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Watch: 5 Minute Red Band Clip From '21 Jump Street' Will Show You All The Hilarious Parts So You Don't Have To See It

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 6, 2012 4:19 PM
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When did movie marketing turn into 'What The Hell We'll Just Show You As Much Of The Movie As Possible Before It Opens'? It's a strange trend that has seen teasers and trailers turn into multiple clips to the first 8, 10 or 12 minutes being shown online. And while that's a tactic best served for indie movies like "Sound Of My Voice" which recently showed it's first chapter online to start buzz, it's bizarre when Disney serves up a big chunk of their $250 million space opus "John Carter" on the internet (though we suppose they are pretty desperate at this point).

The Lambs Have Come To The Killing Floor: New Trailer For 'Cabin In The Woods'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 6, 2012 3:56 PM
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A two-year delay for any movie certainly doesn't help with the buzz, but in the case of "The Cabin In The Woods," it's not really the filmmaker's fault. Completed long ago, the horror picture wound up in the MGM bankruptcy mire, and it took a while for it to find its way out of the mess and headed into theaters this spring. But, not only is the movie finally seeing the light of day, the advance buzz has been very good. Indeed a couple Playlisters have already seen 'Cabin' and come back with surprisingly positive word.

Leslie Mann, Israel Broussad & Pack Of Newcomers Join Sofia Coppola's 'The Bling Ring'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 6, 2012 3:31 PM
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Is Sofia Coppola a fan of Judd Apatow films? Man, we hope so, because if that's the case just give us a call Sofia, and we'll bring "Knocked Up" and some Orville Redenbacher.

New First Look Photos: Juno Temple In 'Jack & Diane,' Kate Bosworth In 'While We Were Here' & Val Kilmer In Harmony Korine's 'Fourth Dimension'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 6, 2012 3:15 PM
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If you were paying attention a couple of hours ago, you'll know that the Tribeca Film Festival has announced its preliminary slate beyond the opening night film, "The Five-Year Engagement." And it's a pretty good one so far, with highlights including "Jack And Diane," Bradley Rust Gray's long-awaited follow-up to the 2009's "The Exploding Girl," the Mexico-set drama "The Girl," starring Abbie Cornish, and much more.

Exclusive: 4 Pics From Lukas Haas Drama 'Meth Head' Plus Trailer For The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 6, 2012 2:36 PM
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The journey from child to adult actor can be tricky, but Lukas Haas has navigated the path quite well. First making a name for himself as the young man who starred opposite Harrison Ford in "Witness," Haas has emerged as a strong supporting player in recent years, taking roles in films as diverse as "Red Riding Hood," "Inception" and "Contraband." But he's going to be showing a whole other side in the forthcoming "Meth Head," where he takes the lead in a gritty, grimy drama.

Exclusive: Clip From SXSW Drama 'In Our Nature' Starring Jena Malone, John Slattery & Gabrielle Union Plus Trailer For The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 6, 2012 2:05 PM
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The pleasure of a film festival is sitting in the dark and watching unexpected talent come together, in interesting ways, in films that buck the trends and templates coming out of Hollywood. Director Brian Savelson has made such a film, assembling an unlikely but promising bunch of players including "Mad Men" star John Slattery, indie darling Jena Malone, "Friday Night Lights" star Zach Gilford and Gabrielle Union for his debut, the drama "In Our Nature."

'Sherlock Holmes' Star Paul Anderson Joins Brian De Palma's 'Passion'; Composer Pino Dinaggio Reunites With Helmer

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 6, 2012 12:24 PM
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There's Paul W.S. Anderson of 'Resident Evil' fame, and there's renowned helmer Paul Thomas Anderson. But we'll now have to throw in another Paul Anderson to the mix -- this time without a middle name or initials. The little-known actor is probably best recognized as Colonel Sebastien Moran in "Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows" and has set up a reunion with his leading ladies on that film, Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace, booking a role on Brian De Palma's "Passion."

Sony Hires 'RoboCop,' IFC Midnight Infested By 'Grabbers,' Cinedigm & New Video Team For 'The Invisible War'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • March 6, 2012 11:43 AM
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Right then. Now seems as good a time as ever to round up a few distribution deals that have been done.

Melanie Laurent To Star In New Adaptation Of 'Letter From An Unknown Woman' By Christian Carion

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 6, 2012 11:22 AM
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"Inglourious Basterds" and "Beginners" made her a star stateside, but it looks like French thespian Melanie Laurent is returning home for her next project. The actress has signed on to Christian Carion's new adaptation of Stefan Zweig's "Letter From An Unknown Woman," a novel that was adapted once before with acclaim by Max Ophuls.

Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmaster' Reportedly Won't Be Ready For Release Until At Least December 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 6, 2012 11:11 AM
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...and the wait continues. Wong Kar-Wai's "The Grandmaster" continues to build with all the mystery and delays of a Terrence Malick-worthy production. Not much has been seen of the film save for a few stills and a recently released teaser trailer (that is almost identical to one we saw last year). And as we figured, any chances of the movie showing up at Cannes are a pipe dream.

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