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Trailer for 'Girls' Season Two: More Sex and Shenanigans for Dunham & Friends

Season two of Lena Dunham's HBO hit show "Girls" debuts on January 13. The shenanigans continue for Dunham's Hannah Horvath and friends as they awkwardly navigate through their messy, sexy twenties in Brooklyn, NY. Check out the season two trailer below:
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 26, 2012 1:22 PM
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DVD Review: 'The Words' Has A Serious Case of Writer's Block

It would be easy to come away from "The Words" with the impression that writing is a stiff, musty line of work — all grand ballrooms, solemn readings, and blue-blooded accents, a veritable Titanic of pretensions. This would be a mistake. The only sinking ship here is the film itself.
  • By Matt Brennan
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  • December 26, 2012 6:11 AM
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Best Performances of 2012: A Good Year for the Broken, Disturbed and Driven

A great year in film means a great year in acting. We've celebrated our Top Ten Films of 2012, and now it's time to give thanks for some of the performances that moved us this year.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 25, 2012 7:00 AM
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Immersed in Movies: Cinematographer Don Burgess Talks 'Flight'

Being reunited with director Robert Zemeckis on "Flight" was just like old times for cinematographer Don Burgess. The last time they worked together was on "The Polar Express" in 2004, Bob Z's first foray into performance capture. But in terms of live action, you have to go back to "Cast Away" in 2000...
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • December 24, 2012 3:08 PM
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Now and Then: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Early in "Meet Me in St. Louis," Esther Smith (Judy Garland) pines for the boy next door. Lent silky grace by Garland's perfect warble, Esther describes love — and, by extension, Vincente Minnelli's 1944 classic. "I want it to be something strange and wonderful," she says. "Something I'll always remember."
  • By Matt Brennan
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  • December 24, 2012 2:51 PM
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Take Our Poll: Best Live-Action Movie Musical of the Last 75 Years

In celebration of "Les Miserables," HitFix has listed the 20 best movie musicals of the last 50 years. Their top five? "The Sound of Music," "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut," "Mary Poppins," "Cabaret," and "Little Shop of Horrors" in first place.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 24, 2012 2:20 PM
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Weekend Wrap: Newsweek Cover, 'Les Miserables' and 'Django' Last Push, Gibney on 'Zero Dark Thirty'

We wrap up breaking news stories from the weekend, from Alex Gibney on torture in "Zero Dark Thirty' and videos from 'Les Miserables" and 'Django Unchained" to the end of Newsweek and the Oklahoma Film Critics picks.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • December 24, 2012 12:45 PM
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Compare Jimmy Fallon, Billy Crystal, and Jerry Seinfeld's 'Who's on First' to the Abbott and Costello Original [Video]

Jimmy Fallon, Billy Crystal, and Jerry Seinfeld revive the classic Abbott and Costello banter about a baseball team with whacky monikers - and they pull it off! As expected, Who is on first, What is on second base, and I Don't Know is on third. Check out the video below along with the classic.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • December 24, 2012 12:30 PM
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A Christmas Letter from Michael Moore

Michael Moore has much on his mind this holiday season, which he throws into an email entitled: "Celebrating the Prince of Peace in the Land of Guns ...a letter from Michael Moore." Here's how he begins:
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 24, 2012 12:25 PM
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Forbes' Top-Grossing Actors of 2012: Robert Downey Jr., Kristen Stewart and Christian Bale

Forbes names the Top Grossing Actors of 2012, based on the global box office take of their films. Robert Downey Jr. takes the top spot; Forbes credits the worldwide success of "The Avengers" ($1.5 billion) to his "charm and humor" while noting that he'll be walking away with more money than his co-superheroes...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 24, 2012 12:13 PM
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