Russell Crowe - The Water Diviner
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Watch the trailer for Russell Crowe's epically-sized directorial debut, 'The Water Diviner'

Film chronicles the search for a man's missing sons following the battle of Gallipoli.

"Go big or go home": A skateboarder mindset, a Sarah Palin slogan, the name of a "Parks & Recreation" episode," and now, the guiding mantra of Russell Crowe's directorial debut, "The Water Diviner." Via the magic of Twitter, Crowe debuted the first trailer for the war drama, a shiny blockbuster reminiscent of the high-impact Hollywood productions that shaped the actor's career. When it's not blowing up World War I battlefields, it's swelling with emotional power strings.

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No joke: Christian Bale watched Monty Python's 'Life of Brian' before playing Moses

No joke: Christian Bale watched Monty Python's 'Life of Brian' before playing Moses

Can you guess which Mel Brooks movie he watched right after?

Ladies and gentleman, Ridley Scott has returned to the Ancient world and it ain't "Gladiator" or "Kingdom of Heaven."

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Best Picture Oscar contenders include 'Interstellar,' 'Imitation Game' and more

Best Picture Oscar contenders include 'Interstellar,' 'Imitation Game' and more

It promises to be a varied and interesting season

The 2014-2015 Oscar season is well underway, with festivals providing the cream of the crop and a few major studio films laced throughout. Who will be left standing when the dust clears at the 87th annual Academy Awards? More importantly, what will the journey of discovery be like every step of the way?

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Marie Antoinette

Watch designer Jum Nakao create a 'Marie Antoinette'-inspired dress out of Sofia Coppola's script

The Academy celebrates Hollywood costumers with an artistic commission

Japanese-Brazilian fashion designer Jum Nakao is fascinated by paper. He sees the material as both "very ephemeral, very fragile" and, with the right words scribbled across it, powerful enough to change the world. So when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences asked Nakao to create a piece celebrating the opening of its upcoming "Hollywood Costume," the artist naturally went back to the page.

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Dazed and Confused

Annapurna to produce Richard Linklater's 'Dazed' spiritual sequel

'That’s What I’m Talking About' is a baseball dramedy set in the 1980s

Richard Linklater grew into one of North America's premiere filmmaking voices with films like "Slacker," "Dazed and Confused," "School of Rock," "Bernie" and the "Before" trilogy, but it took this year's "Boyhood" for full approval from auteur connoisseur Megan Ellison. Deadline reports that Ellison's artistically-inclined production company Annapurna Pictures will produce Linklater's next film, what he refers to as a "spiritual sequel" to "Dazed."

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Ben Affleck and Carrie Coon on keeping 'Gone Girl' and 'The Leftovers' secrets

Ben Affleck and Carrie Coon on keeping 'Gone Girl' and 'The Leftovers' secrets

Plus: Who knew David Fincher was such a lovely guy?

NEW YORK — Secrets are big business in Hollywood. Letting spoilers get out about your upcoming movie or a TV series can impact whether people actually watch and/or diminish interest in buying tickets. So it's no surprise that even with movies based on popular novels like "Gone Girl," where all the secrets can easily be found in print, everyone involved is trying to keep things quiet. Even if the film's plot might not be that different than the book.

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<p>Joaquin Phoenix in &quot;Inherent Vice&quot;</p>

Joaquin Phoenix in "Inherent Vice"

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Go ahead and laugh out loud during this 'Inherent Vice' trailer a few times

The film premieres at the New York Film Festival this weekend

Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" is set to premiere at the New York Film Festival within the week. It might be a subversive addition to the race or, like some have been surmising, it might not be an awards season player at all. But who cares? The trailer just dropped and, uh, it looks awesome!

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<p>&quot;Apollo 13&quot;</p>

"Apollo 13"

Oscar-winning 'Apollo 13' sound mixer set for career achievement honor

The 51st annual ceremony will happen on Feb. 14

Whether you knew it or not, you've been listening to sound mixer David Macmillan's work for years. There's early stuff, like "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," "Birdy" and "SpaceCamp" (yes!). There's recent stuff like "Twilight," "Hancock" and "The 40-Year-Old-Virgin." And there's the Oscar-winning stuff scattered throughout, like "The Right Stuff," "Speed" and "Apollo 13." The guy is a legend in the field, so of course he's a great fit for the Cinema Audio Society's (CAS) Career Achievement Award.

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<p>Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey on the set of &quot;Interstellar&quot;</p>

Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey on the set of "Interstellar"

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Off the Carpet: Christopher Nolan, Brad Pitt and AFI Fest on deck

Could 'Interstellar' finally be the one for Paramount?

The New York Film Festival has added David Fincher's "Gone Girl" to the equation and will do the same for Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" in due time, but let me skip ahead a bit. The "Interstellar" onslaught, you see, has begun. New posters, interviews, a new trailer, TV spots during Sunday Night Football, more imagery, a reported (massive) running time, etc. Nolan's film is finished and has been shown here and there over the last week or so and, well, on a movie like this, it's hard to contain the trickle of buzz (even if everyone is probably signing NDAs). And the buzz is mostly great.

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Emma Watson
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Emma Watson joins Daniel Brühl for Chilean coup thriller ‘Colonia’

Oscar-winning director Florian Gallenberger will make his English-language debut

"Harry Potter" and "Perks of Being a Wallflower" star Emma Watson made waves last week for her impassioned United Nations speech on the topic of feminism. Watson's “HeForShe" campaign made waves in the social sphere and continues to snowball with support, but it appears the endeavor won't disable the star from going about her day job. Deadline reports that Watson is on board a Chilean docudrama, fresh territory for the worldly 24-year-old actress.

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