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Brian Gallagher's Top Overrated / Underrated Movies of 2012

31 December 2012 2:49 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in June, I had only seen just over 20 movies that had been released in 2012. After deciding that was unacceptable, and thanks to Netflix Instant, Redbox, Amazon Instant Video, and of course, advanced screenings and my local Hollywood theaters, I devoted the last half of the year to seeing as many movies as I could, bringing my tally to around 150 for the year (check out the full list of all the 2012 movies I watched this year here). Since the Mayan apocalypse never came a few days ago, I figured it is a good time to break down my favorite movies of the year. Like last year, I have compiled three separate lists: the Most Overrated Moves of the Year, Most Underrated Movies of the Year, and my Top 10.

Now, there are a lot of great movies that you will not find on these lists, such as blockbusters Marvel's The Avengers, »

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The best TV episodes of 2012: 'Mad Men,' 'Walking Dead' and 'Parks and Recreation'

30 December 2012 8:30 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Any discussion of TV's best in 2012 begins with a single show: "Mad Men." The standout episode of the year's finest series was also its most divisive. "The Other Woman" split "Mad Men" fans into two camps. Those who watched in horror and railed, "How could Joan do that?" And those who watched in horror and reasoned, "How could Joan not do that?"

The brilliance of "The Other Woman" doesn't simply involve the skin-crawling central storyline -- the men of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce offer Joan Holloway (Christina Hendricks) partnership in the agency if she sleeps with a sleazy Jaguar exec to help win an account -- or the fist-pumping subplot -- Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss) receives a job offer too good to pass up and decides to leave Scdp, and mentor Don Draper (Jon Hamm), behind. It's the way the episode, written by Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner and directed by Phil Abraham, »

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Zero Dark Thirty 5 New Photos

26 December 2012 2:00 PM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Kathryn Bigelow‘s new film, Zero Dark Thirty gives a misleading impression that torture was an important part of finding Bin Laden, but it is one of three leading contenders (Lincoln and Argo) in the annual battle for Hollywood’s best picture Oscar.

The film falsely credits brutal interrogation techniques with having helped locate Osama Bin Laden so it is possible that the senatorial assault on Zero Dark Thirty will hurt the film’s Oscar chances, but it could just as easily fire up a voter base as well.

Bigelow and screenwriter/producer Mark Boal began work on a film back in 2008 and the political drama-thriller was shoved into the limelight when Bin Laden was actually killed during a raid of his compound in May 2011.

The film earned four Golden Globe nominations including Best Picture – Drama, Best Director, and Best Actress – Drama for Jessica Chastain (above) and had its premiere in Los Angeles, »

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The best TV episodes of 2012: 'Parks and Recreation' wins with 'The Debate'

26 December 2012 11:00 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

It's not hard to grasp the off-screen reasons why "Parks and Recreation" pulls only modest ratings.

It premiered behind in the spring of 2009 as part of an NBC comedy lineup that was already a shadow of its former self in terms of ratings -- only "The Office" cracked the Nielsen Top 50 in viewers in the 2008-09 season. "Parks and Rec" also didn't make a great first impression -- its six-episode first season drew only lukewarm reviews (yours truly said it "has some work to do to find its footing") from critics, and audiences followed suit. The pattern was set then, and with NBC mired deep in fourth place for much of the show's run, attracting lots of new viewers to subsequent seasons just wasn't going to happen.

Since the spring of 2009, though, "Parks and Rec" has become one of the most consistently fine comedies on television. Every on-screen reason the »

