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Trailers from Hell: Dan Ireland on John Huston's Final Film 'The Dead'

"John Huston Week!" continues at Trailers from Hell, today with director Dan Ireland introducing Huston's rich, languidly paced adaptation of James Joyce's novella, featuring a career-best performance from daughter Angelica.
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  • October 10, 2012 12:56 PM
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'MythBusters' Confronts James Cameron on Jack's Needless Death in 'Titanic'

For last few months since he released "Titanic" in 3-D, James Cameron claims he receives dozens of emails a day - quibbling that Rose is selfish, Jack is foolish, and both of them could have easily fit on the floating board and waited for rescue during the sinking of the ship. So, the director turned to the Discovery show "MythBusters" to help him with some fact-checking.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • October 10, 2012 12:35 PM
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Trailer Watch: Klarlund's Provocative 'The Secret Society of Fine Arts' Inspired by 'La Jetee'

"How do you draw the line between art and terror?" That's the tagline in the new trailer for Anders Ronnow Klarlund's "The Secret Society of Fine Arts," an upcoming feature about a violent secret society whose "goal is to set beauty free."
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • October 10, 2012 12:13 PM
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Adele-Theme 'Skyfall' Trailer, Plus Daniel Craig Visits SNL & Remembers Forgotten Bond Girls

Daniel Craig and pseudo-Bond girl Adele (who sings the theme song) are doing their part in promoting the latest Bond film, Sam Mendes' "Skyfall." The song does add quite a bit to this latest trailer (below), reminding us just how dashing and badass 007 is (in case we've forgotten since 2008's ho-hum "Quantum of Solace"), while Craig also appeared on SNL to help remind us of some lesser-known Bond girls from the past few decades -- Diane Keaton and Ellen Degeneres, to name a few. Watch:
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 9, 2012 1:43 PM
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Streep, Bacon, Silverman, Poehler Stand Up for Reproductive Rights in PSA [VIDEO]

Mum was the word on reproductive rights during the first round of presidential debates last week, but that doesn't mean that celebrities can't remind us of the important issue. Check out this PSA for Draw the Line's bill of reproductive rights, starring Kevin Bacon, Sarah Silverman, Amy Poehler and Meryl "the big guns" Streep.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 9, 2012 1:13 PM
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Trailers from Hell: John Huston Week Starts with 'Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean'

It's John Huston week at Trailers from Hell and Josh Olson is kicking it off with the trailer "The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean," starring Paul Newman!
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  • October 8, 2012 3:22 PM
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Video Clip: Ben Stiller Talks About His 'New Yorker' Profile

During last week's The New Yorker Festival 2012, Ben Stiller and Letter from California columnist Tad Friend talked backstage about the magazine's recent profile of the actor, comedian, writer and director (clip below). They got along, apparently, although both mentioned nursing migraines after a four to five hour interview.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • October 8, 2012 1:21 PM
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Oscar Watch: Spielberg's 'Lincoln' Faces Marketing Challenges; Fiery New Trailer Targets Political Wonks During Presidential Debate

An intense and patriotic new trailer for Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" (November 9) premiered during the presidential debate. Political news wonks may seem an odd target audience for a Hollywood movie, but it makes sense for a period drama that is essentially about governing. "Lincoln" spends most of its time following the fierce battle waged by Abraham Lincoln to make his wartime Emancipation Proclamation into law.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 4, 2012 12:12 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante on the Italian Trailer for His Own 'The Hole'

"The Hole" week continues at Trailers from Hell, dedicated to the three international trailers for TFH creator Joe Dante's 3-D horror film, finally getting its long-awaited distribution this week. Today, Dante introduces the Italian trailer.
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  • October 3, 2012 12:50 PM
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Exclusive Clip: 'Escape Fire' Documentary Details Perverse Economic Incentives That Drive American Healthcare

"Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare" is one of those documentaries that makes you angry, but for the same reasons that make it essential viewing for anyone living in this country. The film, directed by Susan Froemke and Matthew Heineman and nominated for the documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, arrives in theaters and on VOD and iTunes October 5. Director Heineman introduces our exclusive clip below:
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 3, 2012 12:01 PM
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