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The Best Christmas and Holiday Movies for 2012

Heading out this holiday season? Make sure you catch one of these hot flicks

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The Best (and Worst) Christmas and Holiday Music for 2012

Poptional Reading reviews this year’s Christmas music

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Movie Reviews: Hyde Park on Hudson, Starring Bill Murray, Gets Low Marks

Are the lukewarm reactions to Bill Murray’s Hyde Park on Hudson justified?

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Which Locals Won the Thanksgiving Box Office Bonanza?

If gorging yourself on your Thanksgiving meal made you feel heavy, chances are at least your wallet feels lighter. In addition to shelling out for Turkey Day groceries and falling prey to the Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday corridor, many of you sprung for movie tickets for your families, too. This was actually the highest grossing Thanksgiving weekend for the movie business ever, with multiplexes raking in $288 million overall.

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Lincoln Close to Home

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Movies to See Over the Thanksgiving Break—and Who to See Them With

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Weddings

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Halloween Multiplex Winners and Losers

Last week, I advised ignoring the current crop of scary movies in favor of Dark Shadows, which has a local connection. But if that isn't enough Halloween horror for you, you can always use the multiplex as a fallback. But which scary movie to choose? Here, a round-up of how this year's scary stories fared with audiences and critics.

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Don't Forget About Dark Shadows

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Locals Take On Reality Singing Competitions

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The Local Source Behind Pitch Perfect's A Cappella Mash-Ups

From time to time, we like to check in with Tom Kitt. We usually talk about the Broadway shows the songwriter/composer—who moved from Long Island to the Armonk/Bedford border when he was a kid, graduating from Byram Hills High school—has worked on, including Next to Normal, American Idiot, and, now, Bring It On: The Musical.

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We Lose the Boring Emmys

Want to know the 2012 Emmy results? Homeland, Modern Family, and Game Change. Chances are, whatever category you're thinking of, the winner came from one of those shows.

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Eastchester's Bobby Moynihan: SNL MVP

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Westchester's Ben Schwartz and His Ninja (Acting) Skills

Turn on your television, and you're likely to run across Westchester native Ben Schwartz at some point, even if it's just his voice.

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The Map to the Fall TV Stars' Homes

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Marisa LaScala

Marisa LaScala
Elmsford, NY

Articles Editor Marisa LaScala joined Westchester Magazine in 2003, and ever since she's blown every paycheck at the Greenburgh Multiplex. She also staunchly defends Richard Kelly, doesn't mind spoiling the endings of trashy movies you're curious about but don't want to pay to see, wishes the Hold Steady would come and rock out Westchester, misses Arrested Development more than anyone can imagine, and still watches cartoons and Saturday Night Live. You can find more of her cultural criticism at www.popmatters.com, where she is a staff writer.

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