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What to TiVo: Wednesday

25 December 2012 11:59 PM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

8:00 The Middle (repeat) 8:30 The Neighbors (repeat) 9:00 Modern Family (repeat) 9:30 Suburgatory (repeat) 10:00 Nashville (repeat) 11:35 Nightline (new) 12:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live (repeat, with guests Leslie Mann and Ted from Ted) 8:00 Criminal Minds (repeat) 9:00 Kennedy Center Honors (repeat) 11:35 Late Show With David Letterman (repeat, with guests John Krasinski and Led Zeppelin) 12:37 The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (repeat, with guest Jim Parsons) 8:00 Ben and Kate (repeat) 8:30 Ben and Kate (repeat) 9:00 Ben and Kate (repeat) 9:30 Ben and Kate (repeat) 8:00 Whitney (repeat) 8:30 Guys With Kids (repeat) 9:00 Law & Order: Special VIctims Unit (repeat) 10:00 Chicago Fire (repeat) 11:34 The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (repeat, with guests Matt Damon and Chris Pratt) 12:37 Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (repeat, with guests Tracy Morgan and Richard Lewis) 8:00 Arrow (repeat) 9:00 Supernatural (repeat) More TV to watch when you read more. »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Movie 43 poster 2

24 December 2012 10:45 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Poster 2 for Movie 43 Well, never have I seen 12 directors on board a film with a gargantuan display of well-knowns as well. There are 12 helmers who worked on Movie 43- Peter Farrelly, Elizabeth Banks, Patrick Forsberg, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, Rusy Cundieff, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne, James Gunn, Bob Odenkirk, Brett Ratner and Jonathan van Tulleken. The cast of the Relativity Media comedy includes Elizabeth Banks, Kristen Bell, Halle Berry, Leslie Bibb, Kate Bosworth, Gerard Butler, Bobby Cannavale, Kieran Culkin, Josh Duhamel, Anna Faris, Richard Gere, John Hodgman, Terrence Howard, Hugh Jackman, Johnny Knoxville, Justin Long, Stephen Merchant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloë Grace Moretz, Chris Pratt, Liev Schreiber, Seann William Scott, Emma Stone, Jason Sudeikis, Uma Thurman, Naomi Watts, and Kate Winslet. »

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Zero Dark Thirty Featurette

21 December 2012 9:52 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Currently playing in limited release, Zero Dark Thirty takes us inside the decade-long manhunt for Osama Bin Laden. The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal reunite for this gripping drama that takes us from the 9-11 attacks all the way to that fateful day in May 2011 when the world's public enemy #1 was killed. Sony Pictures has unveiled a new featurette where Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, and star Jessica Chastain discuss bringing this powerful story to the big screen. Take a look at how this true story came to life before it expands to theaters nationwide January 11.

Zero Dark Thirty - Featurette

Zero Dark Thirty comes to theaters January 11th, 2013 and stars Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Scott Adkins, Mark Strong, Jennifer Ehle, Chris Pratt, Taylor Kinney, Kyle Chandler. The film is directed by Kathryn Bigelow. »

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Exclusive TV Spot for Movie 43 Starring Naomi Watts, Emma Stone, Halle Berry, and Many More

21 December 2012 10:45 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The comedy omnibus Movie 43 has something for everyone with its enormous, star-studded cast: Emma Stone, Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts, Terrence Howard, Halle BerryJason SudeikisGerard Butler, Kristen Bell, Chloe Moretz, Josh Duhamel, Johnny Knoxville, Elizabeth Banks, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Richard Gere, Anna Faris, Justin Long, Liev Schreiber, Uma Thurman, Seann William Scott, Kieran Culkin, Leslie Bibb, Jimmy Bennett, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Kate Bosworth, Patrick Warburton, Tony Shalhoub, Chris Pratt, Jack McBrayer, Aasif Mandvi, Bobby Cannavale. Movie 43 opens on January 25, 2013, so Relativity sent over an exclusive TV spot.  If you can handle jokes about homeschool incest and inappropriate uses for hot sauce, watch it after the jump.  And make sure to check out the red band trailer. Official synopsis: From the twisted minds of producers Peter Farrelly (Hall Pass, Shallow Hal) and Charles Wessler (There’s Something About Mary, Dumb & Dumber), comes Movie 43-- the »

- Brendan Bettinger

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Another New Poster For Zero Dark Thirty Released

21 December 2012 1:54 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

A new poster for Kathryn Bigelow‘s Zero Dark Thirty is now online.

