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WATCH: Jenny Slate Talks Sex and Standup in Her Breakout Role in 'Obvious Child' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Stand-up comic Jenny Slate didn't go from zero to breakout overnight. Typically, like many performers, she's had wins and losses--like losing her gig on Saturday Night Live. It wasn't a good fit, she admits now. Clearly, indie "Obvious Child" suited her talents perfectly, as writer-director Gillian Robespierre carefully crafted this star vehicle that became the toast of Sundance 2014.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 20, 2014 8:04 PM
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Why Sebastian Junger Made and Self-Released 'Restrepo' Sequel 'Korengal,' New HBO Doc (VIDEO)

Vanity Fair writer Sebastian Junger is well-known not only for "The Perfect Storm" (which was made into a George Clooney action movie) and his intrepid war reporting--which he ended after the untimely death in Libya of his long-time partner, British Vanity Fair photographer and cinematographer Tim Hetherington--but the Oscar-nominated documentary "Restrepo." I interviewed Junger and Hetherington for that movie (see video below), and talked to Junger again recently about the sequel "Korengal," which is in current release.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 20, 2014 4:40 PM
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WATCH: Robert Downey Jr. Breaks 'The Judge' Trailer on Twitter, Variety Intros Vscore

In a sign of the times, Warner Bros. had Robert Downey, Jr. debut on Twitter the trailer for "The Judge," a serious drama in which the star plays a big-shot New York lawyer who returns home to Indiana after his mother dies, only to find himself defending his estranged father (Robert Duvall), who has been accused of murdering her. Why not? Downey has 1.9 million followers on the social media site. In other words, when Iron Man tweets, America listens.
  • By Anne Thompson and Jacob Combs
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  • June 20, 2014 12:18 PM
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Trailers From Hell Gives Into 'Basic Instinct'

Today on Trailers from Hell, Dan Ireland looks back at Paul Verhoeven's schlocky-fun 1992 thriller "Basic Instinct," made famous by chilly blonde Sharon Stone's crotch shot for the ages.
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  • June 18, 2014 1:11 PM
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A New Documentary on 'The Hal Ashby Story' Is in the Works (VIDEO)

Director Amy E. Scott is turning her longtime love of director Hal Ashby, who brought us "Harold and Maude" and "Coming Home" and a dozen other films between the 70s and 80s, into a feature-length documentary tribute.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • June 9, 2014 5:25 PM
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The Tony Awards Love Hollywood (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)

The Tony Awards voters love Hollywood, and 2014 was no exception. "Breaking Bad" star and Broadway rookie Bryan Cranston and popular Tony host Neil Patrick Harris took home their first Tonys, for playing a flamboyant president (Lyndon Baines Johnson in Robert Schenkkan’s “All the Way,” which won Best Play) and crossdresser (in Best Music Revival "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"), respectively.
  • By Anne Thompson and Jacob Combs
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  • June 9, 2014 11:09 AM
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WATCH: Provocative New Clips from Wim Wenders Doc 'The Salt of the Earth'

When Wim Wenders' upcoming documentary "The Salt of the Earth" screened at Cannes this year, it was well-received; the audience sprang to its feet and burst into applause after its premiere.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 5, 2014 2:43 PM
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Say Awwww: 'Edge of Tomorrow' Star Blunt is Adorable on Graham Norton, So's Her Baby (VIDEO)

Watch Graham Norton's TV audience let out a collective "awww" as he shows them a picture of "Edge of Tomorrow" star Emily Blunt's new baby. Turns out she was pregnant during late "Edge of Tomorrow" reshoots.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 5, 2014 2:38 PM
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Interview: Juliette Binoche Paints in Schepisi Romance 'Words and Pictures,' Challenged Assayas to Write Cannes Entry 'Sils Maria' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, TRAILER)

Oscar-winner Juliette Binoche ("The English Patient") is the best reason to see Fred Schepisi's "Words and Pictures." She talks about working with Clive Owen, learning English, and challenging Olivier Assayas to write a movie focused on women. That movie debuted in Cannes, "Clouds of Sils Maria."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 4, 2014 10:23 PM
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First-Ever Hollywood Reporter Tony-Nominee Roundtables (VIDEO)

The Hollywood Reporter has been sitting down with actors and actresses for Oscar and Emmy roundtable discussions for several years, but this year they're expanding eastward with their first ever Tonys roundtables.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 2, 2014 11:29 AM
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