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    Emmy Watch: The Decline and Fall of 'Downton Abbey'

    As hulking and lavish as the Titanic, "Downton Abbey" appears unsinkable -- especially when it comes to Emmy voters and fans. But the series, whose first episode began with news of that famous ship's North Atlantic disaster, is not immune to rough seas. Does the disappointing fourth season of "Downt...

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    Career Watch: TV Provides Stepping Stone to Film for Edgy Emmy Nominees Dreyfuss, Driver, Louis C.K.

    These days, a movie star can easily make the switch to TV with no loss of stature. In fact, Matthew McConaughey’s acclaimed work on the HBO series “True Detective” probably helped to seal the deal on his Oscar win for “Dallas Buyers Club.” But taking the leap from TV to film? That’s an iffier propo...

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    Why David Suchet Came So Close To Missing Out On Poirot

    By Darwyn Carson - David Suchet shares where he was in his life and career at the moment he was offered the role of Hercule, the meticulously bespoke Belgian detective with the mincing walk; Poirot that is.

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    Sherry Lansing Talks the Rise of Television and Ageism

    The whip-smart husband-and-wife team of director William Friedkin ("The French Connection") and Sherry Lansing, the producer ("Fatal Attraction") and first woman studio head at Twentieth Century Fox and Paramount, visited the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in Czech Republic this month, whe...

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    PBS Preview: Six New 'Makers' Documentaries Focus on Groundbreaking Women

    PBS announces a new fall "Makers" series spotlighting groundbreaking women in six areas: Comedy, Hollywood, Space, Politics, Business and War.

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    Career Watch: TV Boosts Movie Stars Jon Voight, Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey

    With Emmy Award season in full swing (the show airs Aug. 25), we look at three Emmy nominees who came up in Hollywood and are enjoying a career boost from their work in television. These days it's possible to move more fluidly than ever before between movies and TV (the late great James Garner was a...

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    Guillermo Del Toro's 'The Strain' Is Scary Fun, Surprisingly Smart (TRAILER)

    The loathsome vampire morphology that horror auteur Guillermo del Toro has dreamed up for his breakneck television series The Strain (FX) could not be tweaked to create a YA romance. The Strain is not a tale of the supernatural but a science fiction story about encounters with a new parasitic specie...

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    Why 'The Strain' is an Elegant Virus

    Guest Review by Darwyn Carson - Guillermo del Toro creates the bête de bêtes for the new FX high concept thriller ‘The Strain.’

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    Key Players in the World infected with ‘The Strain’

    by Darwyn Carson -:In 'The Strain,' Dr. Goodweather Chief Medical Officer for the CDC is really-really good at his job, but could use a brush-up course in how in marriage works...

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