The film focusses on the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, with as much attention paid to the secrecy-shrouded build-up as to the final raid.

Check it out below!

The film stars Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Scott Adkins, Mark Strong, Jennifer Ehle, Chris Pratt, Taylor Kinney, and Kyle Chandler.

Zero Dark Thirty had a strong debut in limited release on Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 and will hit theaters nationwide on January 13th, 2013.

Check out the latest posters at Filmofilia.com’s Movie Poster Zone.

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- Allan Ford

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Brand New Movie 43 Posters

20 December 2012 1:20 PM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Check out two new posters for Peter Farrelly’s star-studded comedy Movie 43, featuring Hugh Jackman, Kristen Bell, Kate Winslet, Halle Berry, Anna Faris, Emma Stone, Jason Sudeikis, Chris Pratt, Chloe Moretz, Justin Long, Christopher Mintz-Plasse...

The film is a collection of 25 different stories, and as far as I can tell, the only common theme is stars behaving badly. In case you haven’t already watched it, check out Movie 43 trailer.

Movie 43 opens January 25th, 2013.

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'Zero Dark Thirty' (2012) Movie Review

20 December 2012 1:15 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Condensing a ten-year manhunt down to 157 minutes is impossible, and yet, with Zero Dark Thirty, director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal have managed to come as close as possible without turning the story into a series of political talking points, no matter how hard some will try to do so. Zero Dark Thirty is a cold, calculated, compelling and intensely satisfying procedural where the story and its central character are more than enough to keep you engaged without overwrought dramatic flourishes. The mere idea of opening the film with an extended torture scene, as we are first introduced to the story's central character, Maya (Jessica Chastain), is enough to let us know the stakes involved. Maya stands in the background as her CIA colleague (Jason Clarke) interrogates an Arab prisoner using what have been referred to as "enhanced interrogation techniques" -- you are probably more familiar with terms such as sleep-deprivation and water-boarding. »

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Zero Dark Thirty: Chris Pratt in His Underwear, Shows Off Hot Navy Seal Body

20 December 2012 12:02 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Zero Dark Thirty is one very serious film, but that doesn't mean we can't stop for a moment to admire the body Chris Pratt was rocking under his fatigues in the Oscar buzzy movie. The Parks and Recreation funnyman, who plays a member of Navy Seal Team 6, which was responsible for capturing and then killing Osama Bin Laden, transformed his body into a massive bulk of shredded muscle. Just take a look at the photo Pratt shared of himself during his appearance last night on Conan. The very revealing pic shows him wearing nothing but a pair of white boxer briefs while flexing in the mirror of a hotel bathroom. Oscar-buzz cheat sheet: Zero Dark Thirty "I was about 50 pounds or 40 pounds »

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Morning Meme: The "Happy Endings" Paper Dolls, Alan Cumming Chats With Wendy Williams, and Mark Wahlberg Pumps Up For "Pain & Gain"

20 December 2012 4:15 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

snicks will be liveblogging Days of Our Lives today, and you don't want to miss what happens.

The New Normal continues to up the beefcake quotient, already having added Matt Bomer to a future episode, they've now tapped Mark Consuelos and John Stamos for guest spots on the show.

There still seems to be some question about the conscience clause added to the National Defense Appropriations Bill. Some are calling it a license to bully, but others say it simply allows an out for soldiers while maintaining the rules against actions and speech. Generally speaking, if a law if worded that poorly, it will be implemented inconsistently.

A same-sex kiss-in outside the Russian parliament was broken up by police.

Congratulations to hot little nerd Chris Hardwick, whose show The Nerdist has been picked up for a full season on BBC America.

