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Dear TV Executives: A Few New Years Resolutions Notes for 2011

Television executives should resolve to do a few things for me this year.

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Let’s Get Physical: Casting Choices on ‘Nikita’

Actors often talk about bringing an emotional authenticity to the characters they play. A physical authenticity should also be required if the part involves a weekly round of fighting off scary Russian operatives or shady government spies who know jiu jitsu.

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Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Thursdays

If you want to know what's new on primetime TV this fall, stop right here.

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14 Oct 2008 // 11:00 PM

Deception

Like the sex scenes, the film itself is cold and remote, and as viewers, we merely go through the motions, watching it.

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28 Apr 2008 // 4:00 AM

Deception

Deception is less a thriller than it is a contest between boys with big egos, assorted women dropped in as pseudo-exotic objects of exchange.

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Accepting the Blame: The Top Guilty Pleasures of 2007

PopMatters proffers its collection of 2007's most notable defective faves. And it's okay to laugh. After all, we'd probably do the same to you and your uncomfortable fixations as well.

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2 Jan 2008 // 10:00 PM

Live Free or Die Hard

Bruce Willis' career may not have mandated a fourth trip into Die Hard territory. Who knew that action fans needed it so badly?

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31 Aug 2007 // 4:42 AM

Balls of Fury

What really gives the cinematic pallet a high-quality cleansing is a ripe old fashioned dose of certifiable stupid.

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2 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Die Hard Neocon

In yet another Die Hard film this summer, Bruce Willis will reprise his role as John McClane. But can the public stomach the implicit politics that animate him?

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29 Jun 2007 // 2:58 AM

If new ‘Die Hard’ is a hit, Timothy Olyphant can live free

MODESTO, Calif.—If you’re going to go big, go big. If you’re going to go bad, go bad. If you’re going to

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Bruce Willis talks about the tardy return of his tough-guy alter ego

Bruce Willis shoots into the hotel suite like a blue-eyed bullet, head shaved, T white, jeans pale as his orbs. The wiry actor is trim,

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Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

Bruce Willis as John McClane is back, recalling all the retro rightness and righteousness he first incarnated in 1988.

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14 Jun 2007 // 4:00 PM

Mr. Cool: Bruce Willis returning to ‘Die Hard’ after 12 years

"Fifty percent of the time I'm right, but 50 percent of the time I'm just as wrong," he says in response to a question about his knack for choosing projects like "Die Hard" (1988) and "The Sixth Sense" (1999).

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Monkey Business (Part 2: June)

Apparently, as the sun's strongest rays finally settle over the movie going public, sequels are the remedy to cool down an overheated demographic. This month alone holds five examples of such redux refreshment. The rest of the choices are a variety pack of genres, ideas and possibilities.

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