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Trailers from Hell Looks at Peter Weir's 'The Year of Living Dangerously'

Warner Archive Week! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with director Karyn Kusama introducing "The Year of Living Dangerously."
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  • March 28, 2014 11:45 AM
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'Foxcatcher,' Starring Channing Tatum and Steve Carell, Reportedly Set to Premiere at Cannes

Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," which at one point was set to premiere at last year's AFI FEST and be part of the Oscar season, will reportedly have its world premiere at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, which opens with another movie pulled from Oscar season contention, Nicole Kidman vehicle "Grace of Monaco."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 28, 2014 11:29 AM
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How 'Divergent' Became a Franchise Before It Opened and Lost Its Director

"Divergent" will prove itself at the box office on its second weekend--but the sequel is on its way no matter what. Producer Lucy Fisher reveals how they made the movie, found their romantic leads, lost the director for the sequels, and why this represents a new filmmaking paradigm.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 27, 2014 7:46 PM
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This Weekend, See Aronofsky's Splashy Epic 'Noah,' and Dry Off With a Few Indies

"Noah," Darren Aronofsky's costly, epic deluge of gritty visual splendor and waterlogged actors, is like no Bible you've ever read. After the film floods theaters Friday, it's up to audiences to decide if all the efforts of this once-indie filmmaker were worth the trouble.
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  • March 27, 2014 5:37 PM
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WATCH: Firefighters Sing 'Let it Go' to Rescue Girl from Jammed Elevator (VIDEO)

More cool news in the world of the Oscar-winning "Frozen" ballad "Let It Go." On March 19, a mother and her four-year-old daughter found themselves trapped in an elevator. When firefighters came to the rescue, the little girl was too scared to budge. How did the inventive firefighters remedy this? They began singing the hit song from "Frozen" as a method of calming her down, and coaxing her out to safety. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 27, 2014 1:42 PM
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Stormy Weather Flicks, from 'Twister' to 'Noah' and 'Into the Storm' (New Trailer, CLIPS)

With Darren Aronofksy's "Noah" storming into theaters this weekend, plus the arrival of a new trailer for the latest weather disaster entry "Into the Storm," we've rounded up some clips from titles in the Meteorologic Mayhem genre dominated by prescient disaster king Roland Emmerich ("Day After Tomorrow" and "2012").
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • March 27, 2014 1:25 PM
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Ranking the Top Action Stars, from McQueen to Neeson

Grantland's Bill Simmons should get a bonus for what will likely be one of their most viral stories ("The Action Hero Championship Belt"), his ranking of the top action stars since the first prototype of the modern model, Steve McQueen. Simmons cleverly narrows his focus to define what an action star is: see how he deftly eliminates mere movie actors who star in action movies and sideswipes westerns, although Clint Eastwood has his day.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 27, 2014 1:19 PM
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Matthew Weiner Talks Writing Women and Race in 'Mad Men,' Criticisms of Don's Storyline and More

As Part 1 of "Mad Men" Season 7 debuts April 13, James Poniewozik of TIME sat down with showrunner Matthew Weiner to talk everything about the show -- from viewer criticisms of Don's story arc last season, to writing women, race and how to handle those those too well-known moments from 1960s history without succumbing to cliches. Interview highlights below -- and don't worry "MM" diehards, there are NO SPOILERS.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 27, 2014 1:01 PM
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LISTEN: Stream Mica Levi's Insane 'Under the Skin' Score in Its Entirety

Jonathan Glazer's "Under The Skin" is unlike any film you've ever seen and, fitfully, its score by Mica Levi of indie band Micachu & The Shapes sounds like nothing you've ever heard, either. You can stream the whole album now.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 27, 2014 1:00 PM
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Andrea Arnold Is Jury President of Cannes Critics Week

Brit filmmaker Andrea Arnold ("Wuthering Heights," "Fish Tank") will preside over the jury of the 53rd Semaine de la Critique, otherwise known as the Cannes Critics Week.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 27, 2014 12:02 PM
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