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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?"
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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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WATCH: 'Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic' Clips

If you like Louis CK or Chris Rock, acerbic, sharp comedians who like to dig into who we are and how we feel about each other, check out Marina Zenovich's "Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic," which offers a fascinating portrait of the brilliant and troubled comic who paved the way.
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  • May 31, 2013 5:20 PM
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WATCH: Werner Herzog's Unsettling 'Don't Text While Driving' PSA

Be sure to check out this "Don't Text While Driving" PSA directed by Werner Herzog. Only 30 seconds long, the video has Herzog's signature observant touch, and with unsettling succinctness shows the catastrophic results of a distracted driver sending a text message as short as "On my way."
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  • May 31, 2013 1:25 PM
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