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November 08, 2009|Denise Martin

Of course, we should talk about: "Mad Men"

Wait, it's coming to an end already? Curse cable and its short 13-episode seasons. Don's big secret is out, Hilton's demands are getting steeper while the Brits might be cutting Sterling Cooper loose, Peggy and Duck have issues to sort out and Joan's hubby looks to be shipping off to Vietnam. My bet is the third-season finale resolves only some of these things -- which is exactly how we all like it. (Today)

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Resume talking about: "Up"

Only Pixar could make an animated movie, out on DVD this week, about a geriatric widower and his quest to move the house he shared with his late wife across the world both heartbreaking and hilarious. The latter comes courtesy of 8-year-old wilderness explorer Russell, who mistakenly tags along for the adventure. (Tuesday)

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And still another reason to talk about: "Glee"

This column -- and indeed, much of this paper -- is openly and breathlessly obsessed with "Glee." Are we overhyping? No, and if you'll permit us to cheer once again, this week's episode, "Wheels," tops all that have come before it. The kids get a taste of Artie's wheelchair-bound life, Kurt and Rachel engage in a diva-off, former jerk Puck makes us fall for him even more than we already have, ditto -- in a way -- Coach Sue, and the final showstopper (two words: Tina Turner) does not get any better. (Even though we're sure "Glee" will manage to one-up it next week.) (Wednesday)

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It wouldn't be a bad bet to talk about: "Pirate Radio"

British romantic comedy maestro Richard Curtis directs Philip Seymour Hoffman as the leader of a team of rogue DJs who set sail for the middle of the Northern Atlantic to play rock 'n' roll records after the genre has been banned on the British airwaves in the 1960s. Bill Nighy and Nick Frost also star. (Friday)

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Should you talk about: "Uncertainty"?

You could, especially since the IFC Films movie starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be available on demand Wednesday, two days before it premieres theatrically in select cities. Whether it's any good is up for debate (though we'll watch anything with Gordon-Levitt). "Uncertainty," a "Sliding Doors"-style tale about a couple who when confronted with a big life decision flip a coin and set about in two directions that unfold simultaneously, premiered at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival to mixed reviews. (Wednesday)

-- Denise Martin

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