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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: 'Salinger,' Pirate Dramas and the Return (Sort of) of the King in the North

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV like "Downton Abbey," "Girls," "The Good Wife," "House of Lies," "Shameless," "Sherlock" and "True Detective," 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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    Watch an Outtake From Shane Salerno's Doc 'Salinger,' A Director's Cut of Which Airs on PBS's 'American Masters' This Month

    On Tuesday, January 21st at 9pm, PBS's "American Masters" documentary series will air the never-before-seen director's cut of Shane Salerno's divisive film "Salinger," about the life and influence of reclusive "Catcher in the Rye" author J.D. Salinger.

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    Time Magazine Names 'The Counselor,' 'Only God Forgives' & 'Grown Ups 2' In 10 Worst Films Of 2013

    First there was the best....and now the comes the worst. And while Mary Pols stoked internet fury last year by naming "Cloud Atlas" the top stinker of 2012, hardly anyone will argue with her choice this year: "Grown Ups 2." And in fact the rest of her list is pretty debate proof.

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    Review: Who Needs 'Salinger' When You Have Calvin & Hobbes? 'Dear Mr. Watterson' Explains Bill Watterson's Legacy

    If all roads lead to Watterson, they also cogently illustrate why he blocked them off.

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    Never-Before-Seen J.D. Salinger Letter: "It isn't at all true that I hate, or dislike, all films"

    Shane Salerno, director of popular Weinstein doc "Salinger," has provided a never-before-seen letter to Variety, penned by none other than reclusive author J.D. Salinger himself. In the letter, Salinger refutes the rumor that he hated film and Hollywood

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    POLL: Who Should Play J.D. Salinger in New Salinger Biopic?

    "Salinger" writer-director Shane Salerno, behind the book and recent documentary that uncovers the reclusive J.D. Salinger (1919-2010), is penning a feature film biopic about the 20th-century author for the Weinstein Co. Take our poll, below.

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    Weinsteins Developing Salinger Biopic & Add “New Footage” To ‘Salinger’ Doc As Ploy To Get People To See It

    The Weinstein Company modus operandi of late when a film doesn’t receive spectacular notices at a film festival seems to be: add new footage, send out shiny new press releases suggesting a new cut or you’re missing out on something (in the case of Wong Kar-Wai’s “The Grandmaster,” which doesn’t appe...

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    In the Works: Weinsteins to Develop 'Salinger' Doc Into Feature Film

    Surprise! Harvey Weinstein is partnering with "Salinger" director Shane Salerno to develop a feature narrative film adaptation of his documentary, which hit theaters September 6.

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Mother of George' and 'Wadjda' Top Openings as Nigerian and Saudi Arabian Directors Score

    International films are scoring at the specialty box office. The two best new films have roots in countries not normally seen at arthouses: "Mother of George" (from Nigerian-born director Andrew Dosunmu) and "Wadjda" (a milestone Saudi Arabian film from a female director) both show initial appeal. A...

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    Daniel Day-Lewis Was Almost Cast In A Narrative Version Of 'Salinger' (And Almost Played Hannibal Lecter Too)

    It took him nearly a decade but Shane Salerno finally scratched his itch to get to the heart of the most infamous literary recluse of them all, J.D. Salinger. Long before his documentary “Salinger,” had the backing of The Weinstein Company Salerno began his journey with an ambitious idea: make a bio...

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