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Watch: Brand New Trailer For 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2012 9:46 AM
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  • 16 Comments
Hey guys, have you put in your order for your Bilbo and Frodo Baggins birthday cakes? As you might be aware, Saturday, September 22, marks both of their birthdays, but even if you forgot about them, they haven't forgotten about you, and a brand-new present for Tolkien fans in the midst of Tolkien Week has arrived with, a brand-new trailer for Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."

Does Penn Badgley Do Jeff Buckley Justice? Trailer For 'Greetings From Tim Buckley'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 18, 2012 4:06 PM
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  • 4 Comments
Well, with TIFF now done for another year, there are still some big titles left to pick up, and one of them if Dan Alagrant's "Greetings From Tim Buckley." While its officially sanctioned rival project "Mystery White Boy" is still having trouble getting off the ground, with new director Amy Berg attached last week, and leading man Reeve Carney possibly moving on, 'Greetings' hit Toronto and presented "Gossip Girl" star Penn Badgley as the late, great Jeff Buckley. And you know what? He was pretty damn good.

Watch: New U.K. Trailer For 'Great Expectations' Starring Helena Bonham Carter & Ralph Fiennes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 17, 2012 1:17 PM
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  • 2 Comments
Here's the deal with "Great Expectations." Either you're familiar with Charles Dickens' famed story and numerous adaptations or...you're not. If you fall into the former camp, you're likely wondering what compelling reason there is to check out Mike Newell's latest crack at it. If you're in the latter, you might be wondering what the gauze budget was for Helena Bonham Carter. In any event, a new U.K. trailer for the movie hopes to win over both sides.

Exclusive: Red Band Trailer For Porn World Drama 'About Cherry' Starring James Franco, Heather Graham & Ashley Hinshaw

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 17, 2012 1:05 PM
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  • 1 Comment
From Berlin to San Francisco, from Taipei to Champs-Elysees, Stephen Elliot's directorial debut "About Cherry" has been traveling the globe this year and now it's headed to a theater near you. While some folks have already caught up with movie on VOD, for those still looking to take in the film on the big screen, it opens in limited release this weekend and this new red band trailer will certain pique the interest and raise the eyebrows of those looking for something a little saucy.

Watch: First Full Trailer For Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' With Daniel Day-Lewis

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 13, 2012 7:17 PM
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  • 65 Comments
It's been the best part of a decade since Steven Spielberg announced he wanted to tackle a biopic of Abraham Lincoln. The director optioned the rights to Doris Kearns Goodwin's "Team Of Rivals: The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln" before the book was published in 2005, and soon set his "Munich" writer Tony Kushner with the task of adapting the project. Liam Neeson was set to play the president, but the film kept getting pushing back, and the "Schindler's List" star was eventually deemed too old, and two-time Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis stepped in instead, with filming finally getting underway late last year.

Watch: 'Texas Chainsaw 3D' Trailer Carves Up More Mediocrity

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 13, 2012 1:45 PM
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  • 7 Comments
With the soothing strains of Mark Lanegan's "The Beast In Me" playing, the trailer for "Texas Chainsaw 3D" opens with a young woman in sexy lingerie just casually changing her clothes in the backseat of a van. Well, you gotta hand it to the marketing gurus at Millenium Entertainment -- they sure know who to grab the eyeballs of anyone who couldn't care less about another entry into this franchise.

Watch: Goth Jessica Chastain Gets The Creeps In Trailer For 'Mama' Produced By Guillermo Del Toro

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 13, 2012 1:28 PM
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  • 15 Comments
So, Jessica Chastain dyeing her dazzing red locks black? Yeah, we're gonna have to get used to that, but it's all part of the goth look she's put together for the Guillermo del Toro-produced horror "Mama." And the first trailer is here to send a tingle up your spine.

Watch: Al Pacino, Christopher Walken & Alan Arkin Do Drugs, Drive Fast Cars In 'Stand Up Guys' Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 13, 2012 1:11 PM
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  • 8 Comments
If "The Expendables 2" didn't meet your fill of Old Guys Doing Things, then let us recycle an old joke and introduce you to the Depends-ables (GET IT?). Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin are up to no good in the first trailer for "Stand Up Guys," which once again finds some elderly dudes doing wacky stuff.

Watch: Trailer For Alcoholism Drama 'Smashed' Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead & Aaron Paul

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 11, 2012 1:52 PM
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"Last night I ended up smoking crack." The Sundance drama “Smashed” starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul received rave reviews earlier this year, especially from the performances of both lead actors. Our review from Sundance had praise for both thespians: "Winstead's bright, light charm has helped her in a run of films, but here she gets to crack it open to show dark rot underneath. Paul may be best known as "Breaking Bad" co-star Jesse Pinkman, but while Charlie also likes his vices a bit too much, his performance -- loving, gentle, lightly hammered -- is in a very different key than his work there."

Watch: Trailer For The Trailer For Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln,' Starring Daniel Day-Lewis

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 10, 2012 4:30 PM
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  • 17 Comments
If either candidate wants to win our votes in November, there's one very simple way to our hearts: amending the constitution to ban the use of trailers for trailers. A recent and insidious invention of Hollywood marketing departments, we can see the appeal from their point of view -- they get all the eyes keen for a first look at footage, but also get to drag out the anticipation and buzz for an extra few days. It's become increasingly commonplace over the last year (to the extent that even a smallish picture like "Looper" does it, and the latest to do so is Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," starring Daniel Day-Lewis as the 16th President of these United States.

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