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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").
  • By Beth Hanna
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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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Career Watch: Marky Mark Wahlberg - A Big, Bright, Shining Star

Mark Wahlberg's "Ted" opened strong this past weekend, and while it's no awards contender, it does prove Wahlberg's box office power. Although none of his upcoming projects scream "Oscar nom #2!" one must admit that Marky Mark has come a long way...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 3, 2012 4:11 PM
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Andy Griffith, Star of 'The Andy Griffith Show' and Kazan's Brilliant 'A Face in the Crowd,' Dies at 86

Most folks know Andy Griffith as the star of long-running television hit shows "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Matlock." But the actor, who died at home in Dare County, North Carolina on July 3, gave several superb dramatic performances as well...
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • July 3, 2012 12:06 PM
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60 Seconds in the Bounty Hunting Business with 'Django Unchained': Giddy Up!

A new 60-second spot for Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" debuted during the BET awards where the director and star Jamie Foxx presented. Christmas can't come soon enough. Enjoy:
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 3, 2012 12:01 PM
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First Trailer for Craig Zobel's 'Compliance,' Based on Twisted True Story of McDonald's Assault

Check out the trailer for Craig Zobel's "Compliance," based on the true story (featured in the video below) about the disturbing turn of events at a fast-food restaurant that proved just how stupid and gullible people can be in response to so-called-authority...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 2, 2012 2:18 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Screenwriter Mick Garris on Curtiz's Mother-Daughter Nightmare 'Mildred Pierce'

It's "Joan Crawford Week!" at Trailers from Hell, and today screenwriter Mick Garris introduces the ultimate noir-melodrama, Michael Curtiz's "Mildred Pierce"...
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  • July 2, 2012 12:28 PM
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New Trailer for 'Total Recall' Lands; Colin Farrell Making A Comeback?

Len Wiseman's "Total Recall" lands August 3 with Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale (Wiseman's wife and "Underworld" star), Jessica Biel, Bill Nighy and Bryan Cranston. When comparing the new trailer to the 1990 original with Arnold Schwarzenegger (here) the visuals are quite impressive.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 29, 2012 1:52 PM
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Trailer Watch: UK Phenomenon 'The Inbetweeners' to Charm Americans with Pussay Patrol

Check out the trailer for "The Inbetweeners," a 2011 UK box office smash being plugged as the "British answer to 'American Pie.'" So, it's British pie? Certainly a nice crashcourse in dirty slang from across the pond...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 29, 2012 1:07 PM
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