Magazine article Variety

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Magazine article Variety

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What's on Variety.com this week

'The Walking Dead' Returns to Record-Breaking Ratings

"The Walking Dead" usually opens its seasons with a bang, and the season-five debut, which aired Oct. 12, might have been the most intense nail-biter yet. "No Sanctuary" made it clear that that safety is a pipedream - bad news for Rick and the gang, but good news for AMC: The premiere brought the network a ratings victory, topping series records.

* variety.com/DeadS5Premiere

Tim Gray

The Contendeis

Oscars: Are We Taking Things Too Seriously?

The race for gold this year is shrouded in darkness, with somber themes and subject matter. Just look at some frontrunners: "Foxcatcher," "The Imitation Game," "Still Alice" and "Mr. Turner."

* variety.com/SeriousOscars

Brent Lang

Bos Office

Micro-Budget 'Addicted': How It Became a Hit

Erotic drama and surprise hit "Addicted" hooked audiences with a social-media-astute and low-cost approach to movie distribution that shows you don't have to spend more to make more.

* variety.com/AddictedHit

SAY WHAT?

Notable quotes on this week's stories

"You always know' what kind of week you're in for when you pull up to the car wash and Gary Busey is desperately searching for his car."

Josh Gad

SF @joshgad

"I feel that we're very true to what happened to alot of diese carnival people. …

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