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    NYFF Review: Agnieszka Holland's 3-Part HBO Mini-Series 'Burning Bush'

    Political thriller, procedural, emotional drama and rousing cry for basic human rights and values, “Burning Bush” is a deep investigative look at gross abuses of power in late ‘60s communist Czechoslovakia and those that fought against it. A three-part miniseries for HBO Europe (no word yet on a U.S...

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    WATCH: Bruce Willis Hosts a Flimsy SNL with an Excellent 'Gravity' Parody

    Bruce Willis hosts a mediocre episode of SNL, with a few highlights.

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    TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: Brody Still AWOL on 'Homeland,' 'Ironside' Surprises (VIDEOS)

    Two episodes into Homeland (Showtime) and still no sign of Brody. Which means that this show about the eruptive intersection of the personal and political is still not quite itself yet as it continues its third season.

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    WATCH: Five Best Sketches from Miley Cyrus' Self-Deprecating SNL Episode

    This week Miley Cyrus capably handled double-duty as musical guest and host of Saturday Night Live's second episode of the season. We expected Cyrus' monologue to address her VMA performance, which she did with humor, confidence, and winking sass. Watch the highlights from Cyrus' turn hosting SNL he...

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    End Of The Golden Age? 12 Shows Hoping To Be The Next 'Breaking Bad'

    Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone. The one who knocks knocks no more. We won't give away what went down in Sunday's series finale of "Breaking Bad," partly because we don't want to ruin it for anyone who hasn't yet seen it and partly because w...

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    WATCH: Best Skits from SNL Season Premiere with Tina Fey and Aaron Paul

    Last night's "Saturday Night Live" introduced the 39th season with longtime SNL veteran Tina Fey hosting, alongside musical guest Arcade Fire and Aaron Paul from "Breaking Bad" in a handful of playful cameos.

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    Tina Fey as Blerta, The New Roommate on 'Girls' (SNL Video)

    It's easy to spoof Girls, from Lena Dunham's very particular delivery to her character's unlimited insecurity and narcissism. But host Tina Fey took an entirely fresh approach in the best of the sketches from last night's otherwise tame Saturday Night Live, as a new roommate -- a peasant crone nam...

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    HBO Renews 'Boardwalk Empire' for a Fifth Season

    Even though Emmy-winning "Boardwalk Empire" got off to a soft start in its the fourth-season debut on Sept. 8 (TOH review here), HBO has renewed Terence Winter, Martin Scorsese and Tim Van Patten's '20s period gangster series or a fifth season said Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.

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    Review: 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Demands Inside Marvel Knowledge (TRAILER)

    The show assumes a fair amount of inside Marvel knowledge on the part of its viewers, which at this point is not much of a stretch. But all the elaborate backstories being spun out don't always promote comprehension. The target audience, one suspects, will have little trouble keeping up.

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    The 5 'Inside the Actors Studio' Episodes Every Filmmaker Should Watch

    Simply known as the "seminar" for the students of the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University, "Inside The Actors Studio," hosted by James Lipton, has been an education for artists since it first premiered eighteen years ago. But despite the program's title, Lipton has over the years also made...

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