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What Celebrity Events We're Most Excited for in 2013

31 December 2012 8:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

As 2012 comes to an end, we're getting psyched for the New Year - and beyond. From big Hollywood weddings to a royal baby, 2013 is looking poised to be one to remember. Award Show LaughsRick Gervais ruffled a lot of famous feathers during his years as host of the Golden Globes. Now, funny ladies Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have been tapped to helm the award show on Jan. 13. But do you think Ricky will give up the mantle that easily? We predict the British comedian will march up on stage, take the mic and pull a Kayne on those ladies. »

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The Best Trailers Of 2012

30 December 2012 9:38 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Theatrical Trailer: the official theatrical piece, usually cut from the first (very long) cut of the picture or sometimes (if there is no first cut yet) from dailies (all the shot footage, including all the different takes and angles), maximum length of a trailer is two and a half minutes.

Teaser Trailer: A first, short theatrical preview piece (usually not longer than a minute and a half), cut from a few selected takes and scenes while the picture is still being shot.

For those of you who think it’s okay to show up to a film after the coming attractions – move along. No self-respecting movie geek would dare miss the previews. And don’t get us started on the individuals who arrive during the trailer you’ve been dying to see only to move through your line of sight during the all-important money shot.

In most cases, trailers are »

- Movie Geeks

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Thn’s Top 5 Of 2012: Number 3

29 December 2012 4:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Thn staffs number three arrived with considerable hype, a five film back story, and Samuel L. Jackson sporting an eye-patch:

Avengers Assemble – dir. Joss Whedon starring Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner

Joss Whedon makes his second appearance, alongside Chris Hemsworth, in our top 5 with a movie boasting a $220 million budget and the hopes of Disney and Marvel behind it; $200 million on it’s opening weekend in the Us, and $1.48billion total worldwide it definitely succeeded.

Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army.

Content Coordinator Craig Hunter couldn’t hide his love:

One of the greatest superhero movie of all-time with jaw-dropping visuals, solid casting and an action-packed script from Joss Whedon. Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk steals the show from under the nose of »

- Sam Carey

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2012: Odd spots

28 December 2012 4:07 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Was 2012 the year of the misjudged movie cameo?

Ryan Reynolds in Ted

As any lazy writer (hello) will tell you, if a joke's worth making, it's worth making twice. Seth MacFarlane already had Ryan Reynolds play gay in Family Guy, and he cameos as a sexy, silent, "Van Wilder lookalike" in Ted. Ha ha! Again.

Aziz Ansari in Shut Up And Play The Hits

The comedian didn't even mean to be in the LCD Soundsystem farewell film; he was talked into crowdsurfing by a mate at the gig. Aziz says it was "fun". Because it's not a good night out until you've been groped, lost your phone and wallet and kicked at least three people in the head.

Cheryl Cole in What To Expect When You're Expecting

"If I had six stars, I've give you six, but I've only got five so I'll give you five," Cheryl Cole says, in »

- The Guide

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Blu-ray Review: Smash Hit ‘Ted’ Gets Release Stuffed with Extras

28 December 2012 9:56 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Even the most confident people behind the scenes of Seth MacFarlane’s “Ted” must have been blown away by its success, arguably the most surprising hit of 2012. $100 million domestic would have made the movie a success but it made double that and half-a-billion worldwide, ranking as the 7th highest grossing R-rated film of all time domestically. It’s a phenomenon and Universal treats it thusly with a nicely-packed Blu-ray release with deleted scenes, featurettes, and more.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Clearly beginning to cement its place as one of those flicks that you know you will watch at least part of every time its on cable, you may wonder how “Ted” holds up on repeat viewing. Quite well. In fact, the film plays better at home where its missed jokes don’t thud in a crowded theater and its pacing issues don’t feel as problematic while you’re sitting on the couch. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Ted (Two-Disc Combo Pack) - Blu-ray Review

