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Venice Trailer: 'The Iceman' Stars Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, and Many Gunshots

"The Iceman" stars Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon ("Revolutionary Road," "Boardwalk Empire") as a notorious hit man - responsible for the death of 100 men associated with different crime rings around New York. While his career provides the action, his split from his family life provides the drama: the devoted father and husband managed to keep his career a secret from his wife (Winona Ryder) and children over the decades he acted as a brutal mercenary.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • August 30, 2012 7:46 PM
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TIFF Trailer Watch: Searing Doc 'Free Angela & All Political Prisoners' Chronicles Turbulent Life of Activist Angela Davis

Check out the first trailer for Shola Lynch's documentary "Free Angela & All Political Prisoners," an official selection at Toronto in September. The film details the turbulent life of radical activist Angela Davis, a member of the Communist Party, associate of the Black Panthers and UCLA philosophy professor who was charged in 1970 with conspiracy in kidnapping and murdering Judge Harold Haley from the Marin County courthouse.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 29, 2012 3:09 PM
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Watch: Stephen Colbert Interviews Andrew Sullivan, Obama Supporter and Diehard Conservative (VIDEO)

Andrew Sullivan, the gay conservative writer who helms The Daily Beast's 'The Dish' blog, went on The Colbert Report last night to make a conservative case for Obama. Sullivan, who backed George W. Bush in 2000, was a early supporter of Barack Obama's in 2008.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • August 29, 2012 1:25 PM
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Forget It Jake, It's Chinatown: Flavorwire's 10 Greatest Movie Endings -- Do You Agree?

Flavorwire has compiled a list of the 10 greatest movie endings, including the likes of Roman Polanski's "Chinatown," Mike Nichols' "The Graduate" and Charlie Chaplin's "City Lights." Full list and videos below, but beware! Some of these endings (with Henri-Georges Clouzot's "Diaboloque" as the grand dame of doozies) should only be watched if you've already seen the film.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 28, 2012 2:18 PM
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'Perched as Spirits, Not Beasts' in Another Trailer for Anderson's 'The Master'

Another trailer for PT Anderson's "The Master" has landed, possibly the last to be released by the Weinstein Co. before the film's bow at the Venice and Toronto festivals and its limited theatrical opening September 14. The expertly paced release of...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • August 28, 2012 9:17 AM
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Trailers from Hell: John Landis Meets Groucho, Harpo & Chico 'At the Circus'

"Groucho, Woody and... Chevy?" week kicks off at Trailers from Hell, with director John Landis introducing the Marx brothers' "At the Circus," featuring Groucho's iconic song, "Lydia the Tatooed Lady."
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  • August 27, 2012 12:16 PM
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Alexander Skarsgard's Calvin Klein Encounter: Shades of Christian Grey?

"True Blood" star Alexander Skarsgard sizzles in this Calvin Klein ad for Encounter perfume for men. THR suggests that he's auditioning for the lead role in "Fifty Shades of Grey." Certainly the folks who made the ad had that color pallette--and erotic heat--in mind.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 25, 2012 5:19 PM
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It's Hammer Time: UK's Celebrated Genre Studio Launches YouTube Channel

Britain's historic horror studio Hammer recently launched its own YouTube channel, which includes content from contemporary Hammer films (like the sequel to the Daniel Radcliffe-starring box office hit "The Woman in Black") as well as beautifully restored classic Hammer titles available for streaming...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 24, 2012 5:00 PM
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Weekly Wrap: Remembering Tony Scott, Zadan & Meron Land Oscars, Weekend Preview, In The Works & More

This week on TOH, we interviewed Craig Zadan and Neil Meron on being the 2013 Oscar producers, we looked ahead to the weekend's offering of new films, we compared Joe Wright's upcoming "Anna Karenina" to the long string of previous film adaptations, paid tribute to director Tony Scott (1944-2012) and much more!
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  • August 24, 2012 4:09 PM
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A Young Tony Scott Stars in Brother Ridley's Short Film, 'Boy and Bicycle' [Video]

Check out a three-minute short film starring a 16-year-old Tony Scott, directed by his brother Ridley. The film is silent, featuring Scott riding a bicycle around British suburbs and exploring his surroundings...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 24, 2012 12:43 PM
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