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Watch: EXCLUSIVE TRAILER of Alex Karpovsky's 'Red Flag,' LAFF Premiere June 15

Yet another indie multi-tasker is New York actor Alex Karpovsky, who does not sit down between gigs, of which he has many. His fifth feature "Red Flag"--not to be confused with his psychological thriller "Rubberneck," which debuted at Tribeca in April-- premieres at the LA Film Festival on June 15. (Watch our exclusive trailer below.)
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 13, 2012 6:45 PM
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IN THE WORKS: Chris Nolan and Emma Thomas Back Oscar-Winning 'Inception' Cinematographer's First Feature (VIDEO)

That's what a director with clout does: he gives his long-time director of photography a chance to direct. Thus Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas are backing Wally Pfister--who won the Oscar for "Inception" and just won an AFI Alumnae Award last week. He cited as his idol Franklin Schaffner ("Papillon" and "The Planet of the Apes").
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 13, 2012 2:11 PM
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Watch: $8-a-Month Netflix Subscriber Streams 252 Films in 30 Days, Miraculously Remains Married

New York-based comedian Mark Malkoff pays only $8 a month for his Netflix subscription, but he's outdone even the most disciplined 8-flix-at-a-time cinephiles with a month-long challenge he just completed. How many films can be streamed in 30 days? 252, apparently. Beginning to end, including credits. Watch his Netflix challenge Youtube vid below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 13, 2012 1:31 PM
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Watch: Oliver Stone Interrogates Hayek, Del Toro, Lively in 'Meet the Savages'

In the first of five cross-examination videos leading up to the July 6 release of Oliver Stone's "The Savages," an offscreen Stone "interrogates" his characters. Cartel queen Elena (Salma Hayek), enforcer Lado (Benicio Del Toro), ex-mercenary Chon (Taylor Kitsch), pot producer Ben (Aaron Johnson) and their girlfriend O (Blake Lively) all share.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 13, 2012 1:24 PM
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Watch 'Moonrise Kingdom' Star Kara Hayward Read From Her Character's Favorite Books in Animated Short

Do you like to read? Do you like "Moonrise Kingdom"? If yes, enjoy this animated book short in which star Kara Hayward reads a paragraph from each of her character's favorite books:
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 12, 2012 4:27 PM
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Trailers From Hell: Adam Rifkin on John Hughes' '16 Candles'

Today's Trailers fro Hell features Adam Rifkin on John Hughes' "16 Candles":
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  • June 11, 2012 1:56 PM
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SIFF Virgin Diary 3: 'Wuthering Heights,' 'Not A Hipster' Interview, Award Winners (VIDEO)

My third day began with Andrea Arnold's exquisite "Wuthering Heights" at Capital Hill's Harvard Exit theater, built in 1925--- a charming theater and a long film to watch on a sunny Seattle afternoon, but it was well worth it.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 11, 2012 12:39 PM
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Trailers from Hell: David Decoteau on Exploitation King Eddie Romero's 'Beyond Atlantis'

For Trailers from Hell this week, David Decoteau talks us through Eddie Romero's "Beyond Atlantis." Here's the blurb:
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  • June 8, 2012 5:53 PM
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Watch: Prosthethics, Swordmasters and Body Doubles in Peter Jackson's Seventh 'Hobbit' Video Blog

Check out Peter Jackson's seventh of eight "Hobbit" video blogs, which cheerfully takes us on a tour of all things Stone Street Studios. Prosthetic bulbous noses, tumultuous indoor rivers and miniature set models are just the beginning of this 14-minute video. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 8, 2012 1:44 PM
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Disney's Touring 'Art of Frankenweenie' Exhibition Heading to Comic-Con, Plus Animated Infographic of Tim Burton's Filmography

Disney is launching a touring "The Art of Frankenweenie" exhibition in advance of "Frankenweenie"'s October 5 release. The exhibition will start at CineEurope in Barcelona...
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • June 8, 2012 1:36 PM
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