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Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn and Kevin Costner are among the tough cowboys, along with Danny Glover and a few others, in Lawrence Kasdan’s 1985 Western that also makes room for, and great use of, Brian Dennehy, John Cleese, Jeff Goldblum and Linda Hunt.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
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Can Kevin Spacey out-Francis Ian Richardson, who famously portrayed the program's Machiavellian lead? Let the discussions begin...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
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SERIES PREMIERE: This new series, starring Kevin Spacey as a career politician with his own self-serving agenda, is available starting today, at any time, on Netflix – and not just the first episode, either, but all 13 hours in this drama series’ first season. It’s a bold way to present a new show that is this good, and I suspect it is, indeed, the wave of the future. For a full review, and a link to my review on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, please refer to Bianculli
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
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On some talk shows, guests argue endlessly and at high volume, or have a tendency to drone on. On Moyers & Company, host Bill Moyers always keeps the conversation fluid and cordial. And no one is allowed to drone on – even this weekend, when this new edition presents a discussion about the moral and legal obligations regarding the U.S. use of unmanned drones. Moyers & Company airs from Friday to Sunday on local public TV stations; to find it in your local area, click the BillMoyers
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
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The first two installments of this series were hosted by Ethan Hawke and Joely Richardson, and were okay. Tonight’s lead-off entry, though, takes things to a higher level: Its host, for an in-depth look at Richard II, is Derek Jacobi, who first played the role three decades ago. Also tonight, an hour later: Henry IV & Henry V with Jeremy Irons. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
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Maher’s scheduled guests tonight include actress Eva Longoria and Newark, NJ mayor Cory Booker, both of whom have been on the show before, and are comfortably outspoken.  Two of the other guests, though, are sure to tackle the third-rail issue of religion. Alex Gibney is the documentary filmmaker behind Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, which premieres next week on HBO. And Sam Harris (pictured) is the neuroscientist and author whose best sellers include the provocative T
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
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Things keep getting strange, and mellowing to the point of rotting, in Portlandia, which presents another multi-plot episode this week. There’s a wedding, and a coffee shop manifesto – and at attempt by the interim mayor of Portland to make the job less temporary. Among the guest stars: Chloe Sevigny. Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen star.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
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This newly remastered version of Andrew Davies’ brilliant 1990 miniseries trilogy goes on sale Feb. 5, and is the perfect companion viewing experience for those who plan to watch Netflix’s new Americanized remake (or who already have)...