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Michael Shannon Kills in New 'The Iceman' Trailer

Check out the new trailer for Michael Shannon's "The Iceman," from director Ariel Vromen. In a narrative inspired by true events, Shannon plays a notorious contract killer, Richard Kuklinski, whose life appears to be the American dream, despite the fact he has killed over 100 men for the mob.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 16, 2013 1:10 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante on Orson Welles' Noir 'Lady from Shanghai' -- "the weirdest great film ever made"

Orson Welles Week! continues at Trailers from Hell with director and TFH creator Joe Dante introducing Welles' "The Lady from Shanghai," drastically recut prior to its 1947 release by Columbia president Harry Cohn. As Dante calls it, "a shell of what might have been a classic."
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  • January 16, 2013 10:53 AM
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Trailer Watch: 2013 Sundance Selection 'Muscle Shoals' Looks at Legendary Alabama Music Town

Check out this new trailer for Greg Camalier's documentary "Muscle Shoals," set to premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The film looks at the legendary Alabama town which, during the 1960s and '70s, boasted a handful of music studios that would forever alter the sound of soul and rock n' roll.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 15, 2013 2:50 PM
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Trailer Watch: Shane Carruth's Gorgeous, Enigmatic Sundance and Berlinale Entry 'Upstream Color'

A dazzling, enigmatic new trailer for Shane Carruth's Sundance entry "Upstream Color," which has also been selected for New Directors/New Films, has landed.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 15, 2013 2:44 PM
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Watch: Three Featurettes on Wong Kar-wai's 'Grandmaster' Reveal Plenty of New Footage

Check out these three new featurettes on Wong Kar-wai's hotly anticipated "The Grandmaster." The videos, while not subtitled in English, feature behind-the-scenes glimpses of the film's intricately decorated, noirish sets, interviews with its stars and short segments of scenes to give you a taste of what the final film holds.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 15, 2013 11:47 AM
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Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante on Orson Welles' Thriller Noir 'The Stranger'

Orson Welles Week! begins at Trailers from Hell with director and TFH creator Joe Dante introducing thriller noir "The Stranger," starring Welles as a Nazi posing as a New England professor, and Edward G. Robinson as the shrewd War Crimes Commission investigator tailing him.
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  • January 14, 2013 12:22 PM
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Watch: Eleven Highlights from the 2013 Golden Globes

Last night's Golden Globes held a number of memorable moments, both moving and hilarious. Video highlights below, including host Amy Poehler's barb about torture and Kathryn Bigelow "being married to James Cameron for three years," Kristen Wiig and Will Farrell's brilliant "you get out of here" bit, Bill Clinton's introduction to "Lincoln," Jessica Chastain, Daniel Day-Lewis, Anne Hathaway, Michael Haneke and Quentin Tarantino accepting their awards and more.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 14, 2013 11:40 AM
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Watch: Jodie Foster Comes Out During Acceptance Speech ("but I already did my coming out a thousand years ago")

Jodie Foster, winner of the 2013 Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille award, gave an impassioned and refreshingly no-bullshit acceptance speech last night, which also functioned as a coming-out-but-I've-already-come-out moment, and a possible retirement announcement. Watch below, the star-studded audience listens with rapt attention.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 14, 2013 11:31 AM
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Best Director Oscar Nominee Benh Zeitlin Talks 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' and its New Orleans Roots [Video Interview]

What a year it's been for Benh Zeitlin's "Beasts of the Southern Wild." The indie has received four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Director, Actress and Addapted Screenplay. Watch my interview with Zeitlin below...
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 10, 2013 12:37 PM
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Watch: Umbrellas Need Love Too in Pixar's Rainy Short Film, 'The Blue Umbrella'

Pixar's animated short film "The Blue Umbrella" will debut in front of "Monsters University" when it hits theaters June 21.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 9, 2013 3:53 PM
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