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Washington Says She's A Killer: Intense New Trailer For 'Zero Dark Thirty'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 14, 2012 12:17 AM
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Taking the New York Film Critics Circle, The National Board Of Review, and appearing on (mostly at the top of) countless best of the year lists, Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" is an Oscar player, that much can be sure. But will audiences be ready to hand over $12 for a dramatic retelling of the search, hunt, and killing of Osama Bin Laden? If early reviews are anything to by, yes indeed.

Watch: First Teaser Trailer For Pedro Almodovar's 'I'm So Excited' Breaks Out Into Song & Dance

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2012 7:26 PM
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Pedro Almodovar's last few films include the twisty, underrated genre exercise "The Skin I Live," the meta ode to cinema "Broken Embraces," the lush "Volver" and the tough "Bad Education." No wonder he just wants to have a laugh. Next year, the Spanish auteur will drop "I'm So Excited," and if you had any doubt that it would involve The Pointer Sisters on some level, you can put your mind at ease.

Watch: Second Beautifully Cryptic Trailer For Shane Carruth's 'Upstream Color'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2012 12:41 PM
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"They could be starlings." Well, are they or aren't they? Too bad, because you're not going to find out until you see "Upstream Color" or even know what the hell that question means in relation to the story.

Watch: First Trailer For Guillermo Del Toro's Monster Mash 'Pacific Rim'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 12, 2012 7:11 PM
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There's a lot of big hitters arriving in theaters next summer; "Iron Man 3," "Man Of Steel," "The Lone Ranger," "Star Trek Into Darkness," "The Great Gatsby," "The Wolverine," "Elysium." But if you'd asked us this morning what our most anticipated film of the warm months of 2013 was going to be, we wouldn't have even had to think before we answered "Pacific Rim." For the most part, it's because it's the first film in five years from director Guillermo Del Toro ("Pan's Labyrinth"). Although that it features giant robots and giant monsters kicking the holy living shit out of each other, and that it has a very strong script to be working from are other good reasons why we're excited (and why Warner Bros have already commissioned a script for a sequel).

Watch: 'Jack Reacher' Wants To See Sandy...Or Else...In New International Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 12, 2012 12:43 PM
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Oh, were the nearly two dozen new photos and handful of new clips yesterday for "Jack Reacher" not enough for you? Well, if you can't wait to see Tom Cruise crack some skulls, another new peek at the film has arrived.

Drive It Like You Stole It: New Trailer For 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Locks & Loads

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 12, 2012 12:09 PM
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Now arriving with more Channing Tatum and originally set drop this year but delayed until next, Paramount is starting anew on their campaign for "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," with a brand new trailer arriving to get you ready to go Joe.

Excellent, Operatic New Trailer For 'Man Of Steel' Flies Online

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 11, 2012 12:14 PM
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"Superman is a completely different character than Batman. So you can't in any way use the same template. But David Goyer had this, I thought, brilliant way to make Superman relatable and relevant for his audience," executive producer Christopher Nolan recently told us. "Zack [Snyder] has built on that and I think it's incredible what he's putting together." And after seeing this? We totally agree.

Watch: James McAvoy & Mark Strong Trade Bullets In Trailer & Clip For 'Welcome To The Punch'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 11, 2012 11:00 AM
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Looking for the next candidate to fit into that British-indie-director-who-goes-A-list-Hollywood category? Someone to follow in the footsteps of Christopher Nolan, Rupert Wyatt, and "The Disappearance Of Alice Creed" director J. Blakeson? A strong contender is emerging in the shape of Eran Creevy, who made a storming debut with the microbudget "Shifty" a few years ago, a low-key drama that featured top-notch performances from Daniel Mays and Riz Ahmed, and oodles of filmmaking talent behind the camera.

Watch: Promising Teaser Trailer For Ken Watanabe's Japanese Language 'Unforgiven' Remake

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 11, 2012 9:36 AM
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While many in the online film community are quick to bemoan any announcements of remakes, not an eye was batted when it was announced earlier this year that Clint Eastwood’s seminal 1992 western “Unforgiven” would be remade into a Japanese-language film set in 1880s Japan. That’s probably largely due to both the long and storied history of Akira Kurosawa’s samurai films being refashioned into Westerns and the inspired choice to swap out the archetypical gunslinger for the lone samurai. And the trailer that dropped yesterday (via Twitch) shows just how malleable that story of an aging killer attempting to reform is.

Watch: Good Man Must Wear Mask In Full Trailer For 'The Lone Ranger' With Johnny Depp & Armie Hammer

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 11, 2012 6:05 AM
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Ten years ago, the first trailers were appearing for a hopeful big summer blockbuster that many thought was destined for disaster. The movie would be taking on a genre that had long since led to nothing but flops, starring some relative unknowns backed up by quirky character actor Johnny Depp, and would be based on source material that raised many an eyebrow. But the summer of 2003 saw "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl" become a monster hit, launching one of the biggest modern-day franchises, stretching to four movies to date, and turning Depp from beloved oddball to global megastar.

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