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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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Ted Hope Names the Really Bad Things in Indie Film 2012

Ted Hope sees that there is a a lot wrong with our culture and that it has a damaging effect on the filmmaking business. He lays out the 24 Really Bad Things In The Indie Film Biz 2012.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 27, 2012 3:16 PM
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The Best In Digital Entertainment Content: What We Would Buy with $100

The digital world offers free content galore, and then there's all that mystery content hidden behind pay-walls. We've sifted through the best of the priced materials to determined what's worth paying for. Inspired by PaidContent, our TOH team picked what we'd buy if we had $100 to spend on digital entertainment content. There's some overlap: clearly a Netflix subscription is something none of us can do without.
  • By TOH!
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  • December 27, 2012 3:10 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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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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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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