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EXCLUSIVE Video: Go Behind the 3-D Scenes with 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' (Plus Best Song Contender 'I See Fire')

As Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" arrives in theaters December 13, a new video has landed with a behind-the-scenes look at the 3D wizardry in the film. Watch below. Plus, read Jackson's letter explaining how he brought singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran on board to pen and perform "I See Fire," which is getting a Best Song Oscar push from Warner Bros. (Sheeran's "I See Fire" video, posted by Jackson, below too.)
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 12, 2013 12:58 PM
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WATCH: 'Fruitvale Station' Star Michael B. Jordan Talks to Indiewire's Awards Season Spotlight

As part of Indiewire's ongoing Awards Season Spotlight, actor Michael B. Jordan discussed his role in Ryan Coogler's "Fruitvale Station," which has been scoring love from critics awards groups as a first-time feature, and for Jordan's breakthrough performance. Check out some video snippets, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 12, 2013 11:51 AM
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Trailers from Hell: Larry Karaszewski on 'Voyage en Douce,' Starring Dominique Sanda and Geraldine Chaplin

More Movies You Never Heard Of! continues at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Larry Karaszewski introducing Michel Deville's 1980 film "Voyage en Douce."
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  • December 11, 2013 2:15 PM
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WATCH: Director Joshua Oppenheimer Talks 'Act of Killing'

As part of Indiewire's ongoing Awards Season Spotlight, director Joshua Oppenheimer discussed his harrowing documentary "The Act of Killing," a frontrunner for an Oscar nomination. Check out some video snippets, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 11, 2013 1:36 PM
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Sundance Watch: First Trailer for John Michael McDonagh's 'Calvary,' Starring Brendan Gleeson

The first trailer for John Michael McDonagh's "Calvary" has arrived, reuniting the director with his "The Guard" star Brendan Gleeson. The film, a dark comedy about a priest having some congregation problems, is set to premiere at Sundance. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 11, 2013 12:07 PM
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WATCH: Gleefully Evil New Trailer for Israeli Crime Thriller 'Big Bad Wolves,' Quentin Tarantino's Favorite Film of 2013

A bloody-good new US trailer for the Israeli crime thriller "Big Bad Wolves," which director Quentin Tarantino calls the best film of 2013, has landed.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • December 10, 2013 5:39 PM
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WATCH: First Trailer for the Wachowskis' 'Jupiter Ascending,' Starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis

A first trailer has arrived for the Wachowskis' fantastical "Jupiter Ascending," starring Channing Tatum, with blond hair and elf ears, and Mila Kunis as the title role, a woman invaluable to the cosmos, who Tatum is fated to protect. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 10, 2013 11:30 AM
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Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson on Little Known Comedy 'An American Hippie in Israel'

More Movies You Never Heard Of! kicks off at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing "An American Hippie In Israel." The below video is NSFW.
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  • December 9, 2013 2:15 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Brian Trenchard-Smith on Sergio Leone's Final Western 'Duck, You Sucker!'

Sergio Leone Week! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with director Brian Trenchard-Smith introducing "Duck, You Sucker!"
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  • December 6, 2013 2:15 PM
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WATCH: The High and Very Low Points of the Media's Treatment of Women in 2013

The Representation Project has created a four-minute supercut of how women fared in the media over the past year. It begins with the high points -- because there were many -- and then moves on to the low points, as a sharp reminder that striving for gender equality must remain a top priority. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 6, 2013 1:28 PM
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