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Bring the Best Feel Bad Holiday Films to Your Local Theater: Tugg Offers 'Die Hard,' 'Lethal Weapon' & More

Tugg is offering up eight "Feel Bad Holiday Films" for you to bring to your local theater. In addition to adding some Christmas classics to its library, like "Miracle on 34th Street," "Christmas Vacation" and "Home Alone"...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 19, 2012 1:09 PM
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Best of the Week: The Final 'Twilight,' Oscar Talk, Interviews with Mendes, Berg, Gibney & Ben Stiller's Penis

This week on TOH!, we discuss the awards chances of "Lincoln," "Argo" and more in Oscar Talk, divulge details from the "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part Two" premiere and American Cinematheque gala for Ben Stiller, interview "Skyfall" director Sam Mendes, "West of Memphis" director Amy Berg and "Mea Maxima Culpa" director Alex Gibney...
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  • November 16, 2012 3:50 PM
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Dutch Thriller 'APP' Will Be First Film to Necessitate Smartphones in Theaters with Interactive Storyline

The Dutch are giving the highly contentious texting-in-theaters issue a whole new spin. Shooting began this week for the new thriller "APP," which will be the first film in the world to synchronize a parallel storyline via app content to be accessed while in the movie theater.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 16, 2012 2:12 PM
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Hollywood Machine Generated $47 Billion for LA County in 2011

A report issued Friday by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corp. finds that Hollywood was able to generate $47 billion in economic output in L.A. county in 2011, accounting for 8.4% of the area's total output.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 16, 2012 1:13 PM
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'Transformers 4' Eyeing China Production to Maximize Franchise Box Office

Mark Wahlberg will be the new leading man in Michael Bay's "Transformers 4," and the production may have its sights set on mainland China for this installment of the testosterone-fueled franchise.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 16, 2012 1:07 PM
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'Kick Ass' & 'X-Men' Scribe Goldman to Pen Burton's 'Pinocchio'

Screenwriter Jane Goldman, who in the last five years has penned "Kick Ass," "X Men: First Class" and "The Woman in Black," will reportedly next script Tim Burton's "Pinocchio."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 16, 2012 11:26 AM
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Sorkin Reveals Structure of Steve Jobs Biopic

Walter Isaacson's bestselling Steve Jobs biography was nothing if not a door-stopper. So writer Aaron Sorkin's challenge was to figure out a way in: cradle to grave biopic? One slice? He went with something closer to "Slumdog Millionaire"'s ingenious way of using the questions as entries to parts of a life.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 15, 2012 4:48 PM
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Magnolia Takes Tobias Lindholm's AFI Fest-Winner 'A Hijacking' Hostage for North America

Magnolia Pictures has picked up North American rights to Danish director Tobias Lindholm's second feature "A Highjacking." The film, which follows the complex fallout after a cargo ship is taken hostage by Somali pirates, has had a strong fest streak, including Venice, Toronto and AFI FEST, where it took home the Audience Award...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 15, 2012 2:45 PM
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Tarantino Tells Playboy Who Else Was In The Running for 'Django' Before Foxx & His Horse Won the Role

Quentin Tarantino, in his interview for Playboy's December edition, discusses the actors he mulled over for the titular role in this Christmas' "Django Unchained." Will Smith and Jamie Foxx were not the only ones the director considered (Hint: "Omar comin'!") -- but Foxx had the Texan-horse-owner edge.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 15, 2012 1:08 PM
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The Future of 'Star Wars': Lucas Says It Could Go on 'For The Next Hundred Years'

This week's EW looks at what the future holds for the ever-expanding "Star Wars" galaxy. Highlights -- including info about Harrison Ford's possible involvement, quotes from Mark Hammill (who played Luke Skywalker in the original three films),..
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 15, 2012 12:51 PM
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