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Trailers from Hell: Larry Karaszewski on 'Hannibal Brooks,' Starring an Elephant-Rescuing Oliver Reed

Oliver Reed Week! concludes at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Larry Karaszewski introducing Michael Winner's "Hannibal Brooks," starring Reed as an escaped POW who rescues an elephant from a bombed-out Nazi zoo and tries to get her to Switzerland.
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  • March 29, 2013 11:29 AM
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Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson on 'Sitting Target,' Starring a Malevolent Oliver Reed

Oliver Reed Week! continues at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing "Sitting Target," starring Reed as a crazed convict who breaks prison to kill his unfaithful wife.
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  • March 27, 2013 11:27 AM
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Watch: 'Oz the Great and Powerful' Opening Credit Sequence, Where All the World's a Stage

As Sam Raimi's "Oz the Great and Powerful" makes its way towards $200 million at the domestic box office (and $400 million worldwide), check out the film's inventive opening credit sequence, which features CG pop-up cutouts that progressively become trippier and trippier.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 25, 2013 12:32 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Dan Ireland on Ken Russell's 'Women in Love,' Starring Oliver Reed

Oliver Reed Week! kicks off at Trailers from Hell with director Dan Ireland introducing "Women in Love," Ken Russell's third theatrical feature film and only work to be Oscar nominated.
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  • March 25, 2013 11:15 AM
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Trailers from Hell: Mick Garris on Pseudo-Sexploitation Fantasy 'Tanya's Island'

Monkeyshines! week concludes at Trailers from Hell with filmmaker Mick Garris introducing "Tanya's Island," a bizarre pseudo-sexploitation fantasy by director Alfred Sole ("Alice Sweet Alice").
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  • March 22, 2013 11:19 AM
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Inside the Actor's Studio Interview with Tina Fey's Sarah Palin [Video]

Tina Fey's Sarah Palin is the impersonation that may have brought down a Vice Presidential candidacy and Fey brought it back with gumption on "Inside the Actor's Studio." With a strong background in improv and an exceptional resemblance to the former Alaska Governor, Fey played it perfectly, jumping right into Palin with folksy nonsense and a twinkle in her eye.
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  • March 22, 2013 6:10 AM
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Trailer Watch: Gibney's 'We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks,' Taut Chronicle of Assange-Manning Ordeal

Check out the taut new trailer for prolific documentarian Alex Gibney's "We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks," chronicling the incendiary non-profit organization, with particular emphasis on the 2010 leak of Baghdad airstrike footage by military intelligence officer Bradley Manning. The doc debuted at Sundance.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 21, 2013 2:13 PM
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Trailer Watch: Bondian 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Is Shaken, Not Stirred

The latest "Star Trek Into Darkness" international trailer is shaken, not stirred, echoing both "Skyfall" and "Licence to Kill" (fittingly on Timothy Dalton’s birthday).
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • March 21, 2013 12:48 PM
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'Lotus Eaters' Exclusive Trailer Watch: The Young, the Restless, the British

In a scene that alternates between elegiac and cheeky, a striking young man strums his guitar and serenades his sweetheart. Domestic bliss, though, this is not: he's actually her ex and bearing his own burden as he struggles with addiction. This is "Lotus Eaters," the feature debut of Dublin-born, London-based director Alexandra McGuinness, a film about a group of glamorous young Londoners who romp through the city, keeping their discontent and wanderlust at bay by relying on sex, cigarettes and drugs.
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  • March 20, 2013 2:32 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Brian Trenchard-Smith on "a weak trailer for a fine film," Stanley Kramer's 'Inherit the Wind'

Monkeyshines! week continues at Trailers from Hell with director Brian Trenchard-Smith introducing Stanley Kramer's multiple Oscar nominee "Inherit the Wind," starring Spencer Tracy, Fredric March and Gene Kelly verbally duking it out during a fictionalized account of the Scopes monkey trial.
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  • March 20, 2013 2:16 PM
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