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WATCH: Cleverly Creepy New Trailer for 'The Conjuring'

Check out the canny new trailer for James Wan's "The Conjuring," which is receiving strong reviews prior to its July 19 release. (Variety's hailed it as "Insidious" and "Saw" director Wan's "masterpiece.") The trailer cleverly interweaves interview snippets with the real-life Perron family, whose story of being haunted in their Rhode Island farmhouse in the 1970s is the basis for the film. Even the use of the baritone voiceover evokes a creepily vintage feel.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 1, 2013 2:40 PM
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WATCH: Video Tour of LACMA's Recently Closed Stanley Kubrick Exhibit

June 30 was the final day to catch the Stanley Kubrick Exhibit at LACMA, on display since November 1. If you missed this must-see event, you can watch a three-part video tour showcasing some of the best parts of the massive show.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 1, 2013 1:47 PM
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WATCH: Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac' First Clip, 'Chapter 1: The Compleat Angler'

Details of Lars von Trier's latest cinematic provocation, "Nymphomaniac," starring his fearless go-to actress Charlotte Gainsbourg ("Antichrist," "Melancholia"), have been titillating us for months. In the film, the title character shares her erotic experiences to a man who has saved her from a vicious beating. See the first clip and teaser poster below.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 29, 2013 2:10 PM
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WATCH: Striking New Trailer for Kidnapping Procedural 'Prisoners,' Starring Jackman and Gyllenhaal

A new trailer for Denis Villeneuve's "Prisoners" has arrived, and it looks to be a taut, engaging kidnapping procedural featuring stand-out performances from leads Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal. A small-town carpenter (Jackman) endures the unthinkable when his young daughter goes missing, and takes the law into his own hands, putting him at odds with the detective on the case (Gyllenhaal).
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 28, 2013 1:31 PM
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WATCH: Ruffalo Plays Sex Addict in Comedy 'Thanks for Sharing,' with Paltrow and Robbins (TRAILER)

The first trailer for "Thanks for Sharing," the directorial debut "The Kids are All Right" co-writer Stuart Blumberg, has been released. The film, which premiered last year at TIFF, stars Mark Ruffalo as a sex addict and Gwyneth Paltrow as the woman who loves him, with Tim Robbins co-starring.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • June 27, 2013 3:47 PM
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WATCH: Dazzling 'Great Gatsby' Before and After Visual Effects Reel

Animal Logic, one of seven visual effects teams behind Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," has unveiled a before-and-after VFX reel that breaks down the creation of some of the film's biggest moments.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • June 26, 2013 4:56 PM
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Roger Corman Handpicks Films from His Vault for New YouTube Channel 'Corman's Drive-In'

If you haven't already, check out Roger Corman's new subscription YouTube channel, "Corman's Drive-In," which launched on June 13. For this first month's offerings, Corman and his wife, producer Julie Corman, have handpicked 30 films from their vault of 400 titles. Included are Jack Nicholson's screen debut in 1958, intriguingly titled "The Crybaby Killer," and 1960's "The Little Shop of Horrors," also starring Nicholson. Watch the channel's trailer below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 26, 2013 1:41 PM
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WATCH: First Trailer for Ridley Scott and Cormac McCarthy's 'The Counsellor,' Starring Fassbender, Pitt, Cruz and Bardem

The first international trailer for Ridley Scott's "The Counsellor" has landed. The film is the first original feature screenplay penned by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy ("The Road," "No Country for Old Men") and stars Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Cameron Diaz, among others, in a story centered on a lawyer dabbling in drug trade and then suddenly in over his head.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 25, 2013 1:56 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Mick Garris on Robin Hardy's 'The Wicker Man'

Mick Garris' House of Horrors concludes at Trailers from Hell with director Garris introducing 1973's "The Wicker Man."
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  • June 21, 2013 11:21 AM
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Trailer Watch: Wilde, Johnson, Kendrick and Livingston Star in Joe Swanberg's Smart, Sexy 'Drinking Buddies'

The first trailer for Joe Swanberg's observant relationship comedy "Drinking Buddies" has arrived. Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson star as flirtatious best friends and craft brewery co-workers; they're both in relationships (with Ron Livingston and Anna Kendrick, respectively), but the playful attraction they secretly feel for each other keeps things from being simple -- especially because their jobs demand constant drinking. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 21, 2013 9:00 AM
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