28 December 2012 9:42 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

From the warped mind of Seth MacFarlane comes the tale of a teddy bear.that is not so innocent. In fact, it.s downright twisted and vulgar. If you are easily offended, you should probably pass on this one. However, if you have that sick and strange sense of humor (as does Mr. MacFarlane) then by all means partake. It is a funny ride. John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) lives with his teddy bear long after he should have gotten rid of stuffed animals and grown up a little. His bear, Ted (voiced by MacFarlane), is a special bear - for as a boy, John wished him alive. Magically, a shooting star was passing over the house as he wished, and his »

- Dana Rae

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Top Ten Most Disappointing Movies of 2012

28 December 2012 9:04 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Listing the best films of any year comes down to a matter of ordering -- Which film will I say was the absolute best? Listing the worst films of a particular year comes down to being honest with yourself -- Did I dislike it enough to call it one of the worst? However, when it comes to disappointments it's a different story. As a movie critic, maybe it's different for me. People tend to believe critics should walk into every movie without anticipation or excitement. Then, if that perception is held up, those that disagree with your opinion will either say "Yeah, but you didn't want to see it anyway!" or "You were always going to like that film." I do my best to let my opinion be known before seeing most films (running a blog of daily opinions helps). I do my best to avoid expectations (not watching trailers »

- Brad Brevet

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'Saturday Night Live': 2012's most popular sketches, as seen on Hulu

27 December 2012 1:50 PM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

As always, SNL had its ups and downs this year. For every insta-classic Maya Rudolph episode, there was a stinker hosted by Daniel Craig; for every innovative new sketch (come on, you liked “The Californians” the first time it aired), there was a bit that wore out its welcome long ago (did we really need to see Gilly one last time?).

Still, the year’s five most popular sketches exemplify why EW’s Ken Tucker thinks Saturday Night Live is “displaying a surge of renewed energy it hasn’t shown for a long time” — they’re fresh, funny, and largely original, »

- Hillary Busis

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Oscars: 9 Films make Shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film

27 December 2012 7:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The Oscars are almost upon us, and with just two weeks to go before we hear the final nominations, the race is on, with all the main categories wide open and still to play for. And now one of those categories, for the Best Foreign Language Film, is narrowing.

So far, we’ve had the shortlists for the Best Visual Effects, Best Documentary, and Best Makeup and Hairstyling categories, along with the list of eligible films for Best Original Score and Best Original Song, and twenty-one submissions for Best Animated Feature.

The Academy have given us one more shortlist to add to the list in the form of the Best Foreign Language Film. Back in October, we had a record seventy-one countries submitting for the category, and now that long list has been narrowed down to nine films ahead of next month’s nominations.

Most prominent on the list, which »

- Kenji Lloyd

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News Nuggets: Could Naomi Watts actually win Best Actress?

26 December 2012 10:59 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Despite his extensive resume, including award-winning films like "Chicago," Richard Gere has never been nominated for an Oscar. Can he earn his first for "Arbitrage"? He discusses his Golden Globe nominated performance with CNN. Anne Hathaway was widely criticized for her Oscars co-hosting gig opposite James Franco, but she offers advice to upcoming host Seth MacFarlane: "'This is my advice to Seth – based on my own experience,' Hathaway tells EW. 'You have to try to strike a balance between keeping the people of the room entertained and keeping the people at home from thinking you’re nuts.'" Entertainment Weekly Oscars tend to favor dramatic performances, so "Parental Guidance" stars Billy Crystal and Bette Midler think there should be separate honors for comedy. Says Midler, "What about Eddie Murphy in 'Nutty Professor'? I mean, my God! Who has ever done that? That was amazing!"&nbsp »

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The Top 10 Trailers Of 2012

26 December 2012 10:20 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

First of all, I want to say that I’m really sorry that trailers for The Great Gatsby, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Iron Man 3, Life of Pie, Evil Dead, Wreck-It Ralph, Gangster Squad, Zero Dark Thirty, The Master, and so forth, failed to make the cut on the list.

