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Watch: Lyrical First Trailer For Ang Lee's 3D High Seas Adventure 'Life Of Pi'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 25, 2012 4:30 AM
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20th Century Fox has been taking an unconventional approach to themarketing for "Life Of Pi" so far. After a showing at CinemaCon that wowed delegates and press alike, the studio chose to eschew more traditional trailers in favor of showing three brief clips from Ang Lee's much-anticipated adaptation of Yann Martel's beloved best-seller in front of their big 3D summer releases, to emphasize the dimensionalized aspect of the picture. And so footage was shown in front of "Prometheus," "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" and "Ice Age: Continental Drift." But they had to release something for a broader audience at some point, and unheralded, the first proper trailer for the film arrived online early this morning via Apple.

Watch: Juno Temple & Riley Keough In Trailer For Indie Werewolf Romance 'Jack And Diane'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 24, 2012 2:25 PM
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Juno Temple is very much the woman of the moment. Last weekend, she cropped up in "The Dark Knight Rises" -- somewhat wasted, inarguably, but still there -- and this weekend, she gives one of the most electric performances of the year in William Friedkin's "Killer Joe." And, as if to hammer home how much in the Zeitgeist the young British actress is right now, a trailer for her next film just arrived, in the shape of a promo from Magnolia Pictures for "Jack And Diane."

Watch: International Trailer For Quentin Dupieux's Oddball 'Wrong'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2012 2:37 PM
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Quentin Dupieux earned accolades and praise for his decidedly weird "Rubber" a couple of years back, a bizarre tale about a serial killer that also happens to be a tire. The undoubtedly original film earned the director a new base of fans, as well as encouraging him to be even weirder his next time out. The result is "Wrong" and as the first trailer bears out, it is as odd as you think.

Watch: Swedish Trailer For Lasse Hallström's Thriller 'The Hypnotist'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2012 11:21 AM
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Well, here's something we haven't really seen before from Lasse Hallström. The director, who has mostly been coasting on edgeless, forgettable, feel good fare for the past decade or longer ("Dear John," "Salmon Fishing In Yemen," "Hachi: A Dog's Tale," "The Hoax" etc.) has shifted gears considerably, getting behind the camera for the thriller "The Hypnotist," his first Swedish language film in 24 years.

Watch: Action-Free, Elegiac Teaser Trailers For Zack Snyder's 'Man Of Steel'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 21, 2012 12:58 PM
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Some of you have already seen it playing in front of "The Dark Knight Rises" this weekend, but one of two different teaser trailers for Warner Bros' next great superhero hope, "Man Of Steel," has just made its way online, via Yahoo. And those who've come to expect a certain kind of stylized, action-heavy kind of film from director Zack Snyder, the man behind "300" and "Sucker Punch," or even those who saw, legally or illegally, the Comic-Con teaser debuted last weekend, will find that the clip isn't quite what you were expecting.

Watch: Amusing Trailer For 'Bachelorette' Starring Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan, Isla Fisher & Rebel Wilson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 20, 2012 4:57 PM
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There's no doubt the "Bridesmaids" comparisons will be thrown around for this one, and certainly the success of that film likely helped this one get in front of cameras last summer, but there are some slight variations in "Bachelorette." While in Paul Feig's film the bachelorette party ultimately gets canceled, here it's the centerpiece of the entire movie. Moreover, "Bachelorette" looks like it could be substantially fun, and the cast is certainly nothing to sneeze at.

Watch: New French Trailer For Xavier Dolan's 'Laurence Anyways'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 20, 2012 12:56 PM
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Just as we did earlier today with "Take This Waltz," here's another Canadian film we continue to trumpet, although this one is still without U.S. distribution. Xavier Dolan's bold and beautiful "Laurence Anyways" is now starting to roll out overseas after premiering at the Cannes Film Festival in May and opening in Canada not long after. And a new trailer has arrived, with new footage to tantalize those who still have yet to experience the picture.

Watch: Trailer For Dave Grohl-Produced & Directed Doc 'Sound City'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 20, 2012 10:32 AM
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While the history of musicians moving into movies -- whether acting, directing or otherwise -- has been dodgy to say the least, there are times when the artist and material syncs up perfectly and the transition makes sense. And such is the case with "Sound City," a new documentary produced and directed by Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana beatkeeper Dave Grohl.

Watch: Astonishing First Full Trailer For Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 19, 2012 7:53 PM
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Does the overt happiness from the first two teaser trailers make you feel shame? Do the films of Paul Thomas Anderson make you unduly excited? Do you enjoy the performances of Joaquin Phoenix beyond all reasonable health? Does Philip Seymour Hoffman make your pupils dilate? Do you get occasional twitches of your muscles from the music of Jonny Greenwood? Does the knowledge that this film was shot in 65mm make you impulsive to buy a ticket?

Watch: Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis Mix It Up In New Trailer For 'The Campaign'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 19, 2012 5:50 PM
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Listen, we know Warner Bros. has been busy with "The Dark Knight Rises," but that doesn't excuse the marketing for the upcoming "The Campaign" being so...lifeless. Mostly relying on jokey pairs of posters (see the latest here) and, well, that's about it, the film doesn't yet feel like the kind of classic a Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis pairing should bring about.

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