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    Best of the Week: 'Les Mis' & 'Zero Dark Thirty' Enter the Fray, Awards, Reviews, Interviews & More

    This week on TOH!, we discuss powerful newcomers "Les Miserables" and "Zero Dark Thirty" on Oscar Talk, interview cinematographer Roger Deakins on "Skyfall," look at the awards season challenges faced by the Weinstein Company and much more!

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    What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Killing Them Softly' Looking To Take A 'Collection,' Hopefully It Won't Be A 'Silent Night'

    Even the heartwarming and familial atmosphere of Thanksgiving can't last forever. Or longer than a few days, it seems. Last weekend's prevalent buoyancy - marked by an animated fairy world, a triumphant teenage army, and CG zoo animals - is eschewed this week in favor of violent real world problems....

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    Seth MacFarlane Says 'Family Guy' Movie Is On The Way, Has A Slight Criticism Of 'The Simpsons Movie'

    Damn, we must have lost count somewhere along the way, but "Family Guy" is now going eleven seasons strong. And while the exploits of Peter Griffin and co. are not quite as fresh, funny or interesting as they used to be, like "The Simpsons," it's a cash printing machine for Fox thanks to syndication...

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    ADIFF 2012 - Philippe Niang's Epic 'Toussaint L'Ouverture' Makes Its NY Premiere; Got Tickets?

    Well, New York, you've been asking for it, and as the saying goes, as and you shall receive (some of the time); Philippe Niang's much-anticipated 3-hour epic drama, Toussaint L'Ouverture, that got the black blogosphere uber-excited when we first wrote about it over a ye...

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    Noah Baumbach's 'Frances Ha' Gets Spring 2013 Release Date; 'End Of Watch' Coming Back To Theaters Next Week

    It's beginning to look at lot like Christmas and while the arthouses will be filled with Oscar contenders, next year brings a bunch of auteurs to theaters. But first, one fall movie is doing a victory lap...

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    David Fincher Latest Name In The Mix To Direct 'Star Wars: Episode 7'; Jon Favreau Reportedly Chasing The Job

    We live in a time where Jason Flemyng sort of pausing and making a funny face in an interview is "confirmation" that the rumored Matthew Vaughn is going to direct "Star Wars: Episode 7." But that's not to say that among the fanboy wishlists and speculation that there isn't legitimacy to some of the ...

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    Margaret Mead Film Fest: Acclaimed S. African Doc 'Meanwhile in Mamelodi' Screens In NYC Tonight

    Taking place at the American Museum of Natural History, the Margaret Mead Film Festival kicked off yesterday, with a full slate of films that tell stories centered on under-represented groups of people, including this title, which we first profiled much earlier this year.

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    Producer Says Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska' Aiming For Late 2013 Release

    “You know his films do well at the Academy Awards,” producer Albert Berger told the Billings Gazette about Alexander Payne, and with "Sideways" and "The Descendants" earning a total of ten nominations and two wins (each for Best Screenplay) he's certainly not exaggerating. So perhaps this next bit o...

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    Listen: "100 Black Coffins" By Rick Ross From 'Django Unchained'; Leonardo DiCaprio Worried "Are We Going Too Far"?

    It has been a good week for those eagerly anticipating Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" as a new trailer and soundtrack details dropped for the film (check out our breakdown of what movies those tracks were sourced from). But that's not all, Tarantino himself came out of the editing bay for TH...

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    Why Does David Lynch Think Digital Cinema Is "Pretty Beautiful" for Indie Filmmakers?

    The mercurial David Lynch, who, sadly, has not made a feature for six years, spoke to The Hollywood Reporter while he was in Poland recently to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Plus Camerimage festival.

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