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    Bogart: Unconventional Star, Sex Symbol in TCM's Summer Under the Stars Retrospective

    Matt Brennan takes a different tack in his “Now and Then” column this week, reviewing not two movies but one star. It just so happens that Turner Classic Movies did the work of combining current and classic for him. On Wednesday, the network’s essential series “Summer Under the Stars” gives us 24 hours of Humphrey Bogart. Swoon. Trailer and clip below: They say sex sells, but it never flew off the shelves quite like it did in the heyday of the studio system. Back then a guy didn’t need a six-pack to get us melting, though it didn’t hurt — just try to resist the swaggering muscularity of Brando, busting out of that white T-shirt in A Streetca...

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    TV Review: Strike Back Episode One, Recap and Review (SPOILERS)

    Anglophile critic David Chute takes on yet another new Brit/American co-production, Cinemax's Strike Back.

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    TV Roundup: NBC Remakes Munsters, Jeff Garlin's New Show, PBS Clarifies Bert and Ernie’s Status

    Confirming that television has officially run out of new ideas, NBC has signed on to remake The Munsters, just after their announcement of a Frankenstein remake and CBS’s new Bewitched. NBC passed on a revamp of the 1960s show last year, but asked Bryan Fuller, the creator of Pushing Daisies, to mak...

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    Walking Dead: Why Did AMC Fire Showrunner Frank Darabont? THR Blames AMC's Joel Stillerman

    Many media folk have been trying to get to the bottom of why AMC fired showrunner Frank Darabont off its most successful show, The Walking Dead. THR's Kim Masters comes up with some answers, although AMC is keeping Darabont and others mum. Not surprisingly, two of the usual factors, greed and ego, a...

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    TV Watch: Imagination-Free Networks Are Bewitched, Frankensteined and Nannied

    In yet another example of today's brand-oriented, risk-averse thinking, CBS has hired Marc Lawrence, the mind behind Miss Congeniality, to revamp the popular Bewitched series that ran from 1964 to 1972 on ABC. Lawrence also produced 2005’s widely reviled big-screen version of the show, starring Nic...

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    Gloria Steinem: In Her Own Words; Join The Feminist Conversation

    HBO Documentary Films debuts Gloria Steinem: In Her Own Words on August 15. Steinem's Women's Media Center is pushing the film as an opportunity for feminist discourse across generations. Steinem, who was a driving force in the modern feminist movement for forty years, hopes the film inspires people...

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    TV's Emmy-Nominated The Killing Borrows Heavily from Fincher's Seven

    This week in “Now and Then,” columnist Matt Brennan cracks The Case of the Two Murder Mysteries: AMC’s Emmy-nominated The Killing, now showing an encore of its first season Sunday nights at midnight, and critical darling David Fincher’s breakout thriller from 1995, Seven.

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    Torchwood: Miracle Day, Episode 5, “The Categories of Life,” Recap and Review

    David Chute reviews and recaps Episode Five of Torchwood: Miracle Day, "the loopiest of all TV shows," he writes (SPOILERS): Both Rupert Sheldrake’s morphic fields and that most overused and probably least understood of futurist concepts, The Singularity, continue to get an affectionate squeeze from...

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    Sex and the City Prequel: Less Evolved?

    Last week Brit tabloid The Daily Mail reported that we'd soon be seeing a third Sex and the City movie, this one a prequel that would show us the fearsome foursome's background and include new talent such as Blake Lively, Selena Gomez, Emma Roberts and Elizabeth Olsen.

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    Casting Watch: Witherspoon Goes Fluffy, Fishburne is Superman's Perry White, Foster Plays Gotti Jr.

    Reese Witherspoon's next project is a Disney fluff piece called Wish List, about a girl whose wishes do not come true because the coin she throws into the well never reaches its bottom. Twenty-five years later, Witherspoon enters as that girl's older self, a careerist who has lost the imagination ...

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