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Trailer Watch: The Muppets: Wait, Are Amy Adams And Jason Segel In This Movie?

Disney's The Muppets, directed by James Bobins and produced by Mandeville Films, comes out November 23. The film stars Amy Adams, Jason Segel, and the voices of many familiar faces, including Zach Galifianakis, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Ed Helms, Jack Black and Ricky Gervais.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 23, 2011 9:13 AM
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Downfall Video: Hitler Reacts to Von Trier

Herewith the inevitable Lars von Trier meets Bruno Gantz's Hitler in Downfall.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 21, 2011 1:26 AM
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Teaser Trailer: Super 8 Preview

Well, I finally saw, here at the Star Cinema in Cannes, the 20 minutes of J.J. Abrams' Super 8 (June 10) Paramount had screened to media in New York and exhibitors at CinemaCon. The footage looks very Spielbergian, and serves to set up the film's characters, a group of teen guys and one girl (Elle Fanning) as they film a super 8 movie at a train station, when a truck veers onto the tracks and causes a stupendous train crash that lets out something wicked and alien into the area.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 18, 2011 8:29 AM
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Cannes We Need to Talk About Kevin Reviews: Tough Pick-Up Hooked to Swinton Oscar Campaign

Cannes We Need to Talk About Kevin Reviews: Tough Pick-Up Hooked to Swinton Oscar Campaign
While Cannes is thinning out after the first week--the crowds at The Grand are diminished---buyers expect to announce a raft of sales over the next few days. One of the films still being hotly debated--and tipped for a well-deserved best actress prize here for Tilda Swinton--is Lynne Ramsay's We Need to Talk About Kevin. It's a polarizing love/hate kind of thing.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 18, 2011 2:47 AM
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Woody Allen Talks Breaking Out with Cannes Hit Midnight in Paris: "Hey, Did You See Gertrude Stein?"

Woody Allen Talks Breaking Out with Cannes Hit Midnight in Paris: "Hey, Did You See Gertrude Stein?"
Midnight in Paris is Woody Allen's best movie since Deconstructing Harry in 1997.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 11, 2011 11:19 AM
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Sophia Loren Interviewed by Billy Crystal at Academy Tribute: "I Am Never Content."

Sophia Loren Interviewed by Billy Crystal at Academy Tribute: "I Am Never Content."
On May 4, The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences hosted a gala tribute to Sophia Loren, who will be 77 this September. The revelation in the film clips was not her beauty, range, bravura dramatic acting in such films as Vittorio De Sica's Two Women (the first Oscar win for a non-English speaking role) or iconic American roles, dancing in gold lame with Cary Grant in Houseboat (1958) or making Gregory Peck's jaw drop in Arabesque (1966)--both men were clearly besotted--but her comic sexy romps with Marcello Mastroianni in movies like De Sica's 1964 Marriage Italian Style, for which she was also nominated. Her strip scene with Mastroianni sent temperatures soaring in the theatre. They made 12 films together.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 11, 2011 2:51 AM
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Trailer Watch: Miranda July's The Future, In Theaters July 29

Check out the trailer for writer-director Miranda July's The Future, in which she also stars along with Hamish Linklater. Here's our Sundance interview. Roadside will release the film July 29.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 10, 2011 7:45 AM
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Cannes 2011: The Latest Trailers & Pictures: Drive, Skin I Live In, L'Apollonide, Hara-Kiri & More

Here is the complete Cannes Film Festival lineup, and the trailers available so far:
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 9, 2011 4:29 AM
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Cannes Teaser: Almodovar's The Skin I Live In, Starring Banderas

Check out the teaser trailer for Cannes-debuting Pedro Almodovar pic The Skin I Live In, which at long last reunites the director with Spanish star Antonio Banderas.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 8, 2011 12:12 PM
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Woody Allen Acts Again in Rome Movie

Woody Allen Acts Again in Rome Movie
As Woody Allen does the advance press rounds for his new movie Midnight in Paris, a valentine to the City of Lights which will play like gangbusters when it opens the Cannes Film Festival May 11, he is also revealing some tantalizing tidbits about his new movie, which he will shoot in Rome this summer. My full interview with Allen will run the moment the first press screening in Cannes lets out Wednesday. Trailer is below.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 8, 2011 5:20 AM
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