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    In Its Second Season, Lena Dunham's 'Girls' Remains Bold, Funny and Wince-Inducing

    "Girls," the HBO series created by and starring Lena Dunham and executive produced by Judd Apatow, carries a lot of baggage for a show that's technically about what a lot of TV is about, which is twentysomethings figuring out love, work and friendship, frequently while lookin...

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    'Girls,' Season 2: Where Does Lena Dunham End and Hannah Begin?

    With the ultra-sharp new season of Girls,  I finally understand – though I don’t agree with – the Lena Dunham backlash. For all I know, in real life she’s perfectly likable. But her character, Hannah, is the most squirm-inducing character on television. Hannah’s...

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    Weekend Recap: 'Only God Forgives' Teaser, Naomi Watts as Princess Di, Twenty-Somethings on 'Girls,' and HBO/Hulu Changes

    Film Comment posted the "50 Best Undistributed Films of 2012," beginning with "Our Children" (Joachim Lafosse, Belgium/Luxembourg/France/Switzerland), followed by "Memories Look at Me" (Song Fang, China) and "First Cousin Once Removed" (Alan Berliner, U.S.). Read their full list here.

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    Apatow Hawks 'This is 40' on '60 Minutes,' Pals Sandler, Ferrell & Rogen Add Support

    In case you missed it, check out "This is 40" creator Judd Apatow on "60 Minutes" as well as the NYT's live-streamed December 17 round-table interview with Apatow, Paul Rudd, and Leslie Mann.

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    Box Office: 'The Hobbit' Defeats Strong Debuts From 'Django Unchained' & 'Les Miserables'

    It’s going to take a lot to knock “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” off its pedestal, even if studios tried their best this weekend, firing off both barrels against a global blockbuster. Families and teens supported 'An Unexpected Journey' over the holiday period, defeating two high-profile newcom...

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    Watch: Billie Joe Armstrong Pitches A Death Metal-Meets-Belle & Sebastian Side-Project In 'This Is 40' Deleted Scene

    It might be underwhelming a bit at the box office, but it's all about the multiples at this time of year -- think of "We Bought A Zoo," which opened to a disappointing $9 million last Christmas, only to go on to make a healthy $75 million by the time it departed from theaters. So Universal are far f...

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    Watch: Five-Minute Deleted Scene From 'This Is 40' With More From Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Robert Smigel & Annie Mumolo

    Although “This Is 40” has already opened in North America and the eventual home-video release is still to come, a deleted scene from the Judd Apatow film has hit the web courtesy of Funny or Die (via Collider).

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    Box Office: 'The Hobbit' Holds Off 'Jack Reacher' & 'This Is 40'; 'Zero Dark Thirty' Starts Strong

    'The Hobbit' what happened? You were supposed to be our hero. The “Lord Of The Rings” pictures, all released during the holiday period, had steady-to-muscular second weekend holds. But 'Hobbit,' you’re looking more like an average blockbuster, losing almost 60% of your audience. What’s going on? You...

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    Judd Apatow Writing A Play With "A Social Conscience" About The Criminal Justice System

    Since the beginning of his career Judd Apatow has worked in the comedy world. While you’d be hard pressed to find anyone with a larger impact on the genre within the past decade, with his fourth film “This Is 40” hitting theaters today the writer-director is looking to work in a di...

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    'Anchorman 2' Scores December 20, 2013 Release Date

    It's been about six years in the making -- or at least it seems like they've been talking about it that long -- but a pipedream comedy is not only finally happening, it now has a concrete release date.

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