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The Best Movie Soundtracks and Cuts of 2012

With the power to bolster a flailing scene, add emotional complexity, and round out a film, the soundtracks and scores of 2012 were often as good (or better) than the films that contained them. Below is a sampling of the best soundtracks of 2012, scores and compilations -- with a highlighted track embedded at the end of the post.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • December 31, 2012 5:17 PM
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Movies to Look Forward to in 2013

Anne Thompson and TOH! writers Matt Brennan, Bill Desowitz, Beth Hanna, Maggie Lange, Matt Mueller and Sophia Savage share the movies they are most looking forward to in 2013.
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  • December 31, 2012 4:27 PM
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David O. Russell To Accept Indie Impact Award at Upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival

Variety will present director David O. Russell with the Indie Impact Award at the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival (January 3-14), celebrating the "Silver Linings Playbook" filmmaker for his contributions to the art and business of cinema.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 31, 2012 1:19 PM
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Gorgeous 'Life of Pi' Filming Locations in Pondicherry, India

Check out Guardian's photo gallery of locations in Pondicherry, India used in Ang Lee's "Life of Pi." Among the settings used for the film are the Botanical Gardens, which were transformed into Pi's family's zoo...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 31, 2012 1:09 PM
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Weekend Recap: Director Interviews with Stone and Coppola, January Releases, and More Best of 2012

  • By Maggie Lange
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  • December 31, 2012 1:08 PM
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Critics Weigh in on Worst Movies of 2012

Critics let the fur fly when they unleash their scorn on the year's worst movies, the dregs at the bottom of the barrel, the flicks that really waste their time. For your reading pleasure we present an assortment of "Worst Movies of the Year" lists. Our own is right here.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • December 31, 2012 7:00 AM
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TOH! Worst Movies of 2012

Anne Thompson and TOH! writers Maggie Lange, Beth Hanna, Matt Brennan, and Jacob Combs share their picks for Worst Movies of 2012.
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  • December 31, 2012 6:12 AM
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Best of the Week: 'Les Mis,' 'Django,' 'Zero Dark,' A Look Back at 2012's Box Office, Performances and Indie Potholes

The best stories of the week from TOH!
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  • December 28, 2012 3:53 PM
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Casting Watch: Maggie Gyllenhaal Joins Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson and Scoot McNairy in 'Frank'

Maggie Gyllenhaal is onboard to star with Michael Fassbender and Domhnall Gleeson in "Frank," a comedy about an aspiring musician (Gleeson) who joins an outlandish rock band toplined by Fassbender.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 28, 2012 2:19 PM
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Peter Nicks' Oscar-Shortlisted 'The Waiting Room' Returns to IFC Center

"The Waiting Room," from first time director and veteran TV journalist Peter Nicks, is returning to New York's IFC Center on December 28. The documentary, nominated for Indie Spirit, Gotham, and Cinema Eye awards (among others), has received such stellar reviews that it is 100% Fresh on the Tomatometer.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 27, 2012 4:25 PM
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