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‘Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol’ Is the Must See Episode of the Year

Guest stars Michael Gambon and Katherine Jenkins join Matt Smith as the Doctor tries to save a miserly old soul who may be beyond redemption in this 2010 Doctor Who Christmas special.

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Summer of Same: July 2009

In a rare attempt at novelty, July jets along with only Harry Potter and the Ice Age crew sampling continuing series spoils. The rest provide unknown pleasures.

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Part 4: All About My Mother to Sleepy Hollow (October - November 1999)

Outsiders and oddballs make up Part Four's formidable filmmakers, an idiosyncratic collection of dreamers and visionaries.

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The Anton Chekhov Collection

A superbly acted, exhaustively complete summary of the great Russian’s dramas that provides real depth of insight into the plays and their possibilities.

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25 Jul 2008 // 6:00 AM

Brideshead Revisited

The new Brideshead Revisited doesn't grapple much with Charles' disconcerting mix of nostalgia and odium regarding British aristocracy.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: July 2008

And it just doesn't stop. If part two in this three-ring play was packed with well hyped product, July just keeps the receipt treats coming.

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

While one might question the viability of the franchise once Rowling releases the last Potter tome... Order of the Phoenix finds the series settling in quite nicely

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12 Jul 2007 // 3:10 AM

Rupert Grint is different from his ‘Harry Potter’ character

Sometimes an actor is so closely identified with a character that in the public’s eye he practically becomes the same person. In the case

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

Order of the Phoenix, for all its shortcomings, does make clear the sense of loss and struggle that comes with maturity.

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11 Jul 2007 // 2:45 AM

Daniel Radcliffe talks ‘Harry Potter’

Daniel Radcliffe has spent the years most young men reserve for rebellion being not only a superior role model for the millions of children who,

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Monkey Business (Part 3: July)

Finally, a month with only one remaining series contender. All wizard based Potter-y aside, this will be the most tenuous time for the business called show. After a strong start, the eccentric collection of entertainments here could make or break this potentially record shattering motion picture season.

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23 Feb 2007 // 4:00 AM

Amazing Grace (2006)

The movie's thematic insistence on seeing takes shape through slavery, a horrible moral blight even if it's off-screen in the colonies and not in London with our heroes.

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22 Dec 2006 // 3:20 AM

The Good Shepherd (2006)

For Edward, the CIA forms a circular logic: members define the mission and vice versa.

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

It is sad, though perhaps 'realistic,' that the lesson of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is that all institutions and authority, Good or Evil, are corrupt.

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4 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Layer Cake (2004)

Daniel Craig ensures that you see XXXX's mind wheels turning as he confronts each new impasse.

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28 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

Layer Cake (2004)

The hero of Layer Cake has no name. This matters less than you might think.

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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou: Criterion Collection (2004)

'That's what the movie's sort of about,' observes Wes Anderson, 'self-invention, and making their own art, and all those things.'"

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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

Kevin Conran seems pleased to admit that he has never stepped foot inside Radio City Music Hall.

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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

Wes Anderson's film and Steve's filmed life creak a little, exposing seams and efforts to make sense of experience.

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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

If the glorious surprise offered up by The Wizard of Oz was its depiction of a world beyond any material reality, the agreeable gimmick of Sky Captain is its imitation of what's come before.

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