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Watch: Dare To Look In The Mirror In First Trailer For Horror 'Oculus' Starring Karen Gillan

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 23, 2014 1:33 PM
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"I saw 'The Exorcist' by myself when I was way too young," former "Doctor Who" star Karen Gillan told Yahoo. But that hasn't kept the actress from the genre, and she takes the lead in the upcoming "Oculus," with horror flick making some buzz last year at TIFF, where it nabbed the runner up prize for the Midnight Madness People's Choice Award. And now you can get a sense of what captured the attention of viewers last fall.

Watch: It Isn't Real...Or Is It? Trailer For Sundance Buzzed Horror Film 'The Babadook'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • January 23, 2014 10:05 AM
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The Babadook
There have been many films from this year’s Sundance Film Festival that have been buzzed about, many of which were anticipated beforehand. What’s most exciting about this time of year is when a film comes out of nowhere (or in this case, from Down Under) and takes everyone by surprise. That is the case with the Australian horror film “The Babadook” which premiered at Sundance, and immediately made a rumbling around Park City, catching the ears of our team on the ground. And hopefully this trailer for the movie will get you excited too.

Watch: Sam Rockwell & Olivia Wilde Get High In Trailer For 'Better Living Through Chemistry'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 22, 2014 1:37 PM
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Better Living Through Chemistry
While many studios like to use the Sundance Film Festival to boost their star driven indie pics, it's a bit curious that "Better Living Through Chemistry" didn't make an appearance. After all, the cast is red carpet ready with Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan, Ray Liotta and Jane Fonda among them, so what else could it be? Well, perhaps this trailer is a clue...

Watch: Every Cliché Of Sundance Movies Compiled In One Trailer

  • By Ben Brock
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  • January 22, 2014 11:18 AM
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Sundance Cliche
If you've been within a hundred miles of our site lately, you might just have noticed that Sundance is on: the good, the bad and the indie have been living it up in Utah (as far as is possible, given, well, Utah), and occasionally seeing a movie or two as well.

Watch: 2-Minute Trailer Celebrates 90 Years Of MGM Movie History From 'The Hobbit' To 'Fargo' To 'Rocky' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 22, 2014 9:41 AM
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MGM Logo
On April 14, 1924 movie history was made with the release of the silent comedy "Mademoiselle Midnight," starring Mae Murray. While the film itself might not be remembered, it marked the first theatrical release by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer—aka MGM—and for the next 90 years, they would become a permanent presence on the movie landscape. And even if their fortunes in recent years saw them nearly disappear (they filed for bankruptcy in 2010), they bounced back and are ready to celebrate an anniversary.

Watch: New Trailer For 'The Raid 2' Arrives Just In Time To Punch & Kick Before Its Sundance World Premiere

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 21, 2014 12:56 PM
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The Raid 2
So far, at least for The Playlist, most of the Sundance experience has centered around bracing, emotionally resonant dramas and documentaries, or the occasional comedy, with one film after another offering the cinematic meals we usually like to go for. But sometimes you gotta blow off some steam, and tomorrow in Park City, many will be ready to sit back and watch a bunch of people get the shit kicked out of them.

Watch: First Trailer For Danny Boyle Directed TV Cop Comedy 'Babylon' Starring Brit Marling & James Nesbitt

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 21, 2014 10:01 AM
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Babylon Brit Marling James Nesbitt
Ranked in the top five of our 20 Most Anticipated TV Shows Of 2014, we could spend a long time explaining the various minor reasons why "Babylon" is one we're eagerly anticipating, but we'll just get to the point with two words: Danny Boyle. Yep, the filmmaker behind "Trainspotting," "127 Hours," "Slumdog Millionaire" and more is bringing his usually kinetic energy to the small screen, and we have to say, it looks fantastic.

Watch: A Reckoning Is Coming In Thrilling First Trailer For 'Hannibal' Season 2

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 20, 2014 5:48 PM
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Hannibal
By any rational thought process, there was no reason to expect NBC's "Hannibal" to be any good. After all, how could they bring to the small screen one of pop culture's most fearsome killers, especially within the constraints of network television? But color us surprised that the first season was mostly terrific. Yes, the killer-of-the-week setup is easily the weakest link in "Hannibal," but we're willing to overlook when the writing is this good, the performances this top shelf (yep, Mads Mikkelsen is totally perfect in the part) and that season one cliffhanger? Damn... Needless to stay we're stoked to see what's next.

Watch: Bloody, Gun Toting New Trailer For James Franco's Cormac McCarthy Adaptation 'Child Of God'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 20, 2014 5:32 PM
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We're not sure if James Franco keeps a diary but if he does, 2013 likely takes up several volumes. Tackling everything from the major studio comedies to left field documentaries to hard scrabble indie flicks, working as a writer, director, actor, producer and more (sometimes all at once), James Franco is nothing if not prolific and creatively curious. One film he managed to get on the festival circuit last year was his Cormac McCarthy adaptation "Child Of God," and while it still needs distributor, a new trailer for the project has dropped.

Watch: New Trailer For '300: Rise Of An Empire' Brings You The Ecstasy Of Steel And Flesh

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 20, 2014 1:50 PM
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300: Rise Of An Empire
There will be yelling ... If you've been missing bronzed-up dudes, action sequences in the rain and dark, and people talking intensely against CGI backdrops, well prepare thyself: the new trailer for "300: Rise Of An Empire" is here.

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