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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, »

- MovieWeb

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Jordan M. Smith’s Top Ten Films of 2012: (Picks 5 to 1) Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master is #1

31 December 2012 12:45 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

5. Jeff, Who Lives At Home

Another film that took me a while to see, this is the Duplass brothers’ going a little lighter this time around, allowing an almost kooky, spirituality to take hold. With a big-hearted performance by a lovingly stoned out Jason Segel, the film is about fate and putting faith in good intentions, and Mark and Jay allow there to be almost a magical quality in how the film evolves. From the opening scene in which a Porsche is unveiled to have been purchased, there is absolutely no telling where we are going from there, but I was taken by an abundance of laughs and heartwarming intimacies I could have never expected.

4. Oslo, August 31st

There are plenty of films revolving around addiction and the consequences there of, but none of them deal with the aftermath quite like Joachim Trier’s sophomore film. As Anders, the former »

- Jordan M. Smith

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Apocalypse Comedy Alert: “This Is The End”

30 December 2012 8:41 AM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

From the team that brought you Superbad, comes another apocalypse comedy (thank you Mayans), this one featuring all of your favorite man-child comedians. Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen bring you This Is The End, a film that stars Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, and Jonah Hill all playing themselves in the wake of an apocalypse.

The film comes out June 14th, 2013 and also stars….Michael Cera, Rihanna, Kevin Hart, Emma Watson, Jason Segel, David Krumholtz, Martin Starr, and Mindy Kaling. So, basically everyone. »

- Andy Greene

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Safety Not Guaranteed – review

29 December 2012 4:04 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

This first feature by San Francisco-based director Colin Trevorrow is very much a whimsical product of both the Sundance Institute's brand of independent cinema and the rambling, low-budget movie genre known as mumblecore. The latter features characters who live in the interstices of society and are as talkative as they are inactive, and the term was coined in the earlier years of this century by Eric Masunaga, a sound editor who works in this area. One of the leading roles in Safety Not Guaranteed is played by the writer-director Mark Duplass, who with his brother, Jay, pioneered mumblecore, most notably in their picture The Puffy Chair, the shaggy dog tale of a search around the American south for an old lounge chair to be given as a birthday present to their father. They went on to make Jeff Who Lives at Home, which featured the familiar faces of Jason Segel, »

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How I Met Your Mother Renewed for Ninth and Final Season

28 December 2012 6:36 PM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

The producers of the charming and quite popular CBS comedy How I Met Your Mother have finally given an answer regarding the fate of the series. Creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas began writing the current eighth season as if it would be the last one, but they’ve been hoping that the network will come down with decision on whether or not they needed to plan for one more season, or wrap things up in May.

Dealing was complicated as contracts for both Bays and Thomas as well as the entire cast were up at the end of this year, but CBS never hid that they wouldn’t be keen on ordering another full season for the ratings-smash show if all the deals could be renegotiated.

Now we know that How I Met Your Mother has been renewed for a ninth and final season.

You might remember that NBC »

- Vesna Sunrider

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This Is 40 Deleted Scene with Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day

28 December 2012 2:27 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Judd Apatow's new comedy This Is 40 is currently playing in theaters, with Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprising their roles as Pete and Debbie from Knocked Up. Pete has created his own indie record label in this "sort-of" sequel and, as you can imagine, there are a few celebrity cameos from musicians, who play themselves. One of them is Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong, who appears briefly during a concert scene. Today, Universal Pictures has released a deleted scene, that shows Billie Joe Armstrong originally had a slightly bigger part. Take a look at this clip where the singer pitches an unusual death metal idea to Pete.

This Is 40 - Deleted Scene

This Is 40 was released December 21st, 2012 and stars Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow, Jason Segel, Annie Mumolo, Robert Smigel, Megan Fox. The film is directed by Judd Apatow. »

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Jack’s Top 10 Films of 2012

27 December 2012 3:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

I saw far fewer films this year than last and I’ve spent far less time deliberating over my top 10 too. That said, whereas last year I knew my number one film almost straight away, I’m more inclined to suggest that the order of this list isn’t too important.

1) The Divide

A bleak, mean-spirited and rather misanthropic view of humanity to be sure, but this post-apocalyptic thriller delivered tension and social commentary in spades. It was also, at times very, very blackly funny.

2) Chronicle

I didn’t expect to like this half as much as I did. Sure, the found footage thing is boring and unnecessary, but where Chronicle really succeeds is in its commitment to its central premise: if real teenagers got super-powers, chances are they’d use them to dick around with. Convincing special effects and some genuine moments of excitement help too.

