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    Screen Talk: from Comic-Con's Sublime 'Interstellar' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy' to James Franco

    This week Eric Kohn and I have plenty to chew over. We dig into Comic-Con, parse the promise of Chris Nolan's "Interstellar" --who's the audience, anyway?--and debate Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" as well as offering our picks of the week. I'm in the thrall of Brendan Gleeson, while Kohn argues...

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    'Calvary' Director McDonagh and Brendan Gleeson Talk the Betrayal of Trust (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    John Michael McDonagh's second film, "Calvary," was grabbed at Sundance by Fox Searchlight and opens in theaters August 1. "Calvary" marks perhaps Brendan Gleeson's best performance to date among many others--and a potential Oscar nomination. I talk to them both.

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    Netflix Releases Groundbreaking Eco-doc 'Mission Blue,' Plus Other Potential Doc Oscar Contenders (TRAILER)

    The words 'Netflix' and 'original content' bring to mind shows like "House of Cards" and "Orange Is the New Black." But Netflix has been consistently seeking new types of programming to bring to viewers under its own banner, and it plans to do so significantly this year with a raft of new documenta...

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    Watch: Meryl Streep Orders Everyone 'Into the Woods' in First Trailer for Rob Marshall's Musical Adaptation

    It's finally here! The first trailer for "Into the Woods" takes us on a fairy tale journey.

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    'Guardians of the Galaxy''s Groot Deserves Best Animated Character of the Year Award

    One of the best animated characters ever--even better than the fabulous Andy Serkis's groundbreaking work with Weta Digital in everything from Gollum and King Kong to Caesar--is Groot in "Guardians of the Galaxy" (August 1). One reason: thanks to motion capture, you can feel the actor behind the ani...

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    Watch: 'Interstellar' Trailer Finds Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Michael Caine Raging Against the Dying of the Light

    We still don't know what is threatening Earth, but the mystery of the new trailer for Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" makes it that much more exciting.

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    IFP to Honor Netflix Exec Ted Sarandos at Gotham Awards

    Independent Filmmaker Project will honor Ted Sarandos, who "saw where streaming was going long before most in our industry."

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    Toronto Film Fest Doc Preview, from Oscar Hopefuls to Likely Buys (Midnight Madness, Vanguard Lineups)

    The Toronto International Film Festival always premieres a lineup of strong docs, some of which will be in this year's awards conversation. Programmer Thom Powers takes us through the selection.

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    Emmy Watch: Learning to Love 'Game of Thrones'

    The first time I quit "Game of Thrones," in the midst of the prolonged setup that plagued season one, it came as a relief.

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    Career Watch: TV Provides Stepping Stone to Film for Edgy Emmy Nominees Dreyfuss, Driver, Louis C.K.

    These days, a movie star can easily make the switch to TV with no loss of stature. In fact, Matthew McConaughey’s acclaimed work on the HBO series “True Detective” probably helped to seal the deal on his Oscar win for “Dallas Buyers Club.” But taking the leap from TV to film? That’s an iffier propo...

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