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<p>Johnny Depp in &quot;Dark&nbsp;Shadows&quot;</p>

Johnny Depp in "Dark Shadows"

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Trailer for Tim Burton's 'Dark Shadows' promises funnier vampires than 'True Blood' and 'Twilight'

Is this gonna be kinda awesome?

I was just talking about Tim Burton. The singular filmmaker's work has been on a bit of a "meh" slope in recent years, and "Dark Shadows" was really starting to look like just another obvious piece of material for him to play around with before moving on to the next. But judging by the recently released trailer, the film might just have its share of inspired moments.

I never saw the 1960s television series being re-booted and sent up here, so I have not loyalties or expectations, even. But it seems to me a good time for a film like this amid these vampire-obsessed pop culture days, or at least one without the names Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer on it.

Johnny Depp has the starring role as blood-sucker Barnabas Collins. Joining him will be Michelle Pfeiffer (in her first collaboration with Burton since "Batman Returns"), Eva Green, Chloë Grace Moretz, Helena Bonham Carter (of course), Jackie Earle Haley and Christopher Lee, among others.

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<p>Ashley Judd is ready to kick a little ass in &quot;Missing.&quot;</p>

Ashley Judd is ready to kick a little ass in "Missing."

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'Missing' - 'Pilot': Give me back my son!

What did everybody think of ABC's new Ashley Judd action drama?

I published my review of ABC's "Missing" on Tuesday. Now it's your turn. For those who chose the Ashley Judd spy drama over "Idol," "Community," March Madness, etc., what did you think? Did you appreciate all the attempts to remind us of her maternal side (including the gag where she tells the girl at the club to put out the cigarette), or was it all a bit much? Did you like the location filming? Enjoy the action? Glad to have Judd working again, or did you not miss her during her relative downtime? Thoughts on Sean Bean's latest method of dying? And will you watch again? 

Have at it.

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<p>Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown)&nbsp;and Andre (Malcolm-Jamal Warner)&nbsp;share a moment on &quot;Community.&quot;</p>

Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) and Andre (Malcolm-Jamal Warner) share a moment on "Community."

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'Community' - 'Urban Matrimony and the Sandwich Arts': The new normal

Shirley has decisions to make, and Troy and Abed try to de-whimsify

A review of tonight's "Community" coming up just as soon as I convince you that turtlenecks are made of turtle's necks...

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<p>Joshua Ledet of &quot;American Idol&quot;</p>
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Joshua Ledet of "American Idol"

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Recap: 'American Idol' Top 11 Results - Live-Blog

After Jermaine's surprised DQ, who else will head home?

On Wednesday night, "American Idol" said a vaguely-shocking farewell to Jermaine Jones. Who would be homeward bound on Thursday (March 15) night's show? 

Click through for the full live-blog...

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<p>Tenacious D</p>

Tenacious D

SXSW Music Day 2, Thursday: Bruce Springsteen, Tenacious D, Kendrick Lamar

Check out music recs, from Grimes to the Punch Brothers to Dev to A.Dd+

Take a shower, you already smell bad: SXSW Music programming heads into its second day, Thursday, March 15.

Below I've outlined some more artists to watch, Some shows will overlap, some are a haul, but... you paid extra for the SXSW Teleport, didn't you? Check out shows from Bruce Springsteen, Tenacious D, Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, the Punch Brothers, Dev, Alberta Cross, Yellow Ostrich and more.

Thank you again to Unofficial SXSW, for having a nearly-perfect accuracy and navigable scheduling interface.

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<p>Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum in &quot;21 Jump Street.&quot;</p>

Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum in "21 Jump Street."

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Review: '21 Jump Street' is a sly, silly celebration of immaturity

Channing Tatum an unexpected delight in irreverent TV show reboot

"Fuck 'Glee,'" Channing Tatum's hulking undercover cop mutters early on in "21 Jump Street," having disguised himself as a teenager for a high-school drugs bust, only to discover that his letterman-jacketed jockishness no longer carries the social cachet it did in his youth. It's a throwaway line that nonetheless unlocks several suspended levels of socio-cultural awareness in Phil Lord and Chris Miller's enthusiastically goofy spin on the long-buried youth TV series of the same name -- a blithe barrage of wildly variable gags that would no more admit to such awareness than have Tatum and his partner in bromance, Jonah Hill, kiss on screen.

"Glee" would, of course, and therein lies the point. Perhaps the most conceptually playful and self-sustaining entry in the recent mini-genre of 1980s TV reboots, "21 Jump Street" employs its dodgy cultural lineage less as nostalgia kick than as conversation starter: amusing (and genuinely flummoxing) Johnny Depp cameo aside, the film is only incidentally interested in its source material, and far more preoccupied with the tension between between past and present adolescent generations.

