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One Actress Shows Up in 2 of AFI's Best Movies of 2018

Emily Blunt was in 'Mary Poppins,' 'A Quiet Place'

(Newser) - Thinking of wrapping up 2018 with a good book , or perhaps by taking in a movie? The American Film Institute has you covered on the latter with its list of 10 of the most "culturally and artistically significant" films of the year. Actress Emily Blunt shows up in two... More »

AFI's Best Movies, TV of 2009

From The Hangover to The Messenger , AFI jury chooses its faves

(Newser) - Two men—one Serious, one Single—made it into the American Film Institute ’s 10th annual selections for Most Outstanding Motion Pictures and TV Programs of the Year. The top 10 films:
  • Coraline
  • The Hangover
  • The Hurt Locker
  • The Messenger
  • Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
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Estelle Reiner Dead at 94

'I’ll have what she’s having,' clan matriarch said after famous When Harry Met Sally scene

(Newser) - Estelle Reiner, wife of actor Carl Reiner and mother to actor/director Rob Reiner, died Saturday at her home in Beverly Hills at 94, the New York Times reports. Estelle is perhaps best known for her cameo in Rob’s 1989 film When Harry Met Sally, where, following Meg Ryan’s... More »

AFI Updates Top Films, Doesn't Forget Rosebud

'Kane' still reigns in new rankings; 'Bull' leaps; 'Ryan' joins fray

(Newser) - Citizen Kane has stood the test of time—and then 10 more years. The American Film Institute refreshed its list of the 100 greatest American films, and Orson Welles' portrait of power and privacy remains on top. Rounding out the top 5 are The Godfather, Casablanca, Raging Bull (which surged... More »

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