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    Guillermo Del Toro Heads To HBO For 'Hitchcockian' Crime Drama 'Nutshell Studies'

    By the time "Pacific Rim" hits theaters next summer, it'll have been a disappointingly lengthy five years since Guillermo Del Toro had a film in theaters ("Hellboy II: The Golden Army" was released in the summer of 2008). It's probably been frustrating for the filmmaker, who lost several years to "T...

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    Damn It Feels Good To Be Half a Gangster: 'Boardwalk Empire' Returns With a Growing Gap Between Bootlegging and Respectability

    "You can't be half a gangster," Jimmy Darmody (Michael Pitt) told his caretaker, mentor and surrogate father figure Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) back in the first episode of "Boardwalk Empire," "not anymore."

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    Watch: Teaser for 'Enlightened' Season Two Finds Laura Dern Promising 'There Is a Mutiny Brewing!'

    Mike White's oddball comedy "Enlightened" returns to HBO for a second season in January (alongside season two of "Girls") for more of Laura Dern's impressive performance as Amy Jellicoe, a corporate executive looking to reinvent herself and improve life for those around her after a breakdown.

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    5 Best Things to Watch on TV This Week: A Tech-Free Future and a New Doc From Jonathan Demme

    Sure, Sunday seems to always be overcrowded with high-end TV (including "Boardwalk Empire," "Hell on Wheels," and the soon returning "Dexter," "Homeland" and "Treme"), but what to watch the rest of the week? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy...

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    Recap: 'Parade's End' Goes To War With One Outstanding Episode, And One Middling One

    When we left off with "Parade's End" (two weeks ago -- TIFF commitments mean that we had to skip last week's recap, which will be covered below), war had arrived, with Christopher Tietjens (Benedict Cumberbatch) in the trenches, and his wife Sylvia (Rebecca Hall) seemingly finding religion. Part thr...

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    Toronto 2012: HBO Grabs TV Rights to Liz Garbus Doc 'Love, Marilyn'

    As expected, HBO Documentary Films has acquired U.S. TV rights to Liz Garbus’ latest film, “Love, Marilyn.” The documentary was first shown at the Telluride Film Festival, then screened at the Toronto International Film Festival Wednesday. The rights deal, which a source pegs at...

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    Larry David's Mystery HBO Movie a Mystery No More: 'Clear History' Details and Cast Revealed

    At the TCA press tour in August, HBO thrilled fans of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," Larry David and grumpy comedy by announcing that the "Seinfeld" creator was working on a movie for the network -- one that had originally been developed for Fox Searchlight -- with Greg Mottola to direc...

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    Kate Hudson, Danny McBride, Eva Mendes & Many More Join Larry David's HBO Movie 'Clear History'

    Last month, the plot for Larry David's upcoming improvised comedy was revealed, ending what was an unusual amount of secrecy for the creator of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm." At the time, the project still lacked a name and only had confirmed the casting of Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton and David himself....

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    Derek Cianfrance Confirms HBO Series 'Muscle' Is Next, Talks Adapting The Memoir

    It has been two years since Derek Cianfrance emerged with his raw and intimate "Blue Valentine," and coming into TIFF with his latest effort, the filmmaker presented a movie that was bigger in every way possible. Running well over two hours with cast including Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mende...

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    TIFF Buys: HBO Docs Takes TV Rights to 'Casting By'; Trapero's 'White Elephant' Goes to Strand

    TV rights to Tom Donahue's "Casting By" have been acquired by HBO Documentary Films, following its premiere at Toronto. The film shines a light on casting directors, the "unsung heroes" of filmmaking, and offers a new perspective on Hollywood history...

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