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Watch: Trailer For Sam Mendes' Horror Series 'Penny Dreadful' Invites You To A World Of Sex, Blood & Monsters

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2014 10:17 AM
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Penny Dreadful
What happens who you toss together Frankenstein's monster, Dorian Gray and Count Dracula in Victorian era London? Well, we're about to find out at as executive producer Sam Mendes and creator John Logan are bringing them all in the upcoming "Penny Dreadful," with the full length trailer promising no shortage of spooky happenings.

Sundance Review: Gregg Araki’s 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Starring Shailene Woodley, Eva Green & More

  • By Chase Whale
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  • January 25, 2014 3:24 PM
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By now, devoted cinephiles likely know what to expect going into a Gregg Araki movie: sex-crazed teens, an overabundance of nudity (sometimes pretty, sometimes not), a dream-like story wrapped snugly in a nightmare and a killer soundtrack. However, it would be lazy for someone to call it trash cinema—there’s a lot of feeling in his films (please watch "Mysterious Skin" now). Araki is a brilliant director who finds a great deal of meaning in stories of teenage angst and sexual desire, and is perhaps the finest example of coming-of-rage cinema. His latest film, "White Bird in a Blizzard," is his most grownup film to date, but never deviates far from his comfort zone.

Watch: New Trailer For '300: Rise Of An Empire' Brings You The Ecstasy Of Steel And Flesh

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 20, 2014 1:50 PM
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300: Rise Of An Empire
There will be yelling ... If you've been missing bronzed-up dudes, action sequences in the rain and dark, and people talking intensely against CGI backdrops, well prepare thyself: the new trailer for "300: Rise Of An Empire" is here.

Watch: Eva Green Goes Missing In First Trailer For 'White Bird In A Blizzard' With Shailene Woodley

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2013 9:24 AM
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Who is left to guide you if your parents disappear? That seems to be the central question of the latest from Gregg Araki, "White Bird In A Blizzard," with the first teaser trailer arriving and promising a slightly more surreal take on the traditional coming-of-age story.

Watch: New Trailer For '300: Rise Of An Empire' Goes Into Battle

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 4, 2013 1:16 PM
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LOUD NOISES! Believe it or not, this isn't about "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues." And while this sequel does feature yelling, buff bods and outrageous costumes, it takes itself much more seriously, and with a higher body count.

First Images Of Shailene Woodley, Eva Green & Gabourey Sidibe In Gregg Araki's 'White Bird In A Blizzard'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2013 6:09 PM
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It's almost hard to believe but in less than two months all eyes will be on the Sundance Film Festival where an entire year's worth of new indies will be unveiled for everyone to get excited for in 2014. While the lineup has yet to be revealed it's probably a safe bet that Gregg Araki's next effort, "White Bird In A Blizzard" will be there. Once again he brings together a fascinating cast for an unlikely tale.

Eva Green & Josh Hartnett Join Sam Mendes Produced Horror TV Series 'Penny Dreadful'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 31, 2013 10:20 AM
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Even throughout its preposterous narrative and wildly fluctuating tone, HBO's “True Blood” has nonetheless still garnered a consistent audience every week. Now in its sixth season, the erotic melodrama has laid down the working template that premium channels aspire to create, and with the Sam Mendes-produced series, “Penny Dreadful,” Showtime believes it has a prime contender, and also two newly-cast leads to front the enterprise.

Watch: First Muscular & Melodramatic Trailer For '300: Rise Of An Empire'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • June 12, 2013 7:35 PM
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300: Rise of an Empire
The bad news, it's been pushed a whole year until March 2014. The good news is, the new trailer for “300: Rise of an Empire” is here, even if it's now nine months early (maybe everyone figured, "hell, it's done!"). Don't look for many original players (though a few are back). Zack Snyder's not directing (though he is producing), Gerard Butler and all those dudes kicked that can at the end of the first film. Instead you've got indie director Noam Murro, the indie director behind 2008's "Smart People," who must have put together some impressive promo reel to convince Warner Bros. he could go from that tiny, talky indie to this would-be tentpole.

'300: Rise Of An Empire' Bumped From August To March 2014; Tom Cruise's 'Kill' Takes Primetime Summer Slot

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • May 9, 2013 10:33 PM
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Every year studios tend to overestimate their tentpoles and then end up delaying them a year or more. 2013 saw an unprecedented amount of blockbusters originally slated for 2012 get pushed back six months off their originally intended bow: "The Great Gatsby," "World War Z," "Man Of Steel," "Jack The Giant Slayer," the list goes on (we took a deeper look at these films earlier in the year, see "The Delayed Films Of 2013: Why They Were Pushed Back & Which Ones Will You Be Seeing?"). The latest casualty is Warner Bros. "300: Rise Of An Empire," and it's easy to see why.

First Look At Mads Mikkelsen In Western 'The Salvation'; Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jonathan Pryce & More Join Cast

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2013 3:39 PM
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While he's probably still best known to North American audiences as that creepy guy who squared off against James Bond in "Casino Royale," Mads Mikkelsen, perhaps Denmark's biggest star, has made his most serious Hollywood inroads yet as part of NBC's "Hannibal." Believe it or not, the show -- if not quite there yet -- is bursting with potential, a police procedural with Hannibal Lecter at its core and assurances from the creators that the grisly nature of the eminent psychologists true culinary proclivities won't be secret for too long (though they have said that the reveal will only arrive if the show gets renewed.) Meanwhile, this summer Mikkelsen will lead the wrenching Danish drama "The Hunt," (we gave it an A-) which comes from Thomas Vinterberg, director of Cannes Jury Prize-winner "Festen." So what's next? How about a western?

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