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<p>Matt Smith and David Tennant came together for the &quot;Doctor Who&quot;&nbsp;50th anniversary.</p>

Matt Smith and David Tennant came together for the "Doctor Who" 50th anniversary.

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Review: 'Doctor Who' - 'The Day of the Doctor'

Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt teamed up for a fantastic 50th anniversary special

On Saturday, "Doctor Who" celebrated its 50th anniversary with the global simulcast of "The Day of the Doctor." Liane Bonin Starr already reviewed it for us over the weekend, and I have a few thoughts of my own coming up just as soon as I can just walk past a fez...

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<p>Matthew McConaughey in &quot;Dallas Buyers Club.&quot;</p>

Matthew McConaughey in "Dallas Buyers Club."

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Roundup: Is 'Dallas Buyers Club' the film equivalent of Macklemore?

Also: The two-pronged future of 'Nymphomaniac,' and John Landis vs. Hollywood

So far, "Dallas Buyers Club" has had a fairly smooth ride, but it was inevitable that its social and sexual politics would at some point find vocal dissenters. R. Kurt Osenlund certainly does his best to trigger a debate, calling it "one of the year's worst films," and likening it to Macklemore's hit single "Same Love" as a work of "warped queer advocacy." "I sure as hell don't want to see the first major movie about AIDS in 20 years to be about a goddamned queer-hating hick," he fumes. "I want more from my art, I want better advocates, and more than anything, I want more people, and colleagues, to acknowledge the problem." He then goes on to suggest director Jean-Marc Vallée's heterosexuality might "in a way" be problematic. I can't say I agree with him one iota, but there's a longer discussion to be had here. [House Next Door]

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"The Real Housewives of Atlanta"

 "The Real Housewives of Atlanta"

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'Real Housewives of Atlanta': Who's lying - Apollo or Kenya?

Is Phaedra right to be angry with her husband?

Hey, remember that screaming argument Apollo and Kenya had during the reunion last season? The one about who texted who, and who wanted to have sex with who? Hope you took notes, because it's back again!

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<p>Nicole struggles with an octave</p>

Nicole struggles with an octave

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Recap: 'The Amazing Race' - 'Part Like the Red Sea'

Travis & Nicole and Ashley & Ally have very different issues in Indonesia
That was an exciting, drama-filled episode of "The Amazing Race," but it was also an episode so full of variably noxious self-righteousness and smugness that I ended up strongly disliking a team that had been a favorite previously and cringing through entirely too much of the hour.
 
I'm putting the balance of the episode too far towards "annoyance" for me to call the episode a success and I'm afraid that there's nothing Travis & Nicole will be able to do to work their way back into my rooting graces.
 
Oh well. 
 
I guess I'll recap the episode after the break, though I'm pretty wrung out from the end of that Patriots game.
 
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<p>Jennifer Lawrence and Amy&nbsp;Adams in &quot;American Hustle&quot;</p>

Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams in "American Hustle"

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Off the Carpet: 'American Hustle' comes out to play

David O. Russell is on a roll, so is his latest an awards season slam dunk?

After weeks of audience testing, editors Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers futzing with the various tones director David O. Russell captures take-to-take during production, "American Hustle" finally came out to play Sunday as Sony Pictures unveiled the film to a swath of press and SAG nominating committee members, among others.

The reveal was a highly anticipated one, given Russell's recent track record on the circuit: both "The Fighter" and "Silver Linings Playbook" landed a slew of Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. It also brought the 2013 film awards season one step closer to a complete picture, leaving just Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" to be seen. That, by the way, will happen within the week; by the time December arrives, the whole playing field will thankfully have been revealed.

For now, though, what's the verdict on "American Hustle?" Is it a player or a pretender? Is this powerhouse ensemble that brings with it 17 Oscar nominations and four wins a formidable force?

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<p>&quot;Boardwalk Empire&quot;&nbsp;didn't base Jeffrey Wright's Dr. Narcisse on a real person, but they later found real-life parallels. </p>

"Boardwalk Empire" didn't base Jeffrey Wright's Dr. Narcisse on a real person, but they later found real-life parallels.

