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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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WATCH: Triple Threat Lake Bell Talks Feminist Comedy 'In a World'

I had the pleasure and privilege last week to host a Q&A with Lake Bell -- the writer, director and star of the hugely entertaining "In a World..." -- after a screening of her film in Downtown H-Town at the Sundance Cinemas.
  • By Joe Leydon
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  • August 20, 2013 6:39 PM
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WATCH: Terrific New Trailer for Ridley Scott and Cormac McCarthy's 'The Counselor'

A terrific international trailer for Ridley Scott's "The Counselor," starring Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt and Cameron Diaz, has landed. In this new spot for the neo-noir thriller, which was written by Pulitzer Prize winner Cormac McCarthy ("No Country for Old Men," "The Road"), we get more of a glimpse into the kinetic plot.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 20, 2013 11:49 AM
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WATCH: Early Trailer for Timur Bekmambetov's 'Squirrels,' a la 'The Birds,' 'Piranha' and 'Jaws'

Director Timur Bekmambetov ("Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter") has released a pre-production trailer online for a new horror comedy project he's working on: "Squirrels." Yes, it's like "The Birds," with the humor of the "Piranha" franchise, but featuring terrifying, bushy-tailed tree-climbing rodents. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 19, 2013 2:47 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Dan Ireland on Cinema's Great Troubled Production, 'Cleopatra,' Starring Taylor and Burton

Box Office Busts! kicks off this week at Trailers from Hell, with director Dan Ireland introducing the most notorious budget-ballooning debacle in film history, Joseph L. Mankiewicz' "Cleopatra," starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
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  • August 19, 2013 11:42 AM
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