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Film Feature: 13 Films That Define 2013

31 December 2013 1:27 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Including films that achieve the correct button-mashing combo to earn fancy kudos and are positively lauded, there are only a select few from the whole bunch that have the significance of “definitive.”

These are films that transcend ownership of marquee space, or their critical importance with film niches, and take on a wide cultural significance. Such happens to a point in which these movies now help outline our exact understanding of an entire year of film itself. These are the films that are created from specific thematic trends from all of our culture, or in some historical cases, became trends themselves.

From the paranormal parody of “A Haunted House” to the controversial “Wolf of Wall Street,” here are 13 films that best define the movie year that was 2013.

1. “A Haunted House

Hide as one may try from junky horror spoofs that aim to abuse the clever imbalance of low budget filmmaking with multi-million audience appeal, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Jennifer Lawrence Named Most Bankable Star of 2013

31 December 2013 10:58 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Surprising no one who has been on the Internet recently, the star most credited for the industry’s record year of domestic box office sales is Jennifer Lawrence.

The ”Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “American Hustle” actress was voted the top money-making star of 2013 in Quigley Publishing Company’s annual poll of motion picture theater owners and film buyers. Sandra Bullock, who costarred in “The Heat” and “Gravity” this year, was second and Lawrence’s “Hustle” costar, Bradley Cooper (who also appeared in “The Hangover III” this year) came in third.

Lawrence and Joseph Gordon Levitt were Quigley’s Stars of Tomorrow in 2012. This is the first time an actor has gone from the top of that poll to top money maker in a year. This year’s Stars of Tomorrow are Amy Adams, another “Hustle” costar, and James Franco.

Because of her ability to transition between blockbusters and adult dramas, »

- Whitney Friedlander

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What to Watch: Your Guide to 25+ New Year's Eve/Day Marathons, Specials and More!

30 December 2013 6:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

You might think New Year’s Eve TV is all about the countdown, but we at TVLine have compiled plenty of other hidden gems for you to keep on your radar. As 2013 becomes ’14, enjoy marathons of current favorites (The Walking Dead, The Mindy Project), New Year’s specials and, of course, the most important 10 seconds of the year. Enjoy!

Related | Save the Dates! Your Guide to 75+ January Premieres, Finales and More

Tuesday, December 31

6 am — 8 pm Law & Order: Svu (USA Network) | Some things just go together: peanut butter and jelly, milk and cookies, and the holidays and Svu marathons.

6 am — 3: »

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Top 15 Movies of This Past Year: Do Audiences Really Want Original, Quality Stories?

30 December 2013 5:47 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Top box office movies of 2013: If you make original, quality films… (photo: Sandra Bullock has two movies among the top 15 box office hits of 2013; Bullock is seen here in ‘The Heat,’ with Melissa McCarthy) (See previous post: “2013 Box Office Record? History is Remade If a Few ‘Minor Details’ Ignored.”) As further evidence that moviegoers want original, quality entertainment, below you’ll find a list of the top 15 movies at the domestic box office in 2013 — nine of which are sequels or reboots (ten if you include Oz the Great and Powerful), and more than half of which are 3D releases. Disney and Warner Bros. were the two top studios in 2013. Disney has five movies among the top 15; Warners has three. With the exception of the sleeper blockbuster Gravity, which, however dumbed down, targeted a more mature audience, every single one of the titles below were aimed either at teenagers/very, »

- Zac Gille

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Is 2013 Really About to Break Historical Box-Office Record? Think Again.

30 December 2013 4:48 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

2013 domestic box office record: History is made (once again) — if you pretend inflation doesn’t exist (photo: 2013 North American box office no. 1 movie, ‘Iron Man 3,’ with Robert Downey Jr.) Even though Will Ferrell’s comedy Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and the latest Martin Scorsese-Leonardo DiCaprio collaboration, The Wolf of Wall Street, have opened more modestly than expected, while the Justin Bieber concert movie Believe has been totally discredited, the 2013 Christmas and New Year’s season has been quite strong at the domestic box office. According to Variety, figures are up 10% compared to 2012, while the total 2013 box office tally up to December 29 is a mere $1.6 million lower than the $10.837 billion record set last year. Does this latest record-breaking box office news sound too good to be true? Well, perhaps that’s because it is (too good to be true). See, Thor and Loki and Bilbo and Katniss »

- Zac Gille

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Fox’s Adhd Wants You to Experience 2013 in One Minute

30 December 2013 2:15 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Missed 2013 in its entirety? Fox’s Animation Domination Hi-Def (Adhd) has you covered with a very thorough review of our year in news and pop culture.

