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Top Ten Season: Time Targets 'Amour' & 'Cloud Atlas' as Best & Worst of 2012

Time magazine's 10 Best and 10 Worst Movies of the Year lists are a varied bunch. Among them there's one documentary, one animated film and hoards of A-listers...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 11, 2012 3:04 PM
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The Male Marilyn Monroe, Trashiest Film of the Year & Taylor Kitsch's Multiple Failures

In NYMag's The Year in Film: A Collection of mini-riffs, they cover some important topics that made headlines in 2012--like Nicole Kidman peeing on Zac Efron and the Top Two Films of the Year That Involved Someone Riding Through a City in a Stretch Limo (1. "Holy Motors" and 2. "Cosmopolis").
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 6, 2012 3:30 PM
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Which Stars Need a Tarantino-Style Comeback?

Everyone loves a comeback, but they're hard to come by. HitFix has created a list of 10 stars badly in need of one -- Quentin Tarantino-style.
  • By Beth Hanna and Sophia Savage
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  • November 28, 2012 12:54 PM
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Cahiers du Cinema Names Top Ten Films of 2012: 'Holy Motors' Reigns, Cronenberg, Ferrara and Coppola Represent [TRAILERS]

Cahiers du Cinema has released its Top 10 Films of 2012, and it's appropriately eclectic, with Leos Carax's berserk "Holy Motors" topping the list.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 21, 2012 2:39 PM
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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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'Just Deux It' with Empire's Best/Worst Movie Taglines

Empire has created a list of 12 movie taglines that are either "brilliant, terrible or brilliantly terrible." For example, for Francophiles who appreciate majorly corny linguistic puns, the tagline for the 2010 John Travolta vehicle "From Paris With Love" defies easy evaluation: "Two Agents. One City. No Merci."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 12, 2012 12:43 PM
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CHALLENGE! Take David Thomson's Second Stump-the-Film-Buff Quiz

San Francisco-based critic David Thomson, the brainy Brit behind the must-own Biographical Dictionary of Film, has now written a spanking new film history, "The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies." We asked Thomson to concoct another demanding quiz, this time derived from info contained in his new tome. He thinks this one is even harder than the last. Impossible you say? We challenge you to test your film buff cred.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 31, 2012 3:46 PM
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IMDb Users List Top 10 Horror Movies of All Time, From 'The Shining' to 'Sweeney Todd'

IMDb has released its user-rated Top 10 Horror Movies of All Time just in time for Halloween, and at the height of Hitchcock and Kubrick renaissances -- "The Shining" is in the top spot and "Psycho" is not far behind in fourth...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 29, 2012 4:15 PM
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Now and Then: The Evacuee's Guide to Movies

Living in New Orleans sometimes means leaving it. That's why, with Hurricane Isaac bearing down on the city, I hit the highway last Monday for an extended Florida sojourn. And since a film buff's road trip is nothing without a screening schedule, here's a handy guide to movies for your next evacuation...
  • By Matt Brennan
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  • September 4, 2012 2:43 PM
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Now and Then: The Best of the Year So Far

The dog days of summer are here, and for moviegoers that usually means an August lull between tentpole extravaganzas and festival fodder, a chance to reflect on the year so far...
  • By Matthew Brennan
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  • August 7, 2012 6:28 PM
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