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Barry Sonnenfeld's 'Dinosaurs Vs. Aliens' Debuts, Joins Web Series Trend

Yet another filmmaker heads to web series territory. Like Tom Hanks with "Electric City" and Bryan Singer with "H+ The Digital Series," Barry Sonnenfeld introduces his motion comic "Dinosaur Vs. Aliens" on Yahoo! Screen. The first episode (below) launched today. The series is created by Sonnenfeld ("Men in Black") and written by comic writer Grant Morrison for digital media production house Liquid Comics.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 23, 2012 1:41 PM
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Trailers From Hell: Josh Olson on Mel Gibson's Aussie Classic 'Mad Max'

Trailers From Hell's Josh Olson kicks off the week with the Australian classic, "Mad Max," which launched the career of Mel Gibson:
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  • July 23, 2012 12:43 PM
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Trailer Watch: Superman Returns in Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel'

At Comic-Con last week, Zack "The Watchmen" Snyder's "Man of Steel" teaser introduced a new cast led by Brit hunk Henry Cavill as Superman as alien outsider, plus Russell Crowe (also sounding Brit) as Jor-El, Kevin Costner as his human father, Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Michael Shannon as Krypton villain General Zod.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 22, 2012 4:29 PM
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Video: George R.R. Martin Interview on 'Game of Thrones'

In this fascinating video interview, Hollywood screenwriter George R.R. Martin, born in Bayonne, New Jersey, talks about how he came to write the "Game of Thrones" books.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 22, 2012 4:21 PM
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Outfest: Caouette's 'Walk Away Renee' and its Accidental Terrence Malick Moment [Exclusive Clip]

"Walk Away Renee," Jonathan Caouette's follow-up to his 2003 documentary "Tarnation," debuted at Cannes followed by a long fest run including Toronto, New York and Sundance, and nabbed a Best Documentary nomination at the Indie Spirits. "Walk Away Renee" will show at Los Angeles' Outfest on Saturday, July 21, and is available on SundanceNow.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 20, 2012 2:09 PM
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Trailer Watch: Danish Provocateur Mads Brugger Talks Going Undercover as Tacky Euro-African Consul in 'The Ambassador'

Check out the first trailer for Mads Brugger's "The Ambassador," a ballsy documentary stunt in which the director travels to the Central African Republic and disguises himself as an over-the-top caricature of a European-African consul.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • July 20, 2012 1:43 PM
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Trailer Watch: Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master,' Starring Hoffman and Phoenix

Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," starring Philip Seymour Hoffman (as someone a lot like Scientology's L. Ron Hubbard) and Joachim Phoenix, is coming. And here's the trailer.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 19, 2012 8:34 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Music Buff Allan Arkush Geeks Out Over Cameron Crowe's 'Almost Famous'

Today, Trailers From Hell kicks off its Bands on the Run! week with Allan Arkush diving into the trailer for Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous."
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  • July 16, 2012 1:08 PM
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'The Dark Knight Rises' Early Reviews: 'Grand' 'Spectacular' & 'Triumphantly Cinematic'

We can finally feast our eyes on Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" on July 20; in the meantime Warners opened the embargo doors Sunday to a flood of ecstatic early reviews:
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 16, 2012 1:06 PM
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Comic-Con: 'Game of Thrones' Takes Hall H, Talks Sex, Boobies & Violence; Intros New Cast [Video]

They returned to Hall H, but novelist George R.R. Martin and his HBO "Game of Thrones" panel lacked the ebullience of last's year's panel in the smaller Ballroom 20. That one included eventual Emmy winner Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Kit Harington, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Jason Momoa (who made the fans go gaga).
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 14, 2012 12:32 AM
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