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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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Watch: Roman Polanski's Striking 1957 Short Film 'Murder'

Check out Roman Polanski's student short film "Murder," made in 1957. Silent, black-and-white and only a minute in duration, the film shows what the title promises with queasy bluntness...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 2, 2013 3:46 PM
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Go Into The Story with Noir Classic 'Double Indemnity,' From Script to Screen [Video]

Go Into the Story, the screenwriting blog of the Blacklist, features a fascinating script-to-screen installment today on Billy Wilder's 1944 film noir classic "Double Indemnity." The blog looks at a key scene from the film, comparing the screenplay pages to the filmed finished product.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 2, 2013 2:32 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Larry Karaszewski on 'What's the Matter with Helen?,' Starring Debbie Reynolds and Shelley Winters

New Year's Potpourri week continues at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Larry Karaszewski introducing cult director Curtis Harington's "What's the Matter with Helen?"
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  • January 2, 2013 10:48 AM
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The Best Supercuts of 2012: Heist Films, PT Anderson's SteadiCam, and the Manic Pixie Dream Girl [Videos]

Much of the time, supercuts – videos that mash together various clips around a certain theme – don’t gain any lift-off beyond fan obsession. However, when movie supercuts do transcend this compulsion, they can achieve something incisive, critical, hilarious, or glorious. In the best of supercuts, the rhythm is phenomenal and the catalogue is inspirational. These test your movie mettle or challenge you to round out your roster.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • December 31, 2012 5:05 PM
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Apatow Hawks 'This is 40' on '60 Minutes,' Pals Sandler, Ferrell & Rogen Add Support

In case you missed it, check out "This is 40" creator Judd Apatow on "60 Minutes" as well as the NYT's live-streamed December 17 round-table interview with Apatow, Paul Rudd, and Leslie Mann.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 31, 2012 1:29 PM
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