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Five Things I Learned from 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' (REVIEW AND ROUNDUP, VIDEO)

Going into last week's Fox screening of 3D sequel "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," I was both eagerly anticipating and slightly skeptical.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 2, 2014 4:57 PM
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Trailers from Hell Goes Rogue with 'Rambo: First Blood Part II'

Today on Trailers from Hell, Alan Spencer revisits the over-the-top 1985 Rambo sequel "First Blood Part II," starring, of course, Sylvester Stallone.
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  • July 2, 2014 3:00 PM
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WATCH: Pulse-Pounding New 'Foxcatcher' Teaser Trailer Stars Steve Carell and Channing Tatum

Awards hopes are high for Cannes Best Director winner Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," the true crime story of an Olympic wrestling champ tangled in a folie-a-deux with his schizophrenic, wealthy patron. Watch the latest teaser trailer here.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 2, 2014 1:55 PM
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Studio Ghibli's Next Film, 'When Marnie Was There,' Gets a Trailer (VIDEO)

For animation geeks, it's hard not to get excited whenever a new Studio Ghibli film is on its way. Here is the U.S., that film is "The Tale of Princess Kaguya," which GKIDS plans to release in an English dub this fall, but in Japan, the next Ghibli is due in theaters this month, and it looks like a real beauty.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • July 2, 2014 12:27 PM
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Family Tensions Simmer--and Then Boil--in Shan Khan's 'Honour' (VIDEO)

In "Honour," writer/director Shan Khan's debut feature, a young woman named Mona lives a double life in London, free and self-determined in public but chafing at home under the strict precepts of her devout mother.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • July 2, 2014 12:07 PM
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RIP Paul Mazursky, Brilliant Hollywood Writer-Director (VIDEO INTERVIEW AND CLIPS)

After battling a long illness, writer-director Paul Mazursky died in Los Angeles on June 30 of pulmonary cardiac arrest. He was 84. Luckily for me, some years ago my friend Joan Cohen pulled me into an annual dinner party held around the time of the Oscars with Paul and Betsy Mazursky and other close friends. I looked forward to it every year, as Mazursky would hold forth--hilariously-- on Hollywood, moviemaking, and the new films of the day, which he wrote about for Vanity Fair in recent years. He was an ardent cinephile and Academy voter with strongly held opinions.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 1, 2014 3:45 PM
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Trailers from Hell Draws 'First Blood,' Starring Sylvester Stallone

Today on Trailers from Hell, Alan Spencer talks 1982 thriller "First Blood," starring Sylvester Stallone as the legendary Rambo.
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  • June 30, 2014 11:30 AM
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Best of the Week: Screen Talk with Eric Kohn, 'Case Against 8,' Lots of Academy News and More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • June 28, 2014 11:00 AM
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Trailers from Hell and Oren Peli Catch 'The Andromeda Strain'

Today on Trailers from Hell, "Paranormal Activity" writer/director Oren Peli appraises Robert Wise's understated 1971 diseased panic film "The Andromeda Strain."
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  • June 27, 2014 7:06 PM
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WATCH: James McAvoy & Jessica Chastain Are Lovers Torn Asunder in 'Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' Trailer

At last, the trailer has arrived for Ned Benson's hotly buzzed-about two-hander romance "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby," starring James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain as lovers in a rough patch. Is it an Oscar contender?
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • June 27, 2014 4:24 PM
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