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    Watch: First Look Trailer for Showtime's New Dramas 'Masters of Sex' and 'Ray Donovan'

    Showtime has an Emmy-winning, critically acclaimed breakout hit on its hands with "Homeland," and in the new year the premium cable network is preparing to launch two new scripted hour-long series and hoping to replicate that success. The channel's just unveiled a first trailer that in...

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    Peter Jackson Calls 48fps & 3D A "Gift To His Style Of Filmmaking," And Says Fran Walsh Directed The Best Scene In 'The Two Towers'

    The press tour for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” must be nearly as epic as the film itself. Earlier this week, we shared what we learned from Peter Jackson at the New York press conference for the film (and don't forget to read our review of the movie). Later that day, Jac...

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    In the Works: John Madden Set to Direct Whodunit Comedy 'Murder Mystery,' Charlize Theron in Talks to Produce and Star

    John Madden's "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" recently crossed the $100 million mark worldwide. In the wake of this phenomenal success, Madden will direct revisionist Agatha Christie-style thriller-comedy "Murder Mystery," from a script by John Vanderbilt. Charlize Theron is producing under her Den...

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    Charlize Theron Gets Caught In A 'Murder Mystery' For John Madden Penned By 'Zodiac' Scribe James Vanderbilt

    It's interesting to watch how fortunes change. For a while, it looked like John Madden would never be able to match the critical and commercial acclaim of "Shakespeare In Love," with a string of ill-received and underperforming films like "Proof," "Killshot" and &qu...

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    Showtime Picks Up Two New Series: Michael Sheen's 'Masters of Sex' and Liev Schreiber's 'Ray Donovan'

    Showtime has ordered 12-episode seasons of two new hour-long dramas, the network announced today -- "Masters of Sex," starring Michael Sheen ("The Queen" and various "Underworld" installments) and Lizzy Caplan ("Party Down") and "Ray Donovan," starri...

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    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel—movie review

    When a film has a dream cast led by Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith, and Bill Nighy, you can’t go far wrong, and that is exactly the case with Ol Parker’s adaptation of the novel by prolific British television and screenwriter Deborah Moggach, whose credits include the 2005 version of 'Pride...

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    Awesome Explosion: Michael Sheen & Lizzy Caplan To Star In Showtime Series 'Masters Of Sex'

    Is this going to be another case of Paul Bettany missing the boat? The actor famously passed on "The King's Speech" (to spend time with his family), and of course, the movie won a bunch of Oscars and became a box office hit. At the beginning of the year, Bettany exited from the develop...

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    The Debt—movie review

    Sometimes a film seems to have everything going for it and still comes up short; such is the case with The Debt. Its credentials are impeccable: a fine cast headed by Helen Mirren, Tom Wilkinson, and Jessica Chastain, just for starters, directed by John Madden, and written by three talente...

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