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Roger Corman Handpicks Films from His Vault for New YouTube Channel 'Corman's Drive-In'

If you haven't already, check out Roger Corman's new subscription YouTube channel, "Corman's Drive-In," which launched on June 13. For this first month's offerings, Corman and his wife, producer Julie Corman, have handpicked 30 films from their vault of 400 titles. Included are Jack Nicholson's screen debut in 1958, intriguingly titled "The Crybaby Killer," and 1960's "The Little Shop of Horrors," also starring Nicholson. Watch the channel's trailer below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 26, 2013 1:41 PM
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WATCH: First Trailer for Ridley Scott and Cormac McCarthy's 'The Counsellor,' Starring Fassbender, Pitt, Cruz and Bardem

The first international trailer for Ridley Scott's "The Counsellor" has landed. The film is the first original feature screenplay penned by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy ("The Road," "No Country for Old Men") and stars Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Cameron Diaz, among others, in a story centered on a lawyer dabbling in drug trade and then suddenly in over his head.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 25, 2013 1:56 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Mick Garris on Robin Hardy's 'The Wicker Man'

Mick Garris' House of Horrors concludes at Trailers from Hell with director Garris introducing 1973's "The Wicker Man."
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  • June 21, 2013 11:21 AM
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Trailer Watch: Wilde, Johnson, Kendrick and Livingston Star in Joe Swanberg's Smart, Sexy 'Drinking Buddies'

The first trailer for Joe Swanberg's observant relationship comedy "Drinking Buddies" has arrived. Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson star as flirtatious best friends and craft brewery co-workers; they're both in relationships (with Ron Livingston and Anna Kendrick, respectively), but the playful attraction they secretly feel for each other keeps things from being simple -- especially because their jobs demand constant drinking. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 21, 2013 9:00 AM
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Trailer Watch: Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller Fall in Love in James Ponsoldt's 'The Spectacular Now'

The first trailer for James Ponsoldt's coming-of-age entry "The Spectacular Now," which won the Special Jury Prize at this year's Sundance, has landed. Starring Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller, the film centers on the unlikely romance between hard-partying high school senior Sutter (Teller) and introverted Aimee (Woodley). Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 20, 2013 1:36 PM
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Buzzy Indie Documentaries 'Blackfish,' 'Code Black' and 'The New Black' -- Which Is Which? (TRAILERS)

Yes, it's true. We keep getting confused by three similar-sounding documentaries in the indiesphere right now: "Code Black," "The New Black" and "Blackfish." They each deal with vital but very different subjects (the LA County Hospital emergency room, assumptions about homophobia in the African-American community, and killer whales, respectively). Herewith, our mini-guide to each film, plus all three trailers.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 19, 2013 3:10 PM
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Trailer Watch: Brit Comedy 'I Give It a Year' Stars Rose Byrne and Rafe Spall as Newlyweds Facing the One Year Itch

Check out the new trailer for Dan Mazer's Brit comedy "I Give It a Year," starring Rose Byrne and Rafe Spall ("Life of Pi") as newlyweds who may have rushed to the altar a little too quickly. Anna Faris, Minnie Driver and Simon Baker also star.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 19, 2013 1:04 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Mick Garris on David Cronenberg's 'Scanners'

Mick Garris' House of Horrors continues at Trailers from Hell with director Garris introducing David Cronenberg's Canadian telekinetic thriller, "Scanners."
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  • June 19, 2013 11:30 AM
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Watch: Young Natalie Portman's Original Audition Tape for Luc Besson's 'Leon: The Professional'

Check out Natalie Portman's original audition tape for Luc Besson's "Leon: The Professional." In the video, an 11-year-old Portman reads a number of the lines that she would eventually say in the 1994 film as Mathilda, the pre-teen taken in by assassin Leon (Jean Reno) after the murder of her family in a police raid. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 18, 2013 1:18 PM
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Has Scarlett Johansson Meet the Parents in New Clip for 'Don Jon' (VIDEO)

A first red-band clip has been released for Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut, "Don Jon." In the clip, Gordon-Levitt's Jon introduces his comely new girlfriend, Barbara (Scarlett Johansson, showing off a funny Jersey accent), to his parents. Needless to say, Dad (played by Tony Danza) is impressed. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 17, 2013 2:20 PM
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