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Benedict Cumberbatch stars as British mathematician and scientist Alan Turing in The Imitation Game; Charles Dance plays Commander Denniston. Director Morten Tyldum says the movie is set up like a mystery — "like a puzzle you're piecing together." Jack English/Black Bear Pictures hide caption

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In 'Imitation Game,' An Outsider Takes Center Stage

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Revisiting The Stories Told In Murrow's 'Harvest of Shame'

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Mathematician's Story Is Dramatic Enough For The Big Screen

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Mae West is said to have worn these super platform shoes both on screen and off. Brian Sanderson/Courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston hide caption

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Gold-Plated Gowns And 8-inch Pumps: The Stuff That Made Starlets Shimmer

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Rameses (Joel Edgerton) and his wife Nefertari (Golshifteh Farahani) try to save their stricken child, a victim of one of the plagues, in Exodus: Gods And Kings. Kerry Brown/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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The Holiday Films Are Coming, From 'Moses' To 'Annie'

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In an independent, Australian film, a single mother (Essie Davis) and her troubled young son (Noah Wiseman) are terrorized by a mysterious character from a children's book called Mister Babadook. Matt Nettheim/Causeway Films hide caption

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Beware The 'Babadook,' The Monster Of Your Own Making

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Louisiana Woos Movie Industry With Tax Credits

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Keira Knightley, Matthew Beard, Matthew Goode, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Allen Leech in The Imitation Game. Jack English/The Weinstein Company hide caption

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Benedict Cumberbatch Lifts Above Biopic Formula In 'Imitation Game'

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Resurrected 'E.T.' Atari Games Fetch Thousands On EBay

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Penguins of Madagascar follows a spy team of penguins, who first appeared in the film series Madagascar, as they work to stymie an evil octopus' plan to take over the world. DreamWorks Animation hide caption

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'Madagascar' Director Polishes His Penguin Voice

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Jeff Bridges and his band The Abiders perform in concert at the Paramount in Huntington, N.Y. Debby Wong/Corbis hide caption

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In Bowling Alleys And In Rock Clubs, The Dude Abides

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Mike Nichols was born Michael Igor Peschkowsky. He could barely speak English when he arrived in the U.S. at age 7. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images hide caption

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Remembering 'Comic Meteor' Mike Nichols

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