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HBO's Miniseries Parade's End Explores Romance Among the Ruins of World War I

Benedict Cumberbatch

As the sun streams into an upper-class English drawing room, Sylvia (Rebecca Hall) — flame-haired, corseted, regal — stands up from her morning tea and hurls a plate at her husband, Christopher (Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch). She misses. He doesn't even flinch.

Meet Mr. and Mrs. Tietjens. The deliciously snobby (and terribly unfaithful) socialite and her unfailingly decent husband are two sides of the love triangle in Parade's End, HBO's five-part miniseries about longing and lies in World War I-era Britain. The third is angelic Valentine (Adelaide Clemens), an idealistic suffragette and Christopher's soul mate. She's everything Sylvia's not: sensitive, faithful — and a virgin. "Valentine is this kernel of truth and innocence," Cumberbatch says. "She's incredibly sharp and... read more

HBO Orders World War I Miniseries Parade's End

Benedict Cumberbatch

HBO and BBC have given the green light to Parade's End, a five-part World War I miniseries, Deadline.com reports.

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Based on the series of novels from Ford Madox Ford, the miniseries follows... read more

Ben Affleck's Town Tops Box Office

The Town

Ben Affleck's new Boston-based bank robber drama, The Town, took the No. 1 spot at the box office over the weekend opening with $23.8 million, according to Box Office Mojo.

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The film, in which Affleck stars and directed, also boasts a cast of Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall and Jon Hamm.

Coming in second and third, respectively, were ... read more

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