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News Nuggets: 'Argo' tops Roger Ebert's list of best films of the year

By Daniel Montgomery
By Daniel Montgomery
Dec 27 2012 11:26 am
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"Argo" tops Roger Ebert's list of the year's best films, which also includes "Life of Pi," "End of Watch," and "Beasts of the Southern Wild": ROGER EBERT'S JOURNAL

Broadway will dim its lights in remembrance of late actors Jack Klugman and Charles Durning: "Durning, who died Monday at 89, was a Tony Award-winner for his performance as Big Daddy in the 1990 revival of 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' ... Klugman, who died Monday at age 90, received a Tony nomination for the original 1959 production of 'Gypsy' in which he played Herbie." THE WRAP

Quentin Tarantino explains why he hates famed director John Ford: "To say the least, I hate him. Forget about faceless Indians he killed like zombies. It really is people like that that kept alive this idea of Anglo-Saxon humanity compared to everybody else's humanity -- and the idea that that's hogwash is a very new idea in relative terms. And you can see it in the cinema in the '30s and '40s -- it's still there. And even in the '50s." THE ROOT

Paul Thomas Anderson's next film will be an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's "Inherent Vice." INDIEWIRE

Natalie Portman is Hollywood's most bankable star according to Forbes, followed by Kristen Stewart. Surprisingly, Kevin James cracked the top ten, which features a number of young stars of tentpole franchises like "Harry Potter's" Daniel Radcliffe and "Twilight's" Robert Pattinson. HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

 
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