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Watch: New Trailer For 'Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2' Gets Served Up

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 3, 2013 9:59 AM
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
One of the biggest, most pleasant surprises of 2009 was "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs." Loosely based on the slim children's book by Judi and Ron Barrett, directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (who at the time were best known for their cult TV series "Clone High"), and produced by the relatively unproven Sony Animation, it seemingly came out of nowhere and totally delighted just about everyone who saw it. Of course, an unexpected hit always leads to a more expected follow-up, so this fall we're getting "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2," whose new trailer just dropped online.

Watch: 'Pacific Rim' Comes For You With One Last Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 2, 2013 11:24 PM
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Let's face it, at the end the day, chatter about tracking, marketing, audience expectations and more is just that...chatter. Until "Pacific Rim" opens next week, and until those first reviews come out, we wont' really know if this was a bad decision on the part of financiers, a movie that deserved a better push or Guillermo Del Toro's blockbuster homerun (who knows, it could be). But either way, Warner Bros. is going big to make sure you buy a ticket.

Watch: Teaser Trailer For 'The Boxtrolls' From The Team That Brought You ‘ParaNorman’ & ‘Coraline’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 2, 2013 1:59 PM
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Well, here's a slam dunk for anyone who liked animation studio Laika's previous efforts, “Coraline” and “ParaNorman.” A new movie, co-directed by Graham Annable (the story artist on both those movies) along with Anthony Stacchi (“Open Season”), featuring A-list talent and another unique, fresh tale. Intrigued, read on...

Watch: Can The New Trailer For 'Delivery Man' Save Vince Vaughn's 2013?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 2, 2013 1:22 PM
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The Delivery Man
While we'll allow the mental leap of a single man's sperm donation(s) resulting in fathering 533 children, for the sake of a comedy premise, does it result in something good? Canadians gave a thumbs up the French language "Starbuck," and that's film's co-writer and director Ken Scott was brought in to helm the remake, "Delivery Man." Yes, it's another Vince Vaughn everyman movie, but can he rebound from the tepid "The Internship"?

Watch: Trailer For Mystery 'The Time Being' Starring Wes Bentley & Frank Langella

  • By Ben Brock
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  • July 2, 2013 12:21 PM
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Wes Bentley is an interesting (and dreamy) guy. Breaking out of nowhere as Ricky, the stoner-cum-video-artist next door in “American Beauty”, Bentley was suddenly a big part of an absolutely huge movie. The resultant pressure led to a 10-year addiction to heroin, a consequently cratering career and a series of rock bottoms, chronicled in Tony Zierra's utterly fascinating documentary “My Big Break.” Bentley has been crawling out of hell for a while now, via various dreadful staging posts (“Ghost Rider," “Jonah Hex," “Gone”), and last year finally caught a break as Gamesmaker Seneca Crane in “The Hunger Games," twirling his goatee in Machiavellian style.

Watch: U.S. Trailer For Time Traveling Rom-Com 'About Time' Starring Rachel McAdams

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • July 2, 2013 12:05 PM
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How would you like to see a movie about a quirky British man who travels through time by stepping into a seemingly small room? What if that movie also co-starred Bill Nighy? I know what you’re thinking, Dr. Who, right? Unless, of course, you read the title of this article, then you’re not thinking that at all. Regardless, this isn’t a movie about Time Lords; instead it’s a new romantic comedy from the director of “Love Actually” and “Pirate Radio.” Check out the first US trailer for it below.

Watch: Matt Damon Has 5 Days To Live In New Trailer For 'Elysium'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 2, 2013 10:54 AM
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Matt Damon, Elysium
Is "Elysium" the last blockbuster worth looking forward to this summer? The verdict is in on "The Lone Ranger" and it's not good, "Pacific Rim" is still a very big question mark and "The Wolverine" at this point looks only marginally better than 'Origins' at best. Can Neill Blomkamp send us out of the season with a bang?

Fun Fact: Wally Pfister Helped Out On 'Turbo,' So Check Out This New Trailer

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • July 2, 2013 10:20 AM
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With “Monsters University” still making big bucks in the box office and advertisements for the upcoming “Despicable Me 2” dominating all forms of media, it will be interesting to see how much of a splash “Turbo” can make when it hits theaters two weeks from now. Dreamworks and Twentieth Century Fox certainly have their work cut out for them. They have just released a new trailer for the film and even though most of the footage is similar to the ones that came before, we do get more of a glimpse of the human characters that are in the movie.

Watch: Teaser Trailer For 'Black Nativity' Starring Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Forest Whitaker & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 1, 2013 3:41 PM
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 BLACK NATIVITY, Mary J. Blige
With films generally aimed at the smart indie crowd - "Trance," "Stoker," "The Way Way Back," "The East" are just a few released in 2013 -- it's easy to box in Fox Searchlight as mini major film studio aimed 20-something white college kids with disposable income but the studio is actually branching out this year. The romantic comedy "Baggage Claim" starring Paula Patton will be the first African-American-aimed release of the year for the studio in September and arriving two months later will be the musical drama, "Black Nativity."

Watch: The Next Buddy Cop Comedy Hit? Kevin Hart & Ice Cube Go On A 'Ride Along'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 1, 2013 2:06 PM
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With "The Heat" proving this past weekend that a fresh spin on an old formula can bring out audiences in droves, Universal will be hoping they can work the same magic next year with "Ride Along." Yes, it's another buddy cop movie that once again finds an interesting tweak to give everyone involved a new entry into the genre.

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