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The Hundred-Foot Journey
A Delightful Film About Food, Family, and Love

Friday, August 8th, 2014
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If someone remarks, “Make sure you eat before watching this film,” one might assume the person is simply warning you about its long length. In

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Downton Christmas

Before Downton Abbey – Where the Stars Shone

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
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Downton Abbey’s Season 3 will begin January 6, 2013, on PBS and excitement is growing. First Lady Michelle Obama, a big fan of the show,

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Hitch and Mirren

Hitchcock – The Frightening Man Behind the Horror Films

Friday, November 23rd, 2012
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Generally, when a movie watcher is asked “but what’s it all about?” it’s easy to come up with a fast summary statement. In the case

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The Star of the Fall TV Season—New York!

Saturday, October 15th, 2011
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The stars have come out for the fall television season. The real star, however, is New York. More than 23 shows are now being filmed

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Arthur Comes of Age

Friday, April 8th, 2011
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The original 1981 Arthur is a hard act to follow. Starring cuddly Dudley Moore as loveable playboy Arthur Bach, the film won two Academy Awards

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Oscar 2010—The Good Guys—And The Bad Guys—Win

Saturday, March 6th, 2010
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So many movies. So little time. Watching the Academy Awards is always more fun when you’ve seen most or all of the nominated films and

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The Last Station—The Last Year of Tolstoy’s Life

Thursday, February 25th, 2010
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Like Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren is a favorite choice come awards season. At a time when older actresses see fewer starring roles come their way,

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State of Play

State of Pay: Newspaper Pushes for Profits Not Facts

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009
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Investigative journalism just isn’t what it used to be. Remember All the President’s Men? Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the two Washington Post journalists, brought

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