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We scour the interwebs for the coolest movie news and more so you don't have to ...

• There was some good movie acting this year, from Dane DeHaan in "Chronicle" to Abraham Lincoln as himself in "Lincoln." []

• Rupert Grint is filming a new "Harry Potter"! For a theme park, anyway. [Hypable]

• 5 reasons why "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" is a disappointment. [The Week]

Sheesh, a lot of people seem to think "The Hobbit" kind of sucks. It's a brave new world. [Death and Taxes]

• Hollywood's 19 Most Dramatic Big-Screen Transformations. Wow, Anne Hathaway sure is skinny and dirty in that musical. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• A strip club has offered Lindsay Lohan a job to help pay off the $16,000 she owes to a storage unit. Take the gig, Lindsay. [The Celebrity Cafe]

• It's a good day for a new "A Good Day to Die Hard' poster. [Inside Movies]

• Are these the fresh new faces of "Transformers 4"? Michael Bay likes casting attractive people. [ScreenCrush]

• Ultimate Gift Guide: 300 gift ideas for the pop culture lover. Prepare ye thy credit card! [BuzzSugar]

• Oscar Futures: Nicole Kidman of "The Paperboy" goes No. 1. Pun intended. [Vulture]

• The red band trailer for "A Haunted House." Well, at least it's better than the green band trailer for "A Haunted House." [SlashFilm]