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Christian Bale Chases Love, Lust in New ‘Knight of Cups’ Trailer (watch)

Christian Bale rides into the valley of temptation–make that the San Fernando Valley–and confronts the excesses of Hollywood in a new trailer for Terence Malick’s film “Knight of Cups,” a study of temptation, love, lust, greed and possibly redemption. Malick couldn’t have picked a better backdrop to test the limits of human emotion, although like most of his projects, the movie’s plot is shrouded in mystery. The cast includes Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Wes Bentley, Isabel Lucas, Teresa Palmer, Imogen Poots, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Brian Dennehy, and Ben Kingsley....

Lily James Sparkles in New Trailer for Disney ‘Cinderella’ Remake (watch!)

Lily James plays a risque aristocrat in the English period series “Downton Abbey,” but she’s utterly enchanting in a new trailer for Disney’s upcoming remake of the classic fairy tale “Cinderella.” The English actress is joined by a stellar cast that includes Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden and Helena Bonham Carter. “Cinderella” is an oft told tale that Disney immortalized in an animated 1950 musical fantasy released by RKO Radio Pictures. Now, however, “Cinderella” is a live action film that includes Disney’s trademark brand of CGI special effects....

Bilbo Bagans Comes Full Circle in New Battle of the Five Armies Trailer (see!)

Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins comes full circle in “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.” The second trailer for the epic finale gives a taste of the monumental clash that’s looming between the dragon Smaug, the Necromancer Sauron and the dwarves, elves, orcs of Middle Earth. Galadriel (Cate Blanchett), Saruman the White (Christopher Lee) and the White Council have thrown their support behind Gandalf (Ian McKellen) in an effort to turn back Sauron before he can capture the mountain....

Natalie Portman Exudes Elegance as DiorSkin Video Goes Viral (see)

Natalie Portman glows with elegance in a new campaign for Dior’s new makeup range, DiorSkin. She shows how it’s all put together in a new behind-the-scenes video that is going viral on the Internet. Portman, 33, has two new film projects in the works. She’s slated to appear in an as yet unamed Terrence Malick musical drama starring Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Val Kilmer and Michael Fassbender. She’ll also star with Ewan McGregor, Joel Edgerton and Rodrigo Santoro in a western drama about a frontier family....

Orlando Bloom, Martin Freeman in New Hobbit Sneak Peek (watch!)

Orlando Bloom, Martin Freeman and out-of-this-world special effects get star billing in a new three-minute sneak peek at “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the second film in a trilogy based on the literary masterpiece by J.R.R. Tolkien. The film will also feature Evangeline Lilly, Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Richard Armitage and Luke Evans....

Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit Scores' on Superior Direction (video)

I never read The Hobbit nor the “Lord of the Rings” series, but when the opportunity came to see a screening of “The Hobbit,” I jumped at the chance. I was dazzled not so much by the story, but by director Peter Jackson’s epic work. Elijah Wood, who appears briefly as Frodo, was good. But Martin Freeman in the titular role as the young Bilbo Baggins is spot-on, Gollum is brilliantly essayed by Andy Serkis....