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Zachary Quinto talks about the new horror movie, 'Banshee Chapter' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

The new horror movie Banshee Chapter is full of familiar faces, including Katia Winter (Sleepy Hollow), Michael McMillian (True Blood), and the great Ted Levine (Silence of the Lambs, Monk). But the biggest name attached to this tale of psychedelic drug use and threatening, extra-dimensional presences is its executive producer Zachary Quinto, whose production company Before the Door — which he cofounded with Corey Moosa and Neal Dodson — was responsible for overseeing the film.

Below, Quinto talks about his involvement with Banshee Chapter which is now available on VOD and will start a theatrical run in select cities on Jan. 10. And, below our chat with the Star Trek star, check out an exclusive making-of clip featuring interviews with Moosa, producer Stephanie Riggs, and writer-director Blair Erickson.
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Ashley Greene and Anton Yelchin zom-com 'Burying the Ex': A chance to visit set, plus a first look -- EXCLUSIVE

You know the story: Boy meets girl. Boy and girl fall in love. Girl dies and comes back as a zombie.

Well, that’s the story of Burying the Ex, a new romantic zombie comedy, or zom-com, as the cast and crew call it, starring  Ashley Greene (Twilight) and Anton Yelchin (Star Trek). EW was on set for an exclusive first look and a chance to talk with the stars and director.

Burying the Ex follows Max (Yelchin), an all-around nice guy, and his incredibly beautiful but overbearing and manipulative girlfriend Evelyn (Greene). After they move in together, Evelyn is killed in a freak accident, leaving Max single and free from her controlling nightmare — or so he thinks.
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Keanu Reeves talks his directorial debut 'Man of Tai Chi' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Keanu Reeves had been searching for a way to get into directing when he realized the story he wanted to tell was one he learned six years ago.

EW has an exclusive look at a Reeves interview, in which he talks about meeting Man of Tai Chi‘s star, Tiger Hu Chen, on the set of The Matrix, and listening to the stories of his Tai Chi training. So when Tiger approached Reeves with the idea of collaborating, Reeves realized he had finally found “the story to tell.”

Watch the clip below:
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Oscar Predictions: EW's Prize Fighter on who is rising and falling

December is the time for Oscar whiplash. The last of the Academy hopefuls starts to screen, the first of the non-stop ancillary trophies begin to flow, and those who watch the race closely can find their heads spun in all sorts of different directions as momentum in the Best Picture race shifts, often from day to day.

Here is EW’s Prize Fighter analysis of what’s connecting with voters right now in the big races.

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'Veronica Mars' movie gets a release date; plus, watch a clip! -- EXCLUSIVE

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On March 13, 2013, Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas asked fans of the acclaimed, gone-too-soon teen detective drama starring Kristen Bell to Kickstart a big screen revival. Fitting, then, that Marshmallow Nation will get to see what their $5.7 million paid for on the one year anniversary of the groundbreaking fundraising campaign: In an exclusive interview, Thomas tells EW that Warner Bros. will release the movie — simply titled Veronica Mars — on March 14, 2014. “Warner Bros. had this date circled for quite some time and hoped it would stay open,” Thomas tells EW. “Luckily, no other teen detective movie decided to open in the middle of March.”

The original distribution plan called for Veronica Mars to get a limited engagement run in just a few cities before becoming more widely available via video on demand and other digital platforms. But Thomas reports that Warner Bros. will now give the film a wider, nationwide release (number of screens still TBD) and let the marketplace decide how long it should stay in theaters. “We’re not going to dribble it out there,” says Thomas, who shot the movie in 23 days this past summer. He is currently finishing the special effects and putting together a soundtrack. Thomas also reports that a recent test audience screening went very well. “There are smart ways to do a movie of this size — and we chose none of them,” he says with a laugh. “We are a low budget movie with big set pieces and 60 speaking roles. A murder mystery in a house would have been more cost effective. But I think we have managed to pull it off.”

