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‘Divorce’ means fresh start for Edelstein — and for Bravo

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Bravo

Lisa Edelstein has a feeling that her new TV series, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, will defy many viewer expectations. Read more

Holiday TV: ‘How Murray Saved Christmas’

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NBC

We thought everyone knew the names of Santa’s famous reindeer. Then we met Murray Weiner. Read more

New on DVD: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

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AP

DVD Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the first of the current “Apes” reboots, was much better than what most envisioned, and now Read more

Holiday TV brings out shiniest baubles

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Erik Heinila

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Like Santa’s bag, the TV airwaves are stuffed with holiday surprises. In fact, there are so many new movies, specials and TV episodes airing in the coming weeks that it’s hard to keep everything straight. So we made a list (and che... Read more

Movie review: ‘The Homesman’

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Roadside Attractions

Tommy Lee Jones has crafted in The Homesman an painfully honest assault on the standard trappings of a Western. Read more

Movie review: ‘Foxcatcher’

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Sony Pictures Classics

If Steve Carell wanted to radically change the public’s perception of him as the pompous but genial doofus from The Office, he couldn’t have chosen a better vehicle than Foxcatcher. Read more

Interview: ‘Foxcatcher’ director Bennett Miller

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Sony Pictures Classics

Director Bennett Miller does not fancy himself a sports fan, mostly because he does not want to care. Read more

Movie review: ‘Penguins of Madagascar’

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DreamWorks Animation

Sequels and spinoffs have become commonplace in children’s animated films. Read more

Movie review: ‘Horrible Bosses 2’

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Warner Bros.

Your enjoyment of Horrible Bosses 2 is almost wholly dependent on your tolerance for clusters of funny actors, babbling, riffing — and in the case of Charlie Day, screeching — all at once. Read more

Steve Carell takes new movie role seriously

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Sony Pictures Classics

To play troubled multimillionaire John du Pont in Foxcatcher, opening Wednesday, Steve Carell wears an oversize prosthetic nose and layers of pancake makeup that turns his skin pasty. He’s barely recognizable under all that camouflage. Read more

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