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Best of the Week: 'Les Mis,' 'Django,' 'Zero Dark,' A Look Back at 2012's Box Office, Performances and Indie Potholes

The best stories of the week from TOH!
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  • December 28, 2012 3:53 PM
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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.
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  • December 28, 2012 2:19 PM
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Portland Books 'Sapphires' as Opening Night Film for 36th Edition

The Portland International Film Festival, produced by the Northwest Film Center, announces its opening night film for its 36th edition. Wayne Blair's "The Sapphires," about an Aboriginal singing group and their manager (Chris O'Dowd), will open the festival on February 7...
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  • December 27, 2012 12:37 PM
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'Downton Abbey' Christmas Special Spoilers Cause Twittersphere Uproar, Ruining Season 3 for American Audience

"Downton Abbey" fans, you might want to block your ears and eyes. The UK regularly enjoys their native period drama before us Yankees, so spoilers are to be expected for those following "Abbey" chatter.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 26, 2012 1:55 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...
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  • December 24, 2012 12:13 PM
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City of New York Invests in Brooklyn College Graduate School of Cinema, Opening Fall 2014

Brooklyn College and the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment announces that the City of New York is investing in the Brooklyn College Graduate School of Cinema, due to welcome its first students Fall 2014. It will make the announcement formally at this evening's Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Winter Gala.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 20, 2012 12:55 PM
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Michel Gondry's Cannes Entry 'The We and the I' Coming to Theaters in March

Michel Gondry's "The We and the I," which debuted at Cannes without making much noise (or receiving much praise), is still managing at 71% Fresh score on RottenTomatoes.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 19, 2012 5:47 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.
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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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Wong Kar Wai's 'The Grandmaster' Will Open the Berlinale After Debuting in China on January 8

The Berlin International Film Festival will open with the international premiere of Wong Kar Wai's long-delayed "The Grandmaster" on February 7. The world premiere of The Grandmaster will be celebrated on January 8, 2013 in China, and the film will open at cinemas in numerous countries including Germany in spring 2013.
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  • December 19, 2012 12:46 PM
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