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WATCH: First Trailer for 'Muppets Most Wanted,' Starring Kermit and the Gang, Plus Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais and More

The first teaser trailer for Disney's "Muppets Most Wanted" (March 21) has arrived in all its furry, felty, Fozzie glory. Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, The Great Gonzo and Animal are back for an international caper that takes them to the likes of Berlin, London and Madrid; meanwhile, their human friends (including Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Salma Hayek and Sean "Diddy" Combs) are along for the ride. Watch below, plus new images from the film.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 6, 2013 1:37 PM
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WATCH: Edgar Wright's 1995 Feature Debut 'Fistful of Fingers,' Interview on His Career, Plus 'Shaun of the Dead' Interactive Screenplay

Check out this extensive discussion with filmmaker Edgar Wright at last year's London Screenwriters Festival, where the "World's End" director talks his feature debut "A Fistful of Fingers" (full video below), "Shaun of the Dead" (which was in production simultaneously with Zack Snyder's "Dawn of the Dead" remake and Danny Boyle's "28 Days Later") and much more.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 5, 2013 2:02 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Alan Spencer Makes Our Day and Talks 'Dirty Harry,' Starring Clint Eastwood

Go Ahead, Make My Day! week starts at Trailers from Hell, with TV writer Alan Spencer introducing Don Siegel's iconic '70s vigilante classic "Dirty Harry," starring -- who else? -- Clint Eastwood.
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  • August 5, 2013 1:23 PM
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Trailer Watch: Diablo Cody's Directorial Debut 'Paradise,' Starring Hough, Brand, Spencer and Hunter

Diablo Cody's directorial debut, "Paradise," hits VOD on August 8 and theaters October 18. It stars Julianne Hough as a small-town young woman whose faith is tested when she survives extensive burn injuries, and heads to Las Vegas for some soul-searching. Watch the trailer below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 5, 2013 1:12 PM
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'Orange is the New Black' Meets 'Orphan Black' in 'Orphan is the New Black' Mash-Up

Here is an amusing collision of two fantastic female-centric new series--Netflix's "Orange is the New Black," and BBC America's "Orphan Black."
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • August 5, 2013 8:00 AM
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WATCH: Daniel Radcliffe Is Allen Ginsberg in First Teaser for 'Kill Your Darlings'

The first trailer for John Krokidas's "Kill Your Darlings" has arrived. Praised at Sundance, where it was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics, this feature directorial debut is a portrait of the early life of three seminal Beat Generation writers: Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe), Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston) and William S. Burroughs (Ben Foster).
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 4, 2013 4:20 PM
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WATCH: Billy Bob Thornton's 'Jayne Mansfield's Car' (TRAILER)

As Billy Bob Thornton rejoins the Coen brothers' for their new "Fargo" TV series, at long last, his fest circuit veteran "Jayne Mansfield's Car" will be available on-demand August 20th and in theaters on September 13 via Anchor Bay Films. Marking "Slingblade" writer-director Thornton's first film since 2001's "Daddy and Them," "Jayne Mansfield's Car" was co-written with Tom Epperson.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 2, 2013 3:15 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Larry Karaszewski on Bertolucci's 'Last Tango in Paris,' Starring Brando and Schneider

Bad Relationships! week concludes at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Larry Karaszewski introducing one of the most controversial films ever made, Bernardo Bertolucci's "Last Tango in Paris," starring Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider.
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  • August 2, 2013 11:13 AM
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Marlon Brando Stays Honest, Flirts, Dissembles, Speaks French in String of 1965 Press Interviews (VIDEO)

Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose. A great actor strives to remain authentic under the most trying circumstances. Check out this series of press interviews with Brando--he admitted to promoting "Morituri," a movie most of his interlocuters had not yet seen, and his interviewers seemed to be trying to hawk it too--much to his dismay.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 1, 2013 3:46 PM
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WATCH: Robert Redford Battles the Elements Alone in First Trailer for Shipwreck Thriller 'All Is Lost'

The riveting first trailer for J.C. Chandor's Cannes hit "All Is Lost," starring Robert Redford, has landed. In a practically solo -- and near wordless -- performance, Redford plays a man lost at sea following a devastating accident.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 1, 2013 2:10 PM
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