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    Holiday Box Office: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Breaks Opening Day Record For Limited Mid-Week Release

    Sony is estimated that Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" managed $124,848 from just 5 theaters on its first day of release. That's a staggering number that amounted to a $24,967 per-theater-average for the day, a record for a mid-week limited release (topping "Cape Fear,&qu...

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    New Yorker's David Denby Names 'Lincoln,' 'Zero Dark Thirty' & More As Best Movies Of 2012

    David Denby may think that cinema is dead (or dying), but maybe the dude needs to get out more. The New Yorker film critic has dropped his list essay on the Best Movies Of 2012, and for a guy has found a lot of fault for how the studios make movies, his list features lots of studio and studio indie ...

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    Critics' Vote Roundup UPDATED

    UPDATE: A new batch of critics' winners have come in, with Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" receiving Best Picture from both the San Francisco and Kansas City film critics' circles. The African-American Film Critics Association picked Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" as Best Picture, and Ben ...

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    PTA's 'Master' Leads Chicago Film Critics Nominations, UPDATED: Houston and Indiana Critics Nominations

    UPDATE: The Indiana Film Journalists Association and the Houston Film Critics Circle have announced their nominations, with "The Master" again making a strong showing with nine nominations in Indiana, and six nods in Houston. "Lincoln" earned the most nominations in Houston, with eight nods. Full li...

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    'Holy Motors' Tops Film Comment's Top 50 Films Of 2012, 'The Master,' 'Moonrise Kingdom' & 'Amour' In Top 10

    Another awards season week draws to a close, and another poll drops, this time from Film Comment. And a few cinephile favorites feature in the top ten of a fifty strong list.

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    Listen: Five Tracks from Alexandre Desplat's 'Zero Dark Thirty' Score

    The complete score for Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," by the prolific composer Alexandre Desplat, is now available online. This is something a little different for Desplat, melding pulse-pounding and Middle Eastern strings for the film's fraught sequences, with a lighter staccato sound for th...

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    MTV Names 'The Dark Knight Rises' The Best Film Of 2012

    Okay, we've had the lists from the high brow movie magazines, the exclusive critics groups, various newspapers and magazines, but what about one from somewhere that has a bit of pulse on what the folks are actually seeing at the multiplex? Well, MTV has dropped their top ten movies of the year, ...

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    Washington Says She's A Killer: Intense New Trailer For 'Zero Dark Thirty'

    Taking the New York Film Critics Circle, The National Board Of Review, and appearing on (mostly at the top of) countless best of the year lists, Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" is an Oscar player, that much can be sure. But will audiences be ready to hand over $12 for a dramatic r...

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    Oscars: Where Do The Best Picture Contenders Stand After The SAG & Golden Globe Nominations?

    It's the end of a busy-ass awards week, and a pretty crucial one as far as the Oscar season goes. Within the space of a few days, we've had the LA Film Critics Circle announcements, the Critics Choice Award nods, the SAG nominations and, this morning, the Golden Globe nominees being revealed.

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    'Zero Dark Thirty' CIA Duo Chastain and Clarke Talk Torture Controversy & Bigelow (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal's ripped-from-the-headlines "Zero Dark Thirty" (December 19) has been wowing the critics, who are raving about best actress Jessica Chastain, who plays the hard-swearing tough-as-nails CIA agent who doggedly pursues Osama bin Laden.

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