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    Watch: Kathryn Bigelow Defends 'Zero Dark Thirty' Torture Scenes On 'The Colbert Report' Plus Featurette On The Compound

    If the prolonged controversy surrounding Kathryn Bigelow's depiction of torture in “Zero Dark Thirty” has for most neared an apex of tolerance, it's still staggering to think about the stress levels likely coursing through the director as she debates it. It must have been a welco...

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    Watch: Stephen Colbert Asks Kathryn Bigelow 'Do you think you were duped?' on 'The Colbert Report'

    Kathryn Bigelow appeared on "The Colbert Report" last night to talk about the fallout from "Zero Dark Thirty" and, once again, the film's portrayal of torture. The filmmaker's been more vocal lately out after attempting to let the movie speak for itself, and starts the ex...

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    Kathryn Bigelow's Extended Interview with Stephen Colbert (Video)

    Kathryn Bigelow couldn’t be clearer about the issue of torture in Zero Dark Thirty: “Torture is reprehensible” she told Stephen Colbert, and went to say that the enhanced interrogation shown in her film was one element in the attempt to track down Osama bin Laden, not, as some...

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    Cast of 'Downton Abbey' Does 'Breaking Bad' on 'Colbert Report'

    Much of the cast of Downton Abbey  -- including Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern, but not Magge Smith or Michelle Dockery -- has been in New York promoting the Jan. 6th premiere of the new season, and they have faced a flood of uninteresting questions. But if the low point was Savannah Gu...

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    Colbert's Hobbit Week Maps New York As Middle Earth

    I may not be a big Hobbit fan (review here) but I do love The Colbert Report, which is now in the middle of Hobbit week. Tolkien-obsessed Stephen Colbert visited the film's set in New Zealand and famously won a Hobbit trivia contest, beating out one of its screenwriter’s, Philippa Boy...

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    5 Best Things to Watch on TV This Week: Michael Mann's War Photographer Series and Recommended Election Night Viewing

    Sure, Sunday is incredibly overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Homeland," "The Walking Dead," "Boardwalk Empire," "The Good Wife," "Treme" and "Dexter," but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy...

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    The Republican Convention: Colbert and Stewart On Star Wars, Rain Man and Reince Priebus

    Each night during the Republican Convention, The Colbert Report has started with an intro that parodies Star Wars, as words scroll into space to introduce the coverage from Tampa: America Strikes Back. Last night’s legend included this:

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    Jon Stewart and the Perils of 'Firstiness'

    Jon Stewart added a brilliant new word to the vocabulary of media criticism yesterday: firstiness. Looking over the ludicrous flub in which first CNN and then Fox mistakenly reported that the Supreme Court had struck down the essence of the Obama health care plan – instead of, whoops, the...

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    Stephen and Mitt Go To The Olympics

    Stephen Colbert knows the next big thing when he sees it. A horse partly-owned by Ann Romney is trying out for the Olympics, and what bettter way for Mitt to earn some blue-colllar cred than for the family horse to win that big dressage competition? Here’s The Colbert Report’s priceless ...

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    Video of the Day: 'Interrupters' Star Ameena Matthews Interrupts Colbert on His Own Show

    Ameena Matthews, one of the most visible members of the Chicago gang violence cessation group CeaseFire and one of the most beloved stars of Steve James' documentary about the group, "The Interrupters," made a trip to the Colbert Report last night to promote the February 14 airing of t...

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