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    The 10 Best Journalism Movies

    The movie journalist is always caught up in scandal, gossip and invasions of privacy. Though plenty of movies have been made about authors, poets, and other writers, the physical act of writing and editing rarely makes it into Hollywood journalism. Thankfully, the more sensational aspects of media have made for scathing satire and commentary, loathsome […] More

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    Big Screen to Small Screen: Top 10 Films About Television

    There has always been an understated rivalry between the mediums of movies and television. Many years ago it was even thought as being somewhat of a drastic career letdown if actors/actresses from film decided to depart for the landscape of television. The truth is that for some performers that had stalled or uneventful momentum in […] More

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    The Definitive Original Screenplays: 10-1

    The end of the road. The scripts that should be studied, dissected, and taught for their quality, their timeliness, and their impact on the film industry as a whole. Some were perfect for their time and place. Some were ahead of their time. Some defined their generation. And one still rules all, forty years after […] More

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    Fall 2013 Network TV Preview: New Procedural Mad Libs

    Though heightened, serialized dramas make up the bulk of the new hour-longs this fall, there are still plenty of procedurals headed our way, both over the next few weeks and at midseason. Some are more successful than others, with the better ones demonstrating some self-awareness and a sense of humor about themselves, but most of […] More

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    2012 Fall Pilot Review Roundup, Part 2

    Premiere week has come and gone, so it’s time for another pilot roundup. So far, only a few shows have received full season pickups, NBC’s Go On, The New Normal, and Revolution. The closest thing to a new hit is Revolution, or perhaps Vegas, but unlike in previous years, we’ve yet to see a single […] More

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    TIFF Bell Lightbox Presents The Rise of Beefcake Cinema: ‘The Running Man’, or ‘Network’ as brought to you by the makers of American Gladiators

    The Running Man Directed by Paul Michael Glaser Written by Steven E. de Souza USA, 1987 Amid a maelstrom of bullets, a trio of prisoners orchestrate a break out.  William Laughlin (Yaphet Kotto) and Ben Richards (Arnold Schwarzenegger) take sentry duty, shooting down advancing guards while Harold Weiss (Marvin J. McIntyre) tries to disable the […] More

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    The Trouble with Women: Network TV and the Bechdel Test

    Two women sit in a restaurant. As they wait for their food, they discuss current events, politics, and an interesting historical tidbit one of them recently learned. Their food arrives and the conversation moves into the more personal- one woman’s marathon training, the upcoming nuptials of a (female) family member. To the canny observer, the […] More

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    Trends in High School TV: Fun with Stats

    I’m a nerd. I like data. Spreadsheets are fun and I have a nearly Marshall Eriksen-level affinity for charts. When I decided to look into high school-based television series for my next article, my first stop was Wikipedia and its page on high school television series (This is why I’m not an actual researcher). Initially, […] More

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    The Televerse #1- 2011 Fall Preview

    Welcome to the newest podcast from Sound On Sight, hosted by Kate Kulzick and Simon Howell. On episode one of The Televerse, a podcast dedicated solely to the idiot box, Kate and Simon preview the upcoming fall season, going through each of the new series by day, followed by a preview of the returning series […] More

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    The Televerse #1- 2011 Fall Preview

    Welcome to the newest podcast from Sound On Sight, hosted by Kate Kulzick and Simon Howell. On episode one of The Televerse, a podcast dedicated solely to the idiot box, Kate and Simon preview the upcoming fall season, going through each of the new series by day, followed by a preview of the returning series […] More

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