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"Life Below Zero: Hungry Country"

 "Life Below Zero: Hungry Country"

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Exclusive clip: Feel the buggy buzz on 'Life Below Zero'

Just try not to itch while watching this

When Alaska warms up, it's stunningly beautiful. It's also riddled with mosquitos. In this exclusive clip from "Life Below Zero: Hungry Country" (airs Tues. Nov. 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET on Nat Geo), we see how Glen is faring with the bugs as he treks to the water to fish. If you think you know buggy, chances are you really don't. Warning: watching this clip will make you feel itchy, guaranteed.

Glen would stay home and a, but he's avoid the mosquito storm, but he's low on food. Living 65 miles from the nearest road, it's not like he can just pop over to Ralph's and pick up a few TV dinners, either. Fishing isn't the most efficient way for him to feed himself, but it might be the only way -- and, as we later learn, the fish aren't biting.

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Matthew McConaughey and Tye Sheridan in "Mud."
Matthew McConaughey and Tye Sheridan in "Mud."
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'Argo,' 'Mud' and 'Girls' among the winners at Casting Society of America Awards

Michael J. Fox took an honorary award

The work of the casting director has received increased attention in the industry this year, with the Academy's long-demanded creation of a casting directors' branch prompting many to suggest that they should have a competitive category at the Oscars too. Coincidentally, the British Independent Film Awards fed into that conversation last week, taking an unusual step by nominating two films' casting directors alongside a composer, a sound designer and an editor for their all-purpose Technical Achievement Award. Until a Best Casting Oscar is created -- if, indeed, one ever is -- the Casting Society of America's Artios Awards will remain the discipline's highest honor.

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<p>Emma Thompson at the AFI&nbsp;Fest premiere of &quot;Saving Mr. Banks&quot;</p>

Emma Thompson at the AFI Fest premiere of "Saving Mr. Banks"

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Emma Thompson tapped for Santa Barbara fest's Modern Master Award

'Saving Mr. Banks' star is only individual to win Oscars for both acting and writing

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced today that it will bestow its highest honor, the Modern Master Award, to "Saving Mr. Banks" star Emma Thompson at the 29th edition of the fest on Feb. 8, 2014.

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<p>Karl Urban and Michael Ealy in &quot;Almost Human.&quot;</p>

Karl Urban and Michael Ealy in "Almost Human."

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Review: 'Almost Human' - 'Skin'

Kennex and Dorian look into robotic prostitution as the show tries a lighter tone

A quick review of last night's "Almost Human" coming up just as soon as I create a dating profile for you...

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"Top Gear"

 "Top Gear"

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Clip: Check out Grandma's freak out on 'Top Gear'

It's a parking garage race that puts some seniors to the test

If you've ever taken your grandma for a drag race, the clip from this week's episode of "Top Gear" (airing on History Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 9:00 p.m.) will be no big deal to you. If not, you might enjoy the expressions of confusion and terror on the faces of these elderly women. Even better, you can laugh because you don't call these women Grandma. Probably. 

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Angela Lansbury and Emma Thompson at the Governors' Awards -- shouldn't their Oscar shows be at the same time?
Angela Lansbury and Emma Thompson at the Governors' Awards -- shouldn't their Oscar shows be at the same time?
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Roundup: Should honorary Oscars return to the telecast?

Also: Down with character posters, and the documentary Oscar glut

I know, I know, I link to Mark Harris a lot in these roundups. But he's always a pleasure to read, and rarely more on-point than in his impassioned piece about last weekend's Governors' Awards -- the separation of which from the Oscar telecast is an issue that still gets his goat, particularly in a year when the speeches of Angelina Jolie, Angela Lansbury and Steve Martin would all have made good television for a relatively mainstream audience. "Of all the ways of nodding to the past, it is grotesque that the only one that has survived on the main telecast is the in memoriam roll call," he writes. "It’s pious sentiment, and also profound hypocrisy, to bow to Hollywood history by honoring those who are no longer around while shoving its living representatives off to November lest they ruin your TV show." Do you think he has a point? I do. [Grantland]

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"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"

 "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"

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'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' recap: Did Brandi bash Kyle?

Lunch at Carlton's isn't exactly friendly or civilized

So, many things happened on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" this week. We learned Yolanda "almost died" from Lyme disease, Lisa was more than thrilled to be voted off "Dancing with the Stars," and Brandi likes to dump guys before they can dump her. Really, that could have been enough to keep us more than mildly amused by our high strung, semi-crazy gals. But the true drama was reserved for a friendly, getting-to-know-you ladies' lunch at Carlton's. On the menu were catty comments, sly innuendoes and a liberal sprinkling of the C-word. Oh, and salad. You can't have a nice lady lunch in Beverly Hills without the salad.

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<p>Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson pose at the Los Angeles premiere of &quot;Catching Fire.&quot;</p>

Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson pose at the Los Angeles premiere of "Catching Fire."

