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    Actor Dennis Farina Dead at 69

    Veteran character actor Dennis Farina, best known for playing his fair share of weathered tough guys in films like "Out of Sight," "Get Shorty," "Midnight Run," has died at 69, his publicist confirmed today. A former Chicago police officer, Farina is best known to most for his portrayal of Detective...

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    HBO's Horse Racing Drama 'Luck' Lives On In Professional Fan Fiction Form

    David Milch and Michael Mann's HBO horse racing drama "Luck" was canceled in March of last year after one season, not because of the ratings, though they weren't stellar, but because of the unfortunate number of equine deaths that happened during the production. It was a smart show...

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    Why 'Lawless' Tops Indiewire's 4 DVD/Blu-ray Picks This Week

    This week on DVD/Blu-ray: John Hillcoat's brutal follow-up to "The Road"; the latest from the studio that brought you "Coraline"; the complete first (and only) season of Michael Mann's HBO show; and an end-of-the-world saga for action lovers.

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    Is It Time To Give Up the 'TV's Like a Novel' Comparison? Not Yet.

    It's been four years since "The Wire" ended, and we're still arguing about it. Creator David Simon launched the most recent volley of debates with an interview with the New York Times pinned, theoretically, to Richard Price's new crime series "NYC-22." But the focus q...

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    Hard 'Luck': Why HBO's Horseracing Drama is Still Worth Seeking Out

    Watching the outstanding season (and series) finale of "Luck," which went out quietly on Sunday night while the country turned its attention to "Mad Men," it was hard not wonder if the show would have found more of a following if the rest of it had been like its ending.

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    Did HBO Cancel 'Luck' To Get Out Of A Contentious Production?

    It has been just about a week since HBO closed the lights on Michael Mann and David Milch's horsetrack series, "Luck." And while the death of a horse (the third to pass away during production of the series) was cited as the reason the cable network pulled the plug on the show, it likel...

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    HBO Cancels Michael Mann & David Milch's 'Luck' After Another Horse Dies On Set

    If you're a fan of the HBO series "Luck," some sad news has arrived as HBO has decided to cease all future production on the show. It comes in the wake of a horse dying on set during the filming of the second episode of season two, marking the third horse to have died in total during t...

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    'Luck' Canceled After Another Equine Death

    David Milch's "Luck" has been shut down after a third horse died during production.

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    LUCK RECAP: A Herd of Two

    Episode seven of "Luck" at first feels like a placeholder, until you look back over it and realize that the universe is reordering itself beneath the surface of things. In the pilot, most of the characters seemed detached from life, or isolated; but now, with just two episodes left to go until the e...

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    LUCK RECAP: No icing error, this

    About a third of the way through episode six of "Luck," a conversation between the horse trainer Turo Escalante and the veterinarian Jo is cut short by portents. A flock of birds erupts from behind, or within, the stands; silhouetted, they look like bats. The horses freak out. Then comes an earthqua...

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