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Every Hitchcock Cameo (IN ONE VIDEO)

Alfred Hitchcock was the most famous director who ever lived, perhaps because he had an instinct for self-promotion. He created a wry comedic persona --the director who winks at the audience as he sets out the scare the bejeezus out of them.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 14, 2014 12:30 PM
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Robin Williams Time Special Issue Out Friday, Packed with Tributes (VIDEO)

Time is putting out a special commemorative issue on late actor comedian Robin Williams, who succumbed to depression and took his own life on Monday. Due on Friday, August 15, the magazine is packed with tributes from Alan Alda, Patch Adams, Lewis Black, Dick Cavett, Richard Corliss, Margaret Cho, Gilbert Gottfried, Nathan Lane, Bill Maher, Jim Norton, James Poniewozik, Joan Rivers, among others.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 13, 2014 4:21 PM
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Check Out Robert Rodriguez vs. Quentin Tarantino in the Director's Chair (VIDEO)

Old pals Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, who collaborated on the original "From Dusk Till Dawn" movie (which spawned an El Rey Network TV series) not to mention "Grindhouse," sit down for an hour-long talk on the August 13th installment of “El Rey Network Presents: The Director’s Chair” (9 PM ET/PT).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 12, 2014 5:00 PM
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WATCH: Oscar-Worthy John Lithgow Talks Ira Sachs' Gay Love Story 'Love Is Strange' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

There are so many coming-of-age stories every year that it's rare to see a mature love story. Even though Ira Sachs' "Love is Strange," which debuted at Sundance, is about two gay men who get married, it's more about aging love. It's touching how much these men love each other. Sony Pictures Classics releases the film August 22 in New York and LA.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 11, 2014 2:54 PM
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WATCH: Michael Fassbender Performs Song from 'Frank' on The Colbert Report (VIDEO)

Michael Fassbender is game to promote the offbeat comedy "Frank," even if it wastes his good looks. Check out his performance of the film song "I Love You All" on The Colbert Report below.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 7, 2014 1:55 PM
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WATCH: Portrait of Hamas Informant 'The Green Prince' (TRAILER)

Check out the new trailer for timely Sundance world documentary audience award winner "The Green Prince," based on Mosab Hassan Yousef's bestselling memoir "Son of Hamas," which will open September 12th in New York and in Los Angeles and then slowly expand to select cities nationwide.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 7, 2014 12:33 PM
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Matthew McConaughey Takes Giant Leaps for Mankind in New 'Interstellar' Trailer

As we reported last week, Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey dominated Comic-Con when they previewed the newest trailer for Nolan's upcoming Paramount feature, "Interstellar." Today, that trailer was released to the public, and it's a home run.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • July 30, 2014 2:55 PM
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WATCH: Cotillard Seeks Help in Dardenne Brothers' Cannes Hit 'Two Days, One Night' (TRAILER)

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne return in a new drama, this time with Marion Cotillard.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 10, 2014 10:06 AM
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Seventeen Minutes of Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Previewed with a 'Cherry Bomb' on Top (VIDEO)

After viewing 17 minutes of new footage Monday from "Guardians of the Galaxy" in IMAX 3D, it's now clear that Marvel has fashioned the ultimate "Star Wars" riff. the '70s sci-fi grunge, the rag-tag underdogs, the sarcastic chemistry, the serial action, the improbable success, all wrapped around the "Hooked on a Feeling" anthem. Judging from the enthusiastic response at the TCL Chinese, director James Gunn pushed all the right buttons and Disney/Marvel should have a late summer hit.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • July 8, 2014 6:02 PM
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WATCH: Jimmy Fallon Sings 'Fancy' With Crosby, Stills and Nash

This is one of those things you don't know you need until you see it: Jimmy Fallon came back last night from his two-week vacation, and he invited Crosby, Stills and Nash to his show to sing Iggy Azalea's "Fancy." With himself playing Neil Young, of course.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • July 8, 2014 12:01 PM
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