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Watch: Here's How Princess Elizabeth Was Introduced to the Public in 1926 (VIDEO)

With Prince William and Kate Middleton expecting their first child this month, the British Film Institute has posted archival footage from Empire News Bulletin featuring the first photos of baby Princess Elizabeth before she was queen, born to George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.
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  • July 10, 2013 1:28 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante on Mystery 'Weird Woman,' Starring Lon Chaney

Shock Theater with Joe Dante continues at Trailers from Hell, today with director and TFH creator Dante introducing Reginald Le Borg's 1944 mystery, "Weird Woman," starring Lon Chaney as a professor who takes a supernatural wife while on a South Seas expedition.
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  • July 10, 2013 11:59 AM
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WATCH: Thrilling New Trailer for Bong Joon-ho's Dystopian 'Snowpiercer' with Evans, Swinton and Spencer

An action-packed new trailer for Bong Joon-ho's science fiction film "Snowpiercer" has arrived. Starring Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton, this is the Korean director's English language debut, adding to a new wave of Korean screen presence on US shores alongside Park Chan-wook's recent "Stoker" and Spike Lee's upcoming remake of Park's "Oldboy."
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  • July 8, 2013 2:49 PM
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WATCH: Steamy New 'Adore' Trailer Stars Watts and Wright as Beautiful People Doing Very Bad Things

"Adore," the controversial new film from French director Anne Fontaine starring Naomi Watts and Robin Wright, has a scandalous new trailer. Originally titled "Two Mothers" when it debuted at Sundance, this is an erotic drama about two lifelong friends who develop a dangerous attraction to each other's arrestingly beautiful sons.
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  • July 8, 2013 1:55 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante on Joseph H. Lewis' 'The Mad Doctor of Market Street'

Shock Theater with Joe Dante kicks off this week over at the recently revamped Trailers from Hell, with director and TFH creator Dante introducing 1942's "The Mad Doctor of Market Street," helmed by noir maestro Joseph H. Lewis ("Gun Crazy").
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  • July 8, 2013 12:15 PM
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Watch: Sundance Winner Doc 'Cutie and the Boxer' Plumbs Troubled Marriage of Japanese Artist Ushio Shinohara

The official trailer for the documentary "Cutie and the Boxer," which received raves at Sundance where it won the documentary directing award, has been released. A chronicle of Japanese artist Ushio Shinohara's chaotic 40-year marriage to his wife and assistant Noriko, the film is directed by Zachary Heinzerling.
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  • July 3, 2013 2:13 PM
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Yes It's True: Theme Song from Scorsese's 'New York, New York' Wasn't Nominated for Oscar (CLIP)

It's hard to believe that Kander & Ebb's iconic "Theme from 'New York, New York'" was not nominated for best song the year it was memorably sung by Liza Minnelli in the Martin Scorsese musical. The Oscar-winner that year, as I was reminded on Twitter by @ShawnLevy, was "When You Light Up My Life."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 2, 2013 4:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: 'Delivery Man' Stars Fading Vince Vaughn as Cluelessly Conflicted Sperm Donor

DreamWorks has revealed the first trailer for the upcoming comedy "Delivery Man," starring Vince Vaughn as a man with some highly potent sperm. Do we care? A recent spate of box office bombs, including this year's profoundly unfunny "The Internship" with Owen Wilson and last year's "The Watch," indicates the aggressively manic Vaughn has lost his appeal.
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  • July 2, 2013 2:58 PM
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WATCH: Hilariously Dated 1970s Perfume Commercial Flaunts Charles Bronson's Rugged 'Mandom'

In 1976, Latin American cable network TVC aired this hilariously awful spot advertising a perfume called Mandom, with late Hollywood actor and Western stalwart Charles Bronson as the leading man whose showy masculinity reveals a softer side as he douses himself with cologne.
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  • July 2, 2013 1:59 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Max Landis on Joe Dante's 'Innerspace'

"It's Back to the 80s!" at the newly revamped Trailers from Hell this week, with screenwriter Max Landis introducing TFH creator Joe Dante's 1987 comedy-fantasy entry "Innerspace," starring Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan and Martin Short.
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  • July 2, 2013 11:30 AM
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