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Watch: Chris Hemsworth Is "Hunt, James Hunt" In New Trailer For Ron Howard's 'Rush'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 17, 2013 1:21 PM
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We really don't get racing at all. Watching a bunch of cars drive around a track for hours on end? Not really our bag, and Universal knows that if they want the '70s-set, racing drama "Rush" to reach an audience beyond Sunday afternoon couch potatoes, they're gonna have to sell this thing. So why not introduce Chris Hemworth's lead character James Hunt like smoldering, sexy, risk-taking hunk? And that's exactly what they do.

Watch: First Trailer, Poster & Pics For Terrence Malick Produced 'Red Wing' Starring Luke Perry & Bill Paxton

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 17, 2013 9:52 AM
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Fans of Terrence Malick know that his career has seen him put on his producer's hat every now and again, putting him name to David Gordon Green's "Undertow," Michael Apted's "Amazing Grace," Zhang Yimou's "Happy Time" and a handful more. And they've mostly all resulted in respectable, even acclaimed films, but it appears that the Malick touch doesn't always work.

Watch: Powerful Trailer For Sean Durkin's U.K. Miniseries 'Southcliffe' Starring Kaya Scodelario, Eddie Marsan & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 17, 2013 9:18 AM
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Once again, it looks like we're turning to television to give this kind of rich, layered and complex drama the movies don't always often provide (or not in the abundance we'd like). Earlier this year, many on The Playlist staff sang the praise of Jane Campion's mini-series "Top Of The Lake" (don't be surprised if it crops up on more than one top ten list at the end of the year) and now there's one more mini we have on our eye on, thanks to a powerful new trailer.

Watch: First Trailer For 'The Fifth Estate' Starring Benedict Cumberbatch As Julian Assange

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 17, 2013 12:23 AM
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Journalist or traitor? Whistleblower or security threat? You might think we're talking about Edward Snowden, but before him was Julian Assange, who may not have been the first activist to shake up governments around the world, but certainly the one with the biggest influence in our times. And now his tale is getting told (whether he likes it or not).

Watch: Honest Trailer For 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' A Reminder Of Every Awful Thing 'The Wolverine' Has To Overcome

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 16, 2013 5:03 PM
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The year was 2009, and few could even anticipate what a colossal trainwreck "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" would turn out to be. Based on a hit character? Yep. Following the fan-derided, but massively successful "X-Men: The Last Stand" (the highest grossing of the trilogy)? Yep. An acclaimed director? Yep, Gavin Hood was riding high off the well-received dramas "Tsotsi" and "Rendition." So where did all go wrong? The terrible script? The casting of will.i.am? The piss poor special effects? How about all of the above?

Watch: 2 Bonkers Trailers & New Pics For 'The Legend Of Kaspar Hauser' Starring Vincent Gallo

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 16, 2013 4:09 PM
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What's better than one Vincent Gallo? Apparently, two Vincent Gallos. Yep, fans of the mercurial, eccentric actor can start getting prepared for a double dose of the actor in the upcoming "The Legend Of Kaspar Hauser," which is as appropriately zany as you might expect a movie starring Gallo can be. Dude just doesn't do normal.

Watch: 3 Character Teasers For 'Breaking Bad' Season 5 Zero In On Walter, Hank & Jesse

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • July 16, 2013 11:02 AM
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With the second half of the fifth and final season of "Breaking Bad" looming, we, along with most of the internet, are waiting with bated breath, grasping at things like a possible Saul Goodman spinoff and Bryan Cranston vs. Samuel L. Jackson "I Am The Danger" speech showdown. For those of you lucky enough to be in New York City, let us also remind you that a free, five-day "Breaking Bad" marathon starts on July 26th if you want to revisit the series before it all ends.

Watch: First Trailer For Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave' Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2013 6:34 PM
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12 Years A Slave Trailer
While it may not be a movie that appeals to the general public on the scale of "Iron Man 3" or "Man Of Steel," to the more cinephile-oriented viewers, there are few movies coming in 2013 as exciting as Steven McQueen's slavery drama "12 Years A Slave." Earlier this month we got the first images from the film, but for those familiar with the filmmaker's previous films "Hunger" and "Shame," that's only telling not even half the story. McQueen anchors his movie heavily on performances, mood and controlled tone, and does he do it again here?

Watch: New Instagram Trailer (Yes, That's A Thing Now) For 'Jobs' Biopic Plus New Pics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2013 2:58 PM
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Jobs Ashton Kutcher
WWSJD? It's coming on two years since the passing of Apple founder, innovator, guru and game-changer Steve Jobs, and it's still difficult to imagine the tech landscape without him. Blessed with a vision and creativity few in the industry possess with a drive that made him as many friends as enemies, his story is a fascinating one and it's getting told...by Ashton Kutcher... And a new trailer (sort of) is here.

Watch: New Trailer For Japanese Remake Of Clint Eastwood's 'Unforgiven' Starring Ken Watanabe

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2013 12:03 PM
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For every rule, there is an exception, and while we generally approach remakes with severe caution, in this case, we have to admit that we're pretty curious. Granted, topping Clint Eastwood's excellent 1992 western “Unforgiven”—winner of four Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director—is not really going to happen, but presenting a fresh spin on the story, with a new setting and few different flavors? Sure, we'd be up for that, particularly if it's going to star Ken Watanabe.

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