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Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight Rises' Trailer

Selina Kyle: "There's a storm coming." Bruce Wayne: "You sound like you're looking forward to it."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 1, 2012 3:23 AM
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'Avengers' Video Prep: A Super Mash-Up of 182 Super Hero Movies

Before "Marvel's The Avengers" premieres May 4, here's a superior super-hero mash-up to remind you of its predecessors and help you to judge whether the upcoming genre-fest will be "the best super hero movie of all time."  Glossing over 182 films by our count, this Sleepy Skunk production also has a fantastically detailed roster in the description that catalogues the featured films. 
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • April 27, 2012 4:13 PM
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Ridley Scott is Charlize Theron's Fantasy Director: See Why in 'Prometheus' Featurette

June 8 is fast approaching, which means the "Prometheus" marketing is amping up to make the wait unbearable. Check out this new making-of featurette, with Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Guy Pearce singing the praises of director Ridley Scott and his vision:
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 26, 2012 1:25 PM
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New Trailer for 'Brave' Decries Princesshood

When Disney/Pixar's "Brave" finally arrives June 22, anti-princesses everywhere may have reason to celebrate. In the meantime, check out the new trailer below. The tomboy heroine with bow-and-arrow is reminiscent of current box office badass, "The Hunger Games"'s Katniss Everdeen. Immersed in Movies dives into "Brave" here, asserting that Pixar may have an Oscar contender. Judging from the first half hour screened in CinemaCon, that's a certainty.
  • By Anne Thompson & Sophia Savage
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  • April 26, 2012 1:20 PM
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Jonathan Lethem's State of Cinema Address at San Francisco Int'l Film Festival

Check out Jonathan Lethem's State of Cinema address from April 21 at the San Francisco Int'l Film Festival:
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 26, 2012 11:59 AM
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Trailer for Hillcoat's 'Lawless' Whets Our Appetite Prior to Cannes Debut

The trailer for John Hillcoat's prohibition-set "Lawless" -- set to premiere in competition at Cannes -- has arrived. Nick Cave wrote the screenplay, an adaptation of Matt Bondurant's novel, "The Wettest County in the World." The star-studded cast of Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Gary Oldman, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain and Guy Pearce does a fine job whetting our appetite. Watch below:
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 25, 2012 1:17 PM
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Trailer Watch: 'Boardwalk Empire' Teases Third Season

The third season of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" won't bow until this fall, but two teasers are now available to whet your appetite.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 23, 2012 4:03 PM
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Kevin Kline and Lawrence Kasdan Talk Old-Fashioned 'Darling Companion' (Video)

It is no surprise that Lawrence Kasdan's return to movie directing after years of studio purgatory is not faring well with critics. Given the chance to make the kind of literate, charming relationship comedy Kasdan loves to make ("The Big Chill," "Grand Canyon"), he went ahead and did it.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 20, 2012 4:27 PM
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Watch First-Ever Sundance London Short Film Competition Winner 'Extranjero'

  • By Maggie Lange
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  • April 20, 2012 12:10 PM
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Tribeca Watch: Felicity Jones in 'Cheerful Weather for the Wedding'

Felicity Jones can do Shakespeare ("The Tempest") or indie romance ("Like Crazy"). Warren Beatty cast her in his new Howard Hughes movie--which may or may not get made. Next up: Donald Rice's 1930s period comedy "Cheerful Weather for the Wedding" debuts at Tribeca on April 20 and seeks a North American distributor.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • April 18, 2012 11:51 AM
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