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    Strike Back: Episode 6 Kicks Eleven Kinds of Ass

    Strike Back is an action drama, writes David Chute, that continues to work effectively at both levels.Actor Philip Winchester gets a nice showcase for the tightly-wound intensity of his character, SAS ninja Michael Stonebridge, in the sixth episode of the lean and mean Sky/Cinemax action drama “Stri...

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    Before Moneyball Opens, Alec Baldwin, John Krasinski New Era Spots

    My idea of a good time is watching a Boston Red Sox/New York Yankee game, especially as the Yanks keep winning (they cinched the Eastern playoff spot) and the Sox keep losing. Lo and behold if John Krasinski and Alec Baldwin don't pop up during a recent game with the hilarious spot below. Adweek has...

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    Late Night Watch: Gosling Gives Conan His Satin Scorpion Drive Jacket

    On his appearance on Conan last night, Ryan Gosling gave Conan O'Brien a black version of the white satin scorpion jacket he wore in Drive, to the surprised delight of the late night host. The whole clip (posted below) is fantastically freewheeling, but some highlights include:- Conan confronting Go...

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    Vote for New People's Choice Award Categories; 2012 Show is January 11

    The People’s Choice Awards will take place at Los Angeles' Nokia Theater L.A. Live on January 11. This is the only show where fans call the shots on who wins the music, film and television awards. Starting today, fans can vote on new categories to be added to the mix. Vote here. President of People...

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    63rd Emmy Awards: Video & Photo Highlights, Movie Stars as TV Stars

    Movie stars were TV stars last night, from Kate Winslet (Outstanding Leading Actress in a Mini-series or Movie, Mildred Pierce), Guy Pearce (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Mini-series or Movie, Mildred Pierce), Maggie Smith (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini-series or Movie, Downton Abbey), Julian Fellowes (Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special, Downton Abbey) and Martin Scorsese (Outstanding Directing In For A Drama Series, Boardwalk Empire) to Peter Dinklage (Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series, Game of Thrones), Melissa McCarthy (Outstanding Actress in a Comedy, Mike & Molly) and Barry Peppe...

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    Strike Back Episode 5 - Recap and Review: The Return of Mr. Eko

    Wet work in the Sudan, writes David Chute, requires both a stubborn streak and a thick skull.One odd aspect of Strike Back’s storytelling about elite special forces commandos is that noticeably often it’s hinged upon one or both of the two main characters screwing up, often at the cost of a life or ...

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    Character Actors Keep Hollywood Afloat: Manohla Dargis Foresees Vast Democracy of Talent

    Actors, take note. NYT critic Manohla Dargis declares that it's a great time to be a character actor, who are responsible for the "ragged human details" that serve the richness of the upcoming TV season as well as the performances that "nibble on the corners of the screen."

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    How Butter Used Bachmann, Highest-Paid Man in Entertainment, How NBC Snagged the Jackie O Tapes

    In an effort to promote the political satire Butter, whose reviews in Telluride and Toronto were less than stellar, the film's distributor Harvey Weinstein has raised the movie's political references to Michelle Bachmann in order to make a "blatant effort to make [Butter] into something people will be talking about," he wrote in a statement formally inviting the Republican politician to co-host the premiere of the film in Iowa in a few months. Weinstein asked one of the film's actresses, Olivia Wilde, to read the missive:In 20 years of coming to the Toronto Film Festival, I've never released a statement for a film. But I would like to take th...

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    Christina Hendricks Talks Wonder Woman, Drive Soundtrack, and Emmy Plans

    Mad Men star Christina Hendricks has two films coming into theaters this weekend, Refn's thoughtful actioner Drive and romantic comedy I Don't Know How She Does It, a flippant women's movie about doing it all and doing it perfectly. After discussing her role in this supermom film, New York Magazine turned Christina Hendricks' attention to a more literal version of Wonder Woman, to which she said:"Sure! I grew up on the TV show, and I had Wonder Woman Underoos, and my brother had a Wonder Woman doll—sorry, Aaron, you're exposed. And Nicolas [Winding Refn] said, when we were on set, "I want you to be Wonder Woman." And I think he is such an ext...

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