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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...
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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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Trailer for Ursula Meier's Knockout Silver Bear Winner 'Sister' with Lea Seydoux & Kacey Mottet Klein

The trailer for Ursula Meier's "Sister" had landed. The film is a knockout, both excitingly fresh and powerfully moving. It won the Silver Bear at Berlin and features Lea Seydoux's best-yet performance and a star-making turn from Kacey Mottey Klein as a professional 12-year old ski-resort thief...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 9, 2012 4:12 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Dan Ireland on Faye Dunaway's Joan Crawford in 'Mommie Dearest'

"Joan Crawford Week!" concludes at Trailers from Hell with producer-director Dan Ireland's introduction to Frank Perry's Razzie winner "Mommie Dearest," starring Faye Dunaway as ferocious momma Crawford.
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  • July 6, 2012 12:11 PM
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Trailer Watch: Tom Cruise is Not A Hero & Has Nothing to Lose as 'Jack Reacher'

After box office misfire "Rock of Ages," Tom Cruise is back in his wheelhouse with writer-director Christopher McQuarrie's actioner "Jack Reacher" (previously titled "One Shot").
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  • July 4, 2012 12:53 PM
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'SAVAGES' Featurette & Clips: Hayek, Travolta & Del Toro Wipe the Floor with Lively, Kitsch & Johnson

Oliver Stone's "SAVAGES" arrives this weekend and if Blake Lively in a three-way isn't enough to get you to the theaters, there's a handful of featurettes and clips to wet your appetite below...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 4, 2012 12:43 PM
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