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Best Performances of 2012: A Good Year for the Broken, Disturbed and Driven

A great year in film means a great year in acting. We've celebrated our Top Ten Films of 2012, and now it's time to give thanks for some of the performances that moved us this year.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 25, 2012 7:00 AM
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Take Our Poll: Best Live-Action Movie Musical of the Last 75 Years

In celebration of "Les Miserables," HitFix has listed the 20 best movie musicals of the last 50 years. Their top five? "The Sound of Music," "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut," "Mary Poppins," "Cabaret," and "Little Shop of Horrors" in first place.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 24, 2012 2:20 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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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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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...
  • By TOH!
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  • December 20, 2012 12:26 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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The Complete 2012 Black List - 'Draft Day,' 'Seuss' & Hillary Clinton Are on Top

The 2012 Black List of the best un-produced screenplays is now listed below. It comes from the suggestions of nearly 300 industry execs. To make the list, each script must receive six separate mentions...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 17, 2012 2:53 PM
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Film Comment Names Fifty Best Films of 2012, Led By 'Holy Motors,' 'The Master' & 'Moonrise Kingdom'

Film Comment announces the results of its survey on the best films of the year, as determined by critics, journalists, film section editors and past and present contributors. Topping the list are "Holy Motors," "The Master" and "Moonrise Kingdom."
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 14, 2012 4:28 PM
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