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Oscar Video: Dujardin Cuts a Rug on Saturday Night Live

One of the best aspects of the theatrical and awards campaign for "The Artist" has been its video --no other movie this year boasted so many and varied visual components. (Of course The Weinstein Co. spent a good deal getting the material seen.) Check out the latest from Saturday Night Live.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 12, 2012 6:17 PM
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'Luck' Episode Two: Dustin Hoffman Is Still Trying to Get Traction

Does it say something very good about television or something very bad about movies that Dustin Hoffman is appearing in (and producing) “Luck”?
  • By Terry Curtis Fox
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  • February 5, 2012 11:00 PM
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Super Bowl 2012 Movie Ads UPDATE: Full-Length 'John Carter,' 'Battleship,' Ferris Bueller for Honda, 'Hunger Games,' 'Avengers,' 'Star Wars: Episode One 3D'

Thirty seconds of Super Bowl screen time will cost an advertiser $3.5 million. In exchange for this pretty penny, that half minute will reach some 111 million viewers. And a catchy TV spot will go viral and far outshine that number.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • February 5, 2012 1:05 PM
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Video: Ben Gazzara and Friends

Too many people are leaving us, and all three of the guests on this 1970 Dick Cavett Show (not promoting "Husbands," and torturing Cavett) are now gone: Ben Gazzara, Peter Falk and John Cassavetes.  
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 4, 2012 4:25 PM
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HBO Renews Milch and Mann's 'Luck' for Second Season

After airing just one pilot episode of "Luck," from "Deadwood" creator David Milch and yet another filmmaker transitioning to quality cable, Michael Mann, HBO has already renewed the racetrack series for a second season.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 31, 2012 12:50 PM
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WikiLeaks' Julian Assange to Cameo on 'The Simpsons' 500th Episode

Julian Assange, of WikiLeaks fame, will guest star on "The Simpsons." He will appear as himself in the long-running show's 500th episode, airing February 19.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 30, 2012 4:17 PM
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Shirley MacLaine Joins Third Season of Masterpiece Theatre Hit 'Downton Abbey'

This should be fun. Shirley MacLaine ("Terms of Endearment") is joining the third season of Masterpiece Theatre's 'Downton Abbey,' which starts filming next month. She'll be playing the American mother of Lady Grantham (Elizabeth McGovern).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 30, 2012 3:50 PM
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Review: HBO, David Milch and Michael Mann's 'Luck' Pilot Promises More than It Delivers

"Luck" is a world that David Milch knows well. His self-described addiction to the track is legendary, both as a prodigious better and an owner. He once had a horse headed for the Derby who, like a horse in the pilot, broke down (in life, after the Louisville plane tickets had been booked).
  • By Terry Curtis Fox
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  • January 29, 2012 5:53 PM
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A Prelude to HBO and David Milch's 'Luck' - 'Hill Street Blues,' 'NYPD Blue,' 'Deadwood'

For years, I thought David Milch had only one series in him.
  • By Terry Curtis Fox
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  • January 20, 2012 8:27 AM
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HBO Debuts Cameron Crowe's Elton John and Leon Russell Doc 'The Union' on February 2

Cameron Crowe's "The Union," which premiered at Tribeca 2011, will have its television debut exclusively on HBO February 2. The film follows the recent musical collaboration of Leon Russell and Elton John. Crowe began shooting in 2009, following John's writing and recording of his collaborative album with Russell, the man who was his idol early in his career. Their collaboration was prompted when John was listening to Russell's Greatest Hits album while on safari. He was distraught that the musician had fallen into obscurity and made it his mission to collaborate with him. T-Bone Burnett produced the film.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 19, 2012 4:54 PM
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