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Trailers from Hell: Steve Senski on 1971 Horror Film 'Let's Scare Jessica to Death'

TFH Fan Week with Steve Senski! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with Kickstarter backer Senski introducing John Hancock's "Let's Scare Jessica to Death," starring the mercurial Zohra Lampert as a former medical patient terrified she's losing her mind when she sees apparitions at a Connecticut farmhouse -- or does she?
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  • August 16, 2013 11:35 AM
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WATCH: First Trailer for Quietly Unnerving Beltway Sniper Drama 'Blue Caprice'

Alexandre Moors' "Blue Caprice," which premiered earlier this year in the Sundance NEXT section, is a quiet, dread-inducing film following the man and young teen responsible for the Beltway sniper attacks in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area in 2002. It stars a very good, creepily focused Isaiah Washington and Tequan Richmond in the lead roles. Watch the new trailer, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 15, 2013 2:39 PM
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WATCH: Charming 'Daily Show' Host John Oliver on Charlie Rose -- "My Responsibility Was Not to Destroy the Machine in 3 Months"

A star is born. Brit John Oliver has scored good reviews as he's filled in over the summer on Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show." (Stewart has been occupied directing his first feature, "Rosewater.") On the August 12 airing of "Charlie Rose," Oliver came off as humble and self-effacing as he explained the inner workings of the show, the well-running machine -- "finely tuned by Stewart" -- and how it gets to be a finished project every week.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • August 15, 2013 1:09 PM
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ANATOMY OF A SCENE: Lee Daniels Talks Over 'The Butler'

Check out the New York Times Anatomy of a Scene from "Lee Daniels' The Butler."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 14, 2013 4:24 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Steve Senski on Robert Mulligan's 1972 Stylish Horror Film 'The Other'

TFH Fan Week with Steve Senski! continues at Trailers from Hell, today with Kickstarter backer Senski introducing Robert Mulligan's 1972 horror film of good-seed and bad-seed twins, "The Other."
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  • August 14, 2013 1:17 PM
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WATCH: Woody Allen Pimps John Turturro in Male Prostitute Comedy 'Fading Gigolo'

Check out the first trailer for John Turturro's "Fading Gigolo," in which he stars alongside Woody Allen as, well, a middle-aged male prostitute. And Allen is his makeshift pimp! Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 14, 2013 12:15 PM
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WATCH: Exclusive Clip from Rodney Evans's Sexuality-Bender 'The Happy Sad'

After his 2004 Sundance award-winner "Brother to Brother," director Rodney Evans is back with his sophomore attempt "The Happy Sad," a film that examines modern relationships in all their complexity and contradiction.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • August 13, 2013 2:09 PM
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Exclusive Toronto Trailer Debut: Matsumoto's 'R100'

Watch the exclusive debut of the trailer for "R100," the Hitoshi Matsumoto film that will debut in the Midnight Madness section at September's Toronto International Film Festival. The films marks the fourth feature directed by Japan absurdist auteur and TV comedian Matsumoto.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 12, 2013 4:29 PM
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Trailer Watch: Stephen Frears' 'Philomena,' Starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan

Check out the first trailer for Stephen Frears' "Philomena," starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. The film, based on a true story, centers on Philomena Lee (Dench) who embarks with a political jouranalist (Coogan) on a journey through America to discover the truth about her son, who was taken away from her as a baby.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 12, 2013 1:17 PM
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Trailers from Hell: TFH Kickstarter Backer Steve Senski on 'Burnt Offerings,' Starring Oliver Reed and Karen Black

Fan Week with Steve Senski! kicks off at Trailers from Hell, with avid TFH enthusiast Senski, whose Kickstarter donation last year entitled him to a host a week of trailer commentaries, introducing horror film "Burnt Offerings," starring Oliver Reed and Karen Black.
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  • August 12, 2013 11:10 AM
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