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Ten Finalists for Scott Free's 'Your Film Festival' Head to Dubai & Venice Fests

Your Film Festival, launched by Ridley Scott's Scott Free Production and YouTube (with Emirates' sponsorship), will present the competition's winning film at this year's Venice Film Festival. Some three million YouTube users voted on fifty films (determined by Scott Free from 15,000 submissions) to narrow down the list to ten finalists...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • August 1, 2012 3:41 PM
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Watch the Trailer for Lee Daniels' Sweaty Southern Gothic, 'The Paperboy'

Check out the new trailer for Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy," the Cannes reviews for which inspired our sweaty found poem. It's been called everything from "Lurid, florid, humid, flaccid and insipid" to "Southern pulp trash," with one critic declaring that the "stench will always linger on the filmographies of everyone involved"...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • August 1, 2012 2:24 PM
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TIFF TRAILER WATCH: Alex Gibney's Stylish, Haunting 'Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God' Hits the Vatican Hard

Check out the haunting trailer for Alex Gibney's Vatican exposé "Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God," premiering at Toronto in September.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 1, 2012 1:37 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Dan Ireland on Ken Russell's Drastically Cut and Uncut "The Boyfriend"

"Don't Knock the Music!" week continues at Trailers from Hell, today with director-producer Dan Ireland introducing Ken Russell's fantastic Twiggy-starrer "The Boyfriend."
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  • August 1, 2012 1:14 PM
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Bardem Brightens New 'Skyfall' Trailer with Badass Blond Locks

It's tough to follow Daniel Craig as James Bond opening the 2012 Summer Olympics with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Nonetheless, at least the latest international trailer for Sam Mendes' take on Bond, "Skyfall," features badass Javier Bardem.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 31, 2012 1:16 PM
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New Featurette for Bradley Cooper's 'The Words'; Star Cast Sells It Hard

CBS Films has released a featurette for Sundance closing night film "The Words," starring Bradley Cooper, Olivia Wilde, Zoë Saldana, Dennis Quaid, and Jeremy Irons. They discuss how good the script is; we'll find out just how well it translated when it releases September 7.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 30, 2012 12:41 PM
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First Look: DocuWeek's Untold 9/11 Story of Cantor Fitzgerald, 'Out of the Clear Blue Sky'

From August 10-16, Danielle Gardner's 9/11 documentary “Out of the Clear Blue Sky,” a behind-the-scenes, intimate story of the devastation of 9/11, will screen at DocuWeeks 2012. The film delves into the untold story of Cantor Fitzgerald, the financial firm that occupied the top five floors of the World Trade Center.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 30, 2012 7:00 AM
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Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson Talks 'The Buddy Holly Story'

Screewnriter Josh Olson ("A History of Violence") kicks off the week at Trailers from Hell with Steve Rash's 'The Buddy Holly Story':
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  • July 30, 2012 6:06 AM
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Trailer and Video Commentary: Tykwer and Wachowskis Talk Toronto-Bound, Epic, Mind-Boggling 'Cloud Atlas' UPDATED

The epic, six-minute trailer for Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis' "Cloud Atlas," debuting at Toronto in September, is here. The adaptation of David Mitchell's novel stars -- deep breath -- Tom Hanks, Jim Sturgess, Ben Whishaw, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Susan Sarandon, Hugo Weaving, Bae Doona, Zhou Xun and Hugh Grant, many of whom are in multiple roles and disguises.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 27, 2012 7:36 PM
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Trailer Watch: Oscar Heavies Cotillard and Dujardin Star in 'Big Chill'-esque 'Little White Lies'

Check out the trailer for Guillaume Canet's ensemble drama "Little White Lies," starring wife Marion Cotillard, Francois Cluzet and pre-"The Artist" Jean Dujardin as friends whose relationships are thrown into confusion after a near-fatal motorcycle accident besets a member of the group. This is Canet's follow-up to 2008's critical and commerical success "Tell No One," also starring Cluzet.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 27, 2012 1:34 PM
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