"I want it to be folksy, but surrounded by madness," director Tommy Lee Jones told The Homesman's composers. Dawn Jones/Roadside Attractions hide caption

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Benedict Cumberbatch plays British mathematician Alan Turing in The Imitation Game. "You're not asked to like the character," Cumberbatch says. "You're introduced to him, warts and all." Black Bear Pictures hide caption

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Just imagine if this 19th-century turkey was stuffed with warbler, lark, bunting, thrush, quail, lapwing, plover, partridge, woodcock, teal, guinea fowl, duck, chicken, pheasant, goose, turkey and bustard (an Old World breed of turkey). Philip Spruyt/Stapleton Collection/Corbis hide caption

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Daniel Handler — aka Lemony Snicket — apologized Thursday for his "ill-conceived attempts at humor" during the National Book Awards ceremony Wednesday. Robin Marchant/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will take over as Senate majority leader in the new term in January. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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