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The Enduring Radicalism of Les Miserables

Nathan Newman | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics
Nathan Newman

The real measure of the radicalism of Les Miserables is not in the character of the heroes or the evils visited upon them, but in that of the movie's villain, Inspector Javert. 

'Les Miserables' Is Beat Out By 'Django Unchained' And 'The Hobbit'

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 12.30.2012 | Entertainment

In an unexpected turn, Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" out-earned the much-hyped "Les Miserables" this weekend. "Django" earned $30.6 millio...

2012 in Film: The Overrated

Scott Mendelson | Posted 02.28.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

I wrestled with even doing an 'overrated' list this year. First of all, the very idea of such a list is to merely tell other critics and/or the masses that they are dead-wrong for liking something, which I'd argue is very different from telling someone they're wrong for disliking something.

Popcorn Preview: Les Misérables

Leslie Sisman | Posted 02.27.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Les Misérables (2012) Cast includes: Hugh Jackman (X-Men), Russell Crowe (Gladiator), Anne Hathaway (The Devil Wears Prada), Amanda Seyfried (M...

Les Miserables Is Truly the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 02.27.2013 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The film version of Les Miserables is truly an amalgamation of the good, the bad and the ugly. All three elements are found in this epic film of faith, forgiveness and redemption.

ReThink Review: Les Misérables -- In Your Face!

Jonathan Kim | Posted 02.27.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I feel like the makers of Les Misérables attempted to solve a problem few people other than myself even consider a problem, and by doing so, created more problems that made the movie unpleasant to watch.

A Brief Movie Review of Les Misérables

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 02.26.2013 | Entertainment
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Last night, my wife and I finally went to see Les Mis. I have seen about six productions of Les Misérables over the years, as well as all the anni...

WATCH: Hilarious College Parody Of Les Misérables

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.27.2012 | College

There's no disputing that the job market for recent college grads is tough. But for some enterprising students at Boston University, the struggle to f...

Hugh Jackman's Workout Revealed

Posted 12.27.2012 | Entertainment

Hugh Jackman is known for being pretty jacked (sorry), but his turn in "Les Miserables" presented some new difficulties for the actor. As Jean Valjean...

Do You Hear the People Sing? Les Miserables Is a Musical Masterpiece!

Lee Allport | Posted 02.25.2013 | Entertainment
Lee Allport

When you venture out to see Les Miserables, go with an open mind and an open heart. Allow the actors to tell their story their way, which may be different than what you've experienced in the past.

Movie Review: Les Miserables

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.25.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Tom Hooper's film of the musical Les Miserables is an exceptional movie of a mediocre musical, the kind of middlebrow melodrama that passes for profound on Broadway.

HUGE Opening For 'Les Miserables'

Posted 02.25.2013 | Entertainment

"Les Miserables," très magnifique. Tom Hooper's adaptation of the famed musical grossed an estimated $18.2 million on Christmas Day, good for the fou...

WATCH: Here's A 'Les Mis' Video Game From The '90s

Posted 12.26.2012 | Comedy

Someone alert Wayne LaPierre: "Les Miserables" had a two-player fighter Japanese video game in 1998. Really. Evidently, Japan is surprisingly affec...

Will Torture Debate Hurt 'Zero Dark Thirty' At Oscars?

Mike Hogan | Posted 02.23.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Hogan

Let's keep this short, as there are stockings to hang and reindeers to listen for: It's the night before Christmas, and the only thing stirring is controversy about Zero Dark Thirty and the nationwide opening of Les Miserables.

This Holiday Season, What Happens When All of Our Cultural Memories Go Digital?

Govindini Murty | Posted 02.23.2013 | Technology
Govindini Murty

As you celebrate this holiday season, be sure to save your digital memories by printing them out or backing them up. And beyond that, do everything you can to speak out for internet freedom.

Hathaway Effect Again? Wardrobe Malfunction Gives Buffett a Rise

Dan Mirvish | Posted 02.21.2013 | Business
Dan Mirvish

Now that the Hathaway Effect has been widely acknowledged, how could it be manipulated? Now I'm not suggesting any nefarious motives or a full-scale Elizabeth Warren-inspired NYSE investigation into vaginagate, but...

WATCH: Samantha Barks Shines In New 'Les Miserables' Trailer

Posted 12.22.2012 | Entertainment

With just days until the release of "Les Miserables," a new trailer has been released for the film. The latest preview highlights newcomer Samantha Ba...

13 Movies To Watch On Christmas Day

Posted 12.25.2012 | Entertainment

Christmas Day movie releases have become quite a tradition in the last decade. The 10 highest-grossing Christmases at the box office have occurred in ...

True Meaning Behind 'Les Misérables'

Bradley Stephens | Posted 02.20.2013 | Books
Bradley Stephens

When he began to publish his novel Les Misérables, Victor Hugo orchestrated a characteristically savvy publicity campaign.

'Great Expression Of Collective Anger'

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 12.21.2012 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- Tom Hooper, the director of intimate character studies like the Oscar-winning "The King's Speech," the HBO miniseries "John Adams" and the...

Do You Hear the People Sing?: A Star-Studded Les Misérables Translates to the Big Screen

Carey Purcell | Posted 02.18.2013 | Arts
Carey Purcell

The musical Les Misérables has finally made it to the screen, with even more pomp and circumstance than the stage. And, I am happy to report, just as much glory.

A Walk With Jean Valjean and Cosette, Part 3

Lee Fahnestock | Posted 02.18.2013 | Books
Lee Fahnestock

There, at a remote, decrepit, and inconspicuous location with crumbling walls, with a small corner room partitioned off for Cosette, the pair -- prison-hardened man and frightened child -- would enjoy for a while the first warm affection that either had known.

In Her Genes

AP | Posted 12.18.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- Helena Bonham Carter apparently shares more with Victor Hugo than just a role in the film based on his novel. A study by genealogy web...

WATCH: What It's Like To Be Married To Anne Hathaway

Posted 12.18.2012 | Weddings

Anne Hathaway may be all smiles now that her performance in "Les Miserables" is earning Oscar buzz, but she admitted that it's a "miracle" that her ma...

What's The Saddest Movie This Holiday Season?

Posted 02.17.2013 | Comedy

"Django Unchained" and "Les Miserables" are two of the holiday season's biggest movies, and they also happen to cover pretty heavy subject matter. ...