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Holiday Box Office Survival Guide

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley counts down the best movies of the year. Today, the top 10.

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  • Sony broadly releases ‘The Interview’ in reversal of plans

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amid a swell of controversy, backlash, confusion and threats, Sony Pictures broadly released “The Interview” online Wednesday — an unprecedented counterstroke against the hackers who spoiled the Christmas opening of the…

  • Sony statement on the on-demand release of ‘The Interview’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony Pictures Entertainment issued the following statement Wednesday on the on-demand release of “The Interview”: “It has always been Sony’s intention to have a national platform on which to release this…

  • Rogen, Franco, others react to ‘The Interview’ online stream

    NEW YORK (AP) — Celebrities react to Sony’s announcement Wednesday that it released Seth Rogen and James Franco’s North Korea satire, “The Interview,” on digital platforms: — “You wanna watch The Interview?? You can RIGHT…

  • Spain: New king says corruption must be eliminated

    MADRID (AP) — Spain’s new King Felipe VI insisted in his first Christmas Eve speech Wednesday that seemingly endless examples of corruption across the country incensing voters must be stamped out. He did not mention…

  • Acclaimed film ‘Selma’ disappoints LBJ historian

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The widely acclaimed movie “Selma” about the 1965 Civil Rights movement has disappointed at least one moviegoer: a leading historian of President Lyndon B. Johnson. The director of the LBJ Presidential…

  • North Korea: No ‘physical reaction’ to new film

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea says it likely will have no “physical reaction,” just condemnation, to the release of the comedy film “The Interview,” which depicts the assassination of leader Kim Jong Un. A…

  • Mixed reviews from those who’ve already paid to see ‘The Interview’

    The reviews are starting to come in, from people who have paid to rent or purchase the film “The Interview” online today. One 11-year-old boy in Washington, DC, says it’s “pretty funny” — but that…

  • Who hacked Sony becomes Internet’s new mystery

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Everyone has a theory about who really hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. Despite President Barack Obama’s conclusion that North Korea was the culprit, the Internet’s newest game of whodunit continues. Top…

  • Casey Kasem’s children to share medical records

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The children of radio legend Casey Kasem said Wednesday they will share all hospital records in their possession with his widow, who is suing a hospital in Washington state to learn…

  • USA TODAY BEST-SELLERS, ADVISORY

    USA Today Best Sellers will move Friday Dec. 26.

  • WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS, ADVISORY

    Wall Street Journal Best Sellers will move on Friday Dec. 26.

  • Christians celebrate Christmas in Iraqi Kurdistan

    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Minority Christians, many of them driven from their homes by Islamic State militants, are celebrating Christmas in Iraqi Kurdistan. At a Christmas Eve Mass in Irbil, they were assured that Christians,…

  • PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

    Copyright 5/8/2014 Publishers Weekly. Week ending 12/21/2014, powered by Nielsen Bookscan 5/8/2014 The Nielsen Company. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Gray Mountain” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 2. “Hope to Die” by James Patterson (Little, Brown) 3. “Revivial”…

  • Katt Williams pleads not guilty in robbery case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katt Williams has pleaded not guilty to a robbery charge filed after a photographer accused the comedian of stealing her camera. District attorney’s spokeswoman Shiara Davila-Morales said Williams entered the plea…

  • Rogen: Watch it in a theater — or invite friends over

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Seth Rogen says comedies are “best viewed in a theater full of people.” So that’s the way he’d like people to see his new film, “The Interview.” But he tweets…