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    Review: Reggie Bythewood's 'Gun Hill' Brings Back the Spirit of 'New York Undercover'

    'Gun Hill' is wholly entertaining and it will be great to see it go to series.

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    What Went Wrong with HBO's 'The Leftovers'?

    HBO has a remarkable success rate, if you think about it, from "Boardwalk Empire," "The Newsroom," "True Detective" and "True Blood" to "Game of Thrones." All these series mix TV and film creative elements with strong characters, a fair dose of sex and the good old uber-violence. So what went wrong ...

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    Recap: 'The Leftovers,' Season 1, Episode 1, Teasingly Sets The Stage For A Fascinating Supernatural Drama

    “There might be a lot of noise around the show, and people might love the pilot, but it might completely and totally sputter and burn out,” Damon Lindeolf told New York Times Magazine about “The Leftovers.” “We have not written a script or produced an episode yet where I go: ‘Booyah! That’s what I’m...

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    Review: 'The Good Son' Lands Solid Body Blows Without Connecting Up Top

    Jesse James Miller's documentary proves a powerful ode to the life of a burdened boxer, but it doesn't fully engage with the moral struggles within the sport itself.

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    Review: Award Winning Gay Rights Documentary 'The Case Against 8'

    "This to me was a defining civil rights issue," attorney David Boies recently told The Wall Street Journal about taking on the legal fight to strike down Proposition 8. "A wide variety of rules and regulations…were generated from the idea that somehow gays and lesbians were different in a defective ...

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    Recap: 'Game of Thrones' Season 4, Episode 10 'The Children' Bids Farewell

    Here we are, time to bid farewell to another season of "Game of Thrones," just as soon as we get through this extra long (66 minute) episode — with slim chances that all of our characters are going to make it out intact. If anyone checked out the news about the Emmy submissions last week, you might ...

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    Review: Did 'Halt and Catch Fire' Go Too Far? 5 Questions for Joe MacMillan after a Baffling Third Episode

    Another shocking development punctuated the final minutes of "Halt and Catch Fire," but this time there wasn't enough context for it to matter.

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    Review: Reggie Bythewood's 'Gun Hill' Brings Back the Spirit of 'New York Undercover'

    Gun Hill is wholly entertaining and it will be great to see it go to series.

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    5 Reasons Season 2 Of 'Orange Is The New Black' Is Better Than The First

    If you were at the movies this past weekend, you were likely weeping over "The Fault In Our Stars" or thrilling to Tom Cruise in "Edge Of Tomorrow," while small-screen viewers gathered around for the giant battle for The Wall in "Game Of Thrones." But plenty of us were getting our binge on, because ...

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    'Breaking Bad': Six Must-Watch, Shocking & Never-Before-Seen Highlights from the Epic New Blu-ray Set

    The equivalent of tomes have already been written on the virtues of AMC’s "Breaking Bad," so with the June 3 release of the new Blu-ray box set of the entire series, it seems appropriate to focus less on what we already know -- that, duh, the show’s good -- and more on what goodies can be plundered ...

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