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Trailer Watch: Mike and Sulley Party it Up in New Teaser for Pixar's 'Monsters University'

Before the monsters were "Monsters, Inc.," they were just a bunch of dorm-partying, disco ball-lovin', lampshade-wearing college co-eds. University seems to have been a relatively wholesome time for the monsters -- slow-dancing and no explicit booze -- unless that Gleww squeezing is a sexual innuendo. Watch the new teaser trailer below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 22, 2012 3:27 PM
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Trailer Watch: Liam Neeson Deals with Yet Another Kidnapping in 'Taken 2'

The trailer for "Taken 2" has dropped, and Liam Neeson's Bryan Mills must shoot his badass way through the retrieval of yet another kidnapped family member. Someone gets taken! A second time!
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 21, 2012 5:24 PM
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Screen Media Acquires Extreme Mustang Makeover Doc 'Wild Horse, Wild Ride'

Screen Media has picked up husband-and-wife team Alex Dawson and Greg Gricus' award-winning documentary "Wild Horse, Wild Ride." The film follows the Extreme Mustang Makeover Challenge, a daunting annual contest daring 100 horse-lovers to each tame a wild mustang and prepare it for adopted life beyond federal corrals...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 20, 2012 8:01 PM
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Trailer Watch: Joe Wright's Sumptuous 'Anna Karenina' Waltzes Between Stage and Location

The trailer for Joe Wright's likely Oscar contender "Anna Karenina" has landed, and it looks like Wright's decision to give the film a sumptuous stage setting is delivering in spades. Watch below as the characters (Keira Knightley plays the title role) waltz between gilded, illuminated amphitheatres and actual locations.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 20, 2012 4:23 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Adam Rifkin on Coppola's 'Rumble Fish'

"Francis Ford Coppola Week" continues at Trailers from Hell, today with screenwriter Adam Rifkin introducing 1983's dreamy black-and-white "Rumble Fish"...
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  • June 20, 2012 3:35 PM
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Kristen Stewart Is Forbes' Highest Earning Actress in Hollywood; Plus Diaz, Bullock, Jolie, Theron, Parker, Streep, Wiig & Aniston

Thanks to "Twilight" and "Snow White and the Huntsman," Kristen Stewart tops Forbes' list of Hollywood's highest earning actresses...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 20, 2012 12:37 PM
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LAFF Mid-Fest Report: Reviews, Exclusive Clips and Ursula Meier Talks Oscar-Worthy 'Sister' (VIDEO)

Halfway through Film Independent's LA Film Fest, we've sampled a spectrum of films, among them a gala premiere ("Seeking a Friend for the End of the World"), an indie debut ("Pincus"), indie gems ("Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Gimme the Loot"), a foreign stunner ("Sister") and powerful docs ("The Invisible War," "Birth Story").
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 19, 2012 7:17 PM
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Trailers From Hell: Josh Olson on Coppola's 'The Conversation'

Check out screenwriter Josh Olson ("A History of Violence") introducing Francis Ford Coppola's 1974 masterpiece "The Conversation":
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  • June 19, 2012 2:48 PM
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UN Refugee Agency Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Delivers Message of Tolerance for World Refugee Day (Video)

June 20 is World Refugee Day. UNHCR is launching a new campaign to promote tolerance towards refugeses. It asks, "If conflict threatened your family, what would you do?"
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 19, 2012 12:50 PM
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Two Masterful Teasers for Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master'

So far the marketing behind Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" is genius; it builds intensity and anticipation while maintaining a sense of mystery. This new teaser...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 19, 2012 12:31 PM
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