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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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Happy 118th Birthday, Howard Hawks: TOH! Picks His 16 Must-See Films (VIDEO)

In 2012, when Sight & Sound Magazine released the results of its most recent decennial poll, fans of Howard Hawks searched the top fifty "Greatest Films of All Time" in vain. Is the reputation of classical Hollywood cinema's most versatile master in decline? We offer you 16 reasons why you should remember Hawks, from "Red River" to "Scarface."
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  • May 31, 2014 2:10 PM
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WATCH: First Clip from Sci-Fi Brainbender 'Borgman' Introduces a New Method of Body Disposal

Dutch sci-fi oddity "Borgman," which was the country's official selection for the 2014 Oscar race, touches down in theaters June 6, sure to dazzle and confound audiences. A first clip has arrived, which gives you a taste of what's in store in the enigmatic film, but also shows you a whole new method of body disposal, wickedly titled "bucketheads." The mob ain't got nothing on the otherworldly beings of "Borgman." Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 30, 2014 2:10 PM
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WATCH: Kimberly Peirce's Incisive, Inspirational Speech to AFI's Directing Workshop for Women

Director Kimbely Peirce recently spoke to the 2014 AFI Directing Workshop for Women, and her words cut to the core of a reality faced by women filmmakers in the industry. She begins the talk by telling a story from interview rounds she did for her second feature, "Stop-Loss." The most frequent question she received was, "Why did it take so long for you to make a second feature?"
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 30, 2014 1:43 PM
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