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Watch 'Promised Land' Trailer: 'Not Fighting for Land, Fighting for People' with Damon & Krasinski

Gus Van Sant's "Promised Land" looks to be the feel good fracking drama of the holiday season.  The Focus Features film will have a limited release December 28 before expanding nationwide January 11.  Matt Damon and John Krasinski wrote the script and star, alongside Rosemarie DeWitt, Frances McDormand and Hal Holbrook. Here are more details. Check out the trailer below.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • September 26, 2012 6:01 PM
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Two New Clips from 'Seven Psychopaths': You Seem Normal [Video]

Two clips from "In Bruges" writer-director Martin McDonagh's upcoming heist satire, "Seven Psychopaths," the Midnight movie audience winner in Toronto, confirm that the ensemble cast has some reckless chemistry.
  • By Anne Thompson and Maggie Lange
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  • September 26, 2012 1:56 PM
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'Looper' Gets a Stunning Animated Trailer

"Looper" arrives in theaters September 28; but first check out this killer animated trailer. Here's our review.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • September 24, 2012 6:19 PM
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Supercut: Starting in 1962, There Were Two Kinds of People in the World [Video]

James Chapman has created a brilliant and thoroughly shuffled supercut of a go-to screenwriting cliche: the binary beginning with "there are two kinds of people in the world." As far as we know, the earliest use of the line comes from 1962's "The Longest Day," a semi-historical film about D-Day.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • September 24, 2012 5:16 PM
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Trailers from Hell: John Badham on Coens' Grim Masterpiece 'No Country for Old Men'

"Coen Brothers Week!" concludes at Trailers from Hell with director John Badham introducing the brothers' 2007 Oscar winner and near-perfect, bleak-as-hell noir Western "No Country for Old Men."
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  • September 21, 2012 2:26 PM
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Latest 007 Clips: 'Skyfall' Bond Babes Plus a Kinda Cool Bond-Themed Advertisement for Heineken

Two teasers today for the upcoming 23rd Bond flick, "Skyfall," include a featurette revealing the Bond girls in bombshell dresses and a Bond-themed beer advertisement that is actually pretty delightful. Both are posted below.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • September 20, 2012 4:50 PM
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Extended Look at Hooper's 'Les Miserables' with Jackman, Hathaway, Crowe & More

If you weren't excited for Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables" already, this extended first look should do the trick. The epic story, this time starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfriend, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter, Samantha Barks and Sacha Baron Cohen, arrives Christmas day. Due warning: this team of actor-musicians is singing live. No canned studio sessions here. Oscar contenders, beware.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • September 20, 2012 3:07 PM
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Watch: 'The Walking Dead' Cast Talk Seasons Two and Three in Featurette [Video], Kevin Smith Recommends 'Talking Dead'

Cast members old and new from AMC's "The Walking Dead" rehash Season Two and reveal some upcoming tidbits from the third season in the featurette below, which also gives a sneak peak of Season Three, which premieres October 14th.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • September 20, 2012 12:36 PM
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Trailer Watch: First Look at Firth & Diaz in 'Gambit'

Check out the trailer for Michael Hoffman's "Gambit," from a script by the Coen Brothers and starring Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman and Stanley Tucci. This is an update of the original 1966 crime comedy starring the incomparable Shirley MacLaine. Looks like Firth has adopted those Michael Caine shades.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • September 20, 2012 12:33 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson on Coens' Neo-Gangster Nonpareil 'Miller's Crossing'

"Coen Brothers Week!" continues at Trailers from Hell, today with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing the brothers' brilliant neo-gangster-noir tale of Prohibition-era heavies, featuring a shockingly bad-ass Albert Finney and an elegantly wind-blustered fedora.
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  • September 19, 2012 2:38 PM
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