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Watch: Young Natalie Portman's Original Audition Tape for Luc Besson's 'Leon: The Professional'

Check out Natalie Portman's original audition tape for Luc Besson's "Leon: The Professional." In the video, an 11-year-old Portman reads a number of the lines that she would eventually say in the 1994 film as Mathilda, the pre-teen taken in by assassin Leon (Jean Reno) after the murder of her family in a police raid. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 18, 2013 1:18 PM
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Has Scarlett Johansson Meet the Parents in New Clip for 'Don Jon' (VIDEO)

A first red-band clip has been released for Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut, "Don Jon." In the clip, Gordon-Levitt's Jon introduces his comely new girlfriend, Barbara (Scarlett Johansson, showing off a funny Jersey accent), to his parents. Needless to say, Dad (played by Tony Danza) is impressed. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 17, 2013 2:20 PM
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Watch: Pitt Talks 'World War Z' on Good Morning America, Says Jolie Back to "Business As Usual" Following Surgery

Brad Pitt appeared on "Good Morning America" today, chatting with George Stephanopoulos about his upcoming "World War Z" (June 21), and also discussing Angelina Jolie's decision earlier this year to undergo a preventative double mastectomy. Pitt says Jolie is resilient following the surgery: "Business as usual." Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 17, 2013 1:24 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Mick Garris on Tobe Hooper's 'Poltergeist'

Mick Garris' House of Horrors kicks off this week at Trailers from Hell, with director Garris introducing Tobe Hooper's 1982 film, "Poltergeist."
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  • June 17, 2013 11:56 AM
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WATCH: First Trailer for Scorsese's 'Wolf of Wall Street,' Starring DiCaprio, McConaughey and Hill

The first trailer for Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" has landed. The Paramount film, set to hit theaters November 15 in time for Oscar season, stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a hard-living stockbroker, along with Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler and Jonah Hill.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 17, 2013 11:38 AM
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WATCH: Matt Damon Ratchets Up the Badass Charm in New 'Elysium' Trailer

The second trailer for Neill Blomkamp's spectacular-looking sci-fi entry "Elysium" (August 8) has arrived. This one plays up Matt Damon's innate likability -- in the film he stars as an illness-stricken everyman who reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission against the wealthy Elysium metropolis' head secretary of state (Jodie Foster). Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 14, 2013 1:48 PM
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Trailer Watch: J.D. 'Salinger' Documentary Digs Into the Mystery of the Enigmatic Author

The first trailer for Shane Salerno's "Salinger" documentary has landed. The film, which was snapped up by the Weinstein Company in March, looks to a be an edge-of-your-seat portrait of the enigmatic, reclusive author of "The Catcher in the Rye." Salinger died in January 2010, and hadn't published a work since 1965.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 14, 2013 12:48 PM
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Trailers from Hell: David DeCoteau on 'TNT Jackson,' Starring Jeannie Bell

New World Pictures Action Week! concludes at Trailers from Hell with filmmaker David DeCoteau introducing "TNT Jackson," which features the tagline: "You'll know you've been kissed by her ebony fist when the blood from your face stains her diamond necklace!"
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  • June 14, 2013 11:54 AM
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WATCH: Armie Hammer Rides, Shoots and Lassos at Cowboy Bootcamp in 'Lone Ranger' Featurette

Check out this new featurette for Gore Verbinski's "The Lone Ranger" (July 3), which features star Armie Hammer at "cowboy bootcamp," learning -- a bit shakily -- to ride horses, lasso chairs and shoot pistols.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • June 13, 2013 4:39 PM
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Exclusive Clip: Los Angeles Film Festival Narrative Competition Entry 'Pollywogs'

Check out this exclusive clip from Karl Jacob and T. Arthur Cottam's "Pollywogs," making its world premiere in the Narrative Competition lineup at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 14. The film centers on a young man, Dylan (Jacob), who heads for a rural family reunion following a nasty breakup.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 13, 2013 1:50 PM
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