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WATCH: First Clip of Mia Wasikowska as Outback Adventurer Robyn Davidson in 'Tracks'

One of the many exciting premieres awaiting fall festival goers is John Curran's "Tracks," starring Mia Wasikowska as Robyn Davidson, the real-life trail blazer who in 1977 at age 27 embarked on a 1700-mile journey across the Australian Outback with four camels and a dog. The film debuts at Venice and Toronto. Watch a first-look clip below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 26, 2013 2:30 PM
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Why 'Divergent' Could Be Rare Successful Launch of YA Franchise (NEW VMA TRAILER)

The official first look at footage of upcoming YA would-be franchise "Divergent" was unveiled last night at the MTV Video Music Awards. The film is set for a March 14, 2014 IMAX release. Watch below.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 26, 2013 12:41 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Ti West on Joe Dante's 'The 'Burbs,' Starring Tom Hanks

It’s Back to the ‘80s Again! this week at Trailer from Hell, with director Ti West introducing Joe Dante’s horror-comedy “The ‘Burbs,” starring Tom Hanks.
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  • August 26, 2013 12:03 PM
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'The World's End' Q & A: Wright, Pegg and Frost Get Tough (Featurette)

Edgar Wright hit Comic-Con's Hall H twice with his Visionaries panel as well as a "The World's End" (August 21) presentation with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, stars of the ice cream trilogy that began with "Shaun of the Dead" and continued with "Hot Fuzz." This trilogy conclusion will be it, Wright says--if the friends work together again it will be on something new. As for Marvel's "Ant Man," Wright's finally ready to embrace new technology to excite us "one inch at a time"--in 2015.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 24, 2013 3:25 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Alan Spencer on Misfit Tale 'Bless the Beasts and Children'

Box Office Busts! week concludes at Trailers from Hell with TV writer-producer Alan Spencer introducing Stanley Kramer's 1971 film "Bless the Beasts and Children."
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  • August 23, 2013 12:51 PM
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WATCH: Trailer for Sexy Palme d'Or Winner 'Blue Is the Warmest Color,' with English Subtitles

An English-subtitled trailer has landed for Palme d'Or winner "Blue Is the Warmest Color," starring Adele Exarchopoulos as a young woman exploring the intense highs and lows of first love with her lesbian girlfriend (played by Lea Seydoux). Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 23, 2013 11:29 AM
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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 starring Oscar Isaac as a musician facing the looming possibility of failure.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 22, 2013 2:32 PM
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WATCH: Edgar Wright Talks 'The World's End' Opening Sequence for NY Times

Check out this "Anatomy of a Scene" video feature from the NY Times, where director Edgar Wright discusses the opening sequence for his upcoming apocalypse comedy "The World's End."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 21, 2013 2:29 PM
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TIFF Trailer Watch: JFK Assassination Drama 'Parkland,' Starring Giamatti, Thornton, Efron, Weaver and More

A first trailer for "Parkland," on the JFK assassination and the chaotic events at Dallas' Parkland Hospital in 1963, has landed. Directed by Peter Landesman and produced by Tom Hanks, the star-studded cast includes Paul Giamatti, Jacki Weaver, Billy Bob Thornton, Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden and more. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 21, 2013 12:26 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson on Terry Gilliam's 'The Adventures of Baron Munchausen'

Box Office Busts! week continues at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing Terry Gilliam's wonderfully wacky "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen," starring John Neville, Eric Idle, Uma Thurman, Robin Williams and a very young Sarah Polley.
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  • August 21, 2013 11:27 AM
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