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Check Out 10 Classic R-Rated Film Scenes Recreated as Pages for a Children's Book

Longtime Pixar storyboard artist Josh Cooley has a most unusual pet project. In his spare time, he has recreated racy scenes from classic films as pages for a children's book, which he has put together in a collection titled "Movies R Fun: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile," out February 25.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 17, 2014 2:28 PM
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WATCH: New Music-Filled Featurette for Likely Oscar Doc Winner '20 Feet From Stardom'

Watch a new featurette for documentary fave "Twenty Feet From Stardom," which follows the film's breezy road from Sundance to awards season glory, featuring clips and live musical performances.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 17, 2014 1:54 PM
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Death Looms in 'Game of Thrones' Season Four Trailer, Plus Watch Behind-the-Scenes Featurette (VIDEOS)

Watch a new trailer for the fourth season of HBO's "Game of Thrones," premiering April 7, plus geek out over a 15-minute behind-the-scenes featurette of the beloved series' latest.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 17, 2014 1:43 PM
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WATCH the First Trailer for Director Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken'

Director Angelina Jolie's third film "Unbroken" is a chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini (Jack O'Connell), an Olympic runner taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II. Check out a preview for the film, which aired during the 2014 Sochi Olympics TV broadcast, here.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 17, 2014 1:33 PM
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David O. Russell's Sight and Sound Poll Reveals Director's Key Influences (CLIPS)

Check out Oscar nominee David O. Russell's ("American Hustle") top ten list for the British Film Institute's Sight and Sound poll.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 17, 2014 1:13 PM
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It Was a Good Weekend for Artful Cate Blanchett (BAFTA Acceptance Speech and '60 Minutes' VIDEO)

It was a good weekend for Cate Blanchett after a turbulent few weeks. The Australian actress, 44, won the BAFTA Best Actress award and made a strong appearance on "60 Minutes." Now, no one is going to take the Best Actress Oscar away from her. But that was not a foregone conclusion.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 17, 2014 1:10 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Neil Marshall on Shocking and Stylish 'Get Carter,' Starring Michael Caine

Hardboiled! kicks off this week at Trailers from Hell, with filmmaker Neil Marshall introducing "Get Carter."
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  • February 17, 2014 12:14 PM
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Watch: BAFTA Acceptance Speeches by Blanchett, Ejiofor, McQueen, Cuaron, Abdi, Mirren and More

We've rounded up a number of the rousing BAFTA acceptance speech videos, including Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Helen Mirren, Steve McQueen, Alfonso Cuaron and Barkhad Abdi. Check it all out, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 17, 2014 11:56 AM
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Berlin Review: Silver Bear Best Script Winner 'Stations of the Cross'

“Kreuzweg (Stations of the Cross),” which won the Best Script Silver Bear at this year's now wrapped Berlinale, is a well-designed and constructed portrait of a young, devout Catholic girl trying to make her way through a maze of satanically influenced culture (i.e., normality) and sin (e.g., attraction to a boy) while meeting the absurdly high personal standards demanded by her overbearing mother, her priest and her God.
  • By Tom Christie
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  • February 17, 2014 11:32 AM
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Arthouse Audit: New Specialized Openings Hit Low-Point; Subtitled 'Gloria' and 'Great Beauty' Hold Well

This weekend looks to be one of the weakest in years for new specialized films.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • February 16, 2014 4:44 PM
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