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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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WATCH: 'Homeland' Season 3 Trailer -- Brace Yourself for Another Emotional Roller Coaster

The first trailer for the third season of Showtime's Emmy-winning "Homeland" has arrived. While last season ended on a bleak note, with Damian Lewis' Nicholas Brody fleeing for a life on the run and bidding a heart-tugging farewell to Claire Danes' Carrie Mathison, this season looks like the trouble continues and the stakes are upped. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 9, 2013 2:13 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Alan Spencer on Third Dirty Harry Film, 'The Enforcer,' Starring Clint Eastwood

Go Ahead, Make My Day! week concludes at Trailers from Hell with TV writer Alan Spencer introducing the third Dirty Harry film, "The Enforcer," starring Clint Eastwood.
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  • August 9, 2013 1:17 PM
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WATCH: New International Trailer for 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

A new international trailer has landed for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 9, 2013 12:51 PM
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Trailer Watch: Buzzy SXSW Doc '12 O'Clock Boys' Rides with Baltimore's Infamous Dirtbike Gang

In anticipation of the Sundance NEXT Weekend Festival, which arrives, well, this weekend in Los Angeles, Oscilloscope has released the trailer for "12 O'Clock Boys," Lofty Nathan's documentary on Baltimore's infamous urban dirtbike gang, and the young outsider who strives to join its rowdy ranks. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 8, 2013 1:17 PM
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WATCH: First Trailer for George Clooney's 'Monuments Men,' Starring Damon, Blanchett, Murray, Dujardin and More

The first trailer for George Clooney's latest directorial effort, "Monuments Men," has landed. The film, which centers on a small World War II platoon tasked with protecting and retrieving invaluable art stolen by the Nazis, stars a stellar cast of Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Bill Murray, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville and Clooney himself. Watch below, plus new images from the film.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 8, 2013 11:58 AM
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Early Orson Welles Film to Premiere This Fall, Plus Watch Welles' First Short Film, 'The Hearts of Age' (VIDEO)

As the New York Times' Dave Kehr points out in a recent highlight piece, Orson Welles' filmmaking debut came seven years before 1941's "Citizen Kane," with an eight-minute short titled "The Hearts of Age." Teenager Welles made the film with a friend from school, William Vance. In this early endeavor, Welles dons old-age makeup -- a sign of disguises to come in "Kane." Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 7, 2013 2:25 PM
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WATCH: Stunning First Trailer for Andrew Dosunmu's Sundance Winner 'Mother of George'

The stunningly gorgeous first trailer for director Andrew Dosunmu's "Mother of George" has arrived. Winner of the U.S. Dramatic Cinematography Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, the film stars Danai Gurira and Isaach De Bankole as a Nigerian couple in Brooklyn whose marriage is tested by their struggle to conceive.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 7, 2013 2:16 PM
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WATCH: First Trailer for Spike Jonze's 'Her,' Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara and the Voice of Scarlett Johansson

The first trailer for Spike Jonze's "Her" has landed. Starring Joaquin Phoenix as a lonely writer who falls in love with a computer operating system (calling itself "Samantha" and given the husky voice of Scarlett Johansson), the film also stars Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde and Chris Pratt. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 7, 2013 12:39 PM
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