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Watch: Trailer For Michel Gondry's Animated Noam Chomsky Documentary 'Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2013 7:52 AM
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Michel Gondry is just full of surprises in 2013. He kicked off the New Year with a short film, dropped a fairly gorgeous trailer for his upcoming "Mood Indigo" and one project he told us way back in 2011 would be finished "within two years. Maximum." has been completed. We have to admit, we kind forgot he was working on a doucmentary about famed linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky, but the movie is now complete. Titled "Is The Tall Man Happy?" it's something Gondry has been quietly plugging away on for the last few years, and it was a very involved process.

Watch: U.S. Trailer For 'Laurence Anyways' Is An Elegant, Beautiful Music Video Plus Clip From Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2013 6:52 PM
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With each week bringing with it at least a half dozen more movies to theaters, and countless more on VOD, not to mention film festivals and more, it's tough for any to resonate and stay above the noise. But last year, after premiering at the Cannes Film Festival, Xavier Dolan's "Laurence Anyways" was one I just couldn't shake. Flawed? Sure. But the emotion within wasn't paralleled by any other movie, and certainly the ambitious scope and brave material made it stand apart. Indeed, it landed on my Best Of 2012 list as it has already opened in Canada, but with the U.S. release on the horizon, a new trailer has arrived. And it's pretty great.

Watch: Trailer For Mira Nair's 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' Starring Kate Hudson, Riz Ahmed, Kiefer Sutherland & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2013 5:15 PM
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While the capture and killing of Osama Bin Laden may have ended a particular chapter in the war on terror, the events of 9/11 still resonate strongly more than a decade later. And for her latest film, director Mira Nair ("Mississippi Masala," "The Namesake") taps into that well with "The Reluctant Fundamentalist." And after making the festival scene last year, it's headed to theaters and the first trailer has arrived.

Watch: Studio Ghibli's 'From Up On Poppy Hill' Gets English Trailer

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 5, 2013 2:12 PM
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There are a number of animated projects getting unveiled in 2013, and two of the most intriguing just got new promotional materials – a trio of teaser posters from Walt Disney Feature Animation's latest princess story "Frozen" and the long-delayed domestic debut of Studio Ghibli's coming-of-age tale "From Up On Poppy Hill." Both have us very, very excited.

Watch: Shift Gears With 3-Minute 'Fast & Furious 6' Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 5, 2013 11:59 AM
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You guys! If the bro-tacular 'splosions in the "Fast & Furious 6" Super Bowl trailer left you wanting more, well good news dudes. Pull out a Red Bull and sit back because a full three minute, steroid pumped, gasoline soaked trailer is here for the sequel, so get ready because Toretto still has some tanktops to wear.

Watch: Wonderfully Weird Teaser Trailer For Andrew Bujalski's Sundance Award Winning 'Computer Chess'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • February 5, 2013 10:44 AM
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With his previous effort nearly five years behind him, news regarding any future Andrew Bujalski projects had been scant to say the least. The indie filmmaker, who’s been given the dubious distinction as being called “the godfather of mumblecore,” is finally back in the limelight with his latest film “Computer Chess.” The crowdsourced fourth feature film from the director recently screened at Sundance where it won the Alfred P. Sloan Prize, and now a teaser trailer has landed and it's a wonderfully weird look at the movie.

Watch: New Trailer For Abbas Kiarostami's 'Like Someone In Love'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 5, 2013 10:23 AM
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After hitting the festival circuit last year -- it played at Cannes, TIFF and the New York Film Festival, among others -- Abbas Kiarostami’s follow-up to the critically acclaimed Euro-set “Certified Copy,” the companion piece and Japan-set “Like Someone In Love," is finally hitting theatres stateside this month. With little under a week to go, a U.S. trailer has finally been released by the distributor.

Watch: New International Trailer For Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmaster'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 5, 2013 9:24 AM
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However Wong Kar-Wai's "The Grandmaster" turns out, it seems the movie has made theater owners very happy. In case you missed it, over the weekend reports surfaced that distributors were encouraging the director to make a sequel to the movie, which is apparently doing quite well in China and Hong Kong, and moreover, that he's considering it. But for now, he's got some other things on his mind, namely the Berlin International Film Festival which starts on Thursday, where he'll not only be presiding over the jury, but he'll have this film kick off the fest.

Watch: Al Pacino Wears A Wig, Yells A Lot In First Full Trailer For 'Phil Spector'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2013 10:39 PM
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Going in front of cameras all the way back in the summer of 2011, it has been an unusually long wait for HBO's starry "Phil Spector," with Al Pacino in the juicy lead role, alongside Helen Mirren, in a movie written and directed by none other than David Mamet. And yet, wait is what we've done, but the film is finally on the way this year, and if you imagined it would be largely a wigged Pacino yelling, well, it kinda is...

Watch: Trailer For John Sayles' New Film 'GO FOR SISTERS' Premiering At SXSW

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2013 3:00 PM
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You gotta admire John Sayles. An independent filmmaker long before today's current crop -- or even the directors who rose up out of the '90s scene -- his career has had its peaks and valleys, but over the past few years he's resolutely strived on, even if audiences and the industry haven't followed. His last couple pictures -- the bluesy "Honeydripper" and the sorely underseen historical drama "Amigo" -- came and went without much notice, but he's likely hoping the fates have better things in store for his next effort, "GO FOR SISTERS" (yes, all caps).

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