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Watch: Joe Biden's 'Parks and Recreation' Cameo as Celebrity Sex-List Idol

Check out this clip of newly re-elected Vice President Joe Biden's cameo in next week's "Parks and Recreation"...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 8, 2012 2:04 PM
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Watch: New 'Les Miserables' International Trailer with More Song & Story from Crowe, Jackman, Hathaway

The rousing new international trailer for Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables" has landed. At almost three minutes, it musters a more complete spectrum of emotion than the previous trailer, with a destitute Fantine (Anne Hathaway) having her child taken away, a grown Cosette (Amanda Seyfried) caught up in a love triangle, and Javert...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 8, 2012 1:33 PM
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Watch NSFW Red Band 'Movie 43' Trailer Featuring Winslet, Berry, Stone & More

Featuring a huge ensemble cast of many A and B-list actors, none of whom in their finest moments, "Movie 43" reveals a red band trailer. The film, which also has multiple directors, will arrives in theaters January. Should you wish to subject yourself to the NSFW nonsense, enjoy below:
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 8, 2012 6:00 AM
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Watch: Newly Re-Elected President Obama's Victory Speech from Chicago; Nate Silver's Amazon Rankings

Election night's Barack Obama victory tweet "four more years" has become the most popular tweet of all time. The photo of the president hugging Michelle Obama was taken months ago in Iowa.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • November 7, 2012 1:05 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Dan Ireland on Kazan's 'Splendor in the Grass' with Natalie Wood & Warren Beatty

Elia Kazan Week! continues at Trailers from Hell, today with director Dan Ireland introducing Kazan's beloved teen romance "Splendor in the Grass," starring Warren Beatty and Natalie Wood as star-crossed lovers in 1920s Kansas.
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  • November 7, 2012 12:25 PM
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Election Video: Colbert and Silver Buck Up Obama Supporters

NY Times blogger Nate Silver was impressive on Charlie Rose and he's hilarious on The Colbert Report. Basically, the author of "The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail--But Some Don't" thinks most political pundits are full of hot hair and it's not rocket science to add up the averages on a series of polls and come to the conclusion with 87% certainty that our incumbent president has more than 270 electoral votes in the bag.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 6, 2012 4:11 PM
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Watch First Footage of Pitt & Enos in Forster's 'World War Z'

"World War Z" might eat itself before the zombiepocalypse film arrives in theaters in June 2013. There's been a slew of problems, from reshoots to rewrites and beyond (ThePlaylist recounts Paramount's production woes). With director Marc Forster (whose latest, "Machine Gun Preacher," completely tanked, and whose Bond film, "Quantum of Solace," is about to get slapped by Sam Mendes' "Skyfall") and stars Brad Pitt (who stopped speaking to the director) and Mireille Enos (AMC's "The Killing"), it's hard to know exactly what to expect.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 6, 2012 2:56 PM
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Watch: Two New Sweet & Old-School Featurettes for 'Wreck-it Ralph,' Featuring Jane Lynch and Animator Rich Moore

wreCheck out these two new featurette's for Disney's box office hit "Wreck-It Ralph." Like the film, the videos have a childlike awe for the history and evolving aesthetic of video games. The first stars Jane Lynch running us through a brief visual history of game characters and icons, and the second is animator Rich Moore describing the design behind the film's "Sugar Rush" candy-go-cart game (of his sweet profession, Moore says: "We're nuts. We study donuts, cake, frosting -- how frosting moves?!").
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 6, 2012 12:23 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson on Kazan's Biting Masterpiece 'A Face in the Crowd'

Elia Kazan Week! begins at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing Elia Kazan's brilliant and bitter showbiz sendup "A Face in the Crowd," starring a never-better Andy Griffith as charismatic, monstrous media sensation Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes.
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  • November 5, 2012 12:25 PM
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Watch: Two Trailers for 'Pixar Short Film Collection, Vol. II'

One perk of going to see a Pixar film in theaters is the appetizer: the always ingenious and sweet Pixar short. Giving these animated films some well-earned respect, Pixar is releasing a new DVD and Blu-ray collection of a dozen shorts on November 13, following 2008's Volume I showcase.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • November 4, 2012 4:43 PM
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