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13 Things We're Thankful For This Year

Despite hurricanes, earthquakes and every movie Taylor Kitsch made, 2012 has been a bounty of riches.

And, since it's Thanksgiving and all, we feel it's high time we took a moment to give thanks for those things (and people!) that have made this year so epically special.

So, without further ado...

1. 'Magic Mike,' for bringing sexy back.

2. Ben Affleck, for growing up to be a damn fine director. Who'd a guessed it?

3. Robert Pattinson, for teaching us what it looks like to truly feel.


 

4. Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield, for being super-cute and super-cool at the same time.

5. Javier Bardem, for being one of the Best. Bond. Villains. Ever.

6. The riff-off! (From 'Pitch Perfect')


 

7. The Hulk, for smashing.

8. Stephen Chbosky, for adapting and directing his own book, and thus making a near-perfect film.

9. Bruce Willis, for always looking so darn confused.


 

10. Bill Murray, for his various offscreen cameos around the world.

11. 'Twilight,' for ending.

12. 'John Carter,' for being such a great punchline.


 

13. Ryan Gosling, for living.

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Video Q&A: Emma Watson, Master of the Book-Turned-Movie

"Feeling the heat."

Call her a pressure-cooker, because that's how Emma Watson describes the temperature stepping into the shoes of another widely celebrated character who originated on the page.

Only a year removed from the decade-long journey that was her embodiment of Hermione in the "Harry Potter" series, Watson's first major role out of Hogwarts is Sam, the magnetic, free-spirited object of the angst-filled Charlie's affections in the film adaptation of Steven Chbosky's coming-of-age favorite "The Perks of Being a Wallflower."

"I was like, 'Why am I doing this to myself again?,'" Watson laughs about the burden that comes with playing a beloved book creation. It helped that Watson's friends at Brown University egged her on, as she explains in the exclusive video interview above.

Not that author-turned-director Chbosky had ridiculously high expectations: "Sam is my hope for every young girl in the world. Doesn’t matter where you come from, doesn’t matter what you go through, you can turn anything into a beautiful life. You can turn any past into a great love. And be free." Okay, scratch that.

So, "Potter," "Perks" … what's the next book for Watson to conquer? Chbosky suggests The Bible.

"I would play Noah's daughter," Watson jokes.

Hey, we could see it.

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Cast of 'Perks' Talks Book to Movie Adaptation

If you're a fan of the book "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," you're undoubtedly wondering (or worried) about how far the movie will stray from Stephen Chbosky's original work. Luckily, we went right to the source.

We caught up with Chbosky (who also directed the film) as well as the movie's stars, Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev and Ezra Miller. They gave us some insight into how the movie differs from the original book and how they think audiences will react to the much anticipated film... and those pesky changes. Get More »

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Emma Watson Continues to Blossom in 'Perks of Being a Wallflower'

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Slowly but surely, Emma Watson is becoming the female James Franco.

She's attending college, she's a fashionista working with Fair Trade brands, she just landed a role opposite Taylor Lautner and now, confirmed straight from her Twitter feed, she has another highly anticipated movie in the works: the coming-of-age novel "The Perks of Being a Wallflower." Somewhere in all of this is a final "Harry Potter." Full plate?

Watson will shoot the adaptation this summer, opposite "Percy Jackson" star Logan Lerman. Lerman will play Charlie, a high schooler who deals with every up and down imaginable over the course of the book. Drugs, alcohol, abortion, homosexuality, death - you name it, this guy watches it play out in his life. Get More »

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