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WATCH: New 'Man of Steel' Trailer Finds Outsider Clark Kent on an Emotional and Existential Journey

After the eerie General Zod video warning comes the third and most emotional "Man of Steel" trailer: an existential journey to define the heart and soul of Kal-El/Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) and his role as outsider/savior. Watch below.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • April 17, 2013 11:28 AM
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WATCH: New 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Trailer, Captain Kirk vs. Benedict Cumberbatch Villain -- "No Ship Should Go Down Without Her Captain"

The third and final trailer for J.J. Abrams’ "Star Trek Into Darkness" continues the focus on Captain Kirk’s emotional journey and emphasizes his test of wills with Benedict Cumberbatch’s taunting baddie.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • April 16, 2013 3:05 PM
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Watch: William Friedkin Tributes Roger Ebert at Chicago Critics Film Festival, Recites Dylan Thomas

Director William Friedkin, who revealed last month that his 1977 film "Sorcerer" has finally received a studio-funded digital restoration and will premiere at this year's Venice Film Festival, recently gave an impromptu tribute to Roger Ebert following a Q&A at the Chicago Critics Film Festival. He recited Dylan Thomas' "And Death Shall Have No Dominion." Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 16, 2013 11:40 AM
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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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