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On TV this Friday: Happy Endings (finally!) returns with a double shot, Xiii: The Series aims to Reelz you back in, some gamers’ futures look Grimm and General Hospital fans have a long (and fabulous) weekend shift ahead of them. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within) — and with March Madness unfolding on CBS and TBS — here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
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- Kimberly Roots
We’ve been told not to judge a book by its cover, but is it fair to judge a film by its title? Clearly, putting a name on your project must be something of a marketing migraine. You want an element of intrigue, but simply plucking a vaguely mysterious buzzword from the air will make people think they’re watching a perfume advert.
Likewise, you want to give your target audience some credit for being able to recognise a metaphor when they see one. So we know that the 1953 James Cagney film A Lion Is In The Streets is unlikely to be a public service announcement from the local zoo (although, curiously, Anne Francis does play a woman named Flamingo who attempts to feed her rival to an alligator).
But this list is not a crusade against figurative language. It would be absurd to expect a film title to accurately »
- Dan Wakefield
India Stoker (Mia Wasikowska) was not prepared to lose her father and best friend Richard (Dermot Mulroney) in a tragic auto accident. The solitude of her woodsy family estate, the peace of her tranquil town, and the unspoken somberness of her home life are suddenly upended by not only this mysterious accident, but by the sudden arrival of her Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode), whom she never knew existed. When Charlie moves in with her and her emotionally unstable mother Evie (Nicole Kidman), India thinks the void left by her father’s death is finally being filled by his closet bloodline. Soon after his arrival, India comes to suspect that this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives. Yet instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless young woman becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
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3 items from 2013
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