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Sean P. Means
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(Courtesy photo) Tom Cruise reprises his role as Ethan Hunt in "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol."
The Cricket's Daily 3: Tom Cruise gets a Christmas present

Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture:

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• "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" takes the holiday weekend at the box office, but "War Horse" looks like it may have legs. (Yes, it’s a bad joke - what do you want the day after Christmas?) [Alt Film Guide]

• A judge has told an anonymous actress suing the Internet Movie Database for divulging people’s real ages that she must identify herself or the case will be tossed out. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Roger Ebert lists his 20 favorite documentaries of 2011 - and notes, with justified derision, how few of them are short-listed for the Oscar. [Roger Ebert’s Journal]

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