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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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First Look: Kiarostami Follows up 'Certified Copy' with Japanese 'Like Someone in Love' (Video)

Abbas Kiarostami's follow up to 2011 favorite "Certified Copy" is "Like Someone in Love," and the below teaser offers a first look at what's in store...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 26, 2012 1:15 PM
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Weekly Wrap: Interviews, Trailers, In the Works, and 'The Hunger Games'

"Hunger Games" Arrives: We highlight the film in our Weekend Preview, and analyze how the filmmakers achieved a well-earned home run. We posted an interview round-up from the cast and mapped out Jennifer Lawrence's upcoming acting roles. For a sneak peak of the film, you can tour the Capitol City, but fans beware, we also reported the scammers are after "Hunger Games" related keywords.
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  • March 23, 2012 8:44 PM
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First Watch: 'Cabin in the Woods' Covers Its Cliches in Horror Film Send-Up

"Cabin in the Woods" has a telling first clip: hilariously, the movie takes on horror cliches. See below.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • March 23, 2012 5:24 PM
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HBO Releases 'You Win or You Die,' 22 Minute Video Recap & Preview for 'Game of Thrones'

HBO has released a new 22 minute video recapping season 1 of "Game of Thrones" and ushering in season two, which arrives April 1. Check it out below. Here's a series of clips we posted last week. THR has co-creators and exec producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss talking about how the series will depart from George R. R. Martin's enormous books...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 23, 2012 4:29 PM
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Immersed in Movies: The Return of Abel Gance's 'Napoleon'

Never mind about 3-D and IMAX and higher frame rates and immersive design and "The Artist" and "Hugo": Abel Gance's monumental silent, "Napoleon" (1927), is back and fully restored and better than ever. It boasts more than half-an-hour of additional footage discovered by tireless Oscar-winning British author/director/preservationist Kevin Brownlow.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • March 23, 2012 2:07 PM
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Weekend Preview: 'The Hunger Games' Is A Must-See

Box office records and hearts -- and maybe some gender barriers -- will be broken this weekend by "The Hunger Games" and the franchise's star, Jennifer Lawrence. (The film already scored $19.7 million from midnight shows.) We don't usually recommend a box office giant as must-see viewing, but this is an exception.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 23, 2012 1:12 PM
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International Trailer for Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus'; 'Project Prometheus' Site Launches (Video)

The international version of Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" (stateside June 8) reveals more about the film's story than the US version (both are below). "Prometheus" takes "Alien" DNA and mixes in some of the hottest contemporary movie stars - Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba et al...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 22, 2012 9:42 PM
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