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Trailer Watch: 'Boardwalk Empire' Teases Third Season

The third season of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" won't bow until this fall, but two teasers are now available to whet your appetite.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 23, 2012 4:03 PM
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Kevin Kline and Lawrence Kasdan Talk Old-Fashioned 'Darling Companion' (Video)

It is no surprise that Lawrence Kasdan's return to movie directing after years of studio purgatory is not faring well with critics. Given the chance to make the kind of literate, charming relationship comedy Kasdan loves to make ("The Big Chill," "Grand Canyon"), he went ahead and did it.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 20, 2012 4:27 PM
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Watch First-Ever Sundance London Short Film Competition Winner 'Extranjero'

  • By Maggie Lange
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  • April 20, 2012 12:10 PM
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Tribeca Watch: Felicity Jones in 'Cheerful Weather for the Wedding'

Felicity Jones can do Shakespeare ("The Tempest") or indie romance ("Like Crazy"). Warren Beatty cast her in his new Howard Hughes movie--which may or may not get made. Next up: Donald Rice's 1930s period comedy "Cheerful Weather for the Wedding" debuts at Tribeca on April 20 and seeks a North American distributor.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • April 18, 2012 11:51 AM
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'Prometheus' Celebrates Fassbender's Fascinating Robot; Fox Confirms Film Not Yet Rated

While Fox confirms to TOH! that Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" (June 8) has not yet been submitted for a rating (dashing rumors of a PG-13), the studio has released a new video celebrating the birthday of David the robot, played by the ever-fascinating Michael Fassbender. (Think HAL on steroids.) Matt Mueller, who attended the London "Prometheus" preview, warns that Fassbender "appears in serious danger of walking away with the movie."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 17, 2012 2:02 PM
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New York Yankees Take Stand Against Bullying (Video)

As "Bully" breaks wider this weekend, Harvey Weinstein has pulled in the heavy hitters to sell his anti-bullying message. He persuaded the top of the New York Yankee batting order to do a 30-second PSA against bullying during spring training in Tampa, Florida. Whether team manager Joe Girardi and Yankees Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Mariano Rivera and Curtis Granderson will get people to show up to see a documentary about the subject of bullying is another matter.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 11, 2012 6:17 PM
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'The Cabin in the Woods' Review, Whedon & Goddard Talk, Latest Snarky Clip

Lionsgate acquisitions chief Jason Constantine rescued horror comedy "The Cabin in the Woods," co-written by producer Joss Whedon ("The Avengers") and rookie director Drew Goddard, from post-MGM limbo. (Lionsgate paid considerably less for worldwide rights than the $41 million MGM shelled out to make it.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 11, 2012 4:22 PM
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French Trailer Watch: Audiard's 'Rust & Bone' Stars Cotillard and Schoenaerts

The trailer from Jacques Audiard's ("A Prophet") upcoming film "Rust & Bone" starring Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts ("Bullhead") reveals a darkly subtle tone.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • April 11, 2012 2:37 PM
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Trailer Watch: Oliver Stone's 'Savages' - Movie Stars, Drug Lords, Philanthropists & Threesomes

On July 6, Oliver Stone's "Savages" debuts with its cast of one-time movie stars and potential movie stars, from John Travolta, Salma Hayek Benicio Del Toro and Uma Thurman to Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson and Blake Lively. Among the new trailer's revelations...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 5, 2012 3:21 PM
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Trailer Watch: Winterbottom's 'Trishna' Heats Up with Pinto & Ahmed

A new trailer for Michael Winterbottom's "Trishna" is here, and utilizes its beautiful actress and locale to sell the adaptation of Thomas Hardy's "Tess of The D'Urbervilles," the dramatic tale of class, sex and sacrifice -- this time set in contemporary India. We're excited, but early reviews...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 5, 2012 2:02 PM
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