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WATCH: New 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Clip Shows Spock in the Belly of the Volcano

Check out the colorful skin-tight uniforms and panic-stricken Enterprise crew in the first clip released from J. J. Abrams’ "Star Trek Into Darkness" (IMAX 3D May 15, wide May 17).
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • April 22, 2013 3:27 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Mick Garris on Wacko Sci-Fi Parody 'Killer Klowns from Outer Space'

This week at Trailers from Hell, horror director Mick Garris introduces the Chiodo Brothers' 1988 sci-fi parody "Killer Klowns from Outer Space."
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  • April 22, 2013 1:02 PM
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CinemaCon: Disney Showcases Mighty Labels, 'Lone Ranger' Trailer and Q & A Live Stream, 'Monsters U' (VIDEO)

It's hard not to be impressed with the Disney empire that Bob Iger has assembled at the movie studio. It's a label strategy that assumes that if you buy the best and the brightest properties and manage them well you will come out ahead--from John Lasseter's Pixar and Ike Permutter's Marvel to Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks and Kathleen Kennedy's Lucasfilm. At the CinemaCon Disney presentation, new studio chief Alan Horn, who took over the Disney reins from ousted rookie Rick Ross, was well-known to the exhibitors, as he had been the warm and genial head of Warner Bros. for 11 years. He started out, rather oddly, stating his support of the long windows status quo, given boss Iger's known desire to squash ancillary windows and other studios' hard work behind the scenes to push back on this issue.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 22, 2013 6:00 AM
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WATCH: Exclusive Trailer for Ray Mancini Doc 'The Good Son'

Here's an advance peek at the TV spot for festival circuit fave "The Good Son," a documentary about boxer Ray Mancini. The Snagfilms release featuring Mickey Rourke, Ed O'Neil, and Sugar Ray Leonard, among others, will be released theatrically this summer.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 20, 2013 4:08 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson on Herzog's Beautifully Bizarre 'Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call -- New Orleans'

Overlooked and Underrated Week concludes at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing Werner Herzog's beautifully bizarre Nicolas Cage-starrer, "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call -- New Orleans."
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  • April 19, 2013 2:01 PM
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Exclusive Clip: Francois Ozon's Mystery 'In the House' Looks at a Budding Voyeur

Check out this exclusive clip from Francois Ozon's psychological mystery "In the House," starring Fabrice Luchini, Kristin Scott Thomas and Ernst Umhauer. The film, which premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, centers on the increasingly dicey relationship between a high school lit teacher and his more than apt pupil, who spies on his best friend's parents as fodder for extracurricular essays.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 18, 2013 1:05 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson on Sean Penn's Overlooked and Underrated Directorial Debut, 'The Indian Runner'

Overlooked and Underrated Week continues at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing Sean Penn's directorial debut "The Indian Runner," starring Viggo Mortensen.
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  • April 17, 2013 11:41 AM
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WATCH: New 'Man of Steel' Trailer Finds Outsider Clark Kent on an Emotional and Existential Journey

After the eerie General Zod video warning comes the third and most emotional "Man of Steel" trailer: an existential journey to define the heart and soul of Kal-El/Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) and his role as outsider/savior. Watch below.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • April 17, 2013 11:28 AM
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WATCH: New 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Trailer, Captain Kirk vs. Benedict Cumberbatch Villain -- "No Ship Should Go Down Without Her Captain"

The third and final trailer for J.J. Abrams’ "Star Trek Into Darkness" continues the focus on Captain Kirk’s emotional journey and emphasizes his test of wills with Benedict Cumberbatch’s taunting baddie.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • April 16, 2013 3:05 PM
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Watch: William Friedkin Tributes Roger Ebert at Chicago Critics Film Festival, Recites Dylan Thomas

Director William Friedkin, who revealed last month that his 1977 film "Sorcerer" has finally received a studio-funded digital restoration and will premiere at this year's Venice Film Festival, recently gave an impromptu tribute to Roger Ebert following a Q&A at the Chicago Critics Film Festival. He recited Dylan Thomas' "And Death Shall Have No Dominion." Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 16, 2013 11:40 AM
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