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Watch: New Trailer For WWII Survival Saga 'Unbroken' Directed By Angelina Jolie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 10, 2014 8:49 AM
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Unbroken
"I wasn't really looking for something of this size," Angelina Jolie told the LA Times earlier this year about taking on "Unbroken" for her sophomore directorial feature. "But the way Laura [Hillenbrand] writes about him is the way I like to read about people. It was like I was witnessing the birth of a man — it was something I wanted to tell my sons about."

Watch: Tell Everyone Everything In New Trailer For Michael Fassbender's 'Frank'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 20, 2014 1:28 PM
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Frank
Ever since it premiered at Sundance, we've been openly sharing our love for "Frank" and that's because it's one of the most unique comedies of the year and, particularly if you're a music fan or musician, a picture that'll have a bit of extra resonance. But even if not, it's got a killer ensemble all doing top-notch work in a movie that nails its big ambitions.

Watch: Discover The Idiot Shriek In New Clip From Michael Fassbender's 'Frank'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 29, 2014 3:46 PM
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Frank, Sundance
What more do we have to tell to convince you to see "Frank" when it opens later this summer? We called it a “terrific and sublime experience" when we saw it at the Sundance Film Festival, and have brought you trailers, interviews and the single “I Love You All” and more from the movie. And today, we have another two-minute clip, and yes, it's an excuse to remind you this is coming and you need to see it.

Watch: 2 New Clips from Michael Fassbender Dark Comedy ‘Frank’ Showcases Tensions On The Road

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 13, 2014 12:01 PM
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Frank, Gyllenhaal, Fassbender
An unexpected hit out of Sundance, where we called it a “terrific and sublime experience," Lenny Abrahamson’s “Frank” has since gathered momentum on its way to a theatrical release via continued positive buzz, as well as a strong promotional push of its odder elements. We’ve already seen a host of trailers, interviews and the single “I Love You All” from the film, and now you can add two new clips to the bunch that give a sense of its strange and singular rhythms.

Watch: Scoot McNairy Explains Michael Fassbender's Gigantic Head In Clip From The Offbeat British Comedy 'Frank'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 8, 2014 3:54 PM
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Scoot McNairy, Frank, Fassbender
You ever hear some indie pop tune and you knew in a perfect world it would be a #1 hit, but because of the way major label infrastructure with radio and music video channels worked, you knew it was destined to be a cult hit song that only you, your friends and a whole bunch of other likeminded people across the nation would cherish? That’s kind of akin to “Frank,” a movie, that in a perfect world would be a big hit.

Watch: Go Behind The Mask With New Clip From 'Frank' Plus 10-Minute Featurette With Michael Fassbender & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 7, 2014 2:21 PM
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Frank, Gyllenhaal, Fassbender
As you might already we know, we've fallen for "Frank." In our review out of Sundance, we called the film "an off-the-wall and terrific paean to the misfits and freaks of the world," but even that doesn't quite begin to scratch the surface of this wildly original movie. But today, a couple of helpful pieces of video are here to give you a sense of the tone of the upcoming movie.

The 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Official Cast Explored

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • April 30, 2014 2:27 PM
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The 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Cast, playlist image
Just when we think we're out, they pull us back in. With many of us here a little jaded about the prospect, not so much of the film itself, but of the months of speculation and debate and wringing wild meaning from the tiddiest of bits that lie between us and the premiere of "Star Wars: Episode VII" in December 2015, we were adopting a firm wait-and-see attitude toward casting rumors, and toward what those rumors might mean for the story. Well, we waited and saw, and yesterday's casting confirmation kind of had the effect of vaudeville-yanking us off the stage of our indifference: it's an intriguing, and we have to say, not obvious, lineup.

First Look: Sci-Fi 'Ex Machina' From Writer/Director Alex Garland, Starring Oscar Isaac & Domhnall Gleeson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2014 11:57 AM
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Ex Machina
"Oh man, I'm so excited to see that movie," Oscar Isaac told us last fall about his role in the upcoming "Ex Machina." And we're pretty excited too. It's the directorial debut of "28 Days Later," "The Beach" and "Sunshine" writer Alex Garland, with Domhnall Gleeson and Alicia Vikander co-starring. Here's more from Isaac on what to expect from the film, with the first look emerging today.

Sam Riley, Eddie Redmayne & More In The Mix To Play Dr. Doom In 'Fantastic Four'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 12, 2014 9:22 AM
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Sam Riley, Eddie Redmayne, Toby Kebbell, Domhnall Gleeson Dr. Doom
Producer Matthew Vaughn and director Josh Trank have been doing everything in their power to distance their “Fantastic Four” reboot from the earlier goofy films. Not content with just casting great young actors as the famous superhero team, the filmmakers are looking to surprise with their villain choice too.

Watch: First Trailer For Art Rock Comedy 'Frank' Starring Michael Fassbender, Domnhall Gleeson & Maggie Gyllenhaal

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 6, 2014 1:39 PM
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Frank, Sundance
An unexpected little treat has arrived on the eve of SXSW: the trailer for “Frank,” one of our favorite films from the Sundance Film Festival. Starring Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Scott McNairy, “Frank” is a wickedly funny yet poignant look at outsider art, misfits, freaky rock n’ roll and more. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson (“What Richard Did”), the film is loosely based on the story of Chris Sievey, aka Frank Sidebottom, an English musician who became notorious for always wearing a giant papier–mache head whenever he played live.

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