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    How 'Game of Thrones' Traded Easy 'Warrior Princess' Empowerment for Something More Complex

    In "And Now His Watch Is Ended," the latest episode of "Game of Thrones" (you might want to stop here if you've yet to see it), Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), the exiled royal who's been building up an army of soldiers and dragons in order to take back her place on the Iron Throne, sacked the c...

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    Interview with Lily Tomlin - Narrator and Executive Producer of An Apology to Elephants

    Tonight, in honor of Earth Day, HBO will premiere An Apology to Elephants narrated by Lily Tomlin that will put to an end any feeling person's trips to the circus. It's an intense film about the abuses elephants endure to entertain us, but is written in a way (by Jane Wagner) that won't freak kids ...

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    When Are Films Political? When They Involve Lebanon and Israel

    One of the most interesting U.S. Distributors these days is Cohen Media Group. Its films are daring and interesting, ranging from documentaries like Chasing Madoff and Frozen River to multi-award winning Spanish film Blancanieves. Later this month it will release the daring film The Attack based on...

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Sundance Channel's New Death Row Drama and LCD Soundsystem's Farewell Concert Doc

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Mad Men," "Veep," "The Borgias," "Game of Thrones," "Nurse Jackie" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week.

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    Sebastian Junger Grieves for Fallen Comrade Tim Hetherington Via HBO Doc 'Which Way is the Front Line from Here?' (VIDEO)

    Sebastian Junger is a tough guy. The whip-smart Vanity Fair contributing editor and author ("War," "Fire," "The Perfect Storm") has put himself in dangerous situations, from Liberia and Niger to Sierra Leone, as an occupational hazard. He won a National Magazine Award for reporting the Oct. 1999 Van...

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    HBO Nabs TV Rights to Whoopi Goldberg's Directorial Debut, Documentary 'Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You'

    HBO has acquired all US broadcast and home video rights to Whoopi Goldberg's directorial debut, "Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You," a feature-length documentary about the iconic stand-up comedienne of the title. The film will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 20.

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    HBO Picks Up Whoopi Goldberg's Directorial Debut 'Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You'

    Ahead of its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this Saturday, April 20th, HBO has picked up the TV rights to Whoopi Goldberg's directorial debut "Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You."

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    20 Years of TV: How HBO Paved the Way for Television to Be Taken Seriously

    Any look at the artistic renaissance in television would be incomplete without HBO. From its start in 1972, its status as a premium cable channel afforded HBO permission to say those famous seven words you can't say on standard TV, as well as more graphic violence and nudity.

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    Sebastian Junger on the Value and Cost of War Reporting and Making a Film About His Late 'Restrepo' Co-Director Tim Hetherington

    Journalist and documentarian Sebastian Junger talks about his HBO film "Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington."

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: 'The Central Park Five' and a Requiem for Tim Hetherington

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Mad Men," the just-returned "Veep," "Game of Thrones," "Vikings," "Nurse Jackie" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week.

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