In the movie, Veronica returns to her hometown of Neptune, California, after 10 years away to aid former flame Logan (Jason Dohring), who has been accused of killing his pop star girlfriend. The original cast is back, including Enrico Colantoni as Veronica’s father and Tina Majorino and Percy Daggs III as Veronica’s best friends Mac and Wallace. Fans will see many other of their favorite characters, too, because after all: “10 years away” = 10 year high school reunion. See a sneak peek of the big event — movie and reunion — below:
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'The Wolverine' first look: Behind the scenes of the bullet train -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Movie magic is taken to another level when it comes to comic book films. What looks like an amazing fight sequence between mutants ends up being a few guys on a sound stage standing in front of a green screen. For example, how did director James Mangold and his crew make it appear that Hugh Jackman was fighting on top of a moving bullet train in The Wolverine? Well, it wasn’t easy. Think powerful fans, green screens, more fans, and some impressive stunt choreography.

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'12 Years a Slave': The emotional reactions that make director Steve McQueen thankful -- Q&A

Who’s afraid of 12 Years a Slave?

Not audiences — strong ticket sales at the box office have proven that. However, despite some passionate fans, many Academy voters have privately confessed to being intimidated by the drama, mostly because reviews have hyped the violence as extreme and relentless. Searing? Yes. Punishing for the audience? No more than, say, Saving Private Ryan or any other honest war picture.

In our latest issue, Entertainment Weekly named director Steve McQueen one of the Entertainers of the Year. That’s not a title one would obviously bestow on the soft-spoken British filmmaker, but “entertainment” means more than escapism. In his case, he’s one of the storytellers who simply moved people the most in 2013, bringing to the screen the true story of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) a free black man who found himself trapped in a place where there was no such thing.

We asked him what he would say to people who say they are intimidated by the movie, and why he thinks this has been such a strong year for films about the black experience. What McQueen wanted to talk about was how grateful he was to those who have opened themselves up the movie.

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Martin Scorsese wants your support for Indiegogo campaign of Roger Ebert doc 'Life Itself' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Martin Scorsese gives it two thumbs up — and thinks you should too.

In an EW exclusive, the Oscar-winning director shares his thoughts on film critic Roger Ebert and the upcoming documentary on Ebert’s life and legacy, Life Itself. Directed by Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters), the documentary is based on the well-known critic and film lover’s eponymous memoir. It chronicles his life as an advocate for great cinema and his inspiring battle with cancer.

The video also marks the launch of Life Itself‘s Indiegogo campaign to complete the film, currently in post-production. One of the key benefits for supporters who donate $25 or more is an early private screening of the doc prior to its official theatrical release. The campaign hopes to reach the goal of $150,000 with additional proceeds above the goal going towards charities close to Ebert, such as the Roger & Chaz Ebert Foundation.

Watch the heartfelt video below:
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Check out the poster and trailer for Joe Swanberg's new film 'All the Light in the Sky'

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It is tempting to say writer-director-actor Joe Swanberg has had a busy 2013 given he released his most high-profile film to date in the form of Drinking Buddies and superlatively portrayed a tool of an older brother in the sadly underseen horror film You’re Next. However, every year is a busy one for Swanberg, who has directed well over a dozen movies over the past decade and acted in many more.

“But what’s he done for us recently?” you cry. Good question. The answer is All the Light in the Sky, his latest comedy-drama which stars Jane Adams (Hung, Happiness, the forthcoming Poltergeist remake) as a Malibu-dwelling actress, Sophia Takal as her visiting niece, and director Larry Fessenden as a man who, amongst other things, does one hell of a Jack Nicholson impression.

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'Wrong Cops': Exclusive trailer for the 'Rubber' director's crazy new film

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Madman genius Quentin Dupieux is best-known as the cult auteur behind Rubber, aka The Movie About the Killer Tire, and more recently Wrong, aka The Movie Where a Man Tries to Find His Dog and Also the World Is Insane. The upcoming Wrong Cops is a straightforward-by-comparison story about very bad policemen. The cast includes Eric Wareheim, Steve Little from Eastbound & Down, Ray Wise, and someone named Marilyn Manson. It looks very weird and very funny. The film hits theaters and VOD on Dec. 20, but you can watch an exclusive trailer of the insanity below:
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