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Trailers from Hell: Larry Karaszewski on 'Enter the Dragon,' Starring Bruce Lee

Retakes! week begins at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Larry Karaszewski introducing "Enter the Dragon."
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  • June 3, 2013 11:22 AM
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WATCH: 'Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic' Clips

If you like Louis CK or Chris Rock, acerbic, sharp comedians who like to dig into who we are and how we feel about each other, check out Marina Zenovich's "Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic," which offers a fascinating portrait of the brilliant and troubled comic who paved the way.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 31, 2013 5:20 PM
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WATCH: Werner Herzog's Unsettling 'Don't Text While Driving' PSA

Be sure to check out this "Don't Text While Driving" PSA directed by Werner Herzog. Only 30 seconds long, the video has Herzog's signature observant touch, and with unsettling succinctness shows the catastrophic results of a distracted driver sending a text message as short as "On my way."
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  • May 31, 2013 1:25 PM
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Gibney Talks Manning and Assange, Stars of his 'WikiLeaks' Expose

Until recently, nobody knew who Bradley Manning was. Now he's all over the media, having pleaded guilty to ten charges (and not guilty to 12 others) before a Maryland military judge (see his leaked testimony here) for “misusing classified data,” the unlawful possession of classified material, exposing a cache of files, including videos, military logs and 250,000 State Department cables, and the transfer of this material to WikiLeaks. These charges carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in jail. “The more I read the cables, the more I came to the conclusion that this was the type of information that should become public,” he told the judge.
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  • May 31, 2013 12:14 PM
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Trailers from Hell: John Landis on Stanley Donen's Backwoods Musical 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers'

Relationship Roulette! week concludes at Trailers from Hell with director John Landis introducing Stanley Donen's backwoods musical, "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers."
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  • May 31, 2013 11:46 AM
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'The East' Director Zal Batmanglij Narrates Pivotal Scene

Writer-director Zal Batmanglij narrates a pivotal scene with an undercover agent (co-writer Brit Marling) trying to infiltrate anti- corporate terrorist group in "The East." Via The New York Times. Our interview with Marling is here. Her Georgetown senior convocation speech is here.
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  • May 29, 2013 1:29 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Karyn Kusama on Alan Parker's 'Shoot the Moon,' Starring Diane Keaton and Albert Finney

Relationship Roulette! week continues at Trailers from Hell with director Karyn Kusama introducing "Shoot the Moon," starring Diane Keaton and Albert Finney.
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  • May 29, 2013 11:30 AM
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Hollywood Hits the Commencement Trail, from Affleck and Marling to Whedon (VIDEO)

It's May, which means that movie and media moguls are working the commencement speech circuit. Arianna Huffington did Smith College, while Boston's own Ben Affleck delivered a rousing speech at Brown in exchange for his honorary degree. On May 26, Joss Whedon '87 gave the commencement address at his alma mater Wesleyan.
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  • May 28, 2013 4:10 PM
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Trailer Watch: Weinsteins' Mouth-Watering 'Haute Cuisine' as Light and Fluffy as a Souffle

Those with empty stomachs, beware the new trailer that just landed. "Haute Cuisine," from the Weinstein Company, centers on Provence chef Daniele Delpeuch (Catherine Frot), who worked as French president Francois Mitterand's country cook, and withstood all the culinary challenges that went along with it. The film hits theaters August 16. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 28, 2013 2:35 PM
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Trailer Watch: Chilling Documentary 'The Act of Killing' Reenacts Death Squad Leaders' Memories of Murder

Joshua Oppenheimer's documentary "The Act of Killing" has been wowing critics since it started its festival run last fall, and will finally have its theatrical release via Drafthouse Films on July 19. The film, which boldly asks former death squad leaders to reenact their real-life mass murders in the style of their favorite Hollywood films, is a co-presentation from Werner Herzog and Errol Morris, and has been called "chilling," "audacious" and "essential." Trailer below.
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  • May 28, 2013 12:53 PM
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