This list of films is based on the YouTube’s popular feature trailers of the year that received the most hits. According to Think With Google, the winner is The Dark Knight Rises – specifically the third theatrical trailer, followed by the first trailer for Skyfall (17.5 million), Seth MacFarlane’s Ted (15.4 million) and The Hunger Games (12.5 million).

Even though the biggest blockbuster of the year, Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, is nowhere to be found on the list, I took the liberty of adding it to the list as well as Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, »

- Nick Martin

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Anne Hathaway offers Oscars hosting advice to Seth MacFarlane

24 December 2012 11:21 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Anne Hathaway has offered tips on hosting the Oscars to next year's first-time helmer Seth MacFarlane. Hathaway co-hosted the 2011 Academy Awards with James Franco, but their presentation of the ceremony was roundly criticized in the press. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actress urged MacFarlane to gear his performance towards the television audience rather than those stars in attendance at the Oscars. "This is my advice to Seth – based on my own experience. You have to try to strike a balance between keeping the people of the room entertained and keeping the people at home from thinking you're nuts," the Les Misérables actress explained. Hathaway went on to say: "The instinct is to play to the room, because otherwise the audience there gets really bored and restless. Me with my theater background, (more) »

- By Justin Harp

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Anne Hathaway offers Oscars hosting advice to Seth MacFarlane

24 December 2012 11:21 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Anne Hathaway has offered tips on hosting the Oscars to next year's first-time helmer Seth MacFarlane. Hathaway co-hosted the 2011 Academy Awards with James Franco, but their presentation of the ceremony was roundly criticized in the press. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actress urged MacFarlane to gear his performance towards the television audience rather than those stars in attendance at the Oscars. "This is my advice to Seth – based on my own experience. You have to try to strike a balance between keeping the people of the room entertained and keeping the people at home from thinking you're nuts," the Les Misérables actress explained. Hathaway went on to say: "The instinct is to play to the room, because otherwise the audience there gets really bored and restless. Me with my theater background, (more) »

- By Justin Harp

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Happy Holidays From The Academy With John Krasinski, Judd Apatow And Seth MacFarlane

24 December 2012 8:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It’s that certain time of the year, well, it’s Christmas Eve! So what better way then to get some Hollywood stars to sing us all a song and they do definitely try…

This seasonal sing-song features a number of high-profiles names including Seth MacFarlane – who’s never a stranger to a musical – plus Promised Land writer and star John Krasinski with additional tunes from Judd Apatow and his missus Leslie Mann among others. So, Merry Christmas from them and everyone ready for a song? It’s Jingle Bells via The Academy:

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- Dan Bullock

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Anne Hathaway's Oscar tips for Seth MacFarlane

23 December 2012 1:12 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Anne Hathaway has warned Seth MacFarlane not to trust people if they tell him his Oscar hosting rehearsals are going well. The 'Les Miserables' star's stint as presenter of the Academy Awards with James Franco two years ago was widely panned and Anne admitted she trusted those around her who said the couple were great when if she had watched tapes of the rehearsals she would have seen their mistakes. She told Entertainment Weekly: 'I've never seen [the whole thing]. But I felt like I made a rookie mistake. 'Everybody was just being very positive around me, so nobody was giving me any notes. I watched a clip [afterward] and as soon as I saw it, I saw my mistake. »

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Anne Hathaway's cautionary Oscar advice for host Seth MacFarlane -- Exclusive

21 December 2012 12:13 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Anne Hathaway has some cautionary advice for Seth MacFarlane as he preps to host the Oscars: “Have … a … plan.”

She pauses, laughs a little mordantly and adds: “Have several.”

Hathaway’s ultra-chipper co-hosting experience opposite a low-energy James Franco two years ago provoked a lot of dislike — including from her, when she finally saw a little bit of it.

