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    'Downton Abbey' Second Season Premieres January 8; Early Reviews and Trailer

    "Downton Abbey," the gorgeous, turn-of-the-last-century, period Brit TV soap opera is back to please audiences and critics alike. Premiering this Sunday January 8th on PBS' Masterpiece Theatre, the second season will show how World War I dramatically upturns the lives of the arist...

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    Trailer Mashup: 'The Lion King Rises'

    I finally caught up with this trailer mashup of "The Lion King" (video) and "The Dark Knight Rises" (audio). It works.

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    Now and Then: Why The Descendants Should Win Best Picture

    "The Descendants" starts slow, muddied by voiceover and unclear intentions. But it soon sneaks up on you, deepening — ripening, really — until it achieves something approaching wisdom.

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    Now and Then: Two Docs Test the Limits of What We Know About Those We Love

    On July 26, 2009, Diane Schuler left the New York campground where she was vacationing and began her trip home to Long Island with her two children and three nieces in tow.

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    Weekly Wrap: Trailers, Interviews, Festival Updates, Oscar Watch, and a 2011 Trailer Mashup

    Weekly Wrap: Trailers for "Prometheus" and "Dark Knight Rising," Reviews of Late December Releases, Festival Updates, Oscar Watch and updates on projects in the works.

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    Trailer Watch: Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' Seeks Origin Myth

    Check out the new trailer for the unofficial Ridley Scott prequel "Prometheus"( June 8, 2012). The tagline: "They went looking for our beginning. What they found could be our end."

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    Aardman's The Pirates! Band of Misfits Wishes You Happy Holidays; Trailer

    Holiday ecards are clogging my inbox. While it's hardly the first time a Hollywood studio has jumped on Christmas to flog their product, Sony went for broke this year, sending boxes full of gift wrapping, T-shirts and Santa hats to hype Oscar hopeful "Arthur Christmas."

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    Trailer Mashup of 2011

    It may not help you with your ten-best list, but this 2011 trailer mashup reminds me of how many bad pixel flicks I skipped last year, as well as where the emotion is---good-bye, "Harry Potter. "

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    Video: The Dark Knight Rises Trailer, IMAX Prologue and Mission: Impossible 4

    Yes, I did schlep out to Universal City on Sunday to see the IMAX "The Dark Knight Rises" prologue in front of "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol." And I highly recommend that you all do the same.

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    Now and Then: For Woody Allen, the Place is the Thing, from Manhattan to Midnight in Paris

    When asked about Woody Allen's New York, critics often cite the glorious black-and-white Gershwin cinepoem that opens “Manhattan” (1979). I’ve always been partial, though, to the rough magic of Diane Keaton’s terrible driving in “Annie Hall” (1977). (See clips below.)

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