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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.

Watch: Creatures & Magic Fill New Trailer For Disney's 'Maleficent' Starring Angelina Jolie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 18, 2014 9:03 AM
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There are a couple things that casual audiences might need to know about "Maleficent" before buying a ticket: firstly, how to pronounce the film, and secondly, who exactly this unpronounceable character is and why it matters. And with the new teaser trailer for their summer blockbuster, Disney is answering both those questions.

Watch: Joel Kinnaman Gets Back In The Crime Game With U.S. Trailer & Poster For 'Easy Money: Hard To Kill'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2014 4:18 PM
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Next month, on the same weekend, you'll get to see two different sides to Joel Kinnaman. In the big budget Hollywood remake of "RoboCop," he'll be suited up to fight crime and take out bad guys all while soundtrack to some awful rawk riffs. Meanwhile, in the foreign thriller "Easy Money: Hard To Kill," he'll be on the other side of the law, deep in the drug game. And Kinnaman is a bit more interesting as a morally complicated man than an indestructible heroic cop.

Watch: Michael Peña Leads The Protest In New Trailer For Berlin Bound 'Cesar Chavez'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2014 3:36 PM
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Chavez Micheal Pena
You might have missed it, but earlier today the Berlin Film Festival added even more titles to their already impressive 2014 slate, and in addition to "American Hustle," "The Two Faces Of January" and "A Long Way Down" (new images from the latter two right here), Diego Luna's latest directorial effort "Cesar Chavez" will be screening as well. And a brand new trailer is here to highlight what he's put together.

Watch: Trailer For Cannes Prize-Winning Thriller 'Blue Ruin'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2014 2:42 PM
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Blue Ruin
A Cannes prize winner, a film we called "terrifying, and excitingly singular" out of TIFF, and a movie that landed on the top ten of 2013 for at least one member of The Playlist, "Blue Ruin" is coming off a strong festival run last year and is now headed to theaters. And a new trailer has arrived to convince you to see it if our praise didn't do it enough justice.

Watch: Sundance Teaser For 'Listen Up Philip' Starring Jason Schwartzman & Elisabeth Moss

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2014 10:51 AM
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Listen Up Philip
“The character is so specific and such a curmudgeon and so angry. But when I heard that Jason [Schwartzman] wanted to do it, it really clarified things for me,” said Elisabeth Moss told EW about deciding to take a role in "Listen Up Philip." “Jason has this knack for playing characters who are maybe not necessarily that likable. He doesn’t try to make them likable, but there’s something about the way he is that makes you just want to watch him. You’re interested in what his character’s doing even if he’s being an asshole.”

Watch: Visit 'Adult World' In New Trailer For Comedy Starring Emma Roberts & John Cusack

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2014 8:44 AM
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Premiering last spring at the Tribeca Film Festival and then not seen elsewhere for the rest of 2013, we had nearly forgotten about "Adult World." But the comedy is very much back on the radar with a brand new trailer ahead of its release next month.

Watch: Ed Harris & Annette Bening Find 'The Face Of Love' In Trailer For The Romantic Drama

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 16, 2014 6:38 PM
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The Face Of Love
While a new crop of films vie for distribution deals over the next ten days at the Sundance Film Festival, last year’s class of festival movies is still rolling out in front of general audiences. Case in point, the Annette Bening-starring “The Face Of Love” will finally be hitting select theaters and VOD in this spring through IFC and the indie studio has released the film’s first trailer.

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