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Jennifer Lawrence stuns as 'Catching Fire' premiere takes over downtown LA

Lionsgate throws a big party for their new blockbuster

LOS ANGELES - Can you imagine how hard it is to keep topping yourself on the red carpet when you're literally "the girl on fire"?  Somehow Jennifer Lawrence managed to do it again as jaws dropped when she appeared in a gorgeous see-thru swimsuit-esque dress at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" Monday night.

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<p>Chloe Bennet of &quot;Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.&quot;</p>

Chloe Bennet of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

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Interview: 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' star Chloe Bennet discusses the 'Thor' tie-in episode

Is Skye to be trusted? Chloe Bennet says, "Yes."
On Tuesday (November 19) night, ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." will attempt to tap into the blockbuster momentum of "Thor: The Dark World" with an episode titled "The Well." ABC cryptically hints that in the aftermath of the hit feature, "Coulson and The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pick up the pieces -- one of which threatens to destroy a member of the team."
 
Last week, I got on the phone with "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." star Chloe Bennet to discuss how essential, exactly, "Thor: The Dark World" is to Tuesday's hour.
 
"I think either way, it's important to see 'Thor 2,' because it's a Marvel film and because it's a great movie," says Bennet, who is nothing if not a team player. "So I'm gonna say it's important. It's definitely not absolutely necessary, but it's absolutely necessary in my mind because it's such a great movie."
 
In our brief chat, Bennet talks about how trustworthy she thinks super-hacker Skye truly is at this point and the "Nashville" veteran discusses her own not-so-stealthy attempts to glean knowledge about her character and her mysterious past. 
 
Finally, Bennet shares the secret to looking like a hacker on-screen even if you aren't a hacker in real life. Hint: It's another corporate plug, albeit not within the Marvel Universe.
 
Click through for the full conversation.
 
 
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The 20 best movie soundtracks of all time

The 20 best movie soundtracks of all time

With 'Catching Fire' and 'Inside Llewyn Davis' releases, we celebrate Prince, Beatles and 'Pretty in Pink'

Two major soundtrack releases -- last week's "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" -- take two different tacks in regards to their tracks.

Like "O Brother, Where Art Thou?", the Coen Brothers' latest film integrates its songs firmly into the story, shy of a musical, but without meaning if not for its songs. Justin Timberlake, the film's star Oscar Isaac, Marcus Mumford and more topline the traditionals and golden Greenwich-era folk music.

"Catching Fire" is the latest in a string of major Hollywood flicks that assembled several previously unreleased songs from top-line artists like Coldplay, Ellie Goulding and Christina Aguilera, some of whom composed and recorded specifically for the movie.

Thinking about high profile releases like these, HitFix staffers put our heads together to rank some of the best film soundtrack releases we could think of. There were fierce defenses of sole votes, and no shortage of those who claimed they wore their record/tape/CD down to ashes. It was also no surprise there were great mixes for terrible movies -- we'll leave it to you to determine which those are.

But for every "Shaft," "Judgement Night," "The Crow," "Menace II Society," "Stealing Beauty," "American Graffiti" and "Twilight" film soundtrack we couldn't include in the Top 20, there were no-brainer classics like "Purple Rain," "Pulp Fiction" and "Pretty in Pink" to keep the conversation calm.

Check out our ranked list of the 20 Best Soundtracks Of All Time below, and rank 5 of your own, too. And don't fuss too bad, we'll do a Best Soundtrack Score some other time, you "There Will Be Blood" fans.

If you're feeling extra-charged, check out our Top 20 Movie Musicals of the Last 50 Years.

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Orlando Jones and Lyndie Greenwood in 'Sleepy Hollow'

Irving (Orlando Jones) brings Jenny (Lyndie Greenwood) to work on her first day out of the asylum

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'Sleepy Hollow' recap: 'Necromancer' is a fist bumping good time

Another strong episode argues the show could be more than just a guilty pleasure

"Sleepy Hollow" is officially on a roll. Two weeks in a row of first-rate episodes and everything's coming together. I'd say "Necromancer" is as close to a perfect episode as the show has delivered so far. (Though some may consider it a misstep that we now have a backstory for Headless... more on that in a bit.)

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"Dancing with the Stars"

 "Dancing with the Stars"

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'Dancing with the Stars' recap: Maks joins the judges' table

It's the semifinals! Who will make the cut?

It's the semifinal! And Maksim Chmerkovskiy is back -- and sitting next to Len at the judges' table! This is so exciting. Do you think they'll elbow one another into a fist fight? Or maybe hug. Anything is possible with these two. Maybe they'll whack one another with paddles when they disagree on a score. Hey, don't rule it out!

Also, the couples have to perform two different dances to the same song tonight. I guess we ran out of money for the music budget? Just kidding. The song will be changed as well. 

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