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Watch: Werner Herzog Talks Ebert as More Than a Critic and Soldier of Cinema on Charlie Rose (VIDEO)

Director Werner Herzog has had a sad last couple of weeks, with the loss of his friends film critic Roger Ebert and documentarian Les Blank. Below, Herzog's thoughts on Ebert on Charlie Rose (he joins critics A.O. Scott and Dana Stevens), with quote highlights.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 15, 2013 2:42 PM
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Video Highlights of the MTV Movie Awards: Aubrey Plaza Stage Crashes, Bradley Cooper's Smooching Skills, Trailblazer Emma Watson and More

You can count on the MTV Movie Awards to be noisy, lively, silly and awkward, and Sunday night was no exception. Check out the full list of winners and highlights below, including Aubrey Plaza stage-crashing Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen and Zac Efron going pantless to present the Best Shirtless Performance, Emma Watson being adorably flustered by her win as MTV Trailblazer, and more.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 15, 2013 1:32 PM
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WATCH: 'Catching Fire' Teaser Trailer Finds Katniss and Peeta New Victors in the Midst of District Revolution (VIDEO)

The first official teaser trailer for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" debuted last night during the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, and features Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) being presented as the 74th Hunger Games victors, while violence, poverty and oppression still wrack the districts. A particular delight is the introduction of Philip Seymour Hoffman's character, head gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee, who schemes malevolently with Donald Sutherland's President Snow to eliminate Katniss.
  • By Beth Hanna and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 15, 2013 12:36 PM
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Watch: Michael Shannon's General Zod Wants Superman Back in 'Man of Steel' Viral Video

A clever "Man of Steel" (June 14) viral campaign this weekend (which included the use of L.A. billboards) has culminated on the movie’s site with a static video message from General Zod (Michael Shannon) that begins: “You Are Not Alone.”
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • April 15, 2013 11:52 AM
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Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson on Wachowskis' Overlooked and Underrated Flop, 'Speed Racer'

Overlooked and Underrated Week begins at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing the Wachowskis' $120 million live-action version of Tatsuo Yoshida's 52-episode anime series, "Speed Racer," a major critical and commercial flop.
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  • April 15, 2013 11:27 AM
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Trailer Watch: 'Downton Abbey' Creator's 'Romeo and Juliet' Stars Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth

Brush up your Shakespeare! The newest star-encrusted 'Romeo and Juliet' screen version of the Bard's tragic romance finally has a trailer.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 12, 2013 6:13 PM
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Watch: Roger Ebert's Memorial Tribute (VIDEO)

  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 12, 2013 2:26 PM
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Trailer Watch: 'Now You See Me' Stars Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo and Morgan Freeman in Cat-and-Mouse Caper

The new trailer for director Louis Leterrier's heist thriller 'Now You See Me' has arrived. The FBI team-vs.-illusionists comedy caper boasts an all-star cast including Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson and Melanie Laurent.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 12, 2013 12:48 PM
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Trailer Watch: Sundance Hit 'The Way, Way Back' Stars Carell, Janney, Rudolph, Collette and Rockwell in Coming-of-Age Comedy

The trailer for Sundance smash "The Way, Way Back" has arrived. Written and directed by comedian Nat Faxon and Oscar winner Jim Rash (best adapted screenplay in 2012 for "The Descendants"), the wincingly funny comedy stars Steve Carell, Allison Janney, Maya Rudolph, Toni Collette and Sam Rockwell and centers on teenage Duncan (Lian James), who takes a summer job at a water park and forms a few unlikely bonds.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 12, 2013 12:01 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Brian Trenchard-Smith on Kurosawa's Epic of Chaos, 'Ran'

Akira Kurosawa Week concludes at Trailers from Hell with director Brian Trenchard-Smith introducing "Ran," Kurosawa's existential epic of chaos with Japanese superstar Tatsuya Nakadai in the King Lear-esque lead role.
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  • April 12, 2013 11:33 AM
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