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WATCH: Exhilarating 'Gravity' Clip 'Detached'

In case you missed it, check out this stunning clip from Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity." In it, astronauts Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are confronted with a stomach-turning crisis in space, and Bullock's character is forced to detach from an arm of a downed spacecraft. All this is shown in a single uninterrupted shot. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 25, 2013 3:25 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson on 'The Dish,' Starring Sam Neill

Even More Movies You Never Heard Of! continues at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing "The Dish," starring Sam Neill, Australia's top-grossing film of 2000.
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  • July 24, 2013 11:45 AM
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Watch New Comic-Con 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Trailer; Lawrence, Hutcherson Talk Making New Movie

For the first time Lionsgate brought "Hunger Games" to Hall H at Comic-Con. The original three books sold 50 million in the U.S. alone, and spent 200 consecutive weeks on the bestseller list more than three years. The first film is the 13th highest grossing of all time. The panel introduced new director Francis Lawrence, who replaced Gary Ross, and is directing not only "Catching Fire" (November 22) but the two "Mockingjay" films. The new trailer (below) looks strong as the story follows Suzanne Collins' novel.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 23, 2013 9:19 PM
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Comic-Con: 'Game of Thrones' Panel Talks Red Wedding, Screens Video Tribute to Dead Characters (FULL PANEL VIDEO)

While many of us reporters at Comic-Con were looking for information and news about upcoming movies, the HBO "Game of Thrones" panel was unabashedly about sharing the past season with the 6000 fans packed into Hall H. They roared their approval for the shows two most popular stars, Emmy nominees Peter Dinklage and brunette Emilia Clarke. Showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff started things off with an In Memoriam clip (below), reminding us of all the characters we have already lost--and that there will be more to come when Season Four kicks off in Spring 2014.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 23, 2013 6:04 PM
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Watch: Post Weinstein Legal Battle, UPDATED Trailer for 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

UPDATE: With the Weinsteins' loss of "The Butler" legal battle with Warner Bros., an updated trailer for the film has arrived, sporting the slightly unwieldy new title "Lee Daniels' The Butler." Watch below.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 23, 2013 2:18 PM
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All Things 'Austenland': New Website and Trailer for Keri Russell Rom-Com About a Jane Austen Die-Hard (VIDEO)

Jerusha Hess' romantic comedy "Austenland" stars Keri Russell as a Jane Austen die-hard who signs up to be part of an immersive Regency-era theme park dedicated to the beloved author. It premiered at Sundance at the beginning of this year, and hits theaters on August 16. Check out the new website, which is as endearingly geeky as the film promises to be, and watch the trailer below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 22, 2013 2:20 PM
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Comic-Con Visionaries Talk Realizing 'Gravity' and 'Amazing Spider-Man' in 3-D, Staging Fights in 'World's End,' Long Takes, 3-D and Future of Film (TRAILERS)

The high point of the annual EW Comic-Con Visionaries panel with Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity"), Marc Webb ("The Amazing Spider-Man") and Edgar Wright ("The World's End") moderated by Anthony Breznican was an exchange on the aesthetics of long takes and bringing reality into fantasy on film. Wright launched a discussion about combining fights and effects in a reunion comedy about old chums (led by co-writer/star Simon Pegg and Nick Frost) returning to their home town for a pub crawl--and stumbling on an alien invasion.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 22, 2013 1:39 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Allan Arkush on Kung Fu Epic 'The 36th Chamber of Shaolin'

Even More Movies You Never Heard Of! kicks off this week at Trailers from Hell, with director Allan Arkush introducing Liu Chia-Liang's 1978 Hong Kong kung fu epic "The 36th Chamber of Shaolin," widely considered a highpoint in the evolution of the genre.
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  • July 22, 2013 11:25 AM
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Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante on 1950 Classic 'Harvey,' Starring James Stewart

Dipsomania Week! concludes at Trailers from Hell with director and TFH creator Joe Dante introducing the 1950 classic "Harvey," starring James Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd, a man convinced he's become companions with a six-foot rabbit.
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  • July 19, 2013 11:54 AM
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WATCH: First Trailer for 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,' Starring Idris Elba

The first trailer for Justin Chadwick's "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" has landed, starring Idris Elba in the title role as the former South African president and anti-apartheid revolutionary. Naomie Harris ("Skyfall") also stars as Mandela's wife of 39 years, Winnie. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 19, 2013 11:34 AM
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