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"Wicked Tuna"

 "Wicked Tuna"

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Exclusive: Watch a preview of hardcore fishing on 'Wicked Tuna'

Fishermen risk everything to land tuna worth up to $15,000 each
Think fishing is just for slowpokes and geezers? Not when the fish being sought are bluefin tuna. In this exclusive preview of NatGeo's new 10-party series "Wicked Tuna" (premiering Sun. April 1 at 10 p.m.), we get a look at fishermen in Gloucester, Mass. pursuing fish which can be worth up to $15,000 each. For them, the rules of engagement are simple: catch a fish and feed your family; lose a fish and go home broke.  
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<p>Fiona Apple at Stubb's during SXSW</p>

Fiona Apple at Stubb's during SXSW

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Watch: Fiona Apple performs three new songs at first SXSW performance

Review: The singer-songwriter's first large-scale bow in six years was hard-fought, triumphant

AUSTIN -- Fiona Apple made a return to a large-scale stage for the first time in six years last night (March 14), for an audience eager for an early answer: Will the singer-songwriter be a "best" or "worst" of 2012? For attendees at the South By Southwest Music Conference, there is rarely anything in between, as hype forms hyperbole and fans are converted to fanatics.

The NPR showcase at Stubb's was Apple's opportunity to bow new material from her forthcoming full-length "The Idler Wheel," which has a tentative ETA in June. It proceeds her last album "Extraordinary Machine," out in 2005, evidence of just how much credence the Los Angeles-based gives to traditional album release schedules. Her set list boasted three new songs along with a mix from her three previous efforts, including tracks from her debut "Tidal," an album that still seers with lust, sexual abuse, self-abuse and coming-of-age. Apple, now 34, was ever-emotional on stage, consistently embracing all the instability and jitters of her late teens and early 20s, with endearing snarls and that patented, quivering vibrato.

As is custom, Stubb's had embarrassing sound problems. Apple continued screwing her in-ear monitor back onto her head though she and her four-piece backing band showed no unprofessional attitude, let alone revealed any error in-set. During instrumental jams, the artist would bury her head in her arm on top of the full length piano, or close her eyes and smooth her skirt. Her slender arms would slash Xs in front of her, or she's flail her high ponytail as she restively put her hands on her hips.

You've got to hand it to someone who makes their home in uncomfortable places. For all the volatility that comes with a "comeback," she, well, makes the most of it.

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<p>Banksy shrouded in mystery in &quot;Exit to the Gift Shop.&quot;</p>

Banksy shrouded in mystery in "Exit to the Gift Shop."

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AMPAS's Contemporary Docs program returns with ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’ and ‘Catfish’

The controversial films will screen at the Academy next Wednesday night

Part two of the AMPAS’s 30th annual "Contemporary Documentaries" screening series features two of the most talked about docs of the last few years. "Exit Through the Gift Shop" and "Catfish" will screen on Wednesday, March 21, at 7pm at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. Admission is free to the public.

2010 Best Documentary Feature nominee “Exit Through the Gift Shop” inspired the oft asked question, “Who is Banksy?” Its legitimacy as a documentary has also been called into question. Ostensibly, the film follows street artist obsessed Thierry Guetta on his journey to capture some of his heroes in action. In the course of his filming the most elusive of them all, Banksy turns the tables, takes over the director’s role and makes the film about Guetta himself. (Incidentally, it was also Kris' number one film of 2010.)

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<p>Can &quot;Sons of Anarchy&quot;&nbsp;keep powering through Hulu's Best in Show with a little help from Kurt Sutter?</p>

Can "Sons of Anarchy" keep powering through Hulu's Best in Show with a little help from Kurt Sutter?

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Hulu's Best in Show moves into round 2

How to choose between 'Community' and 'Parks and Recreation'? And will showrunners again make a difference?

The real March Madness begins today, while Hulu's Best in Show competition has already moved into its second round, with me once again serving as guest judge.

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<p>The &quot;Happy Endings&quot;&nbsp;gang flashes back to one of many Penny birthdays gone awry.</p>

The "Happy Endings" gang flashes back to one of many Penny birthdays gone awry.

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'Happy Endings' - 'Party of Six': Reverse the curse!

The gang celebrates Penny's birthday in a series highlight

A quick review of last night's "Happy Endings" coming up just as soon as I make a straw harpoon...

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<p>&quot;Community&quot;&nbsp;friends Troy (Donald Glover)&nbsp;and Abed (Danny Pudi)&nbsp;aren't always so good at being normal.</p>

"Community" friends Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi) aren't always so good at being normal.

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Review: 'Community' tries to be 'normal' in its return from hiatus

Fortunately, things at Greendale are as crazy and funny as ever
After a long mid-season hiatus, "Community" returns to NBC's lineup tonight at 8 with an episode that's almost aggressively normal.
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