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Best of the Week: Reviews of 'Hunger Games,' 'Lone Survivor,' and 'Out of the Furnace,' Behind the Scenes at Studio Ghibli & More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • November 16, 2013 3:06 PM
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'Night of the Doctor' 50th Anniversary Doctor Who Show Preview (VIDEO CLIP)

The mini-episode "Night of the Doctor" answers some questions and raises a few more. The most glaring example is how these developments will effect the show's overall timeline and the numbering of Doctors.
  • By David Chute
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  • November 14, 2013 3:43 PM
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Tim Gunn Lands His Own Fashion Competition Reality Series, Harvey Weinstein Executive Producing

"Make it work!" maestro and dubious-glare expert Tim Gunn (of "Project Runway" fame) has landed his own fashion competition reality series on Lifetime, appropriately titled "Under the Gunn." And Harvey Weinstein is executive producing.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 13, 2013 1:58 PM
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TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: Episode 7 Brings 'Masters of Sex' Into Focus

The watershed seventh episode of Showtime's "Masters of Sex" brings the show into focus as a screwball romantic comedy for the post-privacy era. It has a "marriage plot" that happens to be a true story.
  • By David Chute
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  • November 12, 2013 8:28 PM
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Best of the Week: David O. Russell 'Hustles' at AFI Fest, Finke Out for Blood, An Awards Season with No Pixar? and More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • November 9, 2013 4:12 PM
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TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: French Creep Show 'The Returned' Is Profoundly Unsettling

Perhaps only the gloomy, philosophical French could have a created a spook show as profoundly unsettling as "The Returned," in which the dead come back to life in a small city in the French Alps, not as ghosts or zombies but simply as themselves.
  • By David Chute
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  • November 6, 2013 6:00 AM
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Amazon's First Two Original Series, 'Alpha House' and 'Betas,' to Premiere in November (TRAILERS)

Amazon is officially entering the original content ring this month, with its first two series landing November premiere dates. "Alpha House," starring John Goodman, Cynthia Nixon, Amy Sedaris and Wanda Sykes, among others, premieres November 15; "Betas," starring Joe Dinicol, Karan Soni, Jon Daly, Charlie Saxton and Maya Erskine, premieres November 22. Trailers below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 4, 2013 1:40 PM
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WATCH: Kerry Washington Shines in An Otherwise Dull SNL

Though the quality of the writing wavered and often plummeted, Kerry Washington sailed, charming her way through several goofy characters on last night's SNL.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • November 3, 2013 5:44 PM
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TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: Williams, Wright and Bingham Revitalize 'Boardwalk Empire' Season Four

A lethal triangle formed by Michael Kenneth Williams, Jeffrey Wright and femme fatale Margot Bingham has made "Boardwalk Empire" fun to watch again.
  • By David Chute
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  • October 30, 2013 6:20 AM
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In the Works: '12 Years a Slave' Director Steve McQueen Developing Series at HBO

"12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen has lined up his next project, and it will be at HBO. The Brit director is developing a New York-set drama series for the cable network.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 29, 2013 1:12 PM
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