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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Boardwalk Empire Redux

    Summer is over and we return to Atlantic City by way of 'Boardwalk Empire', now in its third season. Either my life is getting duller or this show is getting better with each passing year, as I’ve been anxiously awaiting its return.

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    The Republican Convention: Colbert and Stewart On Star Wars, Rain Man and Reince Priebus

    Each night during the Republican Convention, The Colbert Report has started with an intro that parodies Star Wars, as words scroll into space to introduce the coverage from Tampa: America Strikes Back. Last night’s legend included this:

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    Encore's Big Miniseries Showcase: Garai in 'The Crimson Petal and the White,' Plus 'Pillars,' 'Dove' & 'Titanic'

    In a kind of doubleheader, Encore will kick off its “Big Miniseries Showcase” on September 10 and 11 with the North American debut of “The Crimson Petal and the White,” starring Romola Garai (“Emma”) as a clever prostitute in Victorian London...

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    Guest Post: Nurture vs. Nuke

    Four years ago, when Sarah Palin was nominated to the Republican ticket, columnist Sally Quinn famously asked, “When the phone rings at three in the morning and one of her children is really sick, what choice will she make?”

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    A Shiny New 'Copper' From BBC America

    Guest Review by Darwyn Carson - Here’s the bulletin: A tough new detective, circa 1864, is coming to our airwaves. Tom Weston-Jones stars in BBC America’s, primetime original drama 'Copper', premiering Sunday, August 19th. Set your DVR’s for 10pm. Do it now. There are ten episodes and you won’t wan...

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    VH1 Acquires 'Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap' + Greenlights 'Black Ink' (Series On Harlem Tattoo Shop)

    Revealing its next season lineup of shows earlier today, VH1 will introduce a slate of new original programs that reflect the interests of what it calls its "adultster" audience - adults who are balancing new responsibilities with their desires to stay current with what’s happen...

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    Will Ferrell Reduced To Tears By Stewart-Pattinson Breakup

    Will Ferrell continues his hilarious promotional tour for The Campaign with this topical but non-Campaign-centered bit on Conan. “She goes by K Stew,” may be all you need to know about his weeping reaction to that high-profile breakup. While the rest of the world hand-wrings about t...

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    Rush Limbaugh's Gift to Conan and Kimmel: The Bane-Bain Conspiracy (Video)

    For a while it seemed as if that ogre Rush Limbraugh had drained all the fun out of the Bane/Bain coincidence by taking it seriously, claiming that "The Dark Knight Rises" villain Bain was meant as a left-wing attack on Romney’s outsourcing, money-making company Bain. That idea,...

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    Don't Call Her Shirley. Or Hillary. Sigourney Weaver in 'Political Animals'

    Politics can be sleazy, but might just be out-sleazed by 'Political Animals,' the melodrama a clef that unimaginatively, nastily leeches off the Clintons. Even the great Sigourney Weaver, in the don’t-call-her-Hillary role, can’t save this tacky, leaden miniseries, whose clu...

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    Matt LeBlanc Skewers TV: Watch 'Episodes,' Season Premiere (Video)

    Among other priceless bits of show-business guidance in the brilliant new season of Episodes, you’ll learn this: when the father of a television network president dies, don’t even think about sending a paltry muffin basket, because Michelle Pfeiffer and David Kelley will be donating...

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