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Nick Frost on how 'Cuban Fury' melds 'Strictly Ballroom' with 'The Bourne Identity' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Nick Frost had a deep, dark secret: He liked to dance. Or he wanted to like to dance. One night, after a few drinks, he pecked out a movie idea in an email to his longtime producer, Nira Park, then went to bed. She called him the next morning to say how much she liked his idea about a shy, average-looking guy who resurrects his childhood passion for salsa dancing in order to woo his beautiful new boss (Rashida Jones) away from her doucheboat boyfriend (Chris O’Dowd).

“I think I’d always been a massive fan of Strictly Ballroom,” says Frost, whose idea became Cuban Fury, in theaters April 11. “That was definitely my touchstone for this film, in terms of the comedy has to be funny and the drama has to be touching, yet the dancing has to be smoking hot and real. And I wanted to do [all the dancing], so that was pretty important too.”

As the saying goes, be careful what you ask for. Frost, best known as Simon Pegg’s burly sidekick in movies like Shawn of the Dead and The World’s End, put himself through a torturous training process to become a suave lord of the dance. Tears may have been shed. Toes and egos were certainly crushed. But for Frost, it was all worth it. “I kind of really worked freaking hard on this and it was my idea, so to see it come out kind of exactly how we wanted is a real treat,” he says.

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'Orange is the New Black' star Taylor Schilling talks new movie, 'Stay' -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP

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What’s the first thing you’d do after getting out of prison?

For Taylor Schilling — star of Netflix’s addictive dramedy Orange is the New Black — the answer was simple: Travel to Ireland and Montreal to make Stay. The meditative movie stars Schilling as Abbey, a young Canadian who finds herself in a quandary when she accidentally gets pregnant — and her much-older Irish lover Dermot (Aidan Quinn) makes clear that he has no interest in being a father.

“It’s really a character-driven piece,” Schilling says, citing what drew her to the film. “The story is important, but it’s really how these people are dealing with the consequences of their actions.”

Stay also has a few narrative similarities with the series for which Schilling is best known: “I think it’s a really interesting story about having to go back and reconcile your past in order to move on with your future,” she continues. “I’m curious about that. And I’m curious about those times in our lives when things can’t stay the same, when we’re pushed out of our comfort zones.” Times such as, say, when your relationship abruptly crumbles, or you get locked up for an offense committed nearly 10 years ago.

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Shailene Woodley talks YA trifecta 'Spectacular Now,' 'Divergent,' and 'The Fault in Our Stars' -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP

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2013 was a year stuffed with high-profile film adaptations of young adult bestsellers — most of which ended up crashing and burning at the box office. (Alas, Beautiful Creatures, Mortal Instruments, Percy Jackson, and Ender’s Game — no Harry Potter-style cultural dominance for you.) But while each of those big-budget spectacles flailed, a humbler YA-based movie quietly emerged as the year’s best teen flick: The Spectacular Now, out on DVD today.

Spectacular is a sweet but dark love story about gregarious alcoholic Sutter (Miles Teller) and his relationship with his smart, slightly nerdy classmate Aimee (Shailene Woodley). What you may not realize before seeing the film, however, is that The Spectacular Now isn’t just a typical teen romance told through an indie-fied lens. “I think it’s a very unhealthy dynamic that the two of them have together,” Woodley recently told EW. “One of the things that first drew me to Spectacular Now was that in high school, so many girls fall in love with someone, and they end up losing a lot of who they are because they’re so into the other person. And I went through that in high school, where I sort of gave myself away for a different human being. It was a really toxic relationship.”

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'12 Years a Slave': Solomon Northup's nightmare begins with a promising offer -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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At this point — after 12 Years a Slave wowed audiences and critics at the Toronto Film Festival and some Oscar handicappers have pronounced the Best Picture race all but over — it does Steve McQueen’s film no good to pile on additional adulation, which will only raise expectations even higher. Put simply: Based on the 1853 memoir of Solomon Northup, a New York man (Chiwetel Ejiofor) kidnapped and smuggled into Southern slavery, 12 Years is a powerful viewing experience that not only demonstrates the brutality of American slavery like no other Hollywood movie before, but also presents a panorama of the moral tapestry of Southern culture before the Civil War.