The Muppets have a long history of celebrating Christmas, »

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Zero Dark Thirty adds Australian Poster

20 December 2012 3:10 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Check out the new Australian Poster for Katheryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty starring Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Joel Edgerton, Mark Strong, Jason Clarke, Joel Edgerton, Harold Perrineau, Kyle Chandler, Frank Grillo, Jennifer Ehle, Mark Duplass, Stephen Dillane and Édgar Ramírez. The critically-acclaimed release from Columbia Pictures opened in theaters Wednesday, December 19th grossing around $34,000 on a single day. Most impressive. For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden. »

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Zero Dark Thirty adds Australian Poster

20 December 2012 3:10 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Check out the new Australian Poster for Katheryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty starring Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Joel Edgerton, Mark Strong, Jason Clarke, Joel Edgerton, Harold Perrineau, Kyle Chandler, Frank Grillo, Jennifer Ehle, Mark Duplass, Stephen Dillane and Édgar Ramírez. The critically-acclaimed release from Columbia Pictures opened in theaters Wednesday, December 19th grossing around $34,000 on a single day. Most impressive. For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden. »

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Chris Pratt as You've Never Seen Him Before: Ripped (Photo)

19 December 2012 11:52 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes on a lean and muscle-bound Chris Pratt. As bumbling Andy Dwyer on NBC's Parks and Recreation, the lovable actor proudly carries around a few extra pounds.  But Pratt had to shed them quickly in order to play a member of Seal Team Six, the elite group of Navy counterterrorism specialists that took down Osama bin Laden, in the awards contender Zero Dark Thirty, which opens Dec. 19. Showing before-and-after pictures to Conan O'Brien on Monday's Conan, Pratt earned applause and wolf whistles as he posed in a mirror with his new

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Look How Jacked Parks and Rec's Chris Pratt Got for Zero Dark Thirty

19 December 2012 10:33 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

If you're like me, when you first saw the trailer for Zero Dark Thirty, you were a bit perplexed. "Is that Andy Dwyer?" you'd ask as Chris Pratt appeared onscreen as a Navy Seal. Indeed it was, and Pratt is making his second appearance in an Oscar-contender film, last year showing up in Moneyball opposite [...]

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Chris Pratt shows Conan O'Brien how ripped he got for Zero Dark Thirty

19 December 2012 9:35 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Add Chris Pratt to the list of actors who have lost/gained a huge amount of weight for a movie role. Pratt, best known as the goofy Andy on Parks And Recreation, has a key role in Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty. So, the normally average body typed Pratt had to bulk up for the part of a Navy Seal. The results were shared with Conan O'Brien on his talk show. Pratt, to put it bluntly, got f*cking ripped for the role. The iPhone photo he shared was emasculating for the best of us but »

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Chris Pratt Got Ripped for "Zero Dark Thirty" -- Then Gained Major Weight!

19 December 2012 9:34 AM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Chris Pratt is known for being the "soft" Andy Dwyer on "Parks and Recreation" -- but for his role in "Zero Dark Thirty," he got a seriously hard body to play a member of Seal Team Six.The actor explained two major weight changes he had to go through before and after the movie last night on "Conan," where he also showed off some shocking photos."I don't know if you can tell from the angle right now, but I'm kinda like a fat ass," he explained of his current physique. "I have a little extra belly going on.""I had about 5-6 months and I really busted my ass to get in shape" Pratt says of the Guys with iPhones-like pic above (left), which shows his incredible six pack.But the transformation wasn't over when "Zero Dark Thirty" wrapped -- he then had to gain weight for another movie. »

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'Zero Dark Thirty' review: Controversial film ushers in new era

19 December 2012 9:00 AM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

"Zero Dark Thirty" was going to be controversial no matter how director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal handled the subject of the American hunt for Osama bin Laden. Some will say the movie comes too soon after bin Laden's death, some will say that it is propaganda for the Obama administration, and some will say that the story the movie tells is wrong.

The thing about "Zero Dark Thirty" is that those complaints don't really hold up. Yes, the debate about whether the depiction of extreme torture in the film is necessary is a valid one, but as Bigelow said recently, "I wish it was not part of our history, but it was." As for that argument that the torture shown in the movie leads to the clue that tips off the hunt for bin Laden, that's not true. It's actually during a different scene where the prisoner is »

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