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TIFF: 'Cloud Atlas' Press Conference, Highlights Include Wachowskis and Tykwer Talking the "mono-brow experience" [VIDEO]

Check out this video of the full-length TIFF "Cloud Atlas" press conference, including Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant, Tom Tykwer, and Lana and Andy Wachowski talking melding the high-brow and low-brow into their wildly epic film -- "the mono-brow experience."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 12, 2012 2:24 PM
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New Trailer for Andrea Arnold's Gorgeous & Cruel 'Wuthering Heights'

The latest from Andrea Arnold, the director behind "Wasp," "Red Road" and "Fish Tank," is an unexpected take on Emily Brontë’s "Wuthering Heights." As with her previous works, the film is visceral and naturalistic, with Robbie Ryan providing startlingly gorgeous and effective cinematography that provides intimate access into Heathcliff and Cathy's vicious love...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • September 11, 2012 2:12 PM
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Knightley Talks 'Anna Karenina,' and How Cronenberg Set Her Free (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Keira Knightley has done her best work with director Joe Wright and producers Working Title--she earned an Oscar nomination as Elizabeth Bennett in "Pride and Prejudice" and more kudos for the wartime romance "Atonement."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 10, 2012 5:15 PM
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Trailers from Hell: John Landis on the Pretty Terrible 'Horror of Party Beach'

John Landis starts the "Mutants, Ghosts & Devils" week with the trailer for "The Horror of Party Beach"...
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  • September 10, 2012 2:48 PM
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Trailer Watch: A Miserable Melissa Leo & Her Cats in 'Francine'

Melissa Leo stars as a woman fresh out of prison who settles down in small-town North America in "Francine," from writer-directors Briam M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky. The film, nearly silent, focuses on Leo's character as she tries to regain a foothold in society through a series of temp jobs and elusive connections with others.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • September 7, 2012 3:01 PM
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Trailers from Hell: David Decoteau Invites You to Get Caught in 'Tourist Trap'

"Serial Killer Week!" concludes at Trailers from Hell with director David DeCoteau introducing low-budget creepshow "Tourist Trap" from producer Charles Band, who DeCoteau calls "a close second to Roger Corman."
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  • September 7, 2012 12:21 PM
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Trailer Watch: Penelope Cruz, Emile Hirsch, Wartorn Lovers in 'Twice Born'

The trailer for Sergio Castellitto's Sarajevo drama "Twice Born," which is heading for Toronto, doesn't communicate much in the way of plot, but does put forth a boatload of emotion and drama. "Twice Born" tells the story of a woman (Penelope Cruz) who comes to Sarajevo with her young son, sixteen years after she lost the boy's father (Emile HIrsch) to the war.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • September 6, 2012 6:00 AM
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New Stills and TV Spot for Ben Affleck's Oscar-Bound Telluride Hit 'Argo'

Buzz is building around Ben Affleck's "Argo," a thriller set in 1980 based on a "declassified true story" about a CIA mission-- with a Hollywood twist.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • September 5, 2012 1:58 PM
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WATCH: Car Chase Supercut for Launch of UK's Dedicated James Bond Channel [VIDEO]

Sky Movies 007 launches in the UK on October 5th, yet another part of the ongoing James Bond 50th Anniversary celebration, from the box set to the latest Bond flick, "Skyfall."  The Bond channel's video promo (below) is a free-wheeling supercut of Bond car chases, including each of the six Bonds: Sean Connery, Roger Moore, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and the current Daniel Craig.  As the trailer puts it -- in simple shaken-not-stirred Bond style -- "All the Bonds, all in one place."  In honor of the half-century of Bonds, the channel will premiere with the first-ever Bond film, 1962's "Dr. No."  
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • September 5, 2012 1:43 PM
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New Trailer: Jacques Audiard's 'Rust & Bone' Stars Melancholy Marion Cotillard

A second international trailer for Jacques Audiard's Cannes/Toronto entry "Rust and Bone" arrives with more marine life and close-ups of the lovely Marion Cotillard, who recently attended Telluride for a tribute. The first international trailer is here.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • September 5, 2012 12:31 PM
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