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WATCH: Jon Hamm and Larry David Clash in Teaser for HBO's 'Clear History'

"Clear History," which is set to debut August 10 on HBO, stars a hirsute Larry David and Jon Hamm, and is directed by Greg Mottola ("Adventureland"). In other words, we'll be watching it. Check out this new teaser for the film, which features Hamm unveiling an electric car model he calls "Howard."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 10, 2013 2:36 PM
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2013 Tony Award Highlights: Cyndi Lauper's 'Kinky Boots,' Cicely Tyson's Acceptance Speech, Neil Patrick Harris Bumps Ratings (VIDEO)

Neil Patrick Harris saw through his fourth hosting of the Tony Awards last night. Singing and dancing was par for the course throughout the show, with acceptance speech highlights including Cyndi Lauper's win for "Kinky Boots" (which led the night with six trophies including Best Musical), and 79-year-old Cicely Tyson delivering a show-stealing speech for her Best Actress win in "The Trip to Bountiful." Video highlights below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 10, 2013 12:29 PM
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Trailers from Hell: David DeCoteau on New World Pictures' Blaxploitation Title 'Darktown Strutters'

New World Action Pictures! week kicks off at Trailers from Hell, with filmmaker David DeCoteau introducing "Darktown Strutters," directed by William Witney (a Tarantino favorite).
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  • June 10, 2013 11:27 AM
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Trailers from Hell: Brian Trenchard-Smith on 'Mutiny on the Bounty,' Starring Marlon Brando

Retakes! week concludes at Trailers from Hell, with director Brian Trenchard-Smith introducing 1962's "Mutiny on the Bounty," the troubled production of MGM's remake of Frank Lloyd's 1935 hit.
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  • June 7, 2013 11:31 AM
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WATCH: Short BBC Documentary on the Coen Brothers

With the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" recently charming the crowds at Cannes and winning the Grand Prize of the Jury, take a gander at this 40-minute BBC documentary on the filmmaking duo, made in 2000 during the production of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 5, 2013 2:53 PM
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WATCH: Armie Hammer Faces 2,000-Foot Drop in 'Lone Ranger' Featurette

Check out this new production featurette on Gore Verbinski's upcoming "The Lone Ranger," in which star Armie Hammer nervously confronts a 2,000-foot drop while filming a key scene in the canyons of Moab, Utah. In case you think any of the sequence is green-screened, Verbinski's faux-baffled response says it all: "Computer-generated what?"
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 5, 2013 2:28 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Bernard Rose on 'One Million Years B.C.,' Featuring FX Wizardry by Ray Harryhausen

Retakes! week continues at Trailers from Hell with director Bernard Rose introducing Hammer's "One Million Years B.C.," featuring FX wizardry by the great Ray Harryhausen.
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  • June 5, 2013 11:24 AM
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'Now You See Me' Star Jesse Eisenberg vs. Romina Puga: "You are the Carrot Top of interviewers" (VIDEO)

Jesse Eisenberg joins the long list of movie stars who snap under the tedium of back-to-back junket interviews. For whatever reason (if it worked for Mila Kunis?), he decides to give Romina Puga a hard time; the interview is edited, so we don't know what other stuff she left out. But fair to say this gave me the biggest laugh I've had in a while.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 3, 2013 8:52 PM
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'Game of Thrones' Episode 9 Reaction Video

A number of knowing videographers knew what was coming and taped their pals watching "Game of Thrones" Episode 9, with dramatic results, especially among the women. Don't watch if you haven't seen it yet.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 3, 2013 8:26 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Larry Karaszewski on 'Enter the Dragon,' Starring Bruce Lee

Retakes! week begins at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Larry Karaszewski introducing "Enter the Dragon."
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  • June 3, 2013 11:22 AM
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