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Roger Ebert Names 'Argo' As The Best Movie Of 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 27, 2012 6:16 PM
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While there have been many, many 2012 lists and recaps, the year isn't over until Roger Ebert weighs in with his favorites, and today he's done so, dropping his list of the best movies he saw in 2012. And as usual, it's a mix of more popular choices, with some love shown to smaller, foreign films that might not get the shine otherwise.

Watch: The Movies Of 2012, Another Video Retrospective On The Year In Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 27, 2012 5:49 PM
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We know, there have been a couple of these already, but it's the holidays, the northeast is getting pounded by a snowstorm and you might be looking for something to occupy your time for a few extra minutes, before you rejoin family and friends. So here's another look back on the year in movies, this time in six minutes.

Listen: The Best Part Of 'Les Miserables,' Anne Hathaway's "I Dreamed A Dream" In Full

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 27, 2012 5:04 PM
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Whether you love Tom Hooper's long and loud "Les Miserables," or if you're less enthused (like this writer), most everyone can agree that the highlight, the standout sizzle reel moment, is Anne Hathaway's heartbreaking rendition of "I Dreamed A Dream." As Fantine, her role may not be big, but Hathaway arguably delivers the film's most poignant, wrenching performance, and now you can enjoy it in full.

Village Voice Names 'The Master' Best Film Of 2012, 'Cloud Atlas' The Worst Film Of 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 27, 2012 4:52 PM
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Well, here's some news that will make one group of fanboys really happy, and another group of fanboys really mad. The sands in the hourglass of 2012 continue to run down, and Village Voice has dropped their list of the best and worst movies. And as always, there's plenty to discuss.

Kathryn Bigelow Talks "Torture" Controversy, Her First "Failed" 'Hunt For Osama Bin Laden' Film & More About 'Zero Dark Thirty'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • December 27, 2012 4:31 PM
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Here's the rundown. Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," her follow-up to the Oscar-winning Best Picture "The Hurt Locker" depicts an eight year hunt for Osama Bin Landen (our review calls it "one of the best of the year," and "an intense and dense" national security procedural). Bigelow and her screenwriter Mark Boal, also an investigative journalist, received flak earlier this year and were the target of controversy when accusations flew that the CIA gave them special access to classified documents regarding the Bin Laden hunt. Boal said earlier this year that the picture was not vetted by the CIA and that seems to be the case, as Acting CIA Director Michael Morell recently criticized the film in a letter to his employees stating the film takes too many liberties with the truth while still claiming to be historically accurate. Marketing is one thing, but as we've said ourselves: the movie is not a documentary.

AMC Slammed By 'The Shield' & 'Sons Of Anarchy' Creators After 'Walking Dead' Showrunner Glen Mazzara Leaves Series

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 27, 2012 3:45 PM
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“The Walking Dead” can’t catch a break. After losing Frank Darabont as showrunner after the first season, the show carried on with a lower budget (and a new writing staff) under the tutelage of Glen Mazzara, growing in viewership (it's now the biggest drama on TV, networks included) and, by most accounts, in quality too. Despite maintaining the same level of viewership, in fact the mid-season finale had a record high of viewers tuning in, and a fourth season renewal, the zombie show is once again without a showrunner, with Deadline reporting that Mazzara has left the show after creative differences with network AMC.

Natalie Portman, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson & Shia LaBeouf Top Forbes' Highest Paid Actors List

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 27, 2012 3:15 PM
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Forbes loves to number crunch and then spit it back to the masses. Earlier this year, the business publication sourced the list from its Celebrity 100 rankings (Jennifer Lopez topped their list, curiously), and came up with the posit that Eddie Murphy is the Most Overpaid Actor in Hollywood, having taken in with his recent films only $2.30 for every dollar appointed to him (we're sure his agents cringed when the list was published.

The Top 10 Most Pirated Movies Of 2012 Include 'Project X,' 'Mission: Impossible 4,' 'Dark Knight Rises' & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 27, 2012 3:01 PM
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3 high school seniors throw a birthday party so boss it apparently got shared/downloaded almost 9 million times -- apparently making it the #1 pirated movie of of 2012. Congratulations to the filmmakers and studio not seeing a penny of those grosses? They don't need it, right? Torrent Freak compiled a list of the most shared movies on BitTorrent in 2012. Leading at number one is “Project X,” the Todd Phillips-produced/Warner Bros.-distributed party comedy that actually features no stars (in fact if the average pleeb can name an actor in the cast off the top of their head without the aid of Google, hats off to them).

Watch: Five-Minute Deleted Scene From 'This Is 40' With More From Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Robert Smigel & Annie Mumolo

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 27, 2012 2:45 PM
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Although “This Is 40” has already opened in North America and the eventual home-video release is still to come, a deleted scene from the Judd Apatow film has hit the web courtesy of Funny or Die (via Collider).

2012 The Year In Box Office: Hits, Flops And Secret Successes

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 27, 2012 2:15 PM
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So we’re completing a year of record domestic box office returns, but it’s impossible to ignore that the international market is a hefty player, taking a bigger overall chunk of the pie. It’s not good enough for a picture to perform in America – if it doesn’t grab more than half its share from international crowds, it’s not a complete success. The proliferation of franchises and 3D have turned most American films into our most in-demand export, and it’s changed the box office landscape immensely.

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