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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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Weekly Wrap: The Best of TOH! - 'Zero Dark Thirty' Controversy, Apatow, and Beasts of Southern Wild Featurette

Best of the TOH Week that Was:
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  • December 22, 2012 1:58 PM
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Highlights from LA Times Directors Roundtable with Bigelow, Affleck, Russell, Lee, Hooper and Gervasi

Six directors talk shop for the LA Times' directors roundtable. John Horn is joined by Kathryn Bigelow ("Zero Dark Thirty"), Ben Affleck ("Argo"), Tom Hooper ("Les Miserables"), David O. Russell ("Silver Linings Playbook"), Ang Lee ("Life of Pi") and Sacha Gervasi ("Hitchcock") to discuss their films, working with actors...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 21, 2012 3:59 PM
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NRA Chief Blames Hollywood Media for Gun Violence, Names Oliver Stone's 1994 'Natural Born Killers'

Oliver Stone can't get a break. Almost two decades after he directed uber-violent "Natural Born Killers," Hollywood's most famous Liberal remains a fat target for the National Rifle Association, which held a Washington, D.C. press conference Friday interrupted by protests.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 21, 2012 2:00 PM
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Entertainment Weekly Posts Their Best and Worst of 2012

Entertainment Weekly examines the trends, triumphs, and disasters of 2012 in a year-end double issue. Best films from critics Owen Gleiberman and Lisa Schwarzbaum start with "Lincoln" and "Zero Dark Thirty," respectively, followed by "Zero Dark Thirty," "Amour," and "Silver Linings Playbook." (Their complete lists are posted below.)
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • December 20, 2012 1:22 PM
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Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis Present 'Lincoln' Screening for the US Senate

The United States Senate took a break from their law making (or stalling) to watch how it was done in the old days. Steven Spielberg and his star, Daniel Day-Lewis, attended a screening of "Lincoln" at the Capitol Visitors Center yesterday. Spielberg said that he was honored to see Senators from ”both sides sitting in the same room watching a president put the people out in front of the abyss.”
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • December 20, 2012 1:16 PM
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'Dark Knight Rises' is YouTube's Most Viewed Movie Trailer of the Year; Top Ten Most-Watched Videos

Google reports that the most viewed trailer of the year was from a video game: Activision's "Call of Duty Black Ops 2." On the movie side, the most viewed movie trailer was Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises." Seth MacFarlane's "Ted," "Hunger Games," and "Skyfall" were also in the mix. Only one television show was a factor: NBC and J.J. Abrams' "Revolution." YouTube calculated both number of views, the length of time people watched the clip, and how many people sought out the clip (searching rather than clicking on an ad). Here's their Top Ten:
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • December 20, 2012 1:13 PM
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City of New York Invests in Brooklyn College Graduate School of Cinema, Opening Fall 2014

Brooklyn College and the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment announces that the City of New York is investing in the Brooklyn College Graduate School of Cinema, due to welcome its first students Fall 2014. It will make the announcement formally at this evening's Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Winter Gala.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 20, 2012 12:55 PM
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TOH! Top Tens of 2012 (UPDATED)

Anne Thompson and TOH! writers Sophia Savage, Beth Hanna, Matt Mueller, Matt Brennan and more share their Top Ten Films of 2012. While there are such shared likes as "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Moonrise Kingdom," "Argo," "Zero Dark Thirty," "Amour," "Lincoln" and "Flight," we also hail the likes of...
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  • December 20, 2012 12:26 PM
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Michel Gondry's Cannes Entry 'The We and the I' Coming to Theaters in March

Michel Gondry's "The We and the I," which debuted at Cannes without making much noise (or receiving much praise), is still managing at 71% Fresh score on RottenTomatoes.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 19, 2012 5:47 PM
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