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DVD and Blu-ray Picks for September 24 - 30

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Dark Knight Rises
There's a new Batman box set and some great horror titles this week, along with the biggest film of the summer, and a whole heaping handful of television. It's a good week for releases, and especially for John Carpenter fans.

The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Award Winners

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If you’re like most sane people, you spent Sunday night mocking the almost ghoulishly awful series finale of Dexter (Incompetent plotting!  CGI hurricanes!  Unfortunate beards!) and reveling in the gloriously excellent penultimate episode of Breaking Bad.  Thus, this post is for you, the people who didn’t waste their time watching the 65th...

Emmys 2013: 'Breaking Bad,' Mad Men' and Elisabeth Moss Lead the...

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The 2013 Emmy Nominations are in, and like every award season there are some nice sneaky nominations, a lot of old favorites, nominations for things that are going away, and startling omissions. Mad Men, 30 Rock and Breaking Bad are all represented, naturally, but so is the Netflix original series House...

Emmys 2012: The Winners Are...

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Be sure to read our 2012 Emmy Awards recap! Well, the 2012 Emmys were held on Sunday night, in an opulent tribute to the finest programming television has to offer.  And by finest, apparently the Emmy voters are big fans of Two and a Half Men and Dancing with the Stars, because somehow, somehow, those programs...

Blu-ray and DVD Releases for September 18-24

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This week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases are all about a certain doctor/professor/adventurer whose adventures have kept us entertained for over three decades, and made for at least two good movies. There’s also the surprisingly great The Cabin in the Woods, and the Katy Perry movie, and Criterion’s got a couple winners coming as well. Check it out.

Emmy Nominations for 2012 are In!

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It used to be that winning an Emmy was considered sub-Oscar, but now that television is getting to be on similar artistic footing as cinema, it's surprising that winning one still isn't that great an accomplishment. Perhaps it's because of the stodgy and repetitive picks of their academy. Here's the full list of their 2012 nominations :

TV Renewal Roundup: 'The Office,' 'Nikita,' And 'Whitney' Are Spared, 'The...

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The Office Season 8 Episode 14 Special Project – TV Review
Well, it’s that time of year again, when TV networks decide which TV programs are profitable enough to save, and which are unsuccessful enough to deserve a summary execution.  Up for the chopping block this year were such shows of wildly varying quality like The Office, Nikita, Parks and Recreation,  Whitney, Community,  Awake, and many, many...

Oscar Favorite The Artist Tops Producer's Guild Awards

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Having been building award steam since November, it looks like Michel Hazanavicius's The Artist is an unstoppable juggernaut of Oscar-sized proportions. Its latest victory is winning the Producer's Guild Award for best picture, and it should get more than a handful of nominations when the Oscar nominees are announced tomorrow. Check out the list winners at the PGA...

Modern Family: Season 3, Episode 10: Express Christmas - TV Review

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"Modern Family" returns with the obligatory Christmas episode, but thankfully, unlike so many other family-centric sitcoms, it doesn't come off as some kind of PSA. The humor is strong, all the characters are in play, and the episode, overall, is a success. Read our review to find out why. . .

Modern Family: Seaon 3 Episode 7: Treehouse - TV Review

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If there is one thing we can say about "Modern Family," it is that it's reliable. While it may not be the funniest show on television, it's consistent, thanks to the clever writing and one of the strongest ensemble casts on TV right now. Last night's episode was no different. Plus, a special guest star showed up to make the episode even more enjoyable. Read our review to find...

Modern Family: Season 3, Episode 6: Go Bullfrogs! - TV Review

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This week's episode of "Modern Family" proves that the third season is just as reliable as the first two. It can be difficult to pack a lot of laughs into a sitcom featuring a large ensemble cast, but everyone involved pulls it off without a hitch this week. As usual, the comedy derives from the quirks of the characters, which is exactly what we've come to expect from this...

Modern Family: Season 3 Episode 4: Door to Door - TV Review

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"Modern Family" has been having a fairly successful third season so far, and while tonight's episode is arguably the weakest one yet this year, it's still better than most bland family sitcoms. While lacking the consistent laughs of previous episodes, it features a surprise guest star and enough humor to keep us reasonably entertained for half an hour. Read our review to learn...

Modern Family: Season 3 Episode 3: Phil on Wire - TV Review

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  After a couple of decent first episodes, season 3 of "Modern Family" seems to be shaping up into another strong year for this show. Last night's episode offered up enough laughs to keep us entertained for half an hour, and it did so the way this show ought to: by playing off the quirks and personalities of the well-drawn characters. Read on to see how we felt. . .

New DVD Releases: Bridesmaids, Modern Family, The Mentalist

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It's an Emmy-heavy week on DVD this week, with last night's winner for Outstanding Comedy (as well as dozens of other awards) and this year's winner for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy both have big DVDs dropping this week. But it's not just winners here. The networks still have their coffers full of last season's offerings from many top shows and they're unloading another big bunch this...

2011 Emmy Award Winners

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Well, last night was television's big night, the 2011 Emmy Awards, in which the luminaries of the small screen gathered together to pat each other on the back, stare vacuously on the red carpet before the show, and proceed to make horribly, horribly unfunny jokes before arbitrarily handing out awards.

ABC Picks Up Modern Family, Grey's Anatomy, Castle For Another Season

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ABC has decided to give early renewals to several shows on their roster. The long running drama "Grey's Anatomy" will return for more next year as well as its spin-off "Private Practice." Despite what some people might think about "Grey's" current storylines, it still pulls in solid ratings for the network, so this decision shouldn't come as a shock.

Matt Dillon to Guest Star on Modern Family With Shelley Long

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We've got an awesome casting scoop for one of television's funniest shows: "Modern Family." According to EW, the regulars will get a visit from an Oscar nominee in the form of Matt Dillon. Not only that, but Shelley Long will reprise her role as Claire (Julie Bowen) and Mitchell's (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) troublesome mother.

New DVD Releases: Robin Hood, Modern Family, 30 Rock

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There's only one big time feature film release on DVD this week, but it's a big one. At least it seems like a big one. It shoulda been a big one. It wanted to be a big one. But, in the end, not quite a big one. The one we're talking about? Robin Hood.  Yes, the movie you first started seeing trailers for during the end of last football season is finally available as...