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On Bruce Springsteen's Music in Film and TV

Bruce Springsteen's music in film and television captured author Caroline Madden's imagination. She discuses her book, Springsteen as Soundtrack, and other things Springsteen in this interview.

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'Cruising the Movies' Is as Entertaining as the Movies That It Looks At

Cruising the Movies is film writing that delivers that magic with verve, wit, and self-deprecation.

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"We're in a Very Gray Area": Looking Back on 'House of Cards', Chapter One

House of Cards might be gearing up for its third season, but the very first episode of the series is the most telling indication of how Netflix is helping television break new ground.

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Can You Survive if You're Not a Monster in 'Hannibal: The Complete Second Season'?

The landmark horror series steps away from crime procedurals and deeper into its inimitable sense of style in a triumphant sophomore year.

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In Defense of Modern Family's Writers

When the actors of ABC's most successful series in years were forced to file a lawsuit, the minds behind the dialogue took an entire episode to make their points known.

Television

Daley Pearson Gets Some Strange Phone Calls

Australian writer and director Daley Pearson is funny in all of his creations and conquers every type of comedy he tries.

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Controlled Chaos Reigns in 'Hannibal: Season One'

Bryan Fuller retools the Hannibal franchise as an intelligent take on the morality of horror fiction, setting a CSI procedural within a Satanic universe ruled by Mads Mikkelsen's insane Dr. Lecter.

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Rage, Rivalry and Rose Hip Tea:' Veep: The Complete First Season'

Thanks to Veep's sharp writing and excellent ensemble cast, Armando Iannucci's satirical look at the office of the Vice President lifts the lid on the powerlessness of those in power.

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'Nova: Secrets of the Viking Sword' Makes a Point

Renaissance martial arts expert John Clements slashes through tomatoes and pumpkins, not to mention a pair of two-liter water bottles, a basketball, an ice block, a side of beef and a number of rugs.

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Would No More 'Have I Got News for You' Be Good News?

BBC's satirical news show has taken viewers on a long and bumpy ride. Now in its 44th series, has it reached the end of the road?

Television

Lost In Translation, or, Why 'The Hangover' Can't Just Be 'The Hangover'

Thanks to translation, the cult '60s British show The Avengers is known to French viewers as Chapeau Melon et Bottes de Cuir, literally "bowler hat and leather boots", a title which could be misconstrued for a show about bondage tips and foot fetish.

Television

Life, Murder and Companionship: Dexter's Quest for Friendship

Looking back over Dexter’s journey, the need for a trustworthy companion has never been greater. As the character has become more human, the desire for companionship and a normal life has overtaken the necessitation to kill. It has become—in fact always was—the driving force in his life.

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'Generator Rex, Vol. 1': A Fun Action Series for Young Audiences

Five years ago, a world-wide nanite plague infected every living thing on Earth. When those nanites transform people and animals into mindless monsters, Providence and their secret weapon Rex are there to fight back.

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The 'Leverage' Do-Gooder Thieves Return to Con Villains and Right Wrongs

An insurance fraud-investigator-turned Mastermind leads a team of four thieves to bail out hard-luck cases and punish seemingly-untouchable criminals in the second season of this funny and exciting heist show.

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On TV: Parenthood (video)

Better Than Advertised

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Stargate: Universe 1.0

The first half of Season One of the third Stargate television show boasts a strong ensemble of characters dealing with an impossible situation billions of light-years from home.

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Past Life (new TV show / video)

New FOX series officially debuts Thursday, Feb. 11.

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Bio Ritmo: Bionico

Every piece of pop culture wishes it had an audience this charismatic.


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