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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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Wim Wenders Foundation Will Make Director's Entire Oeuvre Available to Dusseldorf Public

Wim Wenders and wife Donata have established the Wim Wenders Foundation in Dusseldorf, Germany. By the end of 2012, the foundation will have acquired the rights to all Wenders films held by third parties, with the help of state funding and private donors.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 18, 2012 1:27 PM
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Participant Media to Launch Cable Channel in 2013; 'Entertainment to Inspire Social Change'

Jeff Skoll's Participant Media, which has backed a number of consciousness-raising narrative and documentary features -- "Lincoln," "The Help" and "An Inconvenient Truth," for example -- is extending its reach to TV and launching a cable channel in summer of 2013. The target demographic is 18-to-34-year-olds.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 18, 2012 12:47 PM
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'Holy Motors' Best Film in Indiewire's Year-End Critics Poll; 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Sun Don't Shine,' 'This Is Not a Film' and More Recognized

Leos Carax's "Holy Motors" has been voted Best Film by the 2012 Indiewire year-end critics' poll. A broad sampling of print and online critics--about 200-- participated, including TOH's Anne Thompson, Indiewire's Eric Kohn, Alison Wilmore and Matt Singer, The New Yorker's Richard Brody and former L.A. Weekly critic Karina Longworth. Full list below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 18, 2012 12:30 PM
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Hollywood Pulls Back Premieres in Wake of Newtown, 'Django Unchained' Cancels

It happened after Columbine and Aurora and now Newtown is making Hollywood sensitive to celebrating. That is, in the week following the most horrific gun tragedy in America's history, Fox, Paramount and Weinstein Co. have pulled back several movie premieres.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 17, 2012 8:10 PM
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'5 Broken Cameras,' Kino Lorber's Hard-Hitting Israel-Palestine Conflict Doc To Premiere on Hulu Plus

Kino Lorber will premiere Guy Davidi and Emad Burnat's "5 Broken Cameras" December 17 on Hulu Plus, prior to the film's DVD and VOD release in early 2013...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 17, 2012 3:11 PM
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Amazon Releases 2012 Bestsellers; Self-Publishing, Romance and Erotica Ruled

Amazon's 2012 list of bestsellers highlights the increasing impact of self-published authors and their relationship with traditional publishers. Four of the five romance titles on the list were originally independently published, and then scooped up by a traditional publisher that pushed the hot titles into the bestselling stratosphere.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 17, 2012 2:54 PM
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