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On the Beat: Who Was Lennie Briscoe’s Best Partner?

Posted 07/25/2014 4:48 PM by
On the Beat: Who Was Lennie Briscoe’s Best Partner?

Lennie Briscoe, played by Jerry Orbach, has been called “the best detective of all time” by die-hard Law & Order fans, but a detective is only as good as his partner. Vote for your favorite.

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Jared’s Blog: Boris Pasternak Essay

Posted 07/25/2014 3:35 PM by
Jared’s Blog: Boris Pasternak Essay

“Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us,” according to the Russian novelist Boris Pasternak. If that’s true, today must be Christmas, because I am really, really surprised — finally, an essay prompt that actually makes sense. You could knock me over with a feather.

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Dangerous Minds: Top 10 Instances of Telekinesis In The Movies

Posted 07/25/2014 3:12 PM by
Dangerous Minds: Top 10 Instances of Telekinesis In The Movies

Telekinesis is arguably the most desirable of all superpowers—moving objects without lifting a finger would be both thrilling and a killer party trick. In movies, we’ve seen telekinetic characters get all kinds of creative with their skills, but we’ve also seen them experience some serious downsides. As one super-human learned the hard way, with great power comes great responsibility. Check out our list below for our top instances of telekinesis in the movies!

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Category: Film

“WSJ” Profiles Star of the “Brilliant” New Series, “The Honorable Woman”

Season 1

Posted 07/25/2014 11:31 AM by
“WSJ” Profiles Star of the “Brilliant” New Series, “The Honorable Woman”

As anticipation builds for the US premiere of THE HONORABLE WOMAN, July 31, 10/9C on SundanceTV, The Wall Street Journal and others grill Maggie Gyllenhaal on her star turn as shadowy Israeli heiress Nessa Stein. Meanwhile, Hollywood Reporter’s TV critic hails the series as “the show we’ll all be talking about very soon.”

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Category: The Honorable Woman

“Rectify” Recap: Episode 206 (Mazel Tov)

Posted 07/24/2014 8:19 PM by
“Rectify” Recap: Episode 206 (Mazel Tov)

After partying at Lezley’s house, Daniel wakes up naked in Marcy’s bed. Marcy chats with him in the kitchen and kisses him good-bye.

Daniel sees Trey at the gas station and confronts him. They stare each other down.

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Songs from “Rectify” Episode 206 (Mazel Tov)

Season 2, Episode 5

Posted 07/24/2014 8:03 PM by
Songs from “Rectify” Episode 206 (Mazel Tov)

Though Gabriel Mann’s original score provides the majority of RECTIFY‘s soundtrack, music supervisor Linda Cohen works alongside creator Ray McKinnon to pick just the right outside tracks for certain special moments. Here’s what to listen for in Episode 206.

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Zombie Fans: Win a Rick Grimes action figure

Posted 07/24/2014 5:45 PM by
Zombie Fans: Win a Rick Grimes action  figure

The Walking Dead Cast will be at Comic Con 2014. Enter the sweepstakes for your chance to win a Rick Grimes action figure.

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How Marvel-ous! The Top 10 “Avengers” Movies

Posted 07/24/2014 12:00 PM by
How Marvel-ous! The Top 10 “Avengers” Movies

Back in the day, when the world of blockbuster franchises was new, picking your favorite was easy: Empire, Return of the Jedi, or the first one. Today, it’s a little tougher. The interconnected stories of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe form the second highest-grossing film series of all time (and watch out, Harry Potter, they’re catching up!). With a separate solo series for each A-list Avenger and two focusing on broader line-ups from the S.H.I.E.L.D. gang, this franchise is expanding in every direction. In honor of this year’s Comic-Con, we’ll do our best to rank each entry from most to least heroic.

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The A.V. Club Highlights “Rectify’s” Production Design; Forbes Talks to Creator Ray McKinnon

Season 2

Posted 07/24/2014 10:28 AM by
The A.V. Club Highlights “Rectify’s” Production Design; Forbes Talks to Creator Ray McKinnon

This week, Forbes grills RECTIFY showrunner Ray McKinnon on his creative process and influences, while The A.V. Club celebrates the series’ “inspired” used of sets and props. See what everyone is talking about, watch the entire first episode of RECTIFY Season 2 right now.

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“THE RETURNED” Recap: Season 1

Posted 07/23/2014 6:29 PM by
“THE RETURNED” Recap: Season 1

Episode 1: Camille
Teenager Camille wakes up by a reservoir with no memory of how she got there. When she returns home to her family, she discovers that it’s been four years since she died in a tragic bus accident. Musician Simon comes back to town and begins to search for his fiancé Adele, unaware that he’s been dead for almost a decade. Local pub waitress Lucy is brutally stabbed and left for dead while walking through a tunnel. Nurse Julie is followed by a mysterious child, whom she eventually takes in and calls Victor. Elderly Mr. Costa’s young wife, who’s been dead for decades, returns to their home. He panics, burning his house to the ground with her inside. Later, he commits suicide.

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