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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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Trailers from Hell: Alan Spencer on Gene Wilder's 'Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother'

Laffapalooza! week concludes at Trailers from Hell with television writer Alan Spencer introducing "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother," written, directed and starring Gene Wilder.
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  • May 10, 2013 11:32 AM
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WATCH: Google Gives Tribute to Legendary Hollywood Artist Saul Bass (VIDEO)

Saul Bass would have been 93 today, and to commemorate the late Hollywood artist's birthday, Google pays homage with a clever Doodle tribute.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 8, 2013 2:42 PM
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Trailers from Hell: John Landis on Faust Musical 'Cabin in the Sky'

This week at Trailers from Hell, director John Landis takes a look at Vincente Minnelli's musical, "Cabin in the Sky," released in 1943.
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  • May 8, 2013 11:53 AM
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WATCH: Leonard Nimoy vs. Zachary Quinto in Battle of Spocks (VIDEO)

Watch this actually funny Audi commercial that features a battle of navigational skills between actors Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 8, 2013 11:31 AM
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Trailer Watch: Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield in Sci-Fi Epic 'Ender's Game' (VIDEO)

The first official trailer for writer/director Gavin Hood's VFX-heavy, intergalactic adventure "Ender's Game" is here.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 8, 2013 11:29 AM
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Cannes Posts Quinzaine Trailer (VIDEO)

The opening night of the Cannes' Director's Fortnight, or Quinzaine, is Ari Folman's "The Congress," a live-action-animated feature starring Robin Wright and Danny Huston (my interview with Folman is coming up). Check out the annual trailer for the two-week Cannes sidebar.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 7, 2013 1:19 PM
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WATCH: Zach Galifianakis on SNL Plays Game of the Thrones with GoT Cast Member Cameo

In this clip from his hosting gig at SNL this weekend, Zach Galifianakis plays a serious "Game of Thrones" fan-boy. He's dressed in a child's dragon costume and ready to answer trivia with unrivaled enthusiasm. In his usual over-exuberance-verging-on-nuts fashion, Galifianakis loses his mind when Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, the actor who plays Jaime Lannister, shows up.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 6, 2013 12:46 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Sam Hamm on Preston Sturges' Defiant Romp 'The Miracle of Morgan's Creek'

This week at Trailers from Hell, Sam Hamm discusses Preston Sturges' final film for Paramount, "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek."
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  • May 6, 2013 11:26 AM
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WATCH: 7-Minute Video on the Making of 'Star Trek: Into Darkness'

Unlike most promo featurettes, Paramount Pictures' seven minutes of behind-the-scenes footage on the making of "Star Trek: Into Darkness" isn't glossily spliced with interviews. It actually tries to capture what it was like during filming on the set of the J. J. Abrams' film. (It's not completely spoiler free: watch with caution.)
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 5, 2013 12:28 PM
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