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    Various Artists - True Blood: Music from the HBO Original Series, Volume 2

    Type: Event | Date: Monday, May 24, 2010

    Whatever you might want to say about the feeding habits of vampires, the second True Blood soundtrack doesn't suck.
  • Malcolm X - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Feb 2, 2010

    Writer-director Spike Lee's epic portrayal of the life and times of the slain civil rights leader Malcolm X begins with the cross-cut imagery of the police beating of black motorist Rodney King juxtaposed with an American flag burning into the shape of the letter X. When the film's narrative begins moments later, it jumps back to World War II-era Boston, where Malcolm Little (Denzel Washington) is making his living as a hustler. The son of a Baptist preacher who was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan, Little was raised by foster parents after his mother was deemed clinically insane; as an adult, he turned to a life of crime, which leads to his imprisonment on burglary charges. In jail, Little receives epiphany in the form of an introduction to Islam; he is especially taken with the lessons of Elijah Mohammed, who comes to him in a vision. Adopting the name 'Malcolm X' as a rejection of the 'Little' surname (given his family by white slave owners), he meets the real Elijah Mohammed (Al Freeman, Jr.) upon exiting prison, and begins work as a spokesman for the Nation of Islam. Marriage to a Muslim nurse named Betty Shabazz (Angela Bassett) follows, after which X spearheads a well-attended march on a Harlem hospital housing a Muslim recovering from an episode of police brutality. The march's success helps elevate X to the position of Islam's national spokesperson. There is dissension in the ranks, however, and soon X is targeted for assassination by other Nation leaders; even Elijah Mohammed fears Malcolm's growing influence. After getting wind of the murder plot, X leaves the Nation of Islam, embarking on a pilgrimage to Mecca that proves revelatory; renouncing his separatist beliefs, his oratories begin embracing all races and cultures. During a 1965 speech, Malcolm X is shot and killed, reportedly by Nation of Islam members. ~ Jason Ankeny, All Movie Guide
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    Review: 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' errs by favoring sentiment over laughs

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Mar 7, 2014

    How much subtext is too much?
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    Our Favorite TV Crime-Solving Duos

    Type: Gallery | Date: Monday, Jan 6, 2014

    Andy Griffith was one of the great straight men in TV history, and Don Knotts...
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    Ranking Beyonce's new videos from worst to best

    Type: Gallery | Date: Monday, Dec 16, 2013

    A Mariah Carey "Fantasy" throwback Beyonce and friends take over N...
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    Mr. Peabody & Sherman #1

    Type: Gallery | Date: Monday, Nov 25, 2013

    A dog -- and his boy?! Join the classic Jay Ward characters, the world's smartest individual who happens to be a dog, Mr. Peabody, and his son Sherman, on their maiden voyage in the time-traveling WABAC machine and other adventures exploring history.
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    Preview: Mr. Peabody & Sherman #1

    Type: Article | Date: Monday, Nov 25, 2013

    A dog -- and his boy?! Join the classic Jay Ward characters, the world's smartest individual who happens to be a dog, Mr. Peabody, and his son Sherman, on their maiden voyage in the time-traveling WABAC machine and other adventures exploring history.
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    First 'Mr Peabody & Sherman' trailer makes time travel seem silly in a good way

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Oct 25, 2013

    Ty Burrell seems like a good fit for the world's smartest dog
  • 'Joking Bad': Jimmy Fallon's 'Breaking Bad' parody features a surprising cameo

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Sep 12, 2013

    "Joking Bad": Jimmy Fallon's "Breaking Bad" parody features a surprising Jay Leno cameo "Entourage" movie delayed as some cast members hold out for more cash Charlie Sheen tries to explain Selma Blair's abrupt "Anger Management" exit
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    TV casting roundup: CBS hosts a 'Twilight' reunion, 'Sleepy Hollow' casts Ichabod & more

    Type: Article | Date: Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013

    Also: Patrick Fugit gets 'Reckless' and Jay Hernandez is 'Gang Related'
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