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"Game of Thrones'" Purple Wedding: A Symphony in Side-Eye

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 20, 2014 8:46 PM
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  • 1 Comment
When you pay the Game of Thrones, you win or you die -- or you shoot piercing glances at your enemies while their backs are turned.

A Tribute to Robert Altman, in Poster Form

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 18, 2014 3:26 PM
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A new set of posters for nearly all of Altman's films helps see them with fresh eyes.

Can "Orphan Black's" Second Season Clone the First's Success?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 18, 2014 2:52 PM
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Can the clone-crazy series sustain its momentum now that it's no longer a surprise?

Every Actor Wants Brad Pitt's Body

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 18, 2014 2:00 PM
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  • 5 Comments
Is the vogue for cut, fat-free bodies evening the ground between actors and actresses?

The "Scandal" Finale: Depraved Characters or a Depraved Series?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 18, 2014 11:21 AM
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  • 2 Comments
Enough with the OMGs. Time to confront the blithe amorality of one of TV's most popular shows.

Mainframes and Hallways: The Endless Corridors of "Transcendence"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 17, 2014 4:13 PM
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With an artificially intelligent Johnny Depp, Transcendence" seems like a simplistic Luddite fable. But its images say something more complex, and more interesting.

James Franco, Level-Headed Receiver of Criticism

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 17, 2014 1:20 PM
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  • 6 Comments
When people tell filmmakers not to contact critics, calling one "a little bitch" is probably what they have in mind.

Stop Trying to Solve "Mad Men." Just Stop.

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 17, 2014 12:10 PM
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  • 4 Comments
Is Don Draper DB Cooper? Will Megan be murdered by the Manson Family? No, and quit asking.

11 Lessons From Time Out's Top 100 Animated Movies of All Time

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 16, 2014 12:47 PM
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Wes Anderson's favorite anime, H.R. Giger's soft side, and other thing we learned from Time Out's list of animation's greatest.

Don Draper Comes Face to Face With Himself in a Breakdown of "Mad Men's" "Time Zones"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 16, 2014 9:32 AM
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  • 20 Comments
Zeroing in on the musical montages in "Mad Men's" premiere provides clues about where the show's final season is headed.

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