3) Moonrise Kingdom

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What cinema showed us in 2012

26 December 2012 11:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Visions of the American apocalypse, camp tough guys, and teen stars ruining their clean-cut reputations … it's been quite a year on the big screen

Wrecked America

Sure, the Mayans were wrong, but turns out we're off to hell in a handcart anyway. From Beasts of the Southern Wild to Bombay Beach, Killing Them Softly to The Queen of Versailles, Hollywood took us on a guided tour of a land blighted by ecological and economic collapse. Be sure to stop in at the gift shop on your way out.

Dogs in peril

Last year was vintage for big-screen mutts, with pooches stealing the show on The Artist, and making the posters for Hugo and Young Adult. Call it karma, then, that 2012 has metaphorically drowned Uggie's puppies. Bonnie the shih tzu was snatched in Seven Psychopaths, Poppy the terrier abducted in Sightseers. But they get off lightly compared with Fanny the springer spaniel in The Hunt. »

- Catherine Shoard

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Seth Rogen’s This Is The End Apocalyptic Comedy Gets Off to a Good Start

26 December 2012 5:49 PM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

We’ve been waiting for Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel‘s apocalyptic movie ever since their short Jay and Seth Vs. The Apocalypse was released back in 2010. And now, it’s finally here. Take a look at the first trailer for This Is The End, where all of Rogen and Baruchel’s friends play themselves, but beware! – this is a red band trailer, so consider it Nsfw.

Here’s the official synopsis:

The comedy This Is The End follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption.

It stars also Jonah Hill, Emma Watson, Danny McBride, Michael Cera, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Martin Starr, Rihanna, »

- Vesna Sunrider

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Like It or Not, How I Met Your Mother Will Be Back for Season 9

26 December 2012 11:15 AM, PST | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

For the last few weeks, negotiations have been underway to bring How I Met Your Mother back for a ninth season. Co-creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays asked for a decision to be made by the end of this month in order for them to begin planning for either a season or series finale for the current eighth season. CBS has been outspoken about bringing back the hit sitcom for a ninth season – it’s winter finale was up 6% – but this was the last year of its current license deal with the network and the contracts for Thomas, Bays and the main cast were up as well. After weeks of negotiations, a decision as been made: How I Met Your Mother will be back next fall for another season.

As much as I was against the renewal of the series – I love How I Met Your Mother, but it’s been almost eight years, »

- Brody Gibson

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Himym Boss Previews the Challenges Facing Robin/Barney — Including One 'Very Scary Guy'

26 December 2012 5:00 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

How I Met Your Mother‘s Barney and Robin took a big leap forward when the former bachelor popped the question to his ex-girlfriend. But just because they are headed to the church doesn’t mean the former commitmentphobes will be doing a complete 180 when the CBS comedy returns on Jan. 14.

Related | How I Met Your Mother Renewed for Season 9 After Jason Segel’s 11th-Hour Reversal

“They haven’t changed who they are as people,” maintains executive producer Carter Bays. “There’s more to [commitment] than putting on a ring and being engaged.”

For the resident cad, in particular, there’s »

- Vlada Gelman

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The Muppets

24 December 2012 1:54 AM, PST | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

The legendary Jim Henson's original crazy gang - Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, et al - are forced to call on their buddies, including Amy Adams and Jason Segel, to help them save their old theatre from a villainous oil tycoon (Chris Cooper). More than a decade after their last cinema outing, the fuzzy funsters are back, brilliantly barking as ever with super-dynamic setpieces and infectious live numbers, including the ever game Adams being outshone by a singing chicken. Great Gonzo, it's a winner. »

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Box Office Report: 'The Hobbit' holds number one spot, 'Jack Reacher' and 'This is 40' disappoint

23 December 2012 11:20 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

It was a fairly slow weekend at the box office.

Despite a record-breaking opening, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey experienced a significant 57% drop off in its second week, bringing in an estimated $36.7 million, with an $8,952 per screen average. This brings The Hobbit’s ten-day gross to $149.9 million, tracking about 8% behind The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’s ten-day gross.

Paramount’s Jack Reacher (Cinema Score: A-) opened this past weekend in second place with a modest $15.6 million. Based on the popular Lee Child-created character, the Tom Cruise action flick has been somewhat of a box »

- Lindsey Bahr

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TV News: Walking, Leverage, Mother

22 December 2012 6:36 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Walking Dead

No surprise here, AMC has renewed its flagship drama 'The Walking Dead' for a fourth season. Glen Mazzara is also stepping down as show runner once production on the final episodes of the third season have wrapped.

The departure of Mazzara was due to a difference of opinion about the direction of the show moving forward. As a result a lot of fans and fellow producers have taken to social media to express their anger. [Source: Deadline]

Leverage

Just days before the fifth season finale goes to air, TNT has decided not to move forward with another season of "Leverage."

