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Trailer Watch: Glitz, Ivory Tickling and Bath Time for Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in Soderbergh's 'Behind the Candelabra'

A new teaser trailer has landed for Steven Soderbergh's "Behind the Candelabra," with Michael Douglas channeling famous pianist Liberace in all his glittered, feathered and tanned glory. As Matt Damon's Scott Thorson breathlessly gasps in the trailer, "Wow!"
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 1, 2013 12:40 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Sam Hamm on Georges Franju's Nightmarish 'Eyes Without a Face'

Euro Horror Week! begins at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Sam Hamm introducing Georges Franju's seminal French film "Eyes Without a Face," which centers on a surgeon's maniacal focus on restoring his daughter's disfigured face.
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  • April 1, 2013 11:29 AM
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WATCH: Gory Clip from Netflix's 'Hemlock Grove' Shows Werewolf Transformation

Gore alert! It should come as no surprise, coming from gorehound Eli Roth ("Grindhouse," "Hostel") that the latest clip from Netflix's next original series "Hemlock Grove" is not for the faint of heart. The whole horror series is likely to be as eagerly gross as this scene. Produced by Roth, "Hemlock Grove" begins with a "Twin Peaks" premise: when a 17-year-old girl is brutally murdered in a former steel town in Pennsylvania, all of Hemlock's eccentric denizens-- and violent creatures-- are suspects.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • March 30, 2013 5:20 PM
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Watch: 'Voice' Contestant Judith Hill Talks Singing with Michael Jackson in Sundance Hit 'Twenty Feet From Stardom'

Check out this clip from must-see Sundance documentary "Twenty Feet From Stardom," in which Judith Hill (a breakout from the most recent season of "The Voice") discusses her experience working onstage with Michael Jackson. Morgan Neville's film --which hits theaters 14 via June RadiusTWC-- spotlights the true stories of gifted talents who tried to build careers but stayed within arm's reach of the spotlight: backup singers.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • March 29, 2013 1:57 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Larry Karaszewski on 'Hannibal Brooks,' Starring an Elephant-Rescuing Oliver Reed

Oliver Reed Week! concludes at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Larry Karaszewski introducing Michael Winner's "Hannibal Brooks," starring Reed as an escaped POW who rescues an elephant from a bombed-out Nazi zoo and tries to get her to Switzerland.
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  • March 29, 2013 11:29 AM
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Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson on 'Sitting Target,' Starring a Malevolent Oliver Reed

Oliver Reed Week! continues at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing "Sitting Target," starring Reed as a crazed convict who breaks prison to kill his unfaithful wife.
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  • March 27, 2013 11:27 AM
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Watch: 'Oz the Great and Powerful' Opening Credit Sequence, Where All the World's a Stage

As Sam Raimi's "Oz the Great and Powerful" makes its way towards $200 million at the domestic box office (and $400 million worldwide), check out the film's inventive opening credit sequence, which features CG pop-up cutouts that progressively become trippier and trippier.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 25, 2013 12:32 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Dan Ireland on Ken Russell's 'Women in Love,' Starring Oliver Reed

Oliver Reed Week! kicks off at Trailers from Hell with director Dan Ireland introducing "Women in Love," Ken Russell's third theatrical feature film and only work to be Oscar nominated.
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  • March 25, 2013 11:15 AM
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Trailers from Hell: Mick Garris on Pseudo-Sexploitation Fantasy 'Tanya's Island'

Monkeyshines! week concludes at Trailers from Hell with filmmaker Mick Garris introducing "Tanya's Island," a bizarre pseudo-sexploitation fantasy by director Alfred Sole ("Alice Sweet Alice").
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  • March 22, 2013 11:19 AM
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Inside the Actor's Studio Interview with Tina Fey's Sarah Palin [Video]

Tina Fey's Sarah Palin is the impersonation that may have brought down a Vice Presidential candidacy and Fey brought it back with gumption on "Inside the Actor's Studio." With a strong background in improv and an exceptional resemblance to the former Alaska Governor, Fey played it perfectly, jumping right into Palin with folksy nonsense and a twinkle in her eye.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • March 22, 2013 6:10 AM
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