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    Megan Ellison May Wind Up with Two Best Picture Oscar Nominations

    There's a new Oscar kingpin in town. The biggest rival to the likes of Harvey Weinstein and Scott Rudin is now 27-year-old Megan Ellison, who scored not one but two Producers Guild of America feature nominations on Thursday.

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    Box Office: 'Hobbit: Desolation Of Smaug' & 'Frozen' Fend Off 'Wolf of Wall Street' & 'Walter Mitty'

    We're in the last leg of the winter holidays and it shows at the box office with strong holdovers leading the pack. This weekend, in between Christmas and New Year's Eve, marks that wonderful time when whole families pile in droves to see those films they've been hearing so much about (Did you take ...

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    Holiday Box Office Top Ten: 'Frozen' and 'Hobbit' Beat Out Newer Films, 'August: Osage County' Opens Flat

    ´╗┐The post-Christmas weekend can be one of the biggest of the year. And so it was. The top 10 grossed $171 million, up a healthy $17 million from 2012, which nudges the year's totals slightly ahead of 2012. However the strong weekend total comes despite an uneven performance from a wide variety of fi...

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    Crafts Roundup: Editors Talk About the Journeys of Survival and Reinvention

    With such an emphasis this year on survival and reinvention, the journeys required special editorial attention to shifts in tone and unconventional arcs while conveying internal struggles that we cared about. Here's a sampling from "12 Years a Slave," "Gravity," "All Is Lost," "American Hustle," "Be...

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    Jennifer Lawrence Is AP's Entertainer of the Year (CLIPS)

    Hot off rave reviews and Oscar buzz for her scenery-chewing performance in David O. Russell's "American Hustle," and the $370-million-plus box office take of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Jennifer Lawrence has just been crowned Entertainer of the Year by the Associated Press.

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    Box Office: 'Smaug' Burns Burgundy, Defends Top Spot Against 'Anchorman 2'

    By Odin's raven, by the beard of Zeus, by the furry foot of Bilbo ("the bravest little hobbit of them all," according to legend/fan Leonard Nimoy)... Tolkien enthusiasts stood their ground against Anchorman's cult following and massive marketing campaign (Buy Dodge). As the dust settled, the streets...

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    Box Office Top Ten: Pre-Holiday Weekend Brings Two Joyful Sequels

    The Top Ten surged this pre-holiday weekend, led by two films topping $25 million during a time period that is usually hurt by pre-Christmas shopping. "The Hobbit 2: The Desolation of Smaug" led the way, vaulting easily ahead of #1 Friday grosser "Anchorman 2." But both are very solid.

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    Friday Box Office: 'Anchorman 2' Dethrones 'Hobbit' While 'Her' Is Top New Limited Opening

    New opener "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" (Paramount) narrowly edged out the second Friday of "The Hobbit 2: The Desolation of Smaug" (Warner Bros.) for the top spot yesterday, while "American Hustle" is staying strong and "Her" took the spot for Friday's highest grossing limited release.

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    BEST FILMS OF 2013

    I am absolutely certain about the top three films on this list. But the further down we go, the more absurd it seems to rank films as different as the Coen Brothers' wonderfully layered look at a struggling folk singer in the 60's and Martin Scorsese's bacchanalia of 80's excess.

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