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Watch: Salvador Dali's Animated Disney Short 'Destino'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 19, 2012 4:29 PM
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Though his work in the film world was brief, surrealist painter Salvador Dali left quite the impression. As we outlined in our recent feature on Alfred Hitchcock's "Spellbound," he was hired by the master of suspense to create a dream sequence that wound up being ruthlessly cut by producer David O. Selznick (though what remains is still pretty dazzling). And he's also credited as the co-creator of Luis Buñuel's still hair-raising "Un Chien Andalou" (he also teamed with the filmmaker on "L'Age Dor"). But his most compelling credit may be with one of the all time animation greats.
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Watch: Spike Lee, Mira Nair & Steven Soderbergh Talk 'The Battle of Algiers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 19, 2012 3:24 PM
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So, not down with Black Friday (or Grey Thursday, the newest holiday shopping evil)? Want to avoid the crowds at the mulitplex and malls? And want a recommendation for something to watch at home? Well, if you've never seen Gillo Pontecorvo's masterful and hugely influential 1966 film "The Battle Of Algiers," here's a quick clip with three filmmakers telling you why you need to check it out.

'Hitchcock' Star Anthony Hopkins Calls Awards Season Schmoozing "Disgusting"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 19, 2012 2:51 PM
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Did Anthony Hopkins just pull a Joaquin Phoenix? The legendary actor and four-time Oscar nominee (who won Best Actor for "Silence Of The Lambs") is out on the stump for "Hitchcock," but he's making it plainly clear he's not a fan of having to charm all the various critics groups and voters as part of the awards season rush.

Wanna Touch 'Em? Leslie Mann & Megan Fox Get Close In 'This Is 40' Red Band Featurette

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 19, 2012 2:20 PM
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Now showing for critics, and with screeners already in the hands of various guilds and groups, Judd Apatow's "This Is 40" is officially out of the gate, and the early buzz seems to be positive. But there's still about a month to go until it hits theaters, and Universal is beginning to turn on the marketing juice for the picture.

Beyond The Soundtrack: 'Silver Lingings Playbook' Includes Music From Led Zeppelin, The White Stripes, Bruno Mars & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 19, 2012 1:52 PM
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Music rights are complicated, and as such, often official soundtrack releases don't include all the songs that are featured in a film. And so it goes for David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook." While the official disc runs fourteen tracks and includes key tunes by Stevie Wonder, Dave Brubeck, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and more, the movie features even more.

Watch: 7 Clips From Gerard Butler's 'Playing For Keeps' Plus New Images

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 19, 2012 1:16 PM
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To say that the December film lineup is crowded would be an understatement, but one movie hoping to cut through the fray is the soccer rom-com dramedy thing, "Playing For Keeps," and seven clips are now here to try and get one through the goalposts.

Tim Burton & Winona Ryder Reteaming For Video For The Killers

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 19, 2012 1:04 PM
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Seeing as he’s not officially confirmed to direct the Jane Goldman-penned “Pinocchio” yet, or the Jane Goldman-penned “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children," Tim Burton has a bit of time on his hands at the moment. Eager to fill the time before he inevitably gets started on something else dark and gothic he’ll be reuniting with one of his regular collaborators on a smaller project.

Watch: Go Behind The Sounds Of 'Lincoln,' 'Skyfall' & 'Flight' With These Extensive Featurettes

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 19, 2012 12:22 PM
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For over five years now, the Soundworks Collective video series has illuminated the nuanced soundscapes of award-nominated (and other deserving) films, including “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,” “War Horse,” and “Inception,” and now as we're reaching the apex of Oscar-hopeful-season, a new slate has dropped online.

Patton Oswalt Has Some Pretty Awesome Wesley Snipes Stories From 'Blade: Trinity'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 19, 2012 11:42 AM
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The AV Club's Random Roles feature is always a good read, but leave it Patton Oswalt to serve up one of the best anecdotes about shooting a movie in recent memory. Nearly a decade ago, the actor found himself with a role in "Blade: Trinity" and the franchise star Wesley Snipes was in rare form. Not only does Oswalt confirm that Snipes pulled a Daniel Day-Lewis and was in character for the entire shoot -- "When I met him I was like, 'Hi!' And he was like, 'I’m Blade.' -- he also apparently tried to choke out director David Goyer, smoked a ton of weed and...well, just read on:

New 'The Grandmaster' Poster Plus A Behind-The-Scenes Documentary We Wish Was In English

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 19, 2012 11:22 AM
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It’s been a long time coming for Wong Kar-Wai’s perennially delayed martial arts epic “The Grandmaster,” but it’s finally hitting the big screen. In advance of its Chinese premiere next month, a brand new poster and behind-the-scenes documentary have have hit the web.

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