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    Disney's 'Frozen' Soundtrack Climbs Billboard and iTunes Charts, Check Out Idina Menzel's "Let It Go" (VIDEO)

    The soundtrack for Disney's Oscar frontrunner "Frozen" continues to climb the Billboard 200 chart, currently at number eight. On iTunes, "Frozen" is the number one most-downloaded soundtrack album in the US, France, UK, Germany, Finland and Australia, among many other countries. Meanwhile, the film ...

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    Cinema Eye and the Changing Oscar Doc Race

    The voting is on for the seventh annual Cinema Eye Honors, which will be announced on Jan. 8, at which time the best in the year’s nonfiction will (presumably) be honored by a group that’s already passed one critical test. It’s resisted the full-court press being waged by certain parties in the doc ...

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Lone Survivor' Opens Well in Two Theaters While 'August: Osage County' Falls Short

    The long holiday weekend is one of the best periods of the year for specialized films. But given the plethora of high profile art films and quality wide studio releases to catch up with, business is spread out among many titles. This weekend, "Lone Survivor" exceeded expectations in limited release,...

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    WATCH: THR's 'Wolf of Wall Street' Round Table with Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Terence Winter

    In a video round table, director Martin Scorsese, writer Terence Winter and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill opened up to The Hollywood Reporter about their new film "The Wolf of Wall Street," which DiCaprio calls a "modern day 'Caligula.'"

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    Specialty Box Office: 'August' In December As Julia and Meryl Open In Heated Xmas Marketplace

    'Tis the season for going to the movies as an extremely crowded marketplace battled it out for holiday box office dollars.

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    Ten Steps to a Best Picture Oscar Nomination, from "Quota Vote" to "Surplus Reallocation"

    As balloting for the 2014 Oscars opens on December 27, we thought it was high time to explain how this whole thing really works.

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    Where to Stream Ten of the Year's Best Films

    It's late-December so all you'll be hearing for the next few months will be "12 Years a Slave" this and "Gravity" that -- but there were other great movies made in 2013 too, you know. And you can stream ten of them now on Netflix, Amazon and Fandor.

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    Craft Talking '12 Years a Slave': The Contrast of Horror and Beauty

    The visual power of "12 Years a Slave" derives from a juxtaposition of horror and beauty that director Steve McQueen calls "Goya-esque." It immerses us in the totality of Solomon Northup's experience, a brutal inhumanity that nonetheless took place on gorgeous plantations. Production designer Adam S...

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