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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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25 Films Added to National Film Registry, Including 'Matrix,' 'Christmas Story,' 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' and 'A League of Their Own'

Twenty-five films are selected for inclusion in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. The Registry was established in 1989 to highlight the need for US film heritage preservation.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 19, 2012 2:53 PM
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Top Ten Lists of 2012: An Updated Guide to the Favorite Films of the Year

In December, critics and film writers look back at the year's best and worst movies, performances, breakouts, trends...We'll keep adding more updates to these 2012 lists.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 19, 2012 2:15 PM
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Top Stars of 2012 According to IMDb: Tom Hardy, Jennifer Lawrence, Hemsworth Brothers & Rooney Mara

IMDb names the top ten stars of 2012, as well as the top emerging stars, as determined by total page views on the popular movie database. "The Dark Knight Rises" stars Tom Hardy (#1), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (#4) and Christian Bale (#5) scored high in the top ten, pushing Johnny Depp to his lowest-ranking ever...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 18, 2012 3:15 PM
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First Glimpse at Felicity Jones and Guy Pearce in Drake Doremus' Sundance Entry 'Breathe In'

Check out this new image from Drake Doremus' upcoming Sundance entry "Breathe In," starring Felicity Jones as a British high school exchange student who shakes up the life of an older music teacher, played by Guy Pearce.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 18, 2012 2:50 PM
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