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Exclusive: Trailer For 'Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case' Finds An Artist Battling The System

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 19, 2014 12:20 PM
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Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case
Artist, provocateur and hero to many, Ai Weiwei's life and work has long been a thorn in the side of the Chinese government, even as his international profile and influence continues to grow. Even when attempts are made to silence Ai Weiwei, it can't help but shine even more light on the man and his career.

Watch: Final Trailer For 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Spins A Web For The Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 19, 2014 9:20 AM
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2
While you might still be miffed that "The Amazing Spider-Man" told the origin story you already knew, director Marc Webb admits to Rolling Stone he actually turned down a script for the first movie that ditched it altogether. "It was different. It still had the Lizard in it, but it was a script that jumped ahead in time and relied on knowledge of the comic books that I don't think everyone had," he explained to the magazine. "Tonally, it was a little more tongue-in-cheek and glib, and I didn't feel the emotional connection. I just didn't know how else to develop that bond than with an origin story. I feel like it pays off in this movie, because now Andrew Garfield embodies Peter Parker."

Watch: First Trailer For YA Adaptation 'The Giver' Starring Jeff Bridges & Meryl Streep

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 19, 2014 9:17 AM
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The Giver
Here we go again... While Jeff Bridges may have been on the ball with "The Giver," developing the adaptation of Lois Lowry’s award-winning book for well over a decade, the film is entering an arena littered with carcasses of similar, but failed efforts ("The Host," "Beautiful Creatures," "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones" etc). So can this one rise above the pack?

WTF Trailer Watch: Is Cam Gigandet’s ‘Bad Johnson’ Going To Be 2014’s Best/Worst Movie?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 18, 2014 5:58 PM
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Bad Johnson
“I wish my d*ck would just leave me alone.” No, really, that’s the first key line of dialogue in Cam Gigandet’s “Bad Johnson.” Purporting to be a comedy (!?), the movie is about a charismatic womanizer who receives his comeuppance after his penis mysteriously leaves his body and takes human form. No, really. And then his penis, well, turns into a total dick.

Watch: Charlotte Gainsbourg Loves Her Dirty Filthy Lust In New Trailer For 'Nymphomaniac Vol. 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 18, 2014 3:19 PM
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Nymphomaniac
It's probably safe to say that making Lars von Trier's two-part sex epic "Nymphomaniac" was far from the usual film experience. But even for Charlotte Gainsbourg, making her third movie with the director following "Antichrist" and "Melancholia," the production offered up some interesting decisions for the actress. Namely, she got to pick her own sex stunt double.

Watch: New Trailer For Angelina Jolie's 'Maleficent' Bestows A Curse

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 18, 2014 1:45 PM
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Maleficent
Yeah, we know. It feels like there's been about fifteen trailers for "Maleficent" already, and Disney has dropped yet another, but instead of essentially playing like an extended TV spot, this is a legit full length spot with lots of new footage, magical stuff and bellowing. So let's take a gander, shall we?

Watch: International 'Godzilla' Trailer Stomps Online With New Footage, Director Reveals Influence Of 'Akira'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 18, 2014 12:44 PM
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Godzilla
This is the kind of tentpole we can get behind. In a couple months, "Godzilla" will be stomping back onto screens around the world, but the movie brings one major ingredient with it that's missing from the Marvel movies, and other remakes, sequels and spinoffs: freshness. Yes, it's a new take on the famous monster that scared audiences decades ago, but yet in the hands of director Gareth Edwards, it feels revitalized, new and authentic. That being said, he did reveal an interesting influence when approaching the movie.

Watch: First Trailer For Paul Feig-Produced 3D 'Peanuts' Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 18, 2014 9:09 AM
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Peanuts
"It's long overdue," Charles Schulz's son Craig Schulz told USA Today about the "Peanuts" movie. "The fans have been asking for a long time, but we held off until the time was right." We're not sure anybody was asking for a 3D, slickly animated take on Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the gang. But it's coming, and the first trailer for the effort has dropped today.

Watch: New Trailer For Laika's 'The Boxtrolls' Shares The Legend Of Cheesebridge

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 18, 2014 9:00 AM
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We're now up to four trailers for Laika's "The Boxtrolls," and there's still six months to go until this hits theaters, and clearly, everyone involved is very excited to show this off to the world. So the latest spot comes from across the pond, and once again shares with viewers the world they'll be exploring very soon.

Watch: First Trailer For YA Adaptation 'The Maze Runner' Starring Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario & Will Poulter

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 17, 2014 11:01 PM
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The Maze Runner
"It’s really gritty, it’s a lot grittier than I think people are going to expect it to be," "The Maze Runner" and "Teen Wolf" star Dylan O'Brien told Collider last summer about "The Maze Runner." "What’s funny is that, in terms of subject matter, something like 'The Hunger Games' is much more viciously violent than this story is but when you see the movies though, it’s interesting how — I think this is going to surprise people with how dirty and dark it is." But the bigger question is not whether or not it can match the intensity of "The Hunger Games," but capture a similar audience.

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