In a minute-long trippy video, Adhd takes you through the past 12 months by covering everything from twerking – so much twerking – to the government shut down in a series of animated GIFs. Adhd even made sure to include James Franco and Seth Rogen’s “Bound 2” parody music video.

It might take a couple of views to pick up every reference, but an animated Kanye West holding baby North like Simba in “The Lion King” is something that shouldn’t be missed.

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- Francesca Bacardi

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Fox’s Adhd Wants You to Experience 2013 in One Minute

30 December 2013 2:15 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Missed 2013 in its entirety? Fox’s Animation Domination Hi-Def (Adhd) has you covered with a very thorough review of our year in news and pop culture.

In a minute-long trippy video, Adhd takes you through the past 12 months by covering everything from twerking – so much twerking – to the government shut down in a series of animated GIFs. Adhd even made sure to include James Franco and Seth Rogen’s “Bound 2” parody music video.

It might take a couple of views to pick up every reference, but an animated Kanye West holding baby North like Simba in “The Lion King” is something that shouldn’t be missed.

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- Francesca Bacardi

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Film Feature: The 10 Best Films of 2013, Part Two

30 December 2013 8:51 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The year caught up with me. 2013 was characterized by a soft start and a strong finish, but overall there were impressive contenders throughout the year and some fine examples of great storytelling and filmmaking. Risks were taken, some truth emerged and even in more “mainstream” films, there were flashes of promise.

This is the second set of top ten 2013 films on HollywoodChicago.com, as offered by film critic Patrick McDonald. Please also sample my colleague Brian Tallerico’s Top Ten. The following films are a testament to the experiences they gave me, what they made me think about afterward and how they fulfilled that feeling – for me – of what makes a movie great.

For every film in those ten spots, there are a number of other films coming in tied at number 11 – Joe Swanberg’s sublime “Drinking Buddies” and the anarchy of “Escape From Tomorrow”; the gutsy honesty of »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Selena Gomez Nominated For Worst Actress Razzie Award For ‘Getaway’

30 December 2013 7:01 AM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

Selena’s turn as a gun-toting, car-almost-jacking thrill-seeker on the big screen has earned her a major nomination!

“I stood up and cheered!” raved absolutely no one who saw Selena Gomez and Ethan Hawke‘s 2013 film Getaway, so it’s no surprise the action-thriller is nominated for three Razzie Awards, presented to the year’s less-than-stellar cinematic works. But hey, a nomination’s a nomination — even if the category is “Worst Actress” — so we’d like to take this time to congratulate our girl Selena on her prestigious recognition.

Selena Gomez’s Razzie Nomination: Why We’re Proud Of Her

Films are designed to move us, one way or another, and Getaway did just that. Selena’s film stirred enough emotion within the hearts and minds of the Razzies’ nominating committee that it chose to bestow this nomination upon her, and for that, we salute her.

As is tradition, the »

- Andy Swift

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The Mindy Project Midseason Quote Quiz

30 December 2013 5:30 AM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The Mindy Project has had a hilarious second season so far, with awesome guest stars like James Franco, the quirky chemistry between two of its main characters, and some of the funniest dialogue on TV. Thinking of that, we thought we'd quiz you on some of the funniest lines from season two so far: can you identify who said each quote? Take the Quiz »

- Shannon Vestal

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Longlist for the 34th Golden Raspberry Awards

30 December 2013 12:39 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With awards season in full swing, the longlist for several top "honours" in the 34th annual Golden Raspberry Awards have been revealed, and you can check out the current contenders for the worst of the year right here by way of Awards Watch ahead of the announcement of the final Razzie nominees on January 15th....

