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Watch: Warm & Funny Trailer For 'The Sessions' Starring John Hawkes (Formerly Known As 'The Surrogate')

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 28, 2012 3:48 PM
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On the face of it, a movie about a 38-year-old man crippled by polio who seeks a chance to lose his virginity doesn't exactly seem like the stuff of comedy or even feel-good drama. But premiering earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival to strong reviews, with whispers of Oscar, it looks like "The Sessions" (formerly known as "The Surrogate") accomplishes just that.

Calm Down Crazy: First Trailer For David O. Russell's 'Silver Linings Playbook' With Bradley Cooper & Jennifer Lawrence

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 28, 2012 12:55 PM
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While The Weinstein Company have quickly gotten the buzz started around Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" and Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," they've been a bit slower on rolling out the campaign for David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" after all three screened footage early for press at the Cannes Film Festival. Well, let it begin as the first trailer has arrived, and yes, it shows some strong promise.

Watch: Sun Soaked Trailer For Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2012 10:34 PM
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While the buzz around Spike Lee's "Red Hook Summer" is that it's another chapter in his ongoing Chronicles Of Brooklyn, judging by this first trailer, it's his most hazy, lazy days-of-summer flick since his breakout "Do The Right Thing." Shot digitally and on a low budget, that hasn't prevented the film from popping with color (those reds!) and capturing Brooklyn in all of its summer sun-soaked glory. As for the film, it promises to be another charged outing from Lee.

"Who Gets Everything They Fantasize About?" Latest Trailer For 'Total Recall' Hints At Three-Boobed Alien

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 27, 2012 8:02 PM
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"Tell us the fantasy, we'll give you the memory." Ah, the good old mind-trip vacation gone awry, we've certainly all been there. Depending on your point of view, Len Wiseman's "Total Recall" remake starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel might either look like a dark and entertaining thrill ride or well, potentially hysterical. Truthfully, while the aesthetics look rather impressive in a wannabe, contemporary "Blade Runner" sort of way, the the lie-within-the-lie narrative already looks like it could be extremely clunky or right on the nose. But we'll try and not write it off quite yet. 

Watch: New, Hugely Impressive U.K. Trailer For Rian Johnson's 'Looper' With Bruce Willis & Joseph Gordon-Levitt

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 27, 2012 11:37 AM
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Now that we're midway through the summer season, we're sort of champing at the bit for the arrival of the fall: "The Dark Knight Rises" and "The Bourne Legacy" aside, there's not a lot in the coming months that's really floating our boat, unless something like "Total Recall" or "The Watch" proves to be a pleasant surprise. And in part, it's because the fall's looking so promising -- long before the heavy hitters at Christmas, even the normally dead zone of September looks chock full of pleasures, with "Lawless," "Gangster Squad," "End Of Watch" and "Killing Them Softly" all looking exciting to one degree or another.

Watch: Red Band Trailer For 'Hit And Run' Starring Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell & A Dreadlocked Bradley Cooper

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • June 27, 2012 10:17 AM
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After playing small roles in a variety of comedies like “Baby Mama” and “Idiocracy,” Dax Shepard is set to lead his most high-profile project to date, the R-rated action comedy “Hit And Run.” While the first trailer looked like any other generic action comedy churned out by the studios in the past few decades, the new red band trailer shows a greater emphasis on the raunchy gross-out humor that’s been ruling the box office of late.

Watch: Kevin James Helps Kids By Falling Over A Lot In Trailer For 'Here Comes The Boom'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 26, 2012 7:56 PM
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Listen, the formula is pretty simple by now. Give Kevin James a blue collar job -- courier driver, fireman, mall cop, zookeeper -- make him fall down and eat snacks and then just collect the money that pours out the other end. Which brings us to "Here Comes The Boom," a movie where he's been assigned the role of...a high school teacher. But this time it's with a twist, not only does he fall down, he fights too.

Watch: New Trailer For 'Frankenweenie' Looks Like A Return To Form For Tim Burton

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 26, 2012 1:55 PM
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Let's face it, Tim Burton really hasn't made a satisfyingly Tim Burton-esque movie since..."Corpse Bride" maybe? And even that kind of felt like a re-cooked "Nightmare Before Christmas." And even though it's taken him doing a feature length remake of his own "Frankenweenie" to recapture that magic, compared to "Dark Shadows" or "Alice In Wonderland," we'll take it any day of the week.

Poster & Trailer For Sundance Hit 'Arbitrage' Starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon & Brit Marling

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 26, 2012 1:38 PM
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With an election season in full swing, and the economy still on uneven footing, perhaps there is no better time for "Arbitrage," the feature film debut of Nicholas Jarecki (the brother of Eugene and Andrew Jarecki). And pulling together a cast that includes Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling, Tim Roth, Laetitia Casta, Nate Parker and Chris Eigeman, all led by what's regarded by many to be the best performance in years by Richard Gere, this should make an impression this fall.

Watch: It's Madea Vs. A Freaky Looking Matthew Fox In First Trailer For 'Alex Cross'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 26, 2012 8:02 AM
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He's put away the wigs and oversized floral dresses, and now Tyler Perry wants you to consider him as a Serious Actor. And we'd love to, but unfortunately "Alex Cross" unintentionally looks like a parody of the cat-and-mouse crime thriller.

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