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Trailer Watch: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Nails Young Bruce Willis in Rian Johnson's Kinetic 'Looper'

Joseph Gordon-Levitt isn't the most obvious candidate to play a young Bruce Willis -- opposite Bruce Willis, no less -- but after seeing this pulse-quickening, excitingly stylish new UK trailer for Rian Johnson's "Looper," we're buying into the unlikely faceoff hook, line and sinker...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 27, 2012 4:20 PM
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Watch: A Supercut of Sorkinisms - Love, Ping-Pong Rooms & Shakespeare The Way it Was Meant to Be Done

Check out this video mash-up of Aaron "Sorkinisms," with more than a few key lines that Sorkin likes so much he chooses to use them again and again -- it's really quite something.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 27, 2012 12:06 PM
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Trailer Watch: Richard Gere Pulls a Bernie Madoff in 'Arbitrage'

The trailer for Nicholas Jarecki's Sundance screw-turner "Arbitrage" has just landed, featuring Richard Gere as a Bernie Madoff-like investment "oracle" quickly losing his funds and defrauding auditors right and left.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 26, 2012 8:30 PM
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Palm Springs Int'l Shortfest: Winners, Favorites & Trailers for Doc 'Battle of the Jazz Guitarist' and Oscar-Eligible 'Behind the Mirrors'

The 2012 Palm Springs International ShortFest received 3,000 submissions this year, and 324 lucky shorts were chosen to screen at the Camelot Theaters, a welcome respite from the oppressive heat where Palm Springs locals and out-of-towners delight in the films featured by the festival...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 26, 2012 6:08 PM
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Trailer Watch: Frank Langella Stars in Robo-Buddy Comedy 'Robot & Frank'

Jake Schreier's Sundance hit "Robot & Frank" stars Frank Langella as a retired cat burglar lured back to the profession when he gains an unlikely new partner in crime: A robot named, well, Robot...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 26, 2012 12:11 PM
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Career Watch: Keira Knightley Skids Without Joe Wright, Luckily "Anna Karenina" Is Next

With a face like hers, stardom was probably inevitable for Keira Knightley. At 27 and with over a decade on the A-list, she's already had hits and misses, a handful of Oscar and Golden Globes nominations and a beauty endorsement with Chanel. She is adored by many of both sexes, but has suffered a string of disappointments since 2007's "Atonement."
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 25, 2012 8:08 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante on John Gilling's Odd & Underappreciated 'The Gamma People'

It's "Strange People!" week at Trailers from Hell, and director Joe Dante introduces "one of the oddest and least appreciated of all '50s genre films": John Gilling's "The Gamma People." Trailer and commentary below...
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  • June 25, 2012 12:47 PM
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Trailer Watch: Mike and Sulley Party it Up in New Teaser for Pixar's 'Monsters University'

Before the monsters were "Monsters, Inc.," they were just a bunch of dorm-partying, disco ball-lovin', lampshade-wearing college co-eds. University seems to have been a relatively wholesome time for the monsters -- slow-dancing and no explicit booze -- unless that Gleww squeezing is a sexual innuendo. Watch the new teaser trailer below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 22, 2012 3:27 PM
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Trailer Watch: Liam Neeson Deals with Yet Another Kidnapping in 'Taken 2'

The trailer for "Taken 2" has dropped, and Liam Neeson's Bryan Mills must shoot his badass way through the retrieval of yet another kidnapped family member. Someone gets taken! A second time!
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 21, 2012 5:24 PM
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Screen Media Acquires Extreme Mustang Makeover Doc 'Wild Horse, Wild Ride'

Screen Media has picked up husband-and-wife team Alex Dawson and Greg Gricus' award-winning documentary "Wild Horse, Wild Ride." The film follows the Extreme Mustang Makeover Challenge, a daunting annual contest daring 100 horse-lovers to each tame a wild mustang and prepare it for adopted life beyond federal corrals...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 20, 2012 8:01 PM
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