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A review of key musical box sets

This box set cover image released by Columbia Records shows Bob Dylan & The Band's, "The Basement Tapes Complete _ The Bootleg Series Vol. 11." This six-CD package of 138 tracks claims to include everything worth hearing from Bob Dylan's 1967 sessions with the Band. (AP Photo/Columbia Records)

A collection of box sets reviewed by The Associated Press:

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Cumberbatch decodes Turing in ‘Imitation Game’

In this image released by The Weinstein Company, Benedict Cumberbatch appears in a scene from "The Imitation Game." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Jack English)

TORONTO (AP) — With characters like Sherlock Holmes, Julian Assange and Stephen Hawking, Benedict Cumberbatch has accumulated a filmography littered with high IQs.

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Review: ‘Madagascar’ spin-off hatches family fun

This image released by DreamWorks Animation shows Agent Classified, voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch  in a scene from, "The Penguins of Madagascar." (AP Photo/DreamWorks Animation)

For a movie that’s more paint by numbers than Picasso, “Penguins of Madagascar” begins with something completely unexpected: a Werner Herzog voiceover.

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Bollywood women soar but ask: Where’s the money?

In this Aug. 23, 2014 file photo, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra speaks during a promotional event for her film "Mary Kom" in Ahmadabad, India. This is Bollywood’s year of the woman. Some of the biggest hits in India's prolific movie industry this year have female leads in female-oriented stories. In “Mary Kom,” Chopra plays a female Olympic bronze-medal winning boxer. Previously, women were relegated to playing the male lead actor’s girlfriend, sister or mother in subservient roles reflecting the traditional dominance of men in Indian society. But for all their box-office success and newfound prominence, Bollywood actresses are asking: Where is the money?  (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File)

NEW DELHI (AP) — This is Bollywood’s year of the woman. Some of the biggest hits in India’s prolific movie industry this year have female leads in female-oriented stories.

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Poster for ‘London After Midnight’ sells for $478K

This undated photo courtesy of Heritage Auctions shows the movie poster from the 1927 film "London after Midnight." The poster for the film starring Lon Chaney, has sold for $478,000, making it the most valuable movie poster ever sold at public auction. Heritage Auctions in Dallas announced Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, that it is the only poster known to exist for the film in which Chaney, a star of early cinema, appeared as a vampire.  (AP Photo/Courtesy of Heritage Auctions)

DALLAS (AP) — A poster for the 1927 film “London After Midnight,” starring Lon Chaney, has sold for $478,000, making it the most valuable movie poster ever sold at public auction.

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