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Trailer: True Story

Posted on December 18, 2014
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We have seen Jonah Hill and James Franco star in comedies and dramas, now, the two will star opposite each other in a gripping film based on a real events.

True Story is directed by Rupert Goold, and tells the story of journalist Michael Finkel’s novel which has to do with mistaken identity and an odd friendship.

Hill portrays Finkel, who learns that a FBI most-wanted criminal Christian Longo (Franco) gets captured and was taking his identity. When Finkel gets fired at the New York Times for reportedly falsifying articles his career seemed over, but Longo only wants to speak to Finkel and so begins a strange relationship.

The film will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and also stars Felicity Jones.

True Story opens on April 10th, 2015.

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Trailer: Knight of Cups

Posted on December 15, 2014
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Terrence Malick is an enigma in the film world. To some he is a master of his craft, revered and lauded to no end. And to others, like myself, he is a boring director whose projects and vision in films is boring.

Malick has never been a director I cared for, nor have I really enjoyed any of his recent films. Now, the much speculated-about Knight of Cups has a trailer, along with a Berlinale Film Festival premiere in February.

The film stars Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, and Natalie Portman and from the looks of the trailer is very all over the place. Much like Malick’s last (horrendous and borderline unwatchable film) To the Wonder there is a central theme of love. The cinematography comes from a lot of GoPro camera effects and close ups, and seems to convey a large sense of partying and a man looking for some direction later on in his life.

The film also stars Brian Dennehy, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Wes Bentley, Isabel Lucas, Teresa Palmer, Imogen Poots, Armin Mueller-Stahl, and Ben Kingsley.

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Review: Top Five

Posted on December 11, 2014
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It’s not exactly ground breaking to call Chris Rock a comedic genius.

Since bursting on to the stand-up comedy scene in the 90’s, Rock has achieved widespread fame and is universally considered to be among the funniest people on the planet.  However, one thing that has eluded him thus far in his career has been success on the big screen.  Rock has never headlined a film that was particularly good or funny, and his work behind the camera, while flashing hints of potential, has always left something to be desired.

With Top Five, a new leaf in his career has been turned.  Rock has finally found a project that combines his brand of loud, brash and sometimes vulgar comedy with his abilities as a story teller. Top Five not only gives Rock his best role as a leading man, but also establishes him as a film-maker to watch going forward.

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Trailer: Mad Max: Fury Road

Posted on December 10, 2014
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Hold on to your hats, action has rolled in furiously in the brand new theatrical trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road.

After an initial trailer which fueled excitement, we get a new one that makes the film seem as balls-to-the-wall as one would expect.

George Miller’s return to the Mad Max series is a welcome one as Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron star in the chase of their lives. It’s hard to even pinpoint what the film is about except insanity. The trailer presents the film as beautiful and over the top, and that’s exactly what it should be.

The film also stars Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Hugh Keays-Byrne, and Nathan Jones.

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Trailer: San Andreas

Posted on December 9, 2014
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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has fought The Hurricane, taken an F5 in a ring, but now will face an earthquake on the big screen.

In the upcoming film San Andreas, director Brad Peyton sets the stage for an epic earthquake in California, which registers as a nine on the magnitude scale. Johnson plays a search and rescue helicopter pilot in search for his daughter.

 The film also stars Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Ioan Gruffudd, Archie Panjabi, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Art Parkinson, Paul Giamatti, and hits theaters on May 29th, 2015.

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Trailer: The Walk

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Prepare to be scared of heights, again.

From director Robert Zemeckis comes the true story of Philippe Petit, a French high-wire artist played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Best known for his death-defying feats, in 1974 he walked between the Twin Towers, leaving spectators gasping.

The Walk seems simple but the emotion behind the Twin Towers, watching Gordon-Levitt balance and strafe the skies will certainly touch the audience.

teaser is simple, but very effective. Just the sight of the Twin Towers, shiny and new, is bound to stir up some emotions. And seeing Gordon-Levitt as Petit test his balance on the rooftop beam is simultaneously nerve-wracking and exhilarating, even if we know deep down inside it’s all just CG magic.

The film also stars Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Clément Sibony and César Domboy.

“You get a sense from the teaser of the visual scope and the spectacle,” producer Tom Rothman tells EW. “When it comes time to step on the wire—and take you where only one human being in history has gone, and no one will ever be again—[Zemeckis] does it in visual ways that abso-f*cking-lutely blow your mind. There are shots in the third act of this film that literally take your breath away.”

The Walk opens on October 2nd, 2015.

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Review: The Babadook

Posted on December 8, 2014
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2014 has been a year with decent horror hits like Oculus and The Conjuring spinoff, Annabelle, which opened big in October. We also had the usual teeny-bopper offering in Ouija open the same month, as well as a 10thanniversary re-release of Saw. While those films relied on cheap jump scares and run of the mill clichés, horror junkies haven’t had one film release in quite some time that scared us into sleepless nights.

That has all changed with the low budget, Australian horror film, The Babadook, from first time director Jennifer Kent.

A hit at the Sundance Film Festival, word has spread rapidly, as has the critical acclaim upon this limited release. The Exorcist director, William Friedkin himself, has proclaimed via Twitter “I’ve never seen a more terrifying film than The Babadook. It will scare the hell out of you as it did me.”

That means a lot coming from the man who directed one of the scariest films ever made.

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Trailer: Terminator: Genisys

Posted on December 4, 2014
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Here comes another chapter in the Terminator series.

Oddly titled Genisys,it’s directed by Alan Taylor and is set in the year 2029. The film follows a group of rebels during the Future War against Skynet. Jason Clarke stars as John Connor alongside Kyle Reese, played by Jai Courtney. Emilia Clarke plays Sarah Connor. The man himself Arnold Schwarzenegger returns in Cyborg fashion.

It’s hard to get excited for these types of films, between the CGI and the ruining of nostalgia, there’s simply not much to be excited about.

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Suicide Squad Cast Announced

Posted on December 2, 2014
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Time to put rumors to bed.

Warner Bros. has announced the major cast of Suicide Squad, and it will features Jared Leto as The Joker, Will Smith as Deadshot, Tom Hardy as Rick Flag, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Boomerang and Cara Delevinge as Enchantress.

Written and directed by David Ayer (Fury) the Suicide Squad is a team of super villans who work for the U.S. government, undertaking dangerous black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences.

What’s most surprising, is how unsurprising the result of the cast was. These were the names rumored for a very long time and each and every one of them panned out.

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First Trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Posted on November 28, 2014
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Star Wars fans, it’s here!

We won’t see the film for another year, but J.J. Abrams has masterfully manipulated the hype for the film from jump street. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, once dubbed Episode VII, has it’s first teaser trailer.

Much of the story is being kept under wraps but we have our first taste. The film features newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, and Gwendoline Christie, with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker returning.

Check out the first trailer below:

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