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    Now and Then: Obituary for 'The Big C,' Starring Luminous Laura Linney

    Cathy Jamison was a brave bitch. Through four seasons of Showtime's "The Big C," which ended its run Monday, she suffered the indignities of metastatic melanoma, chemotherapy, brain tumors, hospice, and bad insurance, yet remained steadfast in her belief that "surviving" and "living" do not necessar...

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    Cannes Review: 'Behind the Candelabra' is Steven Soderbergh's Glamorous, Garish and Great Goodbye (For Now)

    "Behind the Candelabra," which premiered at Cannes today before heading to HBO on Sunday, May 26th at 9pm, is Steven Soderbergh's virtuoso swan song to filmmaking (at least for now), his final feature before stopping to focus on his painting.

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    Three Weddings Before a Bunch of Funerals: 'Game of Thrones' 3.8: 'Second Sons'

    Appreciative fans welcomed the return this week of "Peter Drunklage," a reference to a character created to universal acclaim by "Game of Thrones" star Peter Dinklage during a recent Saturday Night Live appearance.

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    'Mad Men' Brings Together an Office on Uppers and Flashbacks to Brothel Living in One of the Show's Best Episodes

    Indiewire's recap and review of "The Crash," the May 19th, 2013 episode of "Mad Men."

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    Review & Recap: 'Game of Thrones' Season 3, Episode 8, 'Second Sons' is Goin' To the Chapel

    "Game of Thrones" has two things on its mind this week: love makin' and procreatin', and the result is an episode that's operating at a very different speed than the rest of the season. We barely see any of our regulars both old and new, and got to see a lot more of Danaerys Targaryen (like, literal...

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    'Game of Thrones' 3.7 Recap and Review: 'The Bear and the Maiden Fair'

    So just getting his hand cut off is not the worst thing that can happen to a guy in George R.R. Martinland, better known as Westeros and its continual neighbors, the backdrop for the still increasingly-great "Game of Thrones."

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    'Mad Men' Highlights Don's Power Games, at Work and in the Bedroom

    Our recap of "Man With a Plan," the season six, episode seven episode of "Mad Men."

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    Review & Recap: 'Game Of Thrones' Season 3 Episode 7 'The Bear and The Maiden Fair' Brings The Action

    Um, WUT, this episode RULED. High fives, all around my people. It had everything: Khaleesi being awesome with dragons, lots of sweet, sweet ass, zingers galore, and a muthafuckin' BEAR FIGHT y'all. Directed by frequent "Breaking Bad" helmer Michelle McLaren, it was everything "Game of Thrones" wants...

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    Recap: Christopher Guest's 'Family Tree' Gets Off To A Promising Start & Shows He Hasn't Lost His Touch

    It's been seven far-too-long years since the last feature effort from Christopher Guest, and besides a failed pilot for the U.S. adaptation of the U.K. hit "The Thick Of It" and appearing alongside his regular roster players in a sketch for the 2012 Oscars, not much as been heard from him. But the w...

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    Christopher Guest Applies His Faux Documentary Formula to TV With the Perfectly Pleasant 'Family Tree'

    Fundamental to any Christopher Guest film is the deep dedication its characters have to their subculture of choice, be it purebred dogs ("Best in Show"), heavy metal ("This is Spinal Tap"), community theater ("Waiting for Guffman") or folk music ("A Mighty Wind"). The scenarios can get ridiculous --...

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