Earlier this month show runner Dean Devlin penned a letter suggesting the upcoming Christmas finale was the episode with which he intended to end the series. [Source: The Live Feed]

How I Met Your Mother

In a last minute turn around, CBS' sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" is being renewed for a ninth season. »

- Garth Franklin

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TV News: Walking, Leverage, Mother

22 December 2012 6:36 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Walking Dead

No surprise here, AMC has renewed its flagship drama 'The Walking Dead' for a fourth season. Glen Mazzara is also stepping down as show runner once production on the final episodes of the third season have wrapped.

The departure of Mazzara was due to a difference of opinion about the direction of the show moving forward. As a result a lot of fans and fellow producers have taken to social media to express their anger. [Source: Deadline]

Leverage

Just days before the fifth season finale goes to air, TNT has decided not to move forward with another season of "Leverage."

Earlier this month show runner Dean Devlin penned a letter suggesting the upcoming Christmas finale was the episode with which he intended to end the series. [Source: The Live Feed]

How I Met Your Mother

In a last minute turn around, CBS' sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" is being renewed for a ninth season. »

- Garth Franklin

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How I Met Your Mother Returning For Ninth Season

22 December 2012 5:25 PM, PST | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

The CBS show will be back for a ninth season, according to Deadline.

A deal was reached on Friday after series star Jason Segel agreed to return, the website reported.

The show had been previously considered dead in the water as Segel, whose film career has blossomed greatly since "Himym's" 2005 premiere, had "decided to bail and leave the cast hanging," Deadline reported.

However, the "Muppets" star "turned around today at the last second," according to the website.

Alyson Hannigan, who plays Segel's on-screen wife on the sitcom, Tweeted about the cast's return, posting a link ...

Copyright 2012 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. »

- nobody@accesshollywood.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)

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Top 10 films Of 2012: The Muppets

22 December 2012 3:01 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Simon Brew Dec 27, 2012

Our countdown of our favourite films of 2012 arrives at the cinematic revival of The Muppets...

Soaring back onto the big screen for the first time since Muppets From Space, The Muppets finally made it to the UK in 2012. It was worth the wait. It's made it up this high in our top ten films of the year poll amongst our writers not necessarily by earning lots of first place placements, but instead by appearing on so many people's top five lists somewhere. Ladies and gentlemen, The Muppets...

6th place: The Muppets

The decision by Disney to keep the UK waiting an extra three months for the British release of The Muppets has had, you might have noticed, an unexpected side effect. Whilst the film is ostensibly a 2011 release, it didn't make it to the UK until February 2012. And given that our criteria for film of 2012 is »

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How I Met Your Mother Will Return For A 9th Season

22 December 2012 1:31 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

No need to wait for it anymore!

Just when it seemed like all hope for a 9th season was lost and fans were settling into the idea of season 8 being the last for How I Met Your Mother, a deal has been struck and the show will be returning for another season on CBS. The report confirms that Jason Segel was indeed planning on bailing on the show, but something happened in the 11th hour and Segel changed his mind. It’s safe to guess that something was a ridiculous amount of money, but no financial details have been reported. Apparently, the rest of the cast wanted to return to the show and once Segel was nabbed the deal was done, meaning all 5 of the stars will be returning.

How I Met Your Mother isn’t the kind of show that would have been able to continue without one of its core characters, »

- Alex Lowe

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How I Met Your Mother's Ninth Season Confirmed

22 December 2012 1:04 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Deadline's Nikki Finke reports that the CBS stalwart will be back for a ninth season (which may or may not include the big motherly reveal) after nearly six months' worth of negotiations between Himym's cast, producers, and the network. Finke says Jason Segel delayed the show's greenlight this time around, and had actually decided to bail on season nine, "but he just got turned around [yesterday] at the last second. The show was literally dead [otherwise]." So, after writing season eight like it would be the show's last, Himym's scriptwriters have a new challenge: filling the sexual inappropriate-ness void now that Barney Stinson may just have settled down. »

- Andre Tartar

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'HIMYM' expected to return for ninth year

22 December 2012 11:26 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Christmas has come early for fans of How I Met Your Mother!

EW has confirmed that CBS’ Monday night comedy is expected to return for a stunning ninth season. Though nothing’s official yet, talks are thisclose with the actors and the studio, 20th Century Fox TV, to bring the sitcom back for another year on TV’s most-watched network. The series from Craig Thomas and Carter Bays continues to perform well for CBS; Monday’s episode averaged 8.6 million.

Contracts for the actors — who include the multi-talented Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel, who has a flourishing film career — were »

- Lynette Rice

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