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WATCH: 16-Year-Old Malala Yousafzai's Stunning, Eloquent Comment to Jon Stewart About Pacifism

It's hard not to get choked up while watching the incredible answer about Pacifism 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai gave to Jon Stewart last night on the Daily Show. Stewart himself seems to be struggling for words, but ultimately comes up with a witty follow-up: "Would your father mind if I adopted you?" Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 10, 2013 11:34 AM
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Trailers from Hell: Ernest Dickerson on Hammer's 'The Creeping Unknown' (aka 'The Quartermass Xperiment')

Keep Watching the Skies! continues at Trailers from Hell with Ernest Dickerson introducing Hammer's "The Creeping Unknown," starring Brian Donlevy and Jack Warren as a professor and inspector trying to get to the bottom of a mysterious rocket crash, which has left two crew members missing and one mutating into a monster.
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  • October 9, 2013 12:53 PM
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Trailer Watch: Shia Labeouf's Euro Trip Goes Haywire in 'Charlie Countryman,' with Evan Rachel Wood and Mads Mikkelsen

A first trailer arrived yesterday for "Charlie Countryman." The film, which is the feature debut of commercials director Fredrik Bond, centers on a young man (Shia Labeouf) who while on a European vacation falls in love and trouble simultaneously when he meets Gabi (Evan Rachel Wood, playing a heavily accented cellist) and discovers she's already attracted the attentions of a vicious Romanian gangster (Mads Mikkelsen).
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 9, 2013 12:36 PM
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Nifty 'Carrie' Promo Stunt (VIDEO)

They dumped red slushies on the Homecoming Queen in "Glee," referencing "Carrie," the Stephen King classic and Brian de Palma movie, which has now been remade by Kimberly Peirce with Chloe Grace Moretz in the Sissy Spacek role and Julianne Moore in for Piper Laurie. Check out this cleverly viral way to market the latest flick about an angry teenager with telekinetic powers:
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 8, 2013 7:27 PM
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WATCH: First Trailer for Alex Gibney's 'The Armstrong Lie'

"I like to win, but more than anything I can't stand the idea of losing." So says Lance Armstrong at the outset of the first trailer for Alex Gibney's "The Armstrong Lie," which hits theaters November 8. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 8, 2013 1:30 PM
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WATCH: New Trailer for the Coens' 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

A new trailer has landed for the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis," the '60s folk-music favorite out of Cannes that recently played NYFF. It stars Oscar Isaac as a musician facing the looming possibility of failure.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 7, 2013 2:47 PM
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WATCH: Exclusive Clip for Documentary on Legendary Songwriter 'AKA Doc Pomus'

Check out an exclusive clip for documentary "AKA Doc Pomus," on legendary New York songwriter Doc Pomus, which hit theaters in New York October 4, and will open in Los Angeles October 11.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • October 7, 2013 1:50 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante on Edgar G. Ulmer's 'The Man from Planet X,' One of the First Alien Invasion Movies

Keep Watching the Skies! kicks off at Trailers from Hell, with director and TFH creator Joe Dante introducing "The Man from Planet X." Austrian shoestring auteur Edgar G. Ulmer hits it out of the park with one of the first-out-the-gate alien invasion movies, which scared a lot of early ’50s tykes when it was sold to television soon afterward.
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  • October 7, 2013 11:49 AM
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Trailers from Hell: Larry Karaszewski on Polanski's 'The Tenant'

The Dark Side of Sanity! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Larry Karaszewski introducing Roman Polanski's 1976 film "The Tenant," which stars Polanski himself, Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas and Jo Van Fleet.
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  • October 4, 2013 11:59 AM
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WATCH: First Trailer for 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,' Kenneth Branagh's Old-School Espionage Thriller Starring Chris Pine

The first trailer for director Kenneth Branagh's "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," starring Chris Pine as the titular CIA analyst who kicks a lot of ass, has landed. Fifth in the Jack Ryan series, the film is based on characters from the spy novels by author Tom Clancy, who died this week at age 66.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • October 4, 2013 11:47 AM
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