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    Thoughts On 'Bad 25' (Spike Lee's Michael Jackson Doc, Which Made Its Broadcast Debut Last Night)?

    So it finally aired on ABC last night - Spike Lee's Michael Jackson documentary, made in collaboration with the estate of Michael Jackson and Sony Music, titled Bad 25.

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    Review: 'My Brother The Serial Killer' Offers Thin Alternate Theory About The O.J. Simpson/Nicole Brown Murder

    Few court cases captured the public imagination in recent memory quite like the O.J. Simpson trial. An American football hero, part-time movie star and color commentator, a whole different side to his public persona came through when he was charged with murdering his ex-wife. And when the not guilty...

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    Spike Lee's 'Bad 25' Presents a Moving Oral History of Michael Jackson's Monumental Album

    There are few music albums that would call for or justify a documentary focused solely on their creation, and if asked to pick from Michael Jackson's body of work, "Thriller" would be the more obvious choice to receive such treatment. But Spike Lee's "Bad 25," which makes...

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    Review Roundup: 'Inventing David Geffen' Takes a Long, Respectful Look at a Hollywood Mega-Mogul

    Susan Lacy's documentary "Inventing David Geffen," which premieres November 20 on PBS as part of the "American Masters" series, is generally sitting well with the critics. The portrait of the intimidating "agent-manager-record-mogul-movie-mogul" is a comprehensive look at Geffen's many achievements,...

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    Is 'Adventure Time' One Big Allegory For Discovering Sex?

    Watching last night's anthology episode of "Adventure Time," entitled "Five More Short Graybles," I was reminded of the crazed photographer in Leos Carax's "Holy Motors" when he first spots the scraggly-haired Merde character, played by Denis Lavant, in the...

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    Review: 'Inventing David Geffen' Is Wildly Entertaining, But Never As Insightful As It Should Be

    David Geffen is so powerful, wealthy and connected that he could probably kill this review right now were he so inclined. He is a show business titan; a controversial figure who is revered—and feared—by equal measure. He is perhaps the closest thing we have to the kingpins of old, the Selznicks, the...

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    The CIA Listens In on a Double Agent's Dirty Weekend In 'Homeland'

    This article contains spoilers for "I'll Fly Away," the Nov. 18 episode of "Homeland."

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    Why 'Adventure Time,' Now In Its Fifth Season, Is More Groundbreaking Than You May Realize

    While the vast enthusiasm for shows like "Breaking Bad" and "Mad Men" have lead the argument that television has entered a golden age of mature storytelling, animation has always thrived in the format with broad appeal indicative of different expectations that liberate the form. ...

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    'Homeland' Proves Petraeus Isn't The Only One in the CIA Doing Some Extramarital Canoodling

    With General Petraeus resigning from his post as director of the CIA after the discovery of his reported extramarital affair with the principle writer of his biography, the melodramatic turn "Homeland" took this Sunday seems a little less overheated than it might have a week or two ago.

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    Jonathan Banks Brings a Touch of Mike Ehrmantraut to 'Parks and Recreation'

    Jonathan Banks Brings a Touch of Mike Ehrmantraut to 'Parks and Recreation'

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