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'Boardwalk Empire' creator Terence Winter talks season 4

Why did Nucky take a step back this season? Where was Margaret? Who's coming back?

After each season of "Boardwalk Empire" ends, it seems, I wind up on the phone with series creator Terence Winter to ask why Character A died, why Character B lived, and whether Character C will continue to be on the show. Time to play that game once again about the show's terrific fourth season. I reviewed the finale, and also spoke with the performer who played the finale's most notable casualty, and I have a lot of explanations from Winter coming up just as soon as I hunt you down and drag you to Wisconsin...

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<p>Spoiler:&nbsp;Nucky Thompson was NOT the &quot;Boardwalk Empire&quot;&nbsp;character who got bumped off tonight.</p>

Spoiler: Nucky Thompson was NOT the "Boardwalk Empire" character who got bumped off tonight.

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Latest 'Boardwalk Empire' casualty speaks about season 4 finale

When did the performer know it was time to go? And how did they feel about it?

The "Boardwalk Empire" season 4 finale, like the finales before it, was not without bloodshed, including the loss of a regular castmember. I reviewed the finale here, and spoke with series creator Terry Winter about the season, and after the jump I have an interview with the performer who played the deceased character, coming up just as soon as I only know what I read in the papers...

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Miley Cyrus trolled the AMAs with her 'Wrecking Ball' performance

Miley Cyrus trolled the AMAs with her 'Wrecking Ball' performance

Kitten sings

Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" performance at the 2013 American Music Awards tended toward the minimal, but not because of what she wasn't wearing this time.

The young star donned a cat-themed two-piece and sang a straight-forward rendition of the "Bangerz" hit, and behind her was a giant kitten lip-syncing the song while being projected into space.

Seriously. That's it. Why, LOLCAT? In the words of Childish Gambino: Because the internet.

Cyrus showed no wink in her eye, and actually appeared quite emotional toward the end of the powerful tear-jerker, while the semi-static image of a cat peered thousands of yards into our soul. For such a massive troll, we even forgive her for missing a beat.

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<p>In the &quot;Boardwalk Empire&quot;&nbsp;season finale, Narcisse (Jeffrey Wright)&nbsp;and Chalky (Michael Kenneth Williams)&nbsp;come face to face. </p>

In the "Boardwalk Empire" season finale, Narcisse (Jeffrey Wright) and Chalky (Michael Kenneth Williams) come face to face.

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Season finale review: 'Boardwalk Empire' - 'Farewell Daddy Blues'

Chalky and Narcisse come face to face, while Nucky plots to defeat all his enemies

A review of tonight's "Boardwalk Empire" season finale coming up just as soon as I count how many cows I see...

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<p>Hel&eacute;ne Yorke as Jane in &quot;Masters of Sex.&quot;</p>

Heléne Yorke as Jane in "Masters of Sex."

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Review: 'Masters of Sex' - 'Involuntary'

Bill and Virginia begin making movies, while Ethan ponders conversion

A review of tonight's "Masters of Sex" coming up just as soon as I pretend my waffle is the Body of Christ...

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<p>David Morrissey as the Governor in &quot;The Walking Dead.&quot;</p>

David Morrissey as the Governor in "The Walking Dead."

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Review: 'The Walking Dead' - 'Dead Weight'

The Governor tries to find peace in a new camp, but will old habits die hard?

A quick review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" coming up just as soon as I can't tell if you're winking or blinking...

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<p>On &quot;Homeland,&quot;&nbsp;Carrie (Claire Danes) gets an explanation from Saul (Mandy Patinkin).</p>

On "Homeland," Carrie (Claire Danes) gets an explanation from Saul (Mandy Patinkin).

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Review: 'Homeland' - 'One Last Time'

Saul reveals his plans to Carrie, while Brody visits a motel

A review of tonight's "Homeland" coming up just as soon as I can spell the centerfold's name...

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