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Elizabeth vs. Churchill Teaser: The Crown!

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The Crown Season 1 – Prime Minister Winston Churchill (John Lithgow). Courtesy of Netfix

With the premiere of The Crown only a week away, Netflix has released a teaser clip of an encounter between the young, inexperienced Queen Elizabeth II and her supremely experienced Prime Minister, Winston Churchill – and a featurette looking at how John Lithgow was transformed into Churchill.

Both follow the break. The Crown premiere on November 4th.

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Hypothetical Trailer: The Good Dinosaur!

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Millions of years ago an asteroid six miles wide impacted the Earth resulting in the extinction of the dinosaurs. But, what if…?

A teaser trailer for Disney•Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur has arrived. Check it out after the jump. The Good Dinosaur will open on November 25th.

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes Doesn’t Monkey Around!

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The trailers for Rise of the Planet of the Apes haven’t exactly been riveting, so I was lukewarm on checking it out. On the other hand, seeing a would-be blockbuster that wasn’t trying to artificially its box office with 3D levies was appealing.

In a plain, old-fashioned theater – no 3D, no special big screen or umpty-ump speakers pumping up the volume – Rise of the Planet of the Apes won me over by just being a decent movie.

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First Look: Fox’s First Trailer for Rise of the Planet of the Apes!

Pierre Boulle’s famous novel, Monkey Planet, gave rise to a franchise that just would not go away – spawning Planet of the Apes, its theatrical sequels and the Tim Burton remake [and a related videogame]; a live-action, primetime TV series and an animated Saturday morning series. So, why on earth would anyone think yet another attempt to make something out of the concept would be a good idea?

Unlikely as it seems, the trailer for Rise of the Planet of the Apes actually looks pretty good – intriguing, even – and sufficiently different to be worth a look.

TELEVISION REVIEW: Deadly Daddy Dexter’s Toughest Challenge Yet!

Television’s favorite monster, Dexter [Showtime, Sundays, 9/8C], us back and even though he’s got a new and nasty serial killer to deal with, his biggest, most ominous challenge just may be fatherhood! Season opens with, among other things, Dexter’s [Michael C. Hall] sleep deprivation causing him to screw up in court; misplace the body of his latest victim, and flip his SUV. Could things get much worse?

St. Dexter, S4

How about the introduction of a serial killer who kills three women of very specific types, over a very specific period of time – and then moves to a different city to repeat the pattern? Now, just suppose that he’s in Miami to celebrate a scary anniversary of his first three kills. And suppose that FBI uber-profiler Frank Lundy [Keith Carradine] is back in town following him – much to the surprise and consternation of a certain female detective who might just be Dexter’s sister [Jennifer Carpenter].

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