This year, the Les Miserables star will likely be back at the ceremony as a supporting actress nominee, and she’s actually offering some very good, very practical advice to the Family Guy creator for when he steps out onto that stage Feb. »

- Anthony Breznican

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Rebel Wilson Will Host the 2013 MTV Movie Awards

21 December 2012 11:27 AM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Watch Rebel Wilson in the MTV Movie Awards' first promo - HuffPost Entertainment Bad news for fans of The L.A. Complex - Vulture A Glee alum is returning to McKinley High - BuddyTV Which supporting characters deserve their own movies? - Flavorwire How accurately does On the Road compare to the book? - The Daily Beast The verdict on Jack Reacher - Rotten Tomatoes Watch Jimmy Fallon's comedic all-star baseball sketch - Splitsider Five really disturbing tween shows - Cracked Watch a cute video of Seth MacFarlane and more wishing you Happy Holidays - NextMovie Get a history of African-American cowboys on film - Moviefone The Walking Dead gets renewed, with one major change - The Hollywood Reporter Check out pictures from last night's finale of The X Factor - PopSugar »

- Maggie Pehanick

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9 Foreign Films Sitting On A Wall…With A Chance At An Oscar

21 December 2012 11:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’ve been giving you many a list recently regarding which films are still in the running for which Academy Awards. Those still contending for  best animated film, best visual effects, best documentary, best original song, and best make-up have all been announced, but here is one of my favourite categories; Best Foreign Film. The reason I love this category is that every year for well over a decade I have been introduced to gems I’ve never even heard of. It often opens doors to new countries, cultures, and ideas. From 71 films originally considered, the Academy has chipped their way down to 9.

AmourMichael Haneke – Austria Sister – Ursula Meier – Switzerland War Witch – Kim Nguyen – Canada Beyond The Hills – Cristian Mungiu – Romania No – Pablo Larrain – Chile Kon-tikiJoachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg – Norway A Royal AffairNikolaj Arcel – Denmark The Deep - Baltasar Kormákur – Iceland The IntouchablesOlivier Nakache »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Cute: Oscar Hopefuls Sing Jingle Bells to You

21 December 2012 9:35 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

When you're a potential Oscar nominee, there's no end to ways you will humiliate yourself in order to win over the mostly 80+ year-old voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Somewhere between appearing on "Oprah" and busking on a subway lie these jolly fellows, who all appear to be singing "Jingle Bells" (or at least trying) because you may or may not have gotten those candy canes they sent out lined with $100-dollar bills.

Giving their "best" rendition of the 1857 tune are "Ted" star/director Seth MacFarlane channeling his best Stewie from "Family Guy," little Quvenzhané Wallis brings some "Southern Wild" to it, while Judd Apatow and wife Leslie Mann do a typically dysfunctional duet.

Other celebs getting in on the awards season spirit include Pixar prexy John Lasseter, "Promised Land" star John Krasinski, and former Academy Award-winner Robert Zemeckis, who made a mint in recent »

- Max Evry

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9 Movies Vie for Best Foreign Language Film at the 85th Annual Academy Awards

21 December 2012 7:39 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Nine films will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 85th Academy Awards. Seventy-one films had originally qualified in the category.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are:

Austria, Amour, Michael Haneke, director;

Canada, War Witch, Kim Nguyen, director;

Chile, No, Pablo Larra&#237n, director;

Denmark, A Royal Affair, Nikolaj Arcel, director;

France, The Intouchables, Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, directors;

Iceland, The Deep, Baltasar Korm&#225kur, director;

Norway, Kon-Tiki, Joachim R&#248nning and Espen Sandberg, directors;

Romania, Beyond the Hills, Cristian Mungiu, director;

Switzerland, Sister, Ursula Meier, director.

Foreign Language Film nominations for 2012 are again being determined in two phases.

The Phase I committee, consisting of several hundred Los Angeles-based members, screened the 71 eligible films between mid-October and December 17. The group's top six choices, augmented by three additional selections voted by the Academy's Foreign Language Film Award Executive Committee, »

- MovieWeb

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