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    Trailer Watch: Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence Run, Dance and Bicker in Russell's 'Silver Linings Playbook'

    The first trailer for David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" has arrived, with Bradley Cooper starring as a former teacher fresh off a four-year stint in a mental institution, who moves back in with his parents (Jackie Weaver and Robert De Niro). He starts up a "friend with a capital F" relati...

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    Watch: 'The Star Wars That I Used to Know' Parody Video

    'What happened to the "Star Wars" that we used to know?' It's a question that "Star Wars" fans have been asking for quite some time now. "South Park" did a hilarious parody on the subject back in 2010, and now YouTube collaborators TeddieFilms has un...

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    VIDEO - Sight & Sound Film Poll: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky on How to Make a Random Top Ten List (and Why)

    Here on Press Play we've been conducting an ongoing conversation on how to shake up the Sight and Sound Poll and its resulting canon. Along these lines, it was fascinating to learn how film critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky produced his top ten list for the poll when faced with more titles than he could p...

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    Trailer Watch: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Nails Young Bruce Willis in Rian Johnson's Kinetic 'Looper'

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt isn't the most obvious candidate to play a young Bruce Willis -- opposite Bruce Willis, no less -- but after seeing this pulse-quickening, excitingly stylish new UK trailer for Rian Johnson's "Looper," we're buying into the unlikely faceoff hook, line and sinker...

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    Watch: A Supercut of Sorkinisms - Love, Ping-Pong Rooms & Shakespeare The Way it Was Meant to Be Done

    Check out this video mash-up of Aaron "Sorkinisms," with more than a few key lines that Sorkin likes so much he chooses to use them again and again -- it's really quite something.

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    Watch Amy Poehler Answer Tumblr Questions On Sex, Music, Comedy

    When I interviewed Amy Poehler last week at the 92nd St. Y, she answered a few questions submitted  through Tumblr. And even if you’ve never wondered about what song she likes to make out to, or another secret about her husband, Will Arnett (famed for Arrested Development and now Up ...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Sorkinisms, by Kevin T. Porter: A Writer Under a Microscope

    I don't know what to think of this video. But I know what its creator, Kevin T. Porter, wants me to think of it.

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    Trailer Watch: Richard Gere Pulls a Bernie Madoff in 'Arbitrage'

    The trailer for Nicholas Jarecki's Sundance screw-turner "Arbitrage" has just landed, featuring Richard Gere as a Bernie Madoff-like investment "oracle" quickly losing his funds and defrauding auditors right and left.

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    Palm Springs Int'l Shortfest: Winners, Favorites & Trailers for Doc 'Battle of the Jazz Guitarist' and Oscar-Eligible 'Behind the Mirrors'

    The 2012 Palm Springs International ShortFest received 3,000 submissions this year, and 324 lucky shorts were chosen to screen at the Camelot Theaters, a welcome respite from the oppressive heat where Palm Springs locals and out-of-towners delight in the films featured by the festival...

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    Watch: Stellar Trailer for Sundance Thriller 'Arbitrage' Starring Richard Gere

    Richard Gere received some of best accolades of his career at this year's Sundance Film Festival for the legal/financial thriller "Arbitrage," directed by first-time feature filmmaker Nicholas Jarecki. The trailer for the Roadside Attractions release just hit the web, and it gives a go...

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