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Watch: WonderCon Promos 'Prometheus' Trailer

WonderCon offered traffic snarls in Anaheim and a Fox preview of "Prometheus" (June 8). Director Ridley Scott ("Alien," "Blade Runner") and writer Damon Lindelof ("Lost," "Star Trek") accompanied the showing of the new trailer (below), which sent the twittersphere buzzing and soon hit the Web.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 17, 2012 9:50 PM
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'Hunger Games' Early Reviews Gush Over Lawrence (Latest Trailer and Clips)

The first installment of Suzanne Collins' young adult trilogy hits theaters March 23, 2012, but early reviews are in. The wildly anticipated post-apocalyptic thriller has yielded reviews that just border on gushing.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • March 16, 2012 3:08 PM
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Watch: Lost 1951 Robert Altman Film 'Modern Football' (Video)

Look closely and you will find traces of Robert Altman's signature cinematic approach in the just-discovered footage of his lost early film "Modern Football." Produced in 1951 for the Kansas City film company Calvin, the 26-year-old Altman strings together the daily life of football players with their game.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • March 14, 2012 2:10 PM
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Video: Jon Stewart Solves the 'John Carter' Problem with Kony 2012

Two popular news topics converge - the "John Carter" Disney disaster, and Kony 2012 vs. the media. Watch Jon Stewart solve one of the problems below:
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 13, 2012 5:19 PM
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Angelina Jolie Praises Invisible Children, Hates Joseph Kony, Films 'Maleficent' in June (Video)

Angelina Jolie tells The Telegraph that Invisible Children has "been a wonderful movement for a long time," and she supports their KONY 2012 video raising awareness in young people...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 12, 2012 1:50 PM
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Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal, Psycho Killer in The Shoes' 'Time to Dance'

Jake Gyllenhaal's acting in the music video for The Shoes' "Time To Dance" (directed by Daniel Wolfe) may be his best in years...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 12, 2012 12:29 PM
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Weekly Wrap: Interviews, Festivals, Reviews, and What to Think of John Carter

BOX OFFICE, REVIEWS, TRAILERS
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  • March 9, 2012 5:44 PM
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Review Round-Up: 'Friends with Kids' Has Moments of Sharp Humor, Heartfelt Romance (Video)

Jennifer Westfeldt's romantic comedy "Friends with Kids" opens Friday, after premiering at the Toronto Film Festival. The film stars Westfeldt, alongside Maya Rudolph, Jon Hamm, Adam Scott, Chris O'Dowd, and Kristen Wiig. We interviewed the actress-writer-director and Jon Hamm here.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • March 9, 2012 5:03 PM
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WATCH SXSW CLIP: Buzzed Music Doc 'Marley'

One of the films with great advance word at SXSW, which opens Friday, is Kevin Macdonald's "Marley," which screens at SXSW on Sunday. It debuted well in Berlin, where Magnolia Pictures scooped it up. (I skipped the advance vimeo link in favor of a live audience at the Paramount.) Magnolia will release "Marley" in theaters and on VOD April 20, 2012.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 8, 2012 4:40 PM
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Trailer Watch: President Obama's 'The Road We've Traveled' from Doc Director Davis Guggenheim

Obama-Biden 2012 has released a trailer for the 17-minute film "The Road We've Traveled," directed by Davis Guggenheim ("An Inconvenient Truth," "Waiting for Superman"), narrated by Tom Hanks...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 8, 2012 1:36 PM
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