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Watch: Subtitled Trailer For Asghar Farhadi's Cannes Entry 'The Past' Starring Bérénice Bejo & Tahar Rahim

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2013 9:37 AM
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A couple weeks ago, the first trailer for "A Separation" director Asghar Farhadi's followup "The Past" dropped but sans English subtitles for those of us who don't speak French. Well, with the Cannes Film Festival lineup dropping and confirming Farhadi's expected slot in Competition, the English-subtitled trailer is here, and yes, this looks pretty strong indeed.

Watch: Teaser Trailer For Johnnie To's Cannes Midnight Movie 'Blind Detective'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2013 9:03 AM
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Yes, believe it or not, even the prestigious, sniffy Cannes Film Festival has a midnight movie section. Granted, it's still relatively new, and only features a couple movies per year, but they perhaps realize that after getting stuffed with Important Movies all day, sometimes you just want to sit back and blow off a little bit of cinematic steam. And this year, hopes will be pinned on Johnnie To to deliver.

Watch: International Trailer For 'The Lone Ranger' Features New Footage, More Adventure

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2013 8:44 AM
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The Long Ranger
Yes, we can be snarky and dare we say even snooty sometimes, but the secret you might not know about the fine folks at The Playlist is that we like a good popcorn blockbuster just like anyone else (when done well). And you know what? Yesterday's trailer for "The Lone Ranger" completely sold us on the movie -- or at least, we're optimistic it's going to be some well executed entertainment. This writer tends to forget that the first "Pirates Of The Caribbean" was actually a whole lot of fun (we won't talk about the sequels) and if Gore Verbinski brings that vitality here, he's going to have a major winner on his hands.

Watch: 2 New Bold & Beautiful International Trailers For Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Only God Forgives'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2013 8:29 AM
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Only God Forgives, Ryan Gosling
Yes, so the Cannes Film Festival lineup dropped this morning and there is a lot to talk about (and we'll be getting to that soon) but there are two things we know: Nicolas Winding Refn's "Only God Forgives" will be there, and it's still one of our most anticipated movies in the south of France. And even better, hot on the heels of the Cannes announcement this morning comes a brand new trailer that is just as eye-poppingly badass as the first teaser.

Watch: First Trailer For Amazon's 'Zombieland' TV Series Plus Check Out The First Full Episode For Free

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2013 4:41 PM
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So Netflix is out and running hard with their play at original content, nabbing top tier talent (David Fincher, Kevin Spacey, Eli Roth) and/or acclaimed franchises ("Arrested Development," duh) and more or less making good on their promise on changing the television landscape. Not only has their decision to drop entire seasons at once been a breath of fresh air, the quality of the programming from what we've seen so far (okay, just "House Of Cards") at least suggests the decision to invest in quality has paid off. But what happens when you take the opposite route? Well, you get Amazon's "Zombieland."

Watch: Saddle Up With The New Trailer For 'The Lone Ranger' With Johnny Depp & Armie Hammer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2013 4:08 PM
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The Lone Ranger, Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer
It seems like it just isn't blockbuster movie season without Johnny Depp wearing funny hats, clothing from Dickensian thrift shops and/or lots of makeup, but this summer he's back with almost all of the above in "The Lone Ranger." The quaint, black-and-white 1950s TV show has been brought to the 21st century with a soaring budget of over $200 million and a bag full of special effects. And now a brand-spanking new trailer has come over the horizon, promising both big time spectacle and Depp quirkiness in equally large servings.

Exclusive: Teaser Trailer For Taboo Relationship Drama 'A Teacher'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2013 12:03 PM
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You've seen the salacious headlines more than once, about a teacher and a young student engaging in a relationship, and the scandal that follows. But beyond the headlines there are larger issues at play, about sexual dynamics, power and plain old human lust and desire. And it's all these issues and more that writer/director Hannah Fidell explores in her feature-length debut "A Teacher."

Watch: Trailer For The Michael Bay-Produced Pirate TV Show 'Black Sails'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2013 11:52 AM
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With "Pain & Gain" dropping next week, and work starting on "Transformers 4" very soon, you might think that Micheal Bay's plate is plenty full. You would be wrong. The director has also found some time to put on his executive producing hat (reminder: his Platinum Dunes shingle is also behind the upcoming "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles") and head to the small screen for "Black Sails." Yes, it's a TV show about pirates, and it pretty much looks like what you might expect a Michael Bay-produced TV show about pirates to look like.

Watch: New Trailer For Zack Snyder & Christopher Nolan's Superman Epic 'Man Of Steel'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 16, 2013 8:21 PM
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Man Of Steel, Henry Cavill
Over the weekend when the "Man Of Steel" viral hit -- "revealing" Michael Shannon's General Zod threatening the Earth -- some uber nerds complained that he was speaking perfect English and didn't have a Kryptonian accent or anything, proving that people will complain about anything. But for the rest of us, "Man Of Steel" is hopefully going to be the superhero highlight (we hope) of the summer, a movie that will flex both brains and brawn and this evening, a brand new trailer has arrived.

Watch: Gemma Arterton Bathes In Blood In New Trailer For 'Byzantium'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 16, 2013 12:25 PM
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If you're going to make a movie about vampires, there's going to be blood. And Neil Jordan certainly brings the red stuff "Byzantium" (though maybe not as much as you might expect) his new take on the genre which takes a look the familiar vampire world, but from a female perspective.

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