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Music Video for 'Paul Williams Still Alive'

Paul Williams has a shot at a best original song nomination--it would be his sixth--for the documentary "Paul Williams Still Alive." Check out this music video. (More on Williams and the fest circuit hit here.)
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 18, 2012 5:47 PM
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Exclusive: New 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Featurette Takes You On Set with Zeitlin & Hushpuppy

In this exclusive featurette, the film's producers talk us through a behind-the-scenes look at Benh Zeitlin's "Beasts of the Southern Wild" in New Orleans. The film has been the year's indie sensation since it debuted at Sundance.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 18, 2012 4:43 PM
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'Chile, Happiness Is Coming!' - Watch the Trailer for Larrain's Cannes Favorite 'No' with Gael Garcia Bernal

"No" is Pablo Larrain's surprisingly entertaining chronicling of the political campaign that took down Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, focusing on Gael Garcia Bernal's advertising exec who leads the charge in the "No" campaign.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 18, 2012 1:40 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante on Atmospheric B-Picture 'The Day Mars Invaded Earth'

Drive In Classics! week begins at Trailers from Hell with director and TFH creator Joe Dante introducing "The Day Mars Invaded Earth," shot in gorgeous black-and-white Cinemascope.
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  • December 17, 2012 12:12 PM
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Before Tarantino's 'Django,' Watch Sergio Corbucci's 1966 Original Spaghetti Western [Full Video]

As anticipation for the December 25 release of Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" builds, check out the full-length original 1966 Spaghetti Western "Django" below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 14, 2012 1:35 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Alan Spencer on Mel Brooks Classic 'Young Frankenstein'

Marty Feldman Week! concludes at Trailers from Hell with TV writer Alan Spencer introducing Mel Brooks' laugh riot "Young Frankenstein" (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen," of course!). Feldman plays bug-eyed Transylvanian servant Igor.
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  • December 14, 2012 10:51 AM
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Watch: Golden Globes Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Promise a Truly 'Swell!' Awards Ceremony

Check out the first Tina Fey-Amy Poehler promo video for the Golden Globes, in which the two upcoming hosts give us their best Katharine Hepburn East Coast patter: "We're so excited we'll be doing classic Hollywood voices for all our bant-ah! Talking like this will nev-ah get old!"
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 13, 2012 1:35 PM
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Trailer Watch: Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim' is Essentially Godzilla vs. Transformers

The first trailer for Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim" has landed. The film is an homage to Japanese giant monster films (called "Kaiju"), and features Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi and Charlie Day as humans caught up in a robo-monster war. It looks like Godzilla vs. Transformers, stylishly made.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 13, 2012 1:08 PM
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Fasten Your Seat Belts: Judging from Early Jamie Foxx SNL Skit, 'Django' Is Going to be Bumpy Ride

It's going to be bumpy ride. When "Django Unchained" star Jamie Foxx hosted SNL last weekend, gleefully describing how he gets to kill white people in the movie, inevitably, Drudge posted negative reaction. Still to come: Oprah's supportive interview with Foxx airs in two parts on December 16 and 23. A preview of their conversation is below, and focuses largely on women.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 12, 2012 5:12 PM
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Rory Kennedy Talks Growing Up with and Filming 'Ethel'

Rory Kennedy, 43, is a Sundance and HBO documentary veteran who needed all her accumulated experience to navigate HBO Doc czar Sheila Nevins' challenge to her: make a film about her mother, Ethel Kennedy. First the filmmaker was shocked when her mother agreed to her request to do the doc profile. Then she asked her eight surviving siblings to participate--without any control over how their interviews would be used.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 12, 2012 3:58 PM
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