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'The Hobbit 2' Trailer: The Cumbersmaug Speaks

A brand new trailer for "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" has arrived for all ye fine people of Middle Earth just in time for elevenses, and it looks like our boy Bilbo (Martin Freeman) is gonna be paying some pretty serious lip service to the man, er, dragon of the hour in movie two of trilogy two. Get More »

'Monuments Men' Trailer: George Clooney Is Building a (Handsome) Team

Here's a theory we'd like to put out in the universe: George Clooney's handsomeness is made exponentially more handsome when he surrounds himself with other handsome people. That's why he does it so often. It's like a brain trust of handsomeness.

It would seem the glow from Clooney's star turns in super-handsome ensemble flick "Ocean's 11" and its sequels has faded slightly, so he would like to head to the handsomeness bank and make a handsome withdrawal. (OK, sorry, done saying handsome now. Just once more: handsome.) Enter "Monuments Men," stage left. Get More »

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The 9 Wackiest Woody Allen Women

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As the pill-popping, Vodka-swilling title character of "Blue Jasmine," Cate Blanchett joins a long line of actresses who have played crazy in Woody Allen films. No one has created more complex, multi-faceted female roles than the New York maestro, but let's face it: these gals are never more mesmerizing than when they're screaming, shouting, and throwing a major tantrum.

To celebrate this latest wacky inclusion, here's our list of the nine nuttiest female performances in Woody Allen films. Get More »

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The 35 Best Movie Cameos of All Time

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Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have assembled a Murderer's Row of comedy heavy-hitters to provide cameos as themselves — including Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Emma Watson and Rihanna — in their new apocalyptic satire, "This is the End."

That's a buncha muncha cruncha cameos, but how do they stack up among the greatest ever perpetrated? We're counting down 35 surprise appearances in movies that pleased and shocked us ... and left us wanting more. Get More »

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'Blue Jasmine' Trailer: Terrible People Being Terrible

It's the most wonderful time of the year! No, we don't mean the beginning of summer, but instead the opening of Woody Season. That's right, it's time for the hype on Woody Allen's annual release to begin, starting with the trailer debut. Welcome to the world, "Blue Jasmine"!

Cate Blanchett stars in Allen's latest epic, trotting the streets of San Francisco alongside "To Rome With Love" alum Alec Baldwin (who plays her husband), Sally Hawkins (her sister), Louis C.K., Peter Sarsgaard and the usual cadre of stars who come running when the bespectacled director beckons. Get More »

Casting Roundup: Theron, Blanchett and Franco Get the Gigs

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All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...

• Beware the roaring rampage of the Oldgirl! Charlize Theron has signed on to star in the American adaptation of "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance," the third installment in "Oldboy" director Park Chan-wook's Vengeance Trilogy. [Deadline]

• "Cinderella" has a new evil stepmother — in the form of Cate Blanchett. The "Hobbit" beauty will be providing villainy to director Mark Romanek's live-action take on the classic fairy tale. [Deadline]

• As long as there are movies, James Franco will star in a lot of them. One of the busiest actors in the show business has signed on to "Good People," a morality play in which a dead broke couple finds a few hundred thousand bucks in their neighbor's abandoned apartment. [The Wrap] Get More »

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George Clooney Casts Everyone For 'Monuments Men'

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Well, if George Clooney asks you to be in his movie, what are you gonna do, say "No?"

Daniel Craig, Bill Murray, Jean Dujardin and Cate Blanchett are just a few of the actors that are making up the ensemble of Clooney's World War II drama, "The Monuments Men," according to Deadline.

"The Monuments Men" centers around a group of art historians and museum curators who join forces to recover renowned works of art stolen by the Nazis before Hitler can destroy them.

Clooney, who co-wrote the screenplay with Grant Heslov and is set to direct, will also star in the film, with John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville and Bob Balaban also signing on to join the cast. Get More »

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The 12 Hottest (Movie) Teachers

Let's face it, most of us have been, as David Lee Roth once so eloquently put it, "Hot For Teacher."  And while we adore the earnest and inspirational wisdom of teachers in movies like "Dead Poets Society," "Stand and Deliver" and "Mr. Holland's Opus," that's not what we're talking about here.

If our favorite educators had looked like these 12 big-screen teachers ranked in the gallery below, we would have been happy flunking year after year just to keep watching them draw on the chalkboard.

Originally published June 20, 2011.

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Michael Emerson Won't Get Lost on Woody Allen's New Film

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Woody Allen's next film hasn't even hit the screens yet, but the hard-workin' New Yorker is already casting his next. The latest actor to join Allen's ensemble is Michael Emerson, whom you might remember as Linus from the epic TV show "Lost" or even the more recent "Person of Interest."

Allen's next film is still untitled, but some details have emerged. He'll be returning Stateside for filming after sojourns to Italy in "To Rome with Love," France in "Midnight in Paris" and Spain in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona." It was previously reported that Copenhagen was on his radar for his post-"Rome" project, but luckily he'll be returning to his old stomping grounds in to NYC and San Fran for this one. Get More »

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Oscar's 13 Biggest Mistakes


For every winner who leaps up to thank the Academy, at least four nominees stay behind -- and with them, countless audience members wondering why their favorites failed to snag the big award. But there are times when everyone -- maybe even the winner -- believes the wrong name was read and the Oscar should have gone to... someone else.

We've picked 13 unlucky times the Academy made a huge, irreversible mistake, whether out of misguided loyalty to an actor-turned-director, fear of bestowing the Oscar to a violent or controversial film, or for no discernible reason at all (in no particular order). Get More »

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