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Best Director Oscar Nominee Benh Zeitlin Talks 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' and its New Orleans Roots [Video Interview]

What a year it's been for Benh Zeitlin's "Beasts of the Southern Wild." The indie has received four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Director, Actress and Addapted Screenplay. Watch my interview with Zeitlin below...
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 10, 2013 12:37 PM
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Watch: Umbrellas Need Love Too in Pixar's Rainy Short Film, 'The Blue Umbrella'

Pixar's animated short film "The Blue Umbrella" will debut in front of "Monsters University" when it hits theaters June 21.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 9, 2013 3:53 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Alan Spencer on 'The Nude Bomb,' Starring Don Adams as Maxwell Smart

Hot & Cold War Comedy! week continues at Trailers from Hell with TV writer Alan Spencer introducing "The Nude Bomb," a belated attempt to turn "Get Smart" into a feature film that was a surprise hit at the box office.
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  • January 9, 2013 10:57 AM
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Watch: Trailer for Michael Bay's '90s Set 'Pain & Gain' with Wahlberg, Johnson & Mackie

Oh, Michael Bay. Keep milking the pockets of teenage boys and overgrown manchildren as long as you can, because one day--there is hope--the dominating movie tastes will change. In Bay's upcoming "Pain & Gain," out April 26, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie star...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 7, 2013 1:27 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Larry Karaszewski on Blake Edwards' Comedy 'What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?'

Hot & Cold War Comedy! week begins at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Larry Karaszewski introducing Blake Edwards' "What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?," one of the director's "most underrated pictures."
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  • January 7, 2013 12:41 PM
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Julian Fellowes Talks 'Downton Abbey' and The Crawleys in Season Three Preview

PBS features "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes in a brief video previewing season three...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 4, 2013 12:45 PM
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Watch: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Tout the Golden Globes -- "a sloppy, loud party"

Sparkling hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have released another funny promo for the 2013 Golden Globes (January 13), in which they expound on all things awards. A great thing about the Globes? "The beautiful people of film get to rub shoulders with the horrible, disgusting people of television," Poehler says. The women also have a unique Best Dramatic Actor favorite: "Daniel Day-Lewis for 'Avatar'!"
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 4, 2013 12:11 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson on Gritty Street Drama 'Straight Time,' Starring Dustin Hoffman

New Year's Potpourri week concludes at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing "Straight Time," which star Dustin Hoffman directed for the first few days of production, and features a screenplay with uncredited contributions by Michael Mann.
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  • January 4, 2013 10:19 AM
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Watch: 'Everything Wrong With the Dark Knight Rises' -- Nipple Beds and Death by Tickling

Check out this hilarious video on "Everything Wrong with 'The Dark Knight Rises' in 3 Minutes or Less." Problems include a nipple bed, Batman talking to himself in Batman voice and Bane "tickling a man to death offscreen."
  • By Beth Hanna and Sophia Savage
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  • January 3, 2013 1:06 PM
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Watch: Andrei Tarkovsky Tells Filmmakers that Art 'Requires Sacrificing of Yourself'

Watch the great director Andrei Tarkovsky ("Solaris," "Stalker," "Nostalghia," "The Mirror") give advice to young filmmakers in this clip below from his 1983 documentary "Voyage in Time."
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 3, 2013 12:50 PM
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