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TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: The Mikkelsen Brothers and the New Global Face(s) of Television

American TV has imported so many storylines and so many performers in recent years that the trend has become almost a running gag among observers of the medium -- and for observers of movies, too, now that both Superman and Batman are both Brits. An explanation occasionally offered is that manly men in the classic heroic mold are few and far between among recessive American thespians. When an impressively forceful and confident leading man you've never heard of turns up on a show, such as Robert Taylor on A&E's solid contemporary Western procedural "Longmire," it's a matter of course now that he will turn out to be from somewhere else.
  • By David Chute
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  • July 31, 2013 7:04 AM
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Fox Searchlight Picks Up 'Dom Hemingway,' Starring Jude Law, Demian Bichir and Emilia Clarke

Fox Searchlight has snapped up North American rights to black comedy-crime tale "Dom Hemingway," starring Jude Law, Richard E. Grant ("Doctor Who"), Demian Bichir (Oscar-nominated for "A Better Life") and Emilia Clarke ("Game of Thrones"). The film is written and directed by Richard Shepard, who recently directed a handful of Lena Dunham's "Girls" second-season episodes (including the controversial "One Man's Trash," guest-starring Patrick Wilson).
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 3, 2013 12:46 PM
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Video: Things I Learned on the Oscar Red Carpet

Check out these videos shot on the Oscar red carpet with the stars and filmmakers of the nominated movies.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 28, 2012 4:20 PM
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