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Could ‘Heroes Reborn’ Be the Stealth Reboot the Series Always Needed?

Heroes: Reborn looks like what the original Heroes could have been in an alternate, better universe.

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15 Apr 2015 // 10:00 AM

The 10 Best One-and-Done Directors

Not every filmmaker gets a chance to make their career as a director. Here are ten individuals who tried, and then never sat behind the lens again.

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Of Grimms, Slayers, and Vampires with Souls

Although our heroes in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Grimm are initially alone, accepting help, and valuing their found families, is a virtue.

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Soul Murder and Dreams in ‘Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage’

Like the cobwebs and spider webs that colonize a neglected basement, Haruki Murakami’s filamentous plot threads trail uncannily across our psyches.

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‘Blended’: Sandler’s Still Searching for His Sweet Spot

Reuniting Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore can't spark the magic long lost from the former comedian's flailing career.

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Wednesdays This Fall: An Early TV Preview

To combat the titans of fall TV ratings, Modern Family, Criminal Minds, and American Idol, the networks are offering up space aliens, superheroes, and a monkey!

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‘Vanishing of the Bees’ Could Do with More Honey, Less Vinegar

Vanishing of the Bees flits about from topic to topic -- and loses its way.

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We Are the City: High School EP

Experimentation sometimes gets in the way of the grandiose majesty at which these songs aim, and it sometimes gets the better of the Canadian trio We Are the City.

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Actresses Shining Behind The Cameras

Many columns have been devoted to the successful transitions of actors such as Clint Eastwood and Ben Affleck from acting into directing, but who are some of the women that have excelled behind the camera?

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15 Mar 2011 // 6:19 AM

SXSW Film Festival Day 2: ‘Super’ and ‘Being Elmo’

If Super was on your radar, then it’s probably safe to say you are in the four percent that it was made for. And you will more than likely have yourself a grand ol’ time.

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19 Nov 2010 // 11:59 AM

2011’s TV Trend: Remakes

The 2010 TV season is barely over, but the networks have already examined what did or didn’t work. The biggest new hit, CBS’ Hawaii 5-0

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Kurosawa 101: Day Ten, 1991 - 1993

Today we bring to an end our examination of each of the films of Kurosawa directed in his amazing career. After the ambitious epic Ran, Kurosawa embarked a three smaller but more personal films.

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Monster Dandelions and Weeping Demons

In the early 1990s, The Hollywood Reporter picked up on an emerging ‘trend’ of what it called cinema vert -- films about ‘green issues’. Kurosawa’s Dreams, though not financed by the American studio system, fits well in this cohort, albeit as the most formally distinct example of this miniature film movement.

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‘The Event’ Will Be Unrequited

I don’t know what The Event is – and I suspect I never will -- but not for lack of trying.

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‘Skippy Dies’: This Isn’t Hogwarts

Paul Murray's novel about tragedy, heartbreak, and quantum physics at an Irish private school is as snortingly funny as it is painfully poignant.

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Underdogs Unite: ‘Girl in Translation’

If you like literary underdogs and unlikely heroes, prepare to fall in love with Kimberly Chang, the main character and hero of Jean Kwok's amazing debut novel.

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Development Season: Five Pilots That Sound Interesting (But I May Never Get to See)

It’s the annual crap shoot known as pilot season in Hollywood again. Here are a few concepts that caught my eye.

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2 Dec 2009 // 10:00 AM

Holding Out For ‘Heroes’

Set an end date. Save the show.

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28 Sep 2009 // 7:20 AM

TORONTO — “Whip It” — Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut that stars Ellen Page (“Juno”), Juliette Lewis and Kristen Wiig — opens Friday, providing a bit of distance

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Each one, teach one goes the ole African adage. This gets reflected in many unconventional ways in Heroes.

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Guster + Kishi Bashi Perform at Central Park Summerstage (Photos)

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"Guster's Summerstage performance was a showcase of their infectious and poppy music from the last 24 years.

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