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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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Latest Trailer for 'The Hobbit' -- Bilbo and the 13 Dwarves

Check out the latest trailer for Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," which doesn't add an unexpected amount of new info to the mix, but does focues on the comedic element of 13 dwarves whose names all sound alike.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 19, 2012 1:42 PM
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Richard Gere Talks Indie Filmmaking, 'Arbitrage' and VOD (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

At 63, Richard Gere is still a bankable global film star. But that means his presence in a project helps to get it made--not that he'll make serious dough. Those days are over, as they have been for most movie actors for some time.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 18, 2012 6:21 PM
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Burton, Cast & Crew Talk 'Frankenweenie' in New Featurette

Watch a new featurette on Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie" below. The director, producer, voice actors and more talk about the film's main characters, Victor and his dog Sparkie. We saw the awesome Art of Frankenweenie exhibition at Comic-Con; you can check out pictures and video here. The stop-motion, black and white 3-D film arrives October 5.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • September 18, 2012 2:49 PM
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Jennifer Lawrence Talks 'Silver Linings Playbook,' Russell, 'Hunger Games' and Prepping for that Money Scene (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

As soon as "Silver Linings Playbook" played in Toronto it became the front runner for the Oscar. This is something its Oscar handlers were seeking to avoid, but the film then went on to win the coveted TIFF audience award nabbed by such past crowd-pleasers as Oscar-winner "Slumdog Millionaire." Yes, "Argo" and "Amour" and "The Sessions" and the Weinsteins' other TIFF entries "The Master" and "Quartet" are also in the Oscar hunt. But right now it's "The Silver Linings Playbook"'s to lose.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 17, 2012 4:26 PM
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Trailers from Hell: 'Blood Simple,' The Arrival of The Coen Brothers

It's the beginning of Coen Brothers Week at Trailers from Hell and Josh Olson is starting us off with the trailer for 1984's "Blood Simple."
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  • September 17, 2012 12:45 PM
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