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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: ‘Broad City’ Grapples With Pegging

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There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This round, Broad City tackles pegging with the expected amount of healthy enthusiasm.
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Sundance 2015: Joe Swanberg Channels Cassavetes in the Star-Studded ‘Digging for Fire’

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PARK CITY, UT: In the Q&A session following Sunday night’s Sundance Film Festival premiere of Joe Swanberg’s new film Digging for Fire, star Rosemarie DeWitt recalled getting a text from co-star Sam Rockwell shortly after production began — a text reading, as she recalled, “What the eff is this movie about?” Many of the responses in the Sundance Twittersphere (the best harbinger of that most valuable of commodities up here, “buzz”) have roughly paraphrased that reaction; word is that it’s a meandering, dull mess. (One critic dubbed it Digging for Dire.) To be sure, it’s not exactly an accessible picture — unlike Swanberg’s last two major, star-heavy productions, Drinking Buddies and Happy Christmas, which share several cast members with his latest. But experimentation is kinda what we’re up here for, right? Right?
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12 Sundance 2015 Movies We Can’t Wait to See

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There’s always a feeling of tense anticipation heading into the Sundance Film Festival — after all, this is the starter pistol for the year in independent film, introducing film fans, critics, and the industry to the movies they may well be talking about all year. But this year’s festival (which kicks off tonight) falls squarely in the middle of an awards season dominated by last year’s biggest ticket, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, reminding us of exactly how far a splash at Sundance can take you. Will any of this year’s high-profile indies and docs take that kind of hold in 2015? Here are a dozen movies we’re keeping our eyes on in Park City — and beyond.
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Flavorwire Staffers’ Favorite Films of 2014

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Our film editor Jason Bailey already posted his list of the best films of 2014, but, as year-end qualifiers are oh-so-subjective, and as everyone loves the opportunity to gush on occasion, we wanted to give each of our staffers the chance to laud and list their personal favorite 2014 film. With no restrictions on repetition, as the votes started to trickle in, we began to notice something of an Obvious pattern:
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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: We’ll Meet Again

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There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This round, bid farewell to Stephen Colbert and say hello to the umpteen millionth season of The Real World. 
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10 Great 2014 Movies You Can Stream (or Rent) Right Now

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Well, moviegoers, the year is drawing to an end, and ‘tis the season for “best of 2014” lists. Ours will arrive later this week — and as with most, thanks to the Oscar-courting release patterns that have become the norm, it’ll be full of films you’ll either have to go to theaters to see, or that aren’t even at your neighborhood theater just yet. There’s nothing we can do about that, but in the meantime (as a kind of appetizer), we thought we’d offer up a few great movies that didn’t quite make the final cut, but have the advantage of immediate availability for streaming or rental. Add them to your queue for the holidays, or just click the title link to watch right now.
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‘Kroll Show’ Is Ending For the Most ‘Kroll Show’ Reason: The Character Circle Is Complete

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Yesterday, Nick Kroll announced that his Comedy Central sketch comedy series, Kroll Show, would be ending after its third season, which premieres January 13. Of course, it sucks if you’re a Kroll Show fan to think that they’ll be no more new “Too Much Tuna” or “PubLIZity” after this year, but reading Kroll’s explanation, it’s hard to feel like there isn’t dignity in this move. Considering the meta and enmeshed world Kroll and his cohorts — like Jon Daly, Jenny Slate, John Mulaney, Amy Poehler, and Chelsea Peretti — have created in just two seasons so far, it seems like a graceful move that pays respect to the distinct characters that Kroll somehow connects and the viewers who love them. The Atlantic went as far as to deem the move noble, and a model for other showrunners.
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