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Trailers from Hell: Brian Trenchard-Smith Divulges Secrets from Set of 1964's "Becket"

In today's Trailers from Hell, director Brian Trenchard-Smith guides us through the trailer for the prestigious costume drama, "Becket" with Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole.
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  • May 25, 2012 3:59 PM
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Watch: Paul McCartney's Short 'My Valentine' Stars Portman & Depp; Screening with 'The Intouchables'

Paul McCartney's debut short film (aka music video), "My Valentine," stars Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman and will screen in front of all showings of the Weinsteins' "The Intouchables," which opens this weekend.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 25, 2012 11:49 AM
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Weekend Preview: 'Moonrise Kingdom' Rules; The Audacious 'Oslo, August 31st' & France's 'Intouchables'

"Moonrise Kingdom" is the obvious must-see this holiday weekend, following its warm reception as the Cannes opening night film and the slew of delighted reviews that followed. Fans of director Wes Anderson won't be disappointed; this is a film that only he could make...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 24, 2012 1:03 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Jack Hill Talks Through 1956's "Helen of Troy"

In today's Trailers from Hell, Jack Hill guides us through "Helen of Troy."  Here's the synopsis:
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  • May 23, 2012 3:06 PM
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Watch: Bill Murray Is Livin' La Vida Loca on 'Moonrise Kingdom' Set Tour

Excited for "Moonrise Kingdom"? You should be. It's delightful. Watch Bill Murray give a tour of the set to prepare you for the Wes Anderson film, opening May 25.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 23, 2012 11:57 AM
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Trailer Watch: 'The Great Gatsby' Boasts Wild Soundtrack, Dazzling Look

Baz Luhrmann's anticipated revamp of the Great American Novel has a trailer - and it's got his signature wild look and sound. The soundtrack is coolly unexpected, starting with Jay Z and Kanye West's "No Church in the Wild" and then U2's "Love is Blindness."
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 23, 2012 10:09 AM
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Webby Awards: Steve Jobs Tribute, Best of the Five-Word Acceptance Speeches

The Webby Awards honored the best of the web (Indiewire included!), and shared a tribute video for Steve Jobs. Keeping with their acceptance-speech rule, the video features thanks from the likes of President Obama, President Clinton, Al Gore, George Lucas, Jon Stewart and Bono - all in five words or less.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 22, 2012 5:30 PM
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Watch: Jennifer Garner and Alfred Molina Star in Rodrigo Garcia's Short Film 'Serena'

Jennifer Garner stars with Alfred Molina in short film "Serena," posted below, from director Rodrigo Garcia ("Albert Nobbs," "In Treatment"). The twelve-minute short features Garner as a quietly deranged woman, desperately seeking attention from her priest by cataloguing a series of tormented confessions...
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 22, 2012 2:35 PM
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New Poster for Andrew Dominik's 'Killing Them Softly' Doesn't Need Pitt's Face

Check out the teaser poster for Andrew Dominik's "Killing Them Softly," the director's second collaboration with Brad Pitt (after "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford") which screens tomorrow morning in Cannes. You can also check out a clip below, and a second one featuring Pitt from the Cannes opening ceremony. The Weinsteins release the film September 21.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 21, 2012 5:29 PM
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Immersed in Movies: Deciphering the 'Skyfall' Teaser Trailer

Like everyone else, I've been trying to make sense of the "Skyfall" teaser trailer that went live today (it will play in front of "Men in Black 3" on Friday). It appears to tell us everything and nothing about James Bond's 23rd adventure and Daniel Craig's third outing as the most fallible 007...
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • May 21, 2012 2:51 PM
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