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Trailers from Hell: Larry Karaszewski on Gillo Pontecorvo's 'Burn!' with Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando week concludes at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Larry Karaszewski introducing "Burn!," Gillo Pontecorvo's follow-up to "The Battle of Algiers."
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  • February 8, 2013 11:04 AM
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Watch and Listen to Ravishing Trailer for Indie Spirit Doc Nominee 'Leviathan'

Cinema Guild has released the trailer for Lucien Castaing-Taylor ("Sweetgrass") and Verena Paravel's ("Foreign Parts") festival favorite doc "Leviathan." The film is nominated for the Indie Spirit's Truer Than Fiction award and will be released theatrically March 1 at NYC's IFC Center, followed by a national rollout.
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  • February 7, 2013 2:18 PM
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As Berlinale Kicks Off, Watch Hollywood Speak Deutsch [VIDEO]

With the opening of the Berlin International Film Festival (February 7-17), check out these videos of Hollywood stars who speak German. Bradley Cooper's fluency in French? Passé. Deutsch is where it's at -- just ask Keanu Reeves, Kirsten Dunst, Leonardo DiCaprio and more.
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  • February 7, 2013 11:42 AM
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Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante on 'The Night of the Following Day,' Starring an Uncooperative Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando week continues at Trailers from Hell with director and TFH creator Joe Dante introducing Hubert Cornfield's kindap thriller "The Night of the Following Day."
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  • February 6, 2013 10:52 AM
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Super Bowl Trailers: Which One Won You Over?

Which Super Bowl spot won you over? While Amy Poehler's Best Buy ad was probably my favorite, which studio made you want to see their film the most? Not the best TV spot, that was probably aerial wonk-fest "Iron Man 3," which looks like an improvement on Two, as it better be. Justin Lin's "Fast & Furious 6" looks like more of same, with the welcome return of Michelle Rodriguez. Troubled Brad Pitt-starrer "World War Z" and Sam Raimi's costly "Oz the Great and Powerful" look over-pixelated to me. Vote below.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 4, 2013 2:32 PM
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Trailers from Hell: John Badham on Elia Kazan's 'On the Waterfront,' Starring Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando week begins at Trailers from Hell with director John Badham introducing Elia Kazan's multi-Oscar winner "On the Waterfront."
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  • February 4, 2013 10:52 AM
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Super Bowl Movie Ads UPDATE: 'Star Trek,' Lone Ranger,' 'Iron Man 3,' 'World War Z,' 'Oz the Great and Powerful' [VIDEO]

On Super Bowl Sunday (February 3), a spate of new movie ads hit CBS football fans and the web. See the updated spots below. Several studios unveiled Super Bowl spots for their tentpole films.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • February 3, 2013 8:45 PM
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WATCH: DGA Commercial Winner Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Tearjerker 'Best Job' [VIDEO]

The DGA honored Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for his commercial "Best Job" on Saturday night. The Mexican filmmaker behind Academy-Award nominated "Babel," "Amores Perros," and "Biutiful" made the commercial for Procter and Gamble. It weaves vignettes about parents supporting children in sports as a lead-up to Olympic victories. See the lovely 120-second tearjerker below.  Full coverage of DGA winners is here.
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  • February 3, 2013 6:39 PM
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'Lincoln' Oscar Frontrunner Daniel Day-Lewis Opens Up in Santa Barbara (VIDEOS)

Daniel Day-Lewis may not appear to be a marquee movie star. But audiences are starting to get the idea that when he does a movie--and he picks them carefully, willing to wait years between roles--they should check it out. At a time when many actors risk overexposure, grabbing all the roles they can while interest is hot, Day-Lewis steps back and keeps himself grounded in his family and waits for the muse to hit him.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 2, 2013 7:51 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Larry Karaszewski on Peter Bogdanovich's 'What's Up, Doc?,' Starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal

Comedy Classics! week concludes at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Larry Karaszewski introducing Peter Bogdanovich's "What's Up, Doc?," one of the biggest comedy hits of the early '70s.
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  • February 1, 2013 11:00 AM
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