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Watch: First Clip From 'The Humbling' Starring Al Pacino And Greta Gerwig

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 28, 2014 5:18 PM
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The Humbling
On paper, "The Humbling" has a lot going for it. The film is based on the book by acclaimed author Philip Roth, is led by acting legend Al Pacino and rising star Greta Gerwig, and promises a provocative, sexually charged drama. But the question is whether or not director Barry Levinson will be able to pull it off, and the first clip is here to see if he's got the chops to deliver.

Watch: First Trailer For ‘Harmontown’ About ‘Community’ Showrunner Dan Harmon

  • By Zach Hollwedel
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  • August 28, 2014 5:00 PM
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It’s no secret that the mercurial Dan Harmon, creator and showrunner of NBC’s “Community,” had a very public, very messy falling out with his network and certain cast members (cough Chevy Chase cough) in 2012. Underlying tensions between Harmon and the brass at Sony, which produces the show, drove him out after the third season, though he returned a year later. NBC bailed on “Community" after its fifth season back in May of this year, and fans eagerly awaited word on what was next in store for Harmon.

Watch: First 2 Clips From Peter Bogdanovich's Screwball Comedy 'She's Funny That Way'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 28, 2014 4:25 PM
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She's Funny That Way
Peter Bogdanovich is back, and he's bringing a helluva ensemble with him. Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots, Jennifer Aniston, Kathryn Hahn, Tatum O'Neal, Rhys Ifans, Will Forte and Lucy Punch all appear in the director's first feature in a decade, "She's Funny That Way. With the screwball comedy set to unspool at the Venice Film Festival, the first two clips are here to provide a zany look at the upcoming film.

Joaquin Phoenix Reportedly In Final Talks For Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 28, 2014 4:08 PM
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Her, Joaquin Phoenix
About a month ago, word emerged that Joaquin Phoenix was being discussed around the Marvel office for the role of Doctor Strange. He's was seen buying "Doctor Strange" comics, and the trades said he was being "mentioned most often" for the part. But chatter doesn't always equal signed contracts, and wish list desires don't always work out. But maybe they will in this case.

Watch: New Trailer For Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Palme d'Or Winner ‘Winter Sleep’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 28, 2014 3:43 PM
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Winter Sleep
“It had such a beautiful rhythm and it just took me in,” Jury head Jane Campion said of Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s “Winter Sleep” after it won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. “Actually I could have sat there for another two hours. It was all very Chekhovian. I could see myself in all of the characters.”

On The Rise 2014: 12 Directors To Watch

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • August 28, 2014 3:17 PM
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On The Rise, Directors, 2014
After looking at musicians, cinematographers, actors, actresses and screenwriters, there was only one natural place to go with our On The Rise series: directors. After all, film is still an auteur's medium, and the director is the one who hires all of the above, stitching together the various elements to create a final product that only they could have made.

Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 28, 2014 2:22 PM
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Nymphomaniac Volume II
In case you thought Lars von Trier was done cheerfully provoking audiences via his two part opus "Nymphomaniac," guess again. The enfant terrible still has a director's cut up his sleeve, and after unveiling Volume I at the Berlin Film Festival (our review), he's hitting the Venice Film Festival with Volume II. As a bonus, the fest will will be the first place where both versions will be seen together. But if you can't be there, here's three graphic clips hinting at said director's cut. Warning: these clips are very NSFW.

Watch: Steve Carell Goes For Gold In New Trailer For 'Foxcatcher'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 28, 2014 1:41 PM
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If you're wondering what that tingling sensation you just felt might be, it's the Oscar campaign for "Foxcatcher" ramping up, and right at the center is a transformative performance by Steve Carell. He plays oddball millionaire John du Pont, whose desire to train the next gold medal winning Olympic wrestling team meets with tragedy. And it was a role in a film based on a true story that found the actor visiting a dark side previously unknown to the general public.

Venice Review: Quentin Dupieux Returns With Droll Dreams-And-Movies Head-Trip ‘Reality’

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • August 28, 2014 1:28 PM
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Reality
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And if it is broken, no harm in breaking it further. After the modest, cultier-than-thou successes of killer tire movie “Rubber” and lost dog odyssey “Wrong,” perpetual student filmmaker Quentin Dupieux returns with another iteration of his very narrowly defined field of expertise with “Reality.”

Watch: New Trailer For The Long-Delayed ‘Seventh Son’ Starring Ben Barnes, Jeff Bridges & Julianne Moore

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 28, 2014 1:06 PM
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Jeff Bridges was lured into the YA genre this year, but “The Big Lebowski” actor hasn’t had much luck so far. He played a big supporting role in summer’s YA film “The Giver,” but the movie was mostly met with indifference from audiences. Up next for Bridges is the adaptation of the YA fantasy sci-fi series "The Spook's Apprentice,” retitled “Seventh Son” for the screen.

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