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Robert Pattinson Has Lots of Sex in Cronenberg's Future-Set 'Cosmopolis' Teaser

A French teaser for David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis" looks like the love child of "Shame" and "Scarface." While Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method" was about S & M and psychoanalysis, the talky drama was fairly tame in the sex and violence department. This teaser suggests that "Cosmopolis" marks the Canadian's return to his darker, nastier ways.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 22, 2012 1:44 PM
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Trailer for Oren Peli's 'Chernobyl Diaries' Lands, Spews Nuclear Horror; Inspired by Elena's Wild Ride?

Check out the trailer for the "Chernobyl Diaries" below. The film, from an original story by Oren Peli ("Paranormal Activity") and director Bradley Parker, follows a group of six tourists who hire an "extreme tour" guide to take them to Pripyat, the city where workers at the Chernobyl nuclear reactor once lived...
  • By Anne Thompson & Sophia Savage
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  • March 19, 2012 5:06 PM
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Jon Hamm Keeps it Classy with 'Mad Men' Cast on Today Show

Jon Hamm and Co. keep it classy on the Today show. He and his "Mad Men" co-stars and creator discuss the return the show for season five, their seventeen month break, and Hamm's recent comments about reality train-wreck television. He politely stands by his comments about Kim Kardashian being a "fucking idiot" and our culture rewarding her for it.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 19, 2012 4:56 PM
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New Trailer for 'Snow White and the Huntsman'; Stewart Is The One to End The Darkness

In this extended trailer for Universal's "Snow White and the Huntsman" (June 1), the epic fairy tale adaptation looks less edgy than we'd expected. This mythical action adventure is clearly aimed at a female PG-13 audience.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 19, 2012 12:16 PM
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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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