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    Review: Why 'Alan Partridge' Isn’t Just For Steve Coogan Fans

    Who is Alan Partridge? Few Americans may know, but Partridge is something of a comic icon across the pond.

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    Watch: Filmmaker Geena Vontress' New Comedic Web Series 'Happy Hour'

    "Everybody's favorite thing to do after work is now a web series." And it's pretty damn funny.

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    5 Reasons to Watch Broad City

    1. It's effing hilarious

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    If You Haven't Heard of French Director Bertrand Tavernier, Here's a Good Place to Start

    At 72, Tavernier shows no signs of slowing his eclectic experimentation.

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    Watch: Lena Dunham and Jimmy Fallon Mourn the Death of Video Stores

    Ahead of this Sunday's season finale of the HBO comedy "Girls," creator and star Lena Dunham stopped by "The Tonight Show" to chat with Jimmy Fallon not about the show, but about their mutual love for video stores.

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    Watch: A Penis Becomes a Person in Trailer for Raunchy Comedy 'Bad Johnson'

    Set up as a sort of phallic "Big", "Bad Johnson" stars Cam Gigandet ("Twilight") as Rich, a good-looking douche bag who treats woman like crap and hates his penis for it. His life is hard.

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    Review: Jason Bateman's 'Bad Words' Puts a Vulgar Twist on Spelling Bees, Invites 'Bad Santa' Comparisons

    Jason Bateman has described his directorial debut, "Bad Words," as "'Bad Santa' with spelling bees," a comparison so evident in the material that it's practically a remake. The actor's step behind the camera, in which he plays a bitter 40-year-old who crashes a national children's spelling bee by am...

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    SXSW Review: Why 'Fort Tilden,' A Satire of Privileged Young Brooklynites, Won the Grand Jury Prize

    While frequently very funny and sustained by a pair of boldly unlikable female protagonists, "Fort Tilden" adopts the glorious stupidity of its stars, and echoes their gratingly obnoxious temperaments.

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    'Bad Words' Star Kathryn Hahn On Being the Misfit and Working With the Late Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Actress Kathryn Hahn has been working steadily for over a decade, appearing memorably in everything from HBO's "Girls" as Jessa's nanny client to Sam Mendes' devastating drama "Revolutionary Road," opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

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    How HBO's 'Looking' Went from Boring to Brilliant

    "Looking" began like most blind dates: awkwardly. It made introductions and exchanged pleasantries, but it was unsure of itself, and of us. With time, though, it eased up and leaned in close, becoming one of the best new series of the year. [SPOILERS below if you're not up to date.]

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