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Watch: Exclusive Teaser Trailer for LA Film Fest Doc 'Levitated Mass'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • June 11, 2013 10:05 AM
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With the Los Angeles Film Festival kicking off later this week (be sure to check back for more coverage from the fest), today we have a teaser trailer for one of the docs that will be making its debut at the fest -- "Levitated Mass," about the land art installation of the same name at the L.A. County Museum of Art.

Watch: Trailer For 'Room 237'-Esque 'Spook Central' About 'Ghostbusters'

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • June 11, 2013 9:38 AM
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When talk of “The Shining” documentary “Room 237” began, it made sense that someone would go out and make a documentary about all the crazy and wild theories that existed about the film. It’s such a rich and complex narrative that it’s easy to see how so much could be extracted from it. Now take the same documentary idea and apply it to a simpler film like “Ghostbusters.” How much do you think you could extract from that? Would you be surprised if I told you “Ghostbusters” could potentially be a social commentary on obesity, junk food, ADHD, sex and smoking? It’s the idea that Ivo Shandor (ha ha) is toying with in his documentary “Spook Central."

Watch: New Trailer For Thriller 'Magic Magic' Starring Michael Cera & Juno Temple

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • June 11, 2013 9:01 AM
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It premiered at Sundance earlier this year and played at the Directors' Fortnight last month at Cannes, but it seems Sebastian Silva’s “Magic Magic” will not be playing at a theater near you. Instead, it’s going straight to DVD. What’s up with that? Either way, the first official trailer for the psychological thriller has just been posted online, giving you a taste of what the film’s all about.

Watch: Teasers For New Seasons Of 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Eastbound & Down' & 'Hello Ladies'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 10, 2013 12:30 PM
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Oh, so bummed that "Game Of Thrones" is over for another year? Well, don't sweat it because HBO has four more reasons to keep you glued to your couch for the coming months, so let's just dive right in.

This Will Be Subtle: 'The Newsroom' Tackles Occupy Wall Street In New Trailer For Season 2

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 10, 2013 9:22 AM
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There is probably no show that engendered as much hate-watching last year as Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom." The highly anticipated show had so much to like about it including a great lead turn from Jeff Daniels, and basically an all around excellent cast (Emily Mortimer, Alison Pill, Dev Patel, John Gallagher Jr., Jane Fonda, Chris Messina, Terry Crews, Olivia Munn etc). But damn if Sorkin couldn't out of the way of himself, with the show seemingly unable to go two minutes without speech-ifying, not to mention two separate, and equally tedious romantic subplots that made adults act like junior high teenagers. Can Sorkin right the ship in season two?

Watch: First Trailer For Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine' Starring Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin & Sally Hawkins

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2013 12:51 PM
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Blue Jasmine
Well, it's been twelve months, so it's time for another Woody Allen film. This time around it's "Blue Jasmine," and no, he's not in exotic Barcelona, stuffy London or the touristy Rome. Instead, he's in San Francisco for the first time, and the results look pretty great.

Watch: New Raunchy & Rude Unrated Trailer For 'Filth' Starring James McAvoy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2013 11:47 AM
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"Trainspotting" was the first Irvine Welsh book to make it to the big screen, and still the best. "The Acid House" has faded into memory, while the forthcoming "Ecstasy" hasn't raised much heat on the festival circuit. And while we patiently await the "Trainspotting" sequel Danny Boyle hopes to make in 2016, "Filth" could be the Welsh movie fans have been waiting for since 1996.

Watch: John Travolta Hunts Robert De Niro In Trailer For 'Killing Season'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2013 10:22 AM
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For a movie that has been in the works for a while, at one time set to re-team "Face/Off" duo Nicolas Cage and John Travolta with John McTiernan directing, the final result here is pretty dismal. Cage was swapped with Robert De Niro (which these days hardly means anything since they both choose awful projects), and the director's chair was vacated by McTiernan and filled with Mark Steven Johnson -- aka the guy behind "Daredevil" and "Ghost Rider" -- and so now we have...this....

Exclusive: Trailer For 2013 BAMcinemaFest Celebrating Its 5th Anniversary

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2013 9:58 AM
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If you didn't hit the slopes of Sundance, get a chance to taste the BBQ of SXSW or gallivant around the south of France at Cannes, not to worry because BAMcinemaFest has got you covered. Celebrating its fifth year in 2013, the rising festival is quickly becoming a midyear highlight, gathering the best of festivals from around the world while becoming a place to catch premieres as well. And with the kick off just under two weeks away, we're happy to unveil the trailer for this year's festivities.

Watch: Compare Bryan Cranston Vs. Samuel L. Jackson Reciting "I Am The Danger" Speech From 'Breaking Bad'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2013 1:56 PM
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One of the great gear shifts in the already twisty, excellent series "Breaking Bad," came in season four when Skylar (Anna Gunn) finally learned the truth about Walter White's extracurricular activities. And it led to one of the all time great scenes in the show so far, in the season four, episode six entry "Cornered." When Skylar admits she fears for her life because of what could come to their door because of his business, Walt delivers a chilling monologue in which he declares, “I am not in danger, Skyler. I am the danger…I am the one who knocks!” And while we can't imagine anyone but Bryan Cranston in the role, it's still fun to see someone else give it a shot.

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