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Trailers from Hell: David DeCoteau on Gooey, Drippy 'The Devil's Rain'

"Mutants, Ghosts & Devils!" week concludes at Trailers from Hell with director David DeCoteau introducing Brit director Robert Fuest's "The Devil's Rain," a critical turkey with a "protracted liquid climax."
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  • September 14, 2012 2:24 PM
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Jessica Chastain in New Trailer for Thriller 'Mama,' Presented by Guillermo del Toro

Check out Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in "Mama," presented by Guillermo del Toro. From writer-director Andres Muschietti (and based on his own Spanish short film), it looks to be pretty standard horror-thriller fare, complete with creepy little girls and awful haircuts for now-better-than-this-stuff actresses like Chastain.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • September 14, 2012 12:31 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Let Mick Garris Tell You a 'Ghost Story'

"Mutants, Ghosts and Devils!" week continues at Trailers from Hell, today with writer Mick Garris introducing "Ghost Story," a big-budget adaptation of the Peter Straub chiller that never made the blockbuster cut due to the "geriatric nature of the cast" (including an 82-year-old Fred Astaire).
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  • September 12, 2012 6:04 PM
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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...
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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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