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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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Watch: Oprah Heard About 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' from Obama

Oprah can't stop gushing about Sundance hit and possible Oscar contender "Beasts of the Southern Wild." She calls the film "emotional," "spiritual magical realism," and "truly a work of art." It's hard to imagine anyone not hearing about Behn Zeitlin's tale of Hushpuppy and the Bathtub...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 24, 2012 12:37 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Dan Ireland on Craven's Freddy Kruger Original 'Nightmare on Elm Street'

"The Robots Are Due on Elm St!" week concludes with director Dan Ireland introducing Wes Craven's seminal franchise starter "A Nightmare on Elm Street."
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  • August 24, 2012 12:32 PM
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TIFF Trailer Watch: 'Passion,' De Palma's Bid to Escape Movie Jail

"Passion," Brian De Palma's remake of Alain Corneau's 2010 French flick "Love Crime" (starring Kristin Scott-Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier), scored actresses Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace in the starring roles.
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  • August 23, 2012 12:53 PM
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Watch: John Williams' 80th Birthday Celebration Includes Obama, Spielberg and Lucas (VIDEO)

Last Saturday octogenarian composer John Williams attended a gala tribute concert for his ongoing 80th birthday celebration at the Tanglewood music festival in Massachusetts. Steven Spielberg and James Taylor made surprise stage appearances, and both President Obama and George Lucas delivered video birthday greetings.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 22, 2012 2:44 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante on 'The Invisible Boy,' Robby the Robot's Follow-up to 'Forbidden Planet'

"The Robots Are Due on Elm St!" week continues at Trailers from Hell, today with director-cinephile Joe Dante introducing Robby the Robot's sophomore acting effort, "The Invisible Boy."
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  • August 22, 2012 1:03 PM
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TIFF FIRST LOOK: Ruba Nadda's Thriller 'Inescapable,' Starring Siddig, Tomei & Jackson (Video Clip)

Check out our first look at writer-director Ruba Nadda's Toronto-bound "Inescapable," starring Alexander Siddig ("Syriana," "Kingdom of Heaven"), Marisa Tomei ("The Wrestler," "Ides of March") and Joshua Jackson ("The Skulls," "Apt Pupil").
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • August 21, 2012 11:25 AM
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Get Your Tissues: The Trailer for Bayona's True Story of Family Survival 'The Impossible,' with Watts & McGregor

The new trailer for Juan Antonio Bayona's "The Impossible" aims for the tear ducts. Thailand tsunami disaster + true story of a family's survival + U2's "One Love" + Naomi Watts + Ewan McGregor. We are sold (and crying), hook, line and sinker. Bayona reteamed with his "The Orphanage" screenwriter, Sergio G. Sánchez. Watch the terrifying and gorgeously shot trailer below. The film lands in theaters December 21 after playing next month in Toronto.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • August 21, 2012 7:00 AM
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Sneak Screenings & More Early Reviews for PT Anderson's 'The Master' in 70mm; Seven Cities Confirmed for Optimal Projection UPDATED

Make that two more sneak screenings for Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master." The film, which releases September 14, sprung up in New York on August 18 for two screenings, the first at the Film Forum and the second at the Museum of the Moving Image...
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 20, 2012 2:12 PM
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