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It can be hard to keep up with what's going on in the world of movies and television—but we're here to help out.

Each week in the CT Movies Quick Take, we check up on how the critics are responding to a couple recent releases, update you on the biggest movie news, and suggest a few picks to stream at home on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. One quick read, and you'll be caught up for the week.

Streaming This Weekend

The charming documentary Herb & Dorothy, about the elderly Vogel couple who, despite being "just" a librarian and a postman, amassed the one of the most impressive collections of contemporary art in America in their tiny Manhattan apartment, is streaming on Netflix. So is the artistic sci-fi film Upstream Color (by the director of Primer) and the animated The Tale of Despereaux. If Regency England's more your style, check out the 2005 Pride & Prejudice, starring Kiera Knightley and available on Amazon streaming video.

Critic Roundup

The talk of the town (and the Internet) last week was the final season premiere of the AMC drama Breaking Bad, which began its run with the show's biggest audience ever: 5.9 million viewers. (The New York Times reported that this was a gain of over 100% from the previous season premiere of 2.9 million.) The critics generally liked the episode: Matthew Yglesias at Slatecalled it "tense" and "well executed"; Grantland's Andy Greenwald's recap of the episode pointed out that showrunner Vince Gilligan seemed almost gleeful, going all-in for the end of the show.

The comedy We're the Millers premiered last weekend to mediocre reviews. The movie stars Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, and Will Poulter as a group of people posing ...

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