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Top 50 Movies of 2014: No. 50-11

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley counts down the best movies of the year. Click here for No. 50-11 today and check back tomorrow for the cream of the crop in our Top 10.

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    This is one Disney film that’s definitely not a light fairy tale. For those unfamiliar with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s 1987 Broadway musical, that fact might come as a surprise. Fans, meanwhile, will probably…

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  • Hernandez trial in January to take 6 to 10 weeks

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is expected to take six to 10 weeks, prosecutors said Monday. Hernandez was in Bristol County Superior Court for…

  • Al-Jazeera shuts down its Egypt channel

    CAIRO (AP) — The Qatari-owned Al-Jazeera news network on Monday shut down its Egypt channel, quieting a major source of tension between the two countries at a time when regional efforts are underway to reconcile…

  • NBA prepares for Christmas coming-out party

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly two months have passed since the San Antonio Spurs collected their championship rings and began their title defense. The NBA season may have opened Oct. 28, but Christmas is the…

  • Spain: Princess Cristina to be tried for fraud

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