Northup was a free man — a talented musician with a wife and children in Saratoga, N.Y. — when two charlatans lured him to Washington, D.C. with the promise of a well-paying series of circus concerts. McQueen has said that Northup’s nightmare reminded him of Pinocchio, and in this exclusive clip from the movie, Scoot McNairy and Taran Killam are practically Honest John and Gideon come to life.

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'Best Man Down' poster premiere: Justin Long has to bury his BFF -- EXCLUSIVE

We’ve all seen the stereotypical life-of-the-party best friend at a wedding (or in a wedding movie) who drinks too much, unleashes his awkward dance moves, unbuttons a few too many buttons, and makes moves on all the ladies. Best Man Down is about that guy — until it isn’t.

As the title implies, things eventually head south for that boisterous best man, Lumpy (Tyler Labine), when he’s found dead following the wedding of his best friend Scott (Justin Long). EW.com is exclusively premiering the poster for the fall film, and director Ted Koland got on the phone to talk us through the visual, which plants the movie firmly in dramedy territory.
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'Don Jon' gets a head-turning new poster -- EXCLUSIVE

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Whenever characters in comedic movies or TV shows end up looking at porn they always do that “head-tilt” trope, which suggests whatever they’re seeing (and the audience isn’t) is so twisted they’re having a hard time telling up from down.

The new poster for Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Don Jon very subtly tricks the viewer into doing the same, at least if you want to get a good look at the seductive looks Julianne Moore and Scarlett Johansson are giving off.

Coincidence? Probably. But it’s also appropriate given this film’s twisted take on love and sex.

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Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine': Cate Blanchett and Sally Hawkins do a sister act -- EXCLUSIVE

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Do you hear the one percent raging about getting a job? (The horror!)

You will in the following clip, which gives a sneak peek at Woody Allen’s latest project. Cate Blanchett plays the film’s title character, a Manhattan socialite forced to flee her privileged life after splitting with her wealthy Wall Street shark of a husband (Alec Baldwin). Jasmine finds refuge in San Francisco, where she shacks up with her sister Ginger (Sally Hawkins) — though as the video shows, rebuilding her life entirely will be more difficult than she could have imagined.
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Kristen Wiig's the 'Girl Most Likely' to sleep with the Glee Club -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP

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Don’t judge Imogene Duncan. If you were a lost, listless 30-something living at home with your estranged mother, of course you’d find yourself hopping into bed with your mom’s adorable 20-something boarder — especially if he happened to look exactly like Darren Criss.

The only downside: You’d then have to face the morning after, in which said parent — Annette Bening in full crazy Tiger Mom-mode — discovered the truth about your nocturnal activities. At least she reacts better than you’d think she would.

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Exclusive: 'Star Trek Into Darkness' hits Blu-ray and DVD on...

This fall, your TV will boldly go where no TV has gone before.

EW can exclusively reveal that J.J. Abrams’s Star Trek Into Darkness will be released on DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, and On Demand on September 10, 2013. A digital download of the film will be available three weeks earlier, on August 20.

“I’m thrilled with how everything looks and sounds,” Abrams said in a statement. “We also have some really fun behind-the-scenes special features that we shot on the Red [Epic cameras] and created entirely in-house at Bad Robot. They really look amazing and unlike anything I’ve seen on DVD or Blu-ray before.”

Those special features include making-of shorts about creating the Red Planet and the Klingon home world of Kronos, as well as a sit-down with stars Zachary Quinto and Benedict Cumberbatch — and a segment called “The Enemy of My Enemy,” which explores “how, and why, the identity of the film’s true villain was kept a mystery to the very end.”

'Lovelace': Amanda Seyfried porn poster flaunts innocent look -- EXCLUSIVE

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Here is the PG-rated poster for an R-rated film about an X-rated actress.

Until now most of the promo materials for the true-life pornstar drama Lovelace has focused on the sultry or seductive. A pair of tantalizingly crossed legs, and star Amanda Seyfried in a come-hither pose.

But this latest poster for the for them film takes a surprising turn toward the innocent.

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