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Trailer Watch: UK Phenomenon 'The Inbetweeners' to Charm Americans with Pussay Patrol

Check out the trailer for "The Inbetweeners," a 2011 UK box office smash being plugged as the "British answer to 'American Pie.'" So, it's British pie? Certainly a nice crashcourse in dirty slang from across the pond...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 29, 2012 1:07 PM
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Trailer Watch: First Look at Oscar-Contender & Sundance Winner 'The Sessions' with Hawkes, Hunt & Macy

The first trailer for Ben Lewin's nuanced and delicate drama, "The Sessions," has landed...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 29, 2012 12:48 PM
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Trailer Watch: Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence Run, Dance and Bicker in Russell's 'Silver Linings Playbook'

The first trailer for David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" has arrived, with Bradley Cooper starring as a former teacher fresh off a four-year stint in a mental institution, who moves back in with his parents (Jackie Weaver and Robert De Niro). He starts up a "friend with a capital F" relationship with equally unstable neighbor...
  • By Sophia Savage and Beth Hanna
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  • June 28, 2012 3:23 PM
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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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