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Watch: Red Band Trailer For Michael Bay's 'Pain And Gain' Awesomely Goes After A Twisted American Dream

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2013 7:14 PM
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Oh sure, we like to rag on Michael Bay, but considering that it's been eight years since he's made a non-"Transformers" movie, it's also become rather easy. Perhaps we've forgotten he's the same dude behind the immensely popular popcorn spectacles like "The Rock" and "Bad Boys," but no worries, because he's coming this spring with a whole new arsenal of his usual toys in what looks like a movie directed by a can of Red Bull. In other words, it looks sorta awesome.

Watch: New Trailer For Channing Tatum's 'White House Down,' Plus Our Rundown Of New Footage Screened

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 26, 2013 7:04 PM
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No one quite suits the title of Master of Disaster quite like Roland Emmerich, the director behind such bombastically apocalyptic visions as "Independence Day," "Godzilla," "The Day After Tomorrow" and "2012." Emmerich has gleefully destroyed major monuments, turning the White House into kindling and New York City into a giant frozen puddle. In his latest oversized spectacle "White House Down," starring Channing Tatum as a put-upon would-be Secret Service agent and Jamie Foxx as the endangered Commander-in-Chief, Emmerich returns to the location of his most iconic detonation, this time exploring the bonds between father and daughter while also blowing up a lot of stuff and having many people get shot in gloriously violent ways. Earlier today we got a peek at the trailer (which you can watch below) as well as a glimpse of about ten minutes of additional footage. While the movie doesn’t come out until June 28th, we're pretty sure that it's going to be one of the summer's most satisfying blockbusters.

Roland Emmerich Says 'Independence Day' Sequels 'ID Forever' Will Have "The Sons Take Over"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2013 5:33 PM
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Oh, I guess we're still talking about this. It seems that every six months to year, talk of the forever developing "Independence Day" sequels -- yes, there are two, and at one point they were rumored to shoot back-to-back. Well, they're apparently called "ID Forever," and talking to press today about this summer's explosion-y "White House Down" (the trailer is arriving imminently), Roland Emmerich dropped some tiny morsels about the followups to his alien invasion blockbuster.

Watch: 44 Minutes Of Woody Allen Stuttering & Stammering

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2013 4:45 PM
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Among the many things that Woody Allen will leave behind with his cinematic legacy, one of them will be, if not creating, then certainly popularizing the neurotic, Jewish, sophisticated, New Yorker that has inspired more than one generation of comic actors. Across a series of films literally spanning decades, Allen's characters grappled with existential woes, romantic conundrums and comic situations that often left the writer/director/actor sputtering on screen, flabbergasted at various turns of events. And now, it has been celebrated in one of the most curious supercuts ever assembled.

Third Time's The Charm? 'Atlas Shrugged: Part 3' Coming In Summer 2014

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2013 4:20 PM
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They say that the definition of madness is doing something over and over again and expecting a different result, but sometimes movies are made for a simple reason: because you can. It certainly doesn't hurt when funding comes from multi-millionaire John Aglialoro, who has the rights to Ayn Rand's famed "Atlas Shrugged," and seemingly has no problem continuing to lose money on the feature film trilogy. There's probably an an objectivist lesson in all of this, but we'll let Aglialoro figure it out himself. At any rate, the third installment in the series no one cares about is coming.

Listen: M83's Title Track From The 'Oblivion' Soundtrack

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2013 4:04 PM
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While we still have to wait to see if Tom Cruise's "Oblivion" will give an early start to the spring/summer blockbuster season, we do know one thing: the movie will definitely at least sound epic. M83's Anthony Gonzalez has provided the sonic backdrop for Joseph Konsinski's latest sci-fi adventurse, and yes, it sounds pretty much like you thought it would.
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David O. Russell's Abscam Movie Adds 'Boardwalk Empire' Star Jack Huston

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2013 3:38 PM
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Okay...we're totally stoked for David O. Russell's Abscam movie, but can we a title already? That little issue aside, the already stacked cast just keeps piling on the talent (and anticipation).

Exclusive: Trailer For 'Wish You Were Here' Starring Joel Edgerton & Teresa Palmer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2013 3:15 PM
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Wish You Were Here, Joel Edgerton, Teresa Palmer
With a membership that includes Joel Edgerton, Nash Edgerton, David Michôd, Spencer Susser and more, it's safe to say that the Blue Tongue Films collective isn't lacking in talent. And while the name Kieran Darcy-Smith might not be the most familiar of the group, he more than matches the talent his colleagues have shown across their projects, and his feature debut "Wish You Were Here" shows another strong filmmaking voice emerging from Blue Tongue.

Watch: Penn Badgley Sings "Once I Was" In Clip From 'Greetings From Tim Buckley'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2013 2:49 PM
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While the official, estate-sanctioned Jeff Buckley biopic "Mystery White Boy" continues to percolate without much movement ("West Of Memphis" helmer Amy Berg took over from Jake Scott last fall), the other movie about the late singer is on its way. And now you can judge for yourself if Penn Badgley has got the pipes to do him justice.

Ryan Gosling Explains How Christina Hendricks' Death In 'Drive' Inspired 'How To Catch A Monster' Plus New 'Pines' Poster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2013 2:30 PM
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This spring, Ryan Gosling will be doing the unthinkable -- putting his pretty face behind the camera, instead of in front of it. The actor is dipping his toes into the always tricky waters of a directorial debut with "How To A Catch A Monster," a project he also wrote. Thus far, the plot details have been somewhat vague, involving a mother and son, an underwater city and a fetish club among other things. He's corralled a pretty solid cast with Saoirse Ronan, Ben Mendelsohn, "Doctor Who" star Matt Smith, Eva Mendes and Christina Hendricks all on board, and it's the latter actress who proved pivotal to Gosling in his inspiration for the movie.

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