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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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    Coens Say There’s “A Good Chance” That ‘Hail Caesar’ With George Clooney Will Be Next

    The benefit of having a career as diverse as the Coen Brothers is that no genre or idea seems outside the realm of possibility for them—if you told us they shot second unit on “Jupiter Ascending” there might be a moment of consideration before dismissing the idea. But a number of potential projects ...

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    'Inside Llewyn Davis' Secrets and a New Coens Movie Revealed: Q & A (VIDEO)

    The Coen brothers, Oscar Isaac and T Bone Burnett dig into making "Inside Llewyn Davis"--and the Coens may know what their next movie is--with George Clooney.

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    Review: 'Inside Llewyn Davis' An Excellent, Funny & Melancholy Look At The Hard Road That Inspires Great Art

    Long hours on the road, sleeping on sofas, eating very little, playing shows for little money; it's a wonder why anyone struggles to make it as a musician. But for Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) there really isn't any other option to playing music. "...And what, just exist?" he counters, when his sister...

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    The Coen Brothers, Carey Mulligan and Justin Timberlake Go Behind-the-Scenes of 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

    "Inside Llewyn Davis" substitutes the bluegrass music found in "O. Brother Where Art Thou" for folk music to tell a similar "Odyssey"-like tale of a musician struggling to get by through life as an artist. Taking place over the course of several days, Oscar Isaac (in a breakthrough performance sure ...

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    Interviews: The Coen Brothers and their cast talked about 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

    Given the recognition they have attained over their incomparable career, it is completely baffling to witness the tremendous modesty and total lack of vanity with which the Coen Brothers talk about their films. Their latest work 'Inside Llewyn Davis' is a musically driven character study of a man wh...

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    Inside Llewyn Davis

    You have to admire Joel and Ethan Coen's ability to put a personal stamp on everything they do.

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    The Coen Brothers Say They're Also Working On A "Musical Comedy"

    With "Inside Llewyn Davis" opening tomorrow, it seems folks are already eager to find out what the Coen Brothers might do next. Thankfully, they generally don't take too long between pictures and usually have a few ideas on the boil. Earlier this week we learned they have some kind of "sandal movie"...

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