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Watch: Nick Frost Falls For Rashida Jones In Trailer For Salsa Dancing Comedy 'Cuban Fury'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2013 8:05 AM
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What's one way to a woman's heart? Dancing, apparently. And that's pretty much the entire drive behind the upcoming British comedy "Cuban Fury," with the first trailer arriving this morning hoping that its moves are enough to make you interested to see this.

Watch: Full Length Trailer For 'Divergent' Arrives, Will It Be The Next YA Sensation?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 13, 2013 11:42 AM
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Divergent
With superlatives like "the 'Empire Strikes Back' of young adult adaptations" being thrown around for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," do any other YA adaptations stand a chance? Certainly, there have been comers like "Beautiful Creatures" and "The Host," which both flopped, while "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones" seems to be getting a sequel mostly because the property rights are there to be exploited. But next year's "Divergent" is certainly aiming high with a campaign worthy of Panem. But as always, it's the fanbase they need to support the movie, but will the welcome the tweaks being made to Veronica Roth's source material?

Exclusive: Trailer for '#chicagoGirl,' A Documentary About Social Media & The Syrian Revolution

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • November 13, 2013 11:35 AM
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Today we've got an exclusive look at the trailer for "#chicagoGirl: The Social Network Takes on A Dictator," a documentary that captures the involvement of an American teenage girl with the revolution in Syria, made possible by the internet and social media. 19-year-old Ala'a organizes demonstrations, protests and helps to broadcast images of what's happening on the ground in Syria, all from her bedroom in Chicago. Though she's removed from the action, threats start to infiltrate her world, as we can see in the trailer.

Watch: New Trailer For 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' Brings Hip Hop Beats

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 13, 2013 11:17 AM
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So, you've got a 2 1/2 hour movie about Nelson Mandela opening around Thanksgiving time, but it seems that buzz is minimal at best. How do you get audiences interested, and more crucially, those kids with disposable income who will be home for the holidays and looking for something to do other than hangout with relatives? If you're the The Weinstein Company, you bring tha noize.

Watch: First Trailer For Disney's 'Maleficent' Starring Angelina Jolie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 13, 2013 9:00 AM
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Maleficent
With Marvel and Lucasfilm doing their thing, Disney is now trying to reboot and extend their own brands for the 21st century. The live action "Cinderella" is now shooting, an "Alice In Wonderland" sequel is cooking and next year brings "Maleficent," which is not only a standalone movie for the villain of the 1959 animated classic "Maleficent," but it gives Angelina Jolie a chance to play bad and scare the crap out of little kids. “I’d go over to the children and say hi,” she said this summer at D23, recalling instances when the production had young visitors on set. “And they would scream and run off. One little boy actually said Mommy, ‘Please, tell the mean witch to please stop talking to me.’”

Watch: Alice Eve & Stanley Tucci Play Games In Trailer For Neil LaBute's 'Some Velvet Morning'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 12, 2013 5:24 PM
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"Everyone’s been in that place where it’s like, 'I can’t live with this person. I can’t live without them.' It’s just crazy love," writer/director Neil LaBute told us about his latest "Some Velvet Morning," earlier this year. But it's far more than just "crazy love" that's cooking in this one.

Watch: Honest Trailer For 'Man Of Steel' Tackles Film's Violence, Product Placement & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 12, 2013 2:04 PM
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With "Man Of Steel" flying onto home video riding an orchestrated wave of hype capped by a Kevin Smith-hosted fan event this past weekend, that served up a few minor morsels about the sequel, it's easy to forget the movie wasn't as warmly embraced as Christopher Nolan's Batman movies.

Watch: Teaser Trailer For Fashion Biopic 'Yves Saint Laurent'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • November 12, 2013 1:32 PM
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Yves Saint Laurent
Jalil Lespert, perhaps best known for acting in such French films as “Human Resources” and Guillaume Canet’s “Tell No One,” has recently finished co-writing and directing “Yves Saint Laurent” and a subtitled teaser trailer for the film has just been released. The film stars Pierre Niney as the titular fashion designer and takes place circa 1958 when Yves Saint Laurent was working as the head designer for Christian Dior. Guillaume Galliene (“Marie-Antoinette”) plays Pierre Berge, Yves’s lifelong lover and business partner.

Exclusive: Good Girl Goes Bad In Trailer For Israeli Award Winner 'S#x Acts'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 12, 2013 10:01 AM
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By the time Jonathan Gurfinkel's "S#x Acts" hit the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, it was already on a roll. The provocative Iraseli drama had already taken awards at the Haifa International Festival and San Sebastian International Film Festival, and while it didn't pick up any hardware at Tribeca, it certainly left an impression. Our own Gabe Toro noted the "heartbreaking power" of the film and it's a picture we cited as among the best and brightest Tribeca served up this year. So yes, this is one to put on your radar to watch before the end of 2013.

New Trailer & Photos Of Peter Berg's Heroism Drama 'Lone Survivor' Which Could Be An Oscar Contender

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 8, 2013 2:26 PM
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Lone Survivor
Peter Berg's "Lone Survivor" starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster and Eric Bana was a bit of a question mark earlier in the year, but it's already already garnering positive survival narrative comparisons to solid pictures that have already screened this year like "Gravity," "Captain Phillips," "All Is Lost" and "12 Years A Slave" (that's pretty terrific company to be in).

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