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Watch: International Trailer For 'Hitchcock' Scares Up New Footage

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 9, 2012 11:18 AM
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Having premiered at the AFI Fest last week, the verdict is still out on whether or not Sacha Gervasi's "Hitchcock" will be a major player in the awards season race. But, with the first reviews mostly positive (though not overwhelming, and we were certainly not quite taken with its charms), Fox Searchlight is off to a good start, and now a new international trailer has landed to show off a little more of what audiences can expect from the movie.

The 10 Best Films To See In November

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 7, 2012 10:59 AM
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If September and October can still be considered the fallow season after blockbusters like "Taken 2" and "Argo," and critically acclaimed films like "The Master," that fallow season is certainly over; the box office saw a huge upswing last weekend with "Wreck-It Ralph" and "Flight," and that's set to continue through Christmas, with tentpoles and awards hopefuls arriving ever single week. To help you sort the wheat from the chaff, we've put together a list of the 10 best films to see over the rest of November. Check it out below, and let us know what you're looking forward to most.

8 New Photos Of Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, Anthony Hopkins & More In 'Hitchock'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2012 12:00 PM
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If there is one thing that HBO's "The Girl" and Fox Searchlight's "Hitchcock" seem to underscore, it's that Alfred Hitchcock surely liked his leading ladies. To what degree and how sleazy he may or may not have been, is open to interpretation. And while the Toby Jones vehicle portrays him as a ruthless cad, Sacha Gervasi's picture -- set during the making of "Psycho" -- takes a bit of a lighter air, though the helmer certainly doesn't mind making sure the curves are framed properly. And fresh off the film's AFI Fest debut, some new images have arrived giving a closer look at the rest of the extended cast, including the actresses who take on some classic cinema roles.

Oscars: Can 'Flight' & 'Hitchcock' Earn More Than Just Acting Nominations?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 6, 2012 9:58 AM
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Now that we're into November, things are really starting to get underway and we're about to see an onslaught of Oscar contenders. Last month had a couple of hopefuls with "Argo" and "The Sessions," but from the release of Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" this Friday, awards bait comes thick and fast, with virtually every week seeing at least one film heading into release.

AFI Fest Review: ‘Hitchcock’ A Breezy, Disposable Effort Saved By Anthony Hopkins & Helen Mirren’s Dedicated Performances

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 2, 2012 7:32 AM
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Hypnotic, beautiful, and perilous in equal measure – one needn’t glance anywhere else but at the leading ladies of Alfred Hitchcock’s films to garner their intense influence, yet as dramatized in “Anvil!” director Sacha Gervasi’s loving biopic, “Hitchcock,” the real authority lingered off the set at home, shielding her husband quietly from failure and ruin. What follows is a peek behind the curtain on Hitchcock’s marriage to Alma Reville (the couple played by Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren), while charting their pangs of jealousy and pressure during the turbulent making of “Psycho.”

Watch: New Short Clip Of Anthony Hopkins As 'Hitchcock' Directing Scarlett Johansson In 'Psycho' Shower Scene

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2012 2:50 PM
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When Fox Searchlight surprised many by dropping "Hitchcock" right into the midst of the Oscar season, prognosticator types wondered if would be a game changer. Well, while the verdict is still out, its awards season chances will start to be determined tonight when the film opens the AFI Fest in Los Angeles. But to start the chatter a little early this afternoon, the studio has unveiled a tiny teaser.

Retrospective: The Films Of Alfred Hitchcock Pt. 2 (1940-1976, The Hollywood Years)

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 31, 2012 12:59 PM
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In the late 1930s, with films like "The Man Who Knew Too Much," "The 39 Steps" and "The Lady Vanishes" having proven global hits, the New York Times wrote: "Three unique and valuable institutions the British have that we in America have not. Magna Carta, the Tower Bridge and Alfred Hitchcock, the greatest director of screen melodramas in the world." And unsurprisingly, he came to the attention of Hollywood, with David O. Selznick signing the filmmaker to an exclusive contract, and bringing him over to direct "Rebecca."

Retrospective: The Films Of Alfred Hitchcock Pt. 1 (1925-1939)

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • October 30, 2012 12:29 PM
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This year, a Leytonstone-born Londoner born 113 years ago has been all the rage. The subject of two biopics, "The Girl" (which aired on HBO a few weeks back) and "Hitchcock" (which premieres at AFI Fest on Thursday), the director of the newly named greatest film of all time "Vertigo," and a man who's been endlessly homaged, ripped off, and paid tribute to for decades -- of course, we're talknig about Alfred Hitchcock.

Watch: PSA With Anthony Hopkins As Hitchcock Warning Against Cell Phones In Cinemas

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 16, 2012 9:58 AM
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Update: The official, non-cellphone version has landed. Watch below.

Good Evening: First Trailer For 'Hitchcock' Starring Anthony Hopkins Arrives

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 10, 2012 1:13 PM
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Hurried into the the fall awards season race and set to open the AFI Fest next month -- does Fox Searchlight's "Hitchcock" about the legendary director (played by Anthony Hopkins) and the love for his wife (Helen Mirren), set against the backdrop of the making of "Psycho" have what it takes? Well, the first trailer is here to make the case.

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