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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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Trailer Watch: Fluent Spanish Speaker Viggo Mortensen in 'Everyone Has a Plan'

Viggo Mortensen has a whole second career as a Spanish-language actor. During his childhood, his family relocated from New York to Argentina (with stops in Venezuela and Denmark in between), where he lived until age 11, going to grade school in Buenos Aires and acquiring fluent Spanish. In 2011, Mortensen returned to his theatre roots in a Madrid production of "Purgatorio." Now he stars in Ana Piterbarg's "Everyone Has a Plan" ("Todos Tenemos un Plan"), which was recently at the Cannes market. Watch the trailer below -- no English subtitles!
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 7, 2012 6:09 PM
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Watch: Daniel Craig Shows Off Custom-Made Tom Ford Suits in 'Skyfall' Vlog; Orgy of 50th Anniversary Bond Programming

Daniel Craig is nothing if not a dapper James Bond. Check out the latest video blog for the 23rd Bond film, "Skyfall," in which costume designer Jany Temime describes the necessity for 007 suits that fit Craig "near his body," while remaining "very supple, and move with him." Temime worked with fashion designer Tom Ford...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 7, 2012 4:21 PM
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Weekend Preview: Spectacular 'Prometheus' Arrives, 'Safety Not Guaranteed' Best of the Indies

"Prometheus" finally arrives this weekend and it's quite a ride. While its story may not deliver on the promise of its dazzling trailer and promos, it's visually stunning and Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender are an impressive pair. Among the indie fare arriving this weekend is the charming Sundance hit "Safety Not Guaranteed."
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 7, 2012 1:40 PM
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