Worst Picture

47 Ronin

A Madea Christmas

After Earth

Getaway

Grown Ups 2

Grudge Match

Inappropriate Comedy

Movie 43

Paranoia

R.I.P.D.

Runner Runner

Scary Movie 5

The Big Wedding

The Host

The Lone Ranger

Worst Director

Carl Rinsch - 47 Ronin

John Moore - A Good Day To Die Hard

M. Night Shyamalan - After Earth

Courtney Solomon - Getaway

Dennis Dugan - Grown Ups 2

Vince Offer - Inappropriate Comedy

The 13 People Who Directed Movie 43 - Movie 43

Robert Luketic - Paranoia

Malcolm D. Lee and David Zucker - Scary Movie 5 »

- Gary Collinson

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James Franco defends his love of selfies in New York Times essay

29 December 2013 3:00 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

"Selfie" was declared the word of the year for 2013 by the Oxford Dictionaries, and for good reason. The use of the social media self-portrait sent stars like Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and James Franco to new levels of popularity and infamy, and according to Franco, they were posted with clear purpose.

The former "Freaks and Geeks" star wrote an essay for The New York Times titled "The Meaning of the Selfie." Though it is a look at the entire concept of a selfie, the essay gets really interesting when Franco explains his stance on the celebrity selfie.

"I can see which posts don't get attention or make me lose followers: those with photos of art projects; videos telling the haters to go away (in not so many words); and photos with poems. (Warning: Post your own, and you'll see how fast people become poetry specialists and offer critiques like 'I hate you, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Meme: “Sex Sent Me To the ER,” Matthew Mitcham Sings His “Twists & Turns,” Ultimate Gay Fighter’s Killer Moves

28 December 2013 9:00 PM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are least desirable neighbors, James Franco explains the selfie, Marilyn Manson to play cross between Kenny Powers and Karl Lagerfeld

Marilyn Manson is set to appear in Wrong Cops from Quentin Dupieux, but he’s also in the director’s next project, which has already shot in secret, where he’s playing a character described as “a combination of Kenny Powers and Karl Lagerfeld.” That should be something.

Is a Super Bowl Mvp winner being outed, or has the media just lost its mind?

It’s looking like The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will win the five day holiday box office with $50 million, followed by Frozen at $43 million, followed by Anchorman 2 and The Wolf of Wall Street.

Speaking of movies, just how badly did Ender’s Game bomb?

We had mentioned that a gay couple will marry on the AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s float in the Rose Parade, »

- Ed Kennedy

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Johnny Depp and James Franco Go Head to Head in the Race for Best Accessorized Man | 2013 Reelzies

28 December 2013 6:25 AM, PST | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

There's nothing much better than a sharp-dressed man, and while slacks and and a shirt are the foundations of most men's outfits, it's really the accessories that take a guy from looking good to looking great. That's why we're celebrating the best silver-screen accessories to be worn by some of our favorite fellas. The king of accessories, Johnny Depp, wore feathers and facepaint like no one else, our charmingly despicable Gru looked fabulous with his striped scarf and edible chapeau. Meanwhile we couldn't stop looking at all of Alien's stuff, including his cornrows, colorful kicks, and gold chains. And though Morgan Freeman's appearance on this list might be a bit of a surprise, we think any outfit that includes a fanny pack has to singled out for special attention. So cast you vote and help decide who is the Best Accessorized Man of 2013.

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Toronto Film Critics Association Award Winners

28 December 2013 5:36 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

And so it falls on Toronto to name their winners from 2013′s vast cinematic offering, clearly falling rather hard for the Coens’ Inside Llewyn Davis. Again an association that feels the need to publish their runners-up, mention of Greta Gerwig, Julie Delpy, James Franco and Lake Bell lean heavy on the indie side, though aside from Oscar Isaac, their acting winners are still rather conventional choices.

