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First Look: Penn Badgley Stars as Iconic Singer Musician Jeff Buckley in 'Greetings from Tim Buckley,' Trailer and Clip

Tribeca Film has just released the trailer for Daniel Algrant's "Greetings from Tim Buckley," which goes On Demand on April 16 before its limited opening in NY and LA on May 3. The film played last fall at TIFF and Venice. Read Indiewire's review from Toronto here, early Rotten Tomatoes reviews here.The film begins in 1991 as iconic alt rock musician Jeff Buckley (erstwhile "Gossip Girl" star Penn Badgley) prepares for his public singing debut in Brooklyn memorializing his father, late folk singer Tim Buckley. As Jeff struggles to reconcile the legacy of his enigmatic father (played in 1960s flashbacks by Ben Rosenfield), the film chronicles Jeff's relationship with a young woman (Imogen Poots).Trailer, and a clip, below.
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  • April 4, 2013 2:33 PM
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Trailer Watch: Ryan Gosling Kicking Ass, Looking Sharp in Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Only God Forgives'

The first trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling's second collaboration, "Only God Forgives," has landed. Like 2011's "Drive," "Only God Forgives" looks to feature amped-up style, a distinctive soundtrack (here featuring a song by Thai group Proud), and Gosling brutally kicking ass while casting inscrutable glances.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 4, 2013 12:21 PM
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Trailer Watch: Sam Rockwell Caught in Backwoods Paranoia and Murder in Neo-Noir 'A Single Shot'

Check out the new trailer for David M. Rosenthal's "A Single Shot," which premiered in Berlin earlier this year and stars Sam Rockwell as a Southern hunter who finds himself at the center of a terrible and then deadly accident. Jeffrey Wright ("Source Code"), Kelly Reilly ("Flight"), Jason Isaacs ("Inside Llewyn Davis"), Ted Levine ("Shutter Island"), Melissa Leo and William H. Macy also star.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 4, 2013 12:18 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante on Mario Bava's Career High and Low 'Lisa and the Devil'

Euro Horror Week! continues at Trailers from Hell with director and TFH creator Joe Dante introducing "Lisa and the Devil," which Dante calls "a career high -- and low -- point for director Mario Bava."
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  • April 3, 2013 11:44 AM
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Quentin Tarantino Obsessions, from Food to Toes (VIDEO)

Quentin Tarantino loves to shoot his characters eating. More than a few film students have likely written a thesis paper on the way Bill cuts the crusts off a sandwich in "Kill Bill: Volume 2."
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  • April 1, 2013 6:14 PM
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'World War Z' UPDATE: Paramount Execs Cut Mention of China as Possible Culprit of Zombie Outbreak

As if "World War Z" hasn't already stomached enough production turmoil. News broke earlier today that Paramount executives have changed a minor plot point in the film that involves China, so that Chinese officials might look more favorably on the film for domestic distribution in the fast-rising Chinese market.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • April 1, 2013 2:54 PM
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Watch: Peter Jackson Previews 'The Desolation of Smaug,' Behind-the-Scenes Sneak Peek and New Characters

Those who purchased the Blu-ray and DVD combo pack of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" received a special access code to watch Peter Jackson previewing the second installment in the franchise, "The Desolation of Smaug" (December 13). Six minutes of that preview have now been released online -- watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 1, 2013 1:52 PM
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Trailer Watch: Glitz, Ivory Tickling and Bath Time for Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in Soderbergh's 'Behind the Candelabra'

A new teaser trailer has landed for Steven Soderbergh's "Behind the Candelabra," with Michael Douglas channeling famous pianist Liberace in all his glittered, feathered and tanned glory. As Matt Damon's Scott Thorson breathlessly gasps in the trailer, "Wow!"
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 1, 2013 12:40 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Sam Hamm on Georges Franju's Nightmarish 'Eyes Without a Face'

Euro Horror Week! begins at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Sam Hamm introducing Georges Franju's seminal French film "Eyes Without a Face," which centers on a surgeon's maniacal focus on restoring his daughter's disfigured face.
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  • April 1, 2013 11:29 AM
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WATCH: Gory Clip from Netflix's 'Hemlock Grove' Shows Werewolf Transformation

Gore alert! It should come as no surprise, coming from gorehound Eli Roth ("Grindhouse," "Hostel") that the latest clip from Netflix's next original series "Hemlock Grove" is not for the faint of heart. The whole horror series is likely to be as eagerly gross as this scene. Produced by Roth, "Hemlock Grove" begins with a "Twin Peaks" premise: when a 17-year-old girl is brutally murdered in a former steel town in Pennsylvania, all of Hemlock's eccentric denizens-- and violent creatures-- are suspects.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • March 30, 2013 5:20 PM
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