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Zach Galifianakis, Giraffe in Tow, Hits Road in Hangover 3 Trailer

Zach Galifianakis kicks off the latest trailer for “Hangover, Part III,” with an “angelic” performance of “Ava Maria” at a funeral. His buddies, Bradley Cooper as Phil and Ed Helms as “Stu” look stunned. It’s a fitting start to one last madcap weekend back where it all began, Las Vegas. Ken Jeong as Mr Chow, Melissa McCarthy, John Goodman and Heather Graham co-star. ...

Do the Coen Brothers Really Have Anything to Say Anymore?

Joel and Ethan Coen take on a delicate piece of history with their look at the ’60s folk scene in their upcoming movie “Inside Llewyn Davis.” The first trailer provides a copious dish of angst and uncertainty, but how well it dissects the era remains to be seen. It stars Oscar Isaac as Llewyn Davis, Carey Mulligan as love interest Jean Berkey, Justin Timberlake as Jim Berkey and Garrett Hedlund, John Goodman and F. Murray Abraham....

Denzel Washington's 'Flight' Has Budweiser Maker Foaming (watch)

In his new movie “Flight,” Denzel Washington plays a pilot who has a thirst for Budweiser beer, a product placement that would normally have beer-maker Anheuser-Busch InBev jumping up and down in the aisles. Except Washington plays an alcoholic pilot. Forget for a moment that no functional alcoholic would waste their time with beer, let alone Budweiser. And where’s Washington’s beer belly? So much for attention to detail. But it’s refreshing to hear a company demanding to have its product taken out of a movie, when the trend in Hollywood today is to lard up films with product placements of almost every kind....

Ben Affleck's 'Argo' a Harrowing Tale Well Told, Well Acted

When actor Ben Affleck turned into a director of note with his brilliantly staged “The Town” two years back, audiences and Hollywood took note. It was a tense, tautly realized effort, with an exemplary cast. His latest effort, “Argo,” is another finely textured and nuanced story, with excellent performances by his coterie of actors. The movie is filled with excellent actors from John Goodman, Alan Arkin and Bryan Cranston to Tate Donovan....

Clint Eastwood's 'Trouble With Curve' Is No Empty-Chair Speech (video)

Clint Eastwood’s Republican National Convention antics two weeks back put an uncomfortable magnifying glass on all his recent activities. But at 82, he hasn’t lost his marbles yet, judging by his new movie “Trouble With The Curve.” Strong performances by the always-enchanting Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake, plus stalwarts like John Goodman, Robert Patrick and Matthew Lillard, give the film great rhythm. It worked like a charm....

Ben Affleck Undercover in Argo, True Life CIA Caper (watch!)

Ben Affleck films a movie about filming a movie in “Argo,” recounting a daring CIA plot to save six American diplomats caught up in Iran’s Islamic revolution. The first trailer for the film was released today. The movie, which Affleck directs, also stars Bryan Cranston as Jack O’Donnell, Clea DuVall as Cora Lijek, John Goodman as John Chambers, Michael Parks as Jack Kirby and Taylor Schilling as Christine Mendez....