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Chris Hadfield's Viral 'Space Oddity' Music Video Nears 7 Million YouTube Views (VIDEO)

Ground control to Majorly Cool. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield's "Space Oddity" viral music video and David Bowie cover, which he video-recorded and sung from space and synced with music recorded by friends on Earth, is now approaching seven million views on YouTube.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 14, 2013 2:56 PM
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WATCH: Cannes Trailer for James Franco's 'As I Lay Dying'

Just before its premiere in Un Certain Regard at Cannes this year, the trailer for James Franco's "As I Lay Dying" has emerged. This is Franco's adaptation of William Faulkner's 1930 novel. Franco has written and directed the film and will star as Darl Bundren.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 13, 2013 6:16 PM
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Watch: 'Fast & Furious 6' Action Featurette; How Will It Fare Against 'Hangover Part III'?

Check out this new video featurette on the smashing, screeching, high-tailing action in "Fast & Furious 6," which should continue to rack up the grosses when Universal opens the latest iteration of the multi-ethnic action franchise on May 24. "For this one we figured we'd go big or go home," director Justin Lin mentions in the promo. Which marks a difference from the franchise's other small, subtle entries. Watch below.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • May 13, 2013 2:49 PM
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Cannes Watch: Intriguing Portrait of a Teen Prostitute in Teaser Trailer for Francois Ozon's 'Young and Beautiful'

Check out this teaser trailer for French director Francois Ozon's latest, 'Young and Beautiful," which premieres in competition at Cannes on May 16. In the trailer, we see a nubile teen girl (played by Marine Vacth) entering a hotel room, while calmly discussing in voiceover her reasoning for becoming a prostitute.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 13, 2013 11:53 AM
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Trailers from Hell: Brian Trenchard-Smith on Tarantino's Spaghetti Southern 'Django Unchained'

Bullets Don't Argue! week kicks off at Trailers from Hell, with director Brian Trenchard-Smith introducing Quentin Tarantino's Spaghetti Southern "Django Unchained," which won the Oscars for Best Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz) and Best Original Screenplay.
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  • May 13, 2013 11:23 AM
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WATCH: Kristen Wiig's Comfortable Return to SNL

  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 12, 2013 11:47 PM
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WATCH: 'Fruitvale Station' Trailer Highlights Michael B. Jordan's Performance

"Fruitvale Station," the Sundance favorite well-known for making everyone cry, has a trailer. The clips showcase Michael B. Jordan's performance at the center of the film (spoilers in that link). In this based-on-a-true-story movie, Jordan plays Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old who finds himself entangled with police and street violence on New Years Eve in 2009. Fruitvale Station is a stop in the Bay Area's subway system, the BART.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 11, 2013 1:54 PM
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Trailer Watch: Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts Go Toe-to-Toe in Weinstein Entry 'August: Osage County'

Check out the first trailer for "August: Osage County," starring heavyhitters Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts in John Wells' adaptation of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The Weinstein film hits theaters on November 8 and, needless to say, is a likely Oscar contender. (Harvey Weinstein is expected to introduce some material on the film at a press preview in Cannes.)
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • May 10, 2013 2:57 PM
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Trailer Watch: Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity' Sends Clooney and Bullock Hurtling through Space

The trailer for director Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" -- starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock -- has finally landed. This is Cuaron's first film since the 2006 dystopian sci-fi thriller "Children of Men."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 10, 2013 12:02 PM
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Trailer Watch: Tom Hanks Fends Off Somali Pirates in Paul Greengrass' 'Captain Phillips'

The first trailer has arrived for Paul Greengrass' "Captain Phillips," starring Tom Hanks in the real-life story of the Maersk Alabama cargo ship that was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 10, 2013 11:53 AM
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