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EXCLUSIVE Tribeca Trailer: Doc 'Wagner's Dream' Showcases Challenging New Production of 'Ring' Cycle

Susan Froemke's "Wagner's Dream" follows the Metropolitan Opera's unprecedented, four-year challenge of a lavish new production of Richard Wagner's four-part Ring Cycle. The classical music doc will have its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 25.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 30, 2012 3:35 PM
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Jennifer Lawrence's 'House at the End of the Street' Looks Regrettable (Video)

It's a good thing Jennifer Lawrence's "The Hunger Games" is a hit, because her horror rite-of-passage, "House at the End of the Street," looks awful and all-too familiar. Lawrence will do far more for the film than it will do for her career when Relativity releases it September 21.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 29, 2012 3:50 PM
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By The Beard of Zeus! Will Ferrell Tells Conan 'Anchorman 2' is Greenlit at Paramount (Video)

Rejoice, "Anchorman 2" is coming. Paramount is partnering with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions and Judd Apatow for a sequel to the beloved 2004 original (DreamWorks; $89 million worldwide). The 2004 comedy is arguably the most quoted film of the last decade.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 29, 2012 1:44 PM
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Ex-'Island President" Nasheed Talks Timely Eco Doc': "It's Not Just Us"

One of the surprise hits to come out of Telluride and Toronto (where it won the People’s Choice Documentary Award) was small political doc "The Island President," which takes the drama of climate change to another level.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 28, 2012 3:52 PM
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Tribeca Trailer Watch: Promising Taste of 'Free Samples' with Jess Weixler, Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Ritter

The trailer for "Free Samples" gives away equal doses of quirk and searching desperation delivered by newcomer director Jay Gammill's upcoming film (video posted below).
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • March 28, 2012 12:46 PM
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How 'The Hunger Games''s Lush Soundscapes Were Made (Video)

Can't get enough of "The Hunger Games"? Learn about how the film's Dolby Surround 7.1 Immersive audio was created for the film in the video below. Director Gary Ross and his sound team - Supervising Sound Editor Lon Bender, Re-recording Mixer Michael Keller, and Re-recording Mixer Mike Prestwood Smith -- discuss how the film's "lush soundscapes" were made.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 27, 2012 4:50 PM
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Ryan Gosling Narrates Trailer for '#ReGeneration' - Our Generation is Apathetic, In Crisis, Not OK (Video)

With Ryan Gosling's name attached, "#ReGeneration" will reach farther than most documentaries. One of several of the film's producers, Gosling narrates the Phillip Montgomery documentary about disaffected youth and political apathy and how it has contributed to the Occupy Wall Street movement.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 27, 2012 4:28 PM
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'Bully' Premieres in Los Angeles, Q & A with Director Lee Hirsch & Film's Families (Video)

After The Weinstein Co. lost its battle with the MPAA to reduce the film's R rating to PG-13, the distributor opted to open Lee Hirsch's "Bully" unrated on March 30. Following Monday's premiere, Hirsch was joined by parents and children featured in the film for a Q & A (check out the video below).
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 27, 2012 12:52 PM
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Watch: Saoirse Ronan Can Beat You in a Staring Contest in First Trailer for 'The Host'

As "The Hunger Games" broke box office records and the new trailer for "Breaking Dawn, Part II" hit theaters, Andrew Niccol's "The Host," based on the Stephenie Meyer novel, has rushed to ride the same wave with this strangely inchoate new trailer.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 26, 2012 10:50 PM
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Twilight's 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Teaser Lands, Edward and Bella Are Now the Same Temperature

Amidst all the "Hunger Games" craze, don't forget "The Twilight Saga" still has one more to go. (Post-Lionsgate/Summit merger, that's a sweet place to be.) The teaser for Bill Condon's ultimate "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" (November 16) has arrived. Check it out below.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 26, 2012 1:21 PM
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