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Yes It's True: Theme Song from Scorsese's 'New York, New York' Wasn't Nominated for Oscar (CLIP)

It's hard to believe that Kander & Ebb's iconic "Theme from 'New York, New York'" was not nominated for best song the year it was memorably sung by Liza Minnelli in the Martin Scorsese musical. The Oscar-winner that year, as I was reminded on Twitter by @ShawnLevy, was "When You Light Up My Life."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 2, 2013 4:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: 'Delivery Man' Stars Fading Vince Vaughn as Cluelessly Conflicted Sperm Donor

DreamWorks has revealed the first trailer for the upcoming comedy "Delivery Man," starring Vince Vaughn as a man with some highly potent sperm. Do we care? A recent spate of box office bombs, including this year's profoundly unfunny "The Internship" with Owen Wilson and last year's "The Watch," indicates the aggressively manic Vaughn has lost his appeal.
  • By Beth Hanna and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 2, 2013 2:58 PM
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WATCH: Hilariously Dated 1970s Perfume Commercial Flaunts Charles Bronson's Rugged 'Mandom'

In 1976, Latin American cable network TVC aired this hilariously awful spot advertising a perfume called Mandom, with late Hollywood actor and Western stalwart Charles Bronson as the leading man whose showy masculinity reveals a softer side as he douses himself with cologne.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 2, 2013 1:59 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Max Landis on Joe Dante's 'Innerspace'

"It's Back to the 80s!" at the newly revamped Trailers from Hell this week, with screenwriter Max Landis introducing TFH creator Joe Dante's 1987 comedy-fantasy entry "Innerspace," starring Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan and Martin Short.
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  • July 2, 2013 11:30 AM
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WATCH: Cleverly Creepy New Trailer for 'The Conjuring'

Check out the canny new trailer for James Wan's "The Conjuring," which is receiving strong reviews prior to its July 19 release. (Variety's hailed it as "Insidious" and "Saw" director Wan's "masterpiece.") The trailer cleverly interweaves interview snippets with the real-life Perron family, whose story of being haunted in their Rhode Island farmhouse in the 1970s is the basis for the film. Even the use of the baritone voiceover evokes a creepily vintage feel.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 1, 2013 2:40 PM
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WATCH: Video Tour of LACMA's Recently Closed Stanley Kubrick Exhibit

June 30 was the final day to catch the Stanley Kubrick Exhibit at LACMA, on display since November 1. If you missed this must-see event, you can watch a three-part video tour showcasing some of the best parts of the massive show.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 1, 2013 1:47 PM
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WATCH: Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac' First Clip, 'Chapter 1: The Compleat Angler'

Details of Lars von Trier's latest cinematic provocation, "Nymphomaniac," starring his fearless go-to actress Charlotte Gainsbourg ("Antichrist," "Melancholia"), have been titillating us for months. In the film, the title character shares her erotic experiences to a man who has saved her from a vicious beating. See the first clip and teaser poster below.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 29, 2013 2:10 PM
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WATCH: Striking New Trailer for Kidnapping Procedural 'Prisoners,' Starring Jackman and Gyllenhaal

A new trailer for Denis Villeneuve's "Prisoners" has arrived, and it looks to be a taut, engaging kidnapping procedural featuring stand-out performances from leads Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal. A small-town carpenter (Jackman) endures the unthinkable when his young daughter goes missing, and takes the law into his own hands, putting him at odds with the detective on the case (Gyllenhaal).
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 28, 2013 1:31 PM
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WATCH: Ruffalo Plays Sex Addict in Comedy 'Thanks for Sharing,' with Paltrow and Robbins (TRAILER)

The first trailer for "Thanks for Sharing," the directorial debut "The Kids are All Right" co-writer Stuart Blumberg, has been released. The film, which premiered last year at TIFF, stars Mark Ruffalo as a sex addict and Gwyneth Paltrow as the woman who loves him, with Tim Robbins co-starring.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • June 27, 2013 3:47 PM
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WATCH: Dazzling 'Great Gatsby' Before and After Visual Effects Reel

Animal Logic, one of seven visual effects teams behind Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," has unveiled a before-and-after VFX reel that breaks down the creation of some of the film's biggest moments.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • June 26, 2013 4:56 PM
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