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WATCH: Trailer for 'Blue is the Warmest Color,' Palme d'Or Winning Lesbian Romance (FRENCH)

Check out this French trailer for Palme d'Or winner "Blue Is the Warmest Color," which was picked up for stateside release by IFC's Sundance Selects, which is likely screening the film at Telluride as well as Toronto before its opening October 25. The three hour film about a lesbian romance isn't eligible to be France's Oscar submission, but the distributor plans an Oscar campaign for newcomer Adele Exarchopoulos as Best Actress.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 17, 2013 4:29 PM
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WATCH: Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller Will Ruin Your Life If You Don't Turn Off the Phone In New Alamo Drafthouse Spot

The Alamo Drafthouse continues its ever-persistent and comic assault on talkers and texters in movie theaters, with a new spot featuring "The Spectacular Now" stars Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller. If you use your phone while in a darkened theater, Teller wants you to ask yourself: "Am I being a dick?"
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 16, 2013 2:07 PM
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Werner Herzog on "Soldiers of Cinema," Eating His Shoe and More for Viral Don't Text While Driving Doc (WATCH VIDEO)

Werner Herzog has hit the media for his viral Don't Text While Driving 35-minute documentary "From One Second to the Next" (watch below), being interviewed on NPR this morning, and by the Hollywood Reporter yesterday as the 70-year-old director accepted a Lifetime Achievement award at the Locarno International Film Festival. As is to be expected, the legendary German auteur is providing plenty of fascinating, poetic and eccentric quotes. Highlights below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 16, 2013 12:17 PM
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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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