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WATCH: New Trailer for Old Men's Hangover 'Last Vegas,' Starring Douglas, De Niro, Freeman and Kline

A new trailer for "Last Vegas," starring Morgan Freeman, recent Emmy winner Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro and Kevin Kline, has landed.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 2, 2013 1:18 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Larry Karaszewski on Frank Perry's 'Last Summer,' Starring Barbara Hershey

The Dark Side of Sanity! continues at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Larry Karaszewski introducing 1969's "Last Summer," one of the first films to receive an X-rating.
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  • October 2, 2013 1:15 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Larry Karaszewski on Joseph Losey's 'Secret Ceremony,' Starring Taylor, Farrow and Mitchum

The Dark Side of Sanity! kicks off at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Larry Karazsewski introducing "Secret Ceremony," which he calls "nobody's favorite Joseph Losey film," starring Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Mitchum and Mia Farrow. Losey is bettter known for deftly angst-ridden titles like 1951 noir "The Prowler" and 1963's "The Servant."
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  • September 30, 2013 1:43 PM
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European Film Awards Nominate Animated Films 'The Congress,' 'Jasmine' and 'Pinocchio'; Plus Watch New 'Frozen' Trailer (VIDEO)

The European Film Academy has announced its three nominations for Best Animated Feature Film of 2013. Plus, watch a new trailer for Disney's "Frozen," hitting theaters November 27.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 30, 2013 1:17 PM
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WATCH: Best Skits from SNL Season Premiere with Tina Fey and Aaron Paul

Last night's "Saturday Night Live" introduced the 39th season with longtime SNL veteran Tina Fey hosting, alongside musical guest Arcade Fire and Aaron Paul from "Breaking Bad" in a handful of playful cameos.
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  • September 29, 2013 12:58 PM
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Romantic Comedies Are Not Dead: A Richard Curtis Retrospective (VIDEO)

Ahead of the New York Film Festival debut of "About Time," the latest film written and directed by romantic comedy master Richard Curtis, here is a video "retrospective" of his work.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • September 28, 2013 2:04 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson on Spielberg Classic 'Jaws'

Unstoppable Monsters! week at Trailers from Hell concludes on a ferocious note with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing Steven Spielberg's 1975 horror-adventure classic "Jaws," starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss and three outsized powered prop sharks all named Bruce.
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  • September 27, 2013 12:48 PM
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OSCAR WATCH: Oscar Isaac Talks Acting and Guitar Picking for the Coens' 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

"Inside Llewyn Davis" is as pure as the driven snow, much like the title character played by gifted actor/musician Oscar Isaac in a breakout role that should earn awards attention. (He played supporting parts in "Sucker Punch" and "Drive," as Carey Mulligan's husband.) The movie is about an artist, for better or worse, who can't be anything but himself. The biggest challenge for the Coen brothers was finding an actor/musician who could carry the movie and sing its roster of challenging folks songs, holding the screen and not sending viewers toward the exits. Isaac was their guy.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 26, 2013 1:15 PM
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Trailers from Hell: John Landis on Brit Sci-Fi Monster Movie 'Gorgo'

Unstoppable Monsters! week continues at Trailers from Hell with John Landis introducing "Gorgo," production designer-turned-director Eugene Lourie's final entry in his dinosaur trilogy.
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  • September 26, 2013 11:58 AM
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Hiddleston Reads Shakespeare Love Sonnet; Be Still My Heart (VIDEO)

Tom Hiddleston is playing Shakespeare this week on PBS, in "The Hollow Crown" (trailer here) and for your pleasure, below, he reads Shakespeare love sonnet 18. Beautifully.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 25, 2013 5:23 PM
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