Series 'Fargo,' Based on the Coens' Classic

    Set to premiere April 15, FX's new series "Fargo" has its first teaser, and it features Billy Bob Thornton. Watch the intriguingly oblique trailer below.

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    FX Sets a Date for 'Fargo,' Its Limited Series Based on the Coen Brothers Film

    "Fargo," the 10-episode FX limited series based on the Coen brothers' 1996 movie, will premiere on Tuesday, April 15 at 10pm.

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    Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor: 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Dominates National Society Of Film Critics Awards

    Could "Inside Llewyn Davis" have a few more songs left in its awards season campaign? After a week that left its Oscar prospects in serious question, after being shut out by both the PGA and WGA nominations, the latest from the Coens has scored some big honors at the National Society Of Film Critics...

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    Stream These: Five Great New Year's Eve Movies (CLIPS)

    In lieu of spoiling your holiday by watching Garry Marshall's crummy ensemble film "New Year's Eve" -- which you can pay $9.99 for on Amazon Instant Video if you must -- stream these five great movies set on or around New Year's as the bell tolls for 2013 and a terrific movie year comes to an end.

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    VIDEO ESSAY: The Coen Canon

    Fear is at the root of much of what we consider humorous in films. The fear that something, whether it’s a job, a relationship, or some larger dramatic situation, might go wrong is always present in cinematic humor. This connection between fear and comedy gives the Coen brothers' films their power.

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    BEST FILMS OF 2013

    I am absolutely certain about the top three films on this list. But the further down we go, the more absurd it seems to rank films as different as the Coen Brothers' wonderfully layered look at a struggling folk singer in the 60's and Martin Scorsese's bacchanalia of 80's excess.

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