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Weekend Recap: 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Update, New Trailers, Original 'X-Men' Returns, Ebert Oscar & Sundance Guides

- As we've already predicted, the Coens' "Inside Llewyn Davis" will likely premiere at Cannes, according to this NYTimes update. As we reported when we leaked the trailer, the movie will screen at the Sony lot for assorted music industry folks as well as potential buyers right before the Grammys. (No, we can't get in.) The film, about a West Village troubadour based on Dave Van Ronk, features Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, and Justin Timberlake - who will all sing.
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  • January 28, 2013 2:22 PM
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Watch: Top Ten Charlie Rose Director Interviews, Kubrick on '2001: A Space Odyssey' (VIDEO)

The Cinephile Archive has posted a round-up of the top ten Charlie Rose interviews on film directors - beginning with George Lucas, then Alfred Hitchcock, James Cameron, Steve Jobs and John Lasseter, Quentin Tarantino, Stanley Kubrick, Roman Polanski, Oliver Stone, Tim Burton, and Werner Herzog.
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  • January 28, 2013 2:21 PM
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Trailers from Hell: John Landis on 'Road to Morocco'

Comedy Classics! week begins at Trailers from Hell today with director John Landis introducing 1942's "Road to Morocco," starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope.
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  • January 28, 2013 10:57 AM
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Trailers from Hell: Brian Trenchard-Smith on Hammer's 'Pirates of Blood River'

Get Hammered! week concludes at Trailers from Hell with director Brian Trenchard-Smith introducing the Brit horror studio's "The Pirates of Blood River," in which Hammer regular Christopher Lee steals the show as a ruthless pirate captain invading an island settlement looking for treasure.
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  • January 25, 2013 10:55 AM
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Watch: Kutcher as Steve 'jOBS' Argues Against Belief that 'Nobody Wants to Buy a Computer' in First Clip

A first clip for Sundance closer "jOBS" has landed. The film, which stars Ashton Kutcher as the eponymous Apple innovator, screens in Park City on January 27 and opens April 19 via Open Road.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 24, 2013 2:37 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Brian Trenchard-Smith on Hammer's 'Horror of Frankenstein'

Get Hammered! week continues at Trailers from Hell with director Brian Trenchard-Smith introducing the Brit horror studio's "The Horror of Frankenstein," which Trenchard-Smith says is "generally considered the nadir of the Hammer Frankenstein series."
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  • January 23, 2013 10:48 AM
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Zeitgeist Releasing Documentary on Former NY Mayor 'Koch' March 1

Zeitgeist Films announces the theatrical release of "Koch," a documentary by Neil Barsky centering on former New York mayor Ed Koch, who governed Gotham in the down-and-dirty decade betweeen 1978 and 1989. Trailer below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 22, 2013 3:16 PM
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Watch: Trailer for Girl Empowerment Doc 'Girl Rising,' Narrated by Streep, Blanchett, Hathaway, Hayek, Moretz, Neeson & More

"Girl Rising" is a new film directed by Richard E. Robbins that is at the center of 10x10, a worldwide campaign to help educate and empower girls. The film previewed at the Sundance Film Festival in conjunction with the release of its trailer, shown below.
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  • January 22, 2013 1:18 PM
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Watch: Anarchy Rules in First Trailer for Batmanglij and Marling's Sundance Title 'The East'

The first trailer for "The East," director Zal Batmanglij's follow-up to "Sound of My Voice," has landed via distributor Fox Searchlight. The film just debuted at Sundance (check out ThePlaylist's review here). Brit Marling, who also co-wrote the film, stars as a woman who infiltrates an anarchist group and quickly finds herself in over her head. Ellen Page, Alexander Skarsgard and Patricia Clarkson also star. Page voices the trailer, threatening terrorist attacks.
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  • January 21, 2013 2:32 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Brian Trenchard-Smith on Hammer's 'Phantom of the Opera'

Get Hammered! week begins at Trailers from Hell with director Brian Trenchard-Smith introducing the Brit horror studio's 1962 "The Phantom of the Opera."
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  • January 21, 2013 10:55 AM
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