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Video: George R.R. Martin Interview on 'Game of Thrones'

In this fascinating video interview, Hollywood screenwriter George R.R. Martin, born in Bayonne, New Jersey, talks about how he came to write the "Game of Thrones" books.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 22, 2012 4:21 PM
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Outfest: Caouette's 'Walk Away Renee' and its Accidental Terrence Malick Moment [Exclusive Clip]

"Walk Away Renee," Jonathan Caouette's follow-up to his 2003 documentary "Tarnation," debuted at Cannes followed by a long fest run including Toronto, New York and Sundance, and nabbed a Best Documentary nomination at the Indie Spirits. "Walk Away Renee" will show at Los Angeles' Outfest on Saturday, July 21, and is available on SundanceNow.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 20, 2012 2:09 PM
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Trailer Watch: Danish Provocateur Mads Brugger Talks Going Undercover as Tacky Euro-African Consul in 'The Ambassador'

Check out the first trailer for Mads Brugger's "The Ambassador," a ballsy documentary stunt in which the director travels to the Central African Republic and disguises himself as an over-the-top caricature of a European-African consul.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • July 20, 2012 1:43 PM
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Trailer Watch: Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master,' Starring Hoffman and Phoenix

Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," starring Philip Seymour Hoffman (as someone a lot like Scientology's L. Ron Hubbard) and Joachim Phoenix, is coming. And here's the trailer.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 19, 2012 8:34 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Music Buff Allan Arkush Geeks Out Over Cameron Crowe's 'Almost Famous'

Today, Trailers From Hell kicks off its Bands on the Run! week with Allan Arkush diving into the trailer for Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous."
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  • July 16, 2012 1:08 PM
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'The Dark Knight Rises' Early Reviews: 'Grand' 'Spectacular' & 'Triumphantly Cinematic'

We can finally feast our eyes on Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" on July 20; in the meantime Warners opened the embargo doors Sunday to a flood of ecstatic early reviews:
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 16, 2012 1:06 PM
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Comic-Con: 'Game of Thrones' Takes Hall H, Talks Sex, Boobies & Violence; Intros New Cast [Video]

They returned to Hall H, but novelist George R.R. Martin and his HBO "Game of Thrones" panel lacked the ebullience of last's year's panel in the smaller Ballroom 20. That one included eventual Emmy winner Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Kit Harington, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Jason Momoa (who made the fans go gaga).
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 14, 2012 12:32 AM
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Comic-Con: Disney Teases 'Oz: The Great and Powerful' 3-D Footage with Sam Raimi, Michelle Williams & Mila Kunis [First Trailer]

Sam Raimi shared an exclusive teaser (see below) of "Oz: The Great and Powerful" and welcomed two of the stars, Michelle Williams and Mila Kunis, to join him and moderator Chris Hardwicke (nerdist.com) on the Hall H stage...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 12, 2012 7:36 PM
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Trailer Watch: This American Life's Mike Birbiglia Gropes Through Sleeping Disorder in Sundance Hit "Sleepwalk With Me"

Check out the first official trailer for Mike Birbiglia's Sundance NEXT winner "Sleepwalk With Me," which stars the stand-up comedian and Lauren Ambrose as a couple dealing with longterm-itis, and also Birbiglia's increasingly bizarre sleepwalking habits.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 11, 2012 1:36 PM
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Trailers from Hell: David DeCoteau on Sexploitation-Social-Problem Hybrid 'Chain Gang Women'

It's "Drive In Diaspora!" week at Trailers from Hell, and today director David DeCoteau introduces "Chain Gang Women," a film that sometimes disappoints viewers for its chain gang men, and absence of babes in shackles.
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  • July 11, 2012 12:58 PM
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