Check out the full list of winners below:

Best Picture:

Inside Llewyn Davis

Runners-up: Her, 12 Years A Slave

Best Actor:

Oscar IsaacInside Llewyn Davis

Runners-up: Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years A Slave, Matthew McConaugheyDallas Buyers Club

Best Actress:

Cate BlanchettBlue Jasmine

Runners-up: Julie DelpyBefore Midnight, Greta GerwigFrances Ha

Best Supporting Actor:

Jared LetoDallas Buyers Club

Runners-up: Michael Fassbender – 12 Years A Slave, James FrancoSpring Breakers

Best Supporting Actress:

Jennifer LawrenceAmerican Hustle

Runners-up: Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years A Slave, June Squibb »

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Franco explains importance of 'selfies'

28 December 2013 4:25 AM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Los Angeles, Dec 28: Selfies, photographs of one's own self, help in depicting "power", says actor James Franco, who is very fond of posting pictures of himself on social media sites.

The actor says that pictures likes these especially work for people who are well known and want to be seen, reports contactmusic.com.

"Attention is power. And if you are someone people are interested in, then the selfie provides something very powerful, from the most privileged perspective possible," New York Times quoted Franco.

The actor has been seen in films like "127 Hours", "Spring Breakers" and "Oz the Great and Powerful".

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- Lohit Reddy

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Staff List: The 30 Best Films of 2013

28 December 2013 12:23 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

As with any year, some people have begun arguing that 2013 was a bad year for film, because of the expected glut of effects-heavy blockbusters that litter the multiplexes each summer, or because there was a lack of auteur-driven storytelling for the majority of the year. Though it is indeed frustrating that studios hold their more prestigious films until the last month or two of this or any year, 2013 was an excellent year for film. You shouldn’t have to look first to Sound on Sight’s list of the 30 best films of 2013 for proof, but you should add it to the pile, no doubt. We asked our film writers to provide their personal lists of the 15 best films of the year; everyone’s number-one pick got 15 points allocated, everyone’s number-two pick got 14 points, and so on. (As you’ll see, the point values for each of the 30 films is included here. »

- Josh Spiegel

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New Pictures of Revenge Reveal Emily's Fate

27 December 2013 12:05 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

See Emily's fate in new Revenge pictures - BuddyTV What movies to watch on Netflix before they expire on Jan. 1 - Vulture Watch a new Nsfw clip from Nymphomaniac - HuffPost Entertainment Why James Franco was unavoidable in 2013 - Moviefone The year's most-overrated media outrages - Cracked The complete history of SNL's classic Jeopardy! parody - Splitsider Get the stats on Mark Wahlberg's Lone Survivor - The Daily Beast American Hustle is cleaning up with critics - Rotten Tomatoes The latest on the Duck Dynasty controversy - The Hollywood Reporter Why this has been the year of Benedict Cumberbatch - Popsugar Tech »

- Maggie Pehanick

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James Franco Leverages the Art and Marketing Power of the Selfie

27 December 2013 8:38 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

James Franco has learned to harness the power of the selfie, and so can you! The multihyphenate published an editorial in Thursday’s New York Times Arts section, where he almost academically breaks down the value — and proper usage — of the self-pointed snap-and-upload phenomenon. His analysis on the seemingly silly topic is far more enlightening than one might assume. It is also revealing, which Franco argues is the entire point of the selfie. “In a visual culture, the selfie quickly and easily shows, not tells, how you’re feeling, where you are, what you’re doing,” Franco concluded in the piece. »

- Tony Maglio

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Speed Read: The Outrageous Christmas Gift Kanye Gave Kim

27 December 2013 8:22 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Kanye West gave his fiancée, Kim Kardashian, a terrifying, custom-painted Hermès Birkin bag for Christmas featuring topless women and demons. Kanye won't be responding to any of the backlash from his gift, though. The rapper has embarked on a six-month vow of silence - at least when it comes to negativity. Speaking of Christmas, here is everything you need to know about Prince George's first royal holiday. What do selfies really mean? James Franco explains, in detail, to The New York Times. Miley Cyrus defends introducing Joe Jonas to weed, claiming they were too young to be peer pressuring each other. Miley didn't look peer pressured in a racy new photo, seen licking Cara Delevingne. Bet that sledgehammer is jealous. Source: Twitter user mileycyrus The latest trend in celebrity fashion? Onesies. The Lax shooting suspect, Paul Anthony Ciancia, pleaded not guilty in court. A powerful bomb killed a politician and »

- Alyse Whitney

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