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Machete

In addition to lucking out in scoring some new "Sin City" intel from Robert Rodriguez recently for our "A Dame To Kill For" preview, we also had the opportunity to check in on his other buzzworthy, star-studded 2013 release, "Machete Kills" and what may or may not lead a third Machete film to be set in space.

Rodriguez admitted that he's finishing editing on "Kills" in the midst of his directing duties on "A Dame To Kill For," and that we should expect some teasers soon.

"That's a really fun, really cool movie and another incredible amazing cast," he said. "I'm having a grand time, that was a fun production. I think we'll be trying to tease out images very soon."

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GoT

As all dedicated "Game of Thrones" fans well know, winter is coming. It looms, menacingly, much like the long wait we still have for the start of the third season! Okay, the wait for the season premiere on March 31 isn't quite as ominous as the evil winter coming to Westeros, but every time we see any mention of the new season we get more ancy for March to get here already.

Case in point, there's a new teaser trailer out online today that is set to air on HBO this Sunday. The nearly one-minute teaser does NOT feature any footage from the upcoming season, but it features some clever concept art and a first-look at a particularly ominous figure from the books. Check out the teaser below!

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Arnold

The savvy moviegoer is well aware of the fact that part of an actor's role in being in and making movies is promoting them. There are a variety of ways in which to do this, which most of the time involve interviews with the media, boring stuff like that. Suffice it to say that the promotional machine gets a little worn and monotonous at times, so for those of us lucky enough to take part in some of these events out-of-the-box promo things are worth mentioning, particularly when they involve riding around in a tank with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Yep, you read that correctly, instead of doing a press conference or roundtable interview, Schwarzenegger invited a select group of movie reporters to come ride in his tank, one that he owns and operates, to experience a taste of some of the action served up in his return to movies as a leading man in "The Last Stand."

Here are the highlights from the trip:

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Star Trek

How about some brand new photos from "Star Trek Into Darkness" to continue to help welcome in 2013? Today Paramount unleashed a collection of 11 new production stills. Not quite as exciting as a full-length trailer of course, but director J.J. Abrams knows what he's doing when it comes to keeping fan expectation as high as possible without actually revealing any plot points.

So without further ado, feast your eyes at the images below and join us in over-analyzing the hidden meanings that may or may not be embedded within the highly-stylized frames. On the whole the common theme in these photos is action and anticipation; either our heroes are in a defensive pose holding guns or communication devices or they're looking at each other with worried expressions, likely thinking about some impending doom involved with their introduction to Benedict Cumberbatch's multi-dimensional villain.

Check out the photos after the jump!

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Zero Dark Thirty

Like the majority of critics groups around the country, we think "Zero Dark Thirty" is one of the best films of 2012. And as the movie continues to rack up the accolades (four Golden Globe nominations, ten Best Picture nods from assorted film critics groups thus far), audiences will soon have more opportunities to weigh-in, thanks to its expanded release in the new year.

There are a lot of appealing aspects to Katherine Bigelow's thriller: the cultural relevance, taking a cinematic peek inside secret government operations, an A-list cast, reactions from ex-government officials and that excellent musical score backing all the action(?).

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It's been a banner week for Mark Wahlberg. Yesterday, we got a glimpse at the trailer for his upcoming actioner "Pain and Gain," co-starring Dwayne Johnson, in addition to a look at his 2013 opener "Broken City" by way of our exclusive set visit.

From all appearances, the draw of this thriller is in getting to watch Wahlberg go toe-to-toe with co-star Russell Crowe, an experience which the "Ted" star told us was as challenging as it was satisfying.

"It was intense, but it was intense in a great way," Wahlberg told MTV News of working with Crowe. "When he showed up we had already shot most of the movie except for his scenes, and he just showed up and we didn't have any time to really talk or anything. [Director] Allen [Hughes] asked us, 'Do you guys want to rehearse?' and we both said, 'No let's do it,' and we dove into the biggest scene in the movie. It's really two guys going at it, and it was great for us as actors because we weren't trying to outdo each other as actors, but the characters were, so you had that freedom to really push each others' buttons.

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If there is one thing that we know and love about Mark Wahlberg, it's that he is very convincing in action-heavy and physically demanding roles that require him to wield weapons, takedown bad guys and just be a general badass.

Not that we don't love his comedic chops, because he's more than proven that he can be just as solid in comedies a la "Ted" but we're always a little extra excited when there is a Wahlberg-led action movie on the horizon, like the forthcoming crime/action/political thriller "Broken City."

MTV News was lucky enough to get our hands on an exclusive new clip from the film, which does a nice job of setting the tone of the film without getting too complicated. Check it out!

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Ghostbusters

As someone who observes the film industry from a journalistic standpoint more so than a fan these days, it's easy to get jaded and cynical about all of Hollywood, full of overpaid actors with too-fragile egos, studios churning out quantity over quality, making movies to win awards, award season, etc. Thankfully there are ways to drown out that noise with little reminders of why movies and a lot of the people who make them are awesome. Case in point, Oscar-nominated director Jason Reitman's innovative and wholly entertaining project Live Read, which brings together a group of known and working actors to read live a script from a beloved or classic film in front of an audience.

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People always talk about wanting their life to be like a movie, or how certain movies are time capsules for particular moments in our lives. If we're talking in fantastical movie-related hypotheticals, I've always wanted my life to be like a John Williams score. Epic, attention-grabbing, memorable, full of personality, moving, etc. Virtually any conversation you have about movie music should contain a Williams mention, especially when discussing any movies that were released after 1970.

"Lincoln" is Williams' latest addition to the oeuvre, and with it comes a terrible rumor that this particular score will be his last before retirement. And yes, at the tender age of 80 years, the man has more than earned a very extended vacation, but I'm just not ready to accept his retirement. The only way to deal with that anxiety is to revisit his unforgettable body of work to appreciate the Williams scores that are so ingrained in our psyche that their very recognizable themes are as memorable as the films themselves.

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While the trailers for the romantic comedy "Playing For Keeps" do a fine job of selling the film's romancey-ness and its star-studded cast, which includes Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Uma Thurman and Dennis Quaid, it's not all about the lovey-dovey stuff. There's also "crazy" action involved, though the type of action to which we're referring is not about fancy gadgetry, pyrotechnics or speeding cars. It's about soccer. More specifically, child actors playing soccer.

When MTV News caught up with seasoned action movie actors Butler and Biel, we asked them to compare and contrast the complexity of getting a bunch of kids to film a fake soccer game vs. regular shoot-'em-up action sequences.

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