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Watch: Trailer For Paul Walker's Hurricane Katrina Movie 'Hours'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 24, 2013 10:17 AM
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First announced in the fall of 2011, the Paul Walker-starring thriller, “Hours,” is finally seeing a release this winter. Set in New Orleans directly in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the film’s first official trailer has arrived online.

Watch: Original Teaser Trailer For 'Return Of The Jedi' With Lucas' First 'Revenge' Title Intact

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 24, 2013 9:22 AM
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While Lucasfilm, J.J. Abrams and “Star Wars” fans alike try to ride the line of commendable and just plain mediocre in relation to pinning a title on “Star Wars: Episode 7," the marketing team behind George Lucas' brainchild has succeeded in raising interest and a bit of nostalgia for the original trilogy. Two weeks ago, they released the original 1976 teaser trailer for “Star Wars” followed the next week by the one for “The Empire Strikes Back," and now in keeping with ritual and perhaps a countdown, the pre-'Return' trailer for Richard Marquand's 1983 installment has hit the web.

Watch: U.K. Trailer For Oscar Contending WWII Drama 'The Book Thief' Starring Geoffrey Rush

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 23, 2013 1:45 PM
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Oscar contender? Yes—at least Fox hopes so. While you might not have been hearing much about "The Book Thief," that's probably about to change. As Deadline points out, it's not every day that a studio pays for two full, nearly blank pages in The New York Times, but they did just that, with little more than the URL wordsarelife.com appearing, directing the curious to the official website of the movie. With the wheels on the awards season campaign starting to turn, a new U.K. trailer has arrived.

Watch: Vera Farmiga & Andy Garcia Go Back To School For Romance In Trailer For 'At Middleton'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 22, 2013 5:38 PM
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You probably forgot, but way back in the ancient year of 2012, it was announced that Vera Farmiga and Andy Garcia were teaming for a campus romance flick entitled "Admissions." Yes, it sounds very similar in name to "Admission" starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd which landed earlier this year, but now it has a new title and a fresh trailer, so you can see what it's all about.

Watch: Trailer For J.J. Abrams-Produced "Ro-Bromance" Series 'Almost Human' Starring Karl Urban

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 22, 2013 1:44 PM
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Named as one of our 10 Most Promising Network Shows For Fall 2013, we have to admit a certain curiosity about the J.J. Abrams-produced "Almost Human" based on the premise alone. That, and it has the potential to give us a weekly serving of Karl Urban in full on snark mode, which we wouldn't complain about either.

Watch: NSFW Trailer For Fantastic Fest Fave 'Here Comes The Devil'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • October 22, 2013 10:17 AM
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When Adrian Garcia Bogliano’s “Here Comes the Devil” made its debut at last year’s Fantastic Fest, it was essentially the toast of the town. The Mexican horror film has been described as “weird,” “insane” and “odd,” with intense sexual situations and some very gory moments. In other words, it’s the perfect film for any horror fan to feast upon. And now, after more than a year since its festival debut, it’s finally making its way to theaters and VOD.

Watch: True Evil Returns In Trailer For 'Wolf Creek 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 21, 2013 1:38 PM
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One film that you might not have guessed played the Venice Film Festival earlier this is Greg McLean's "Wolf Creek 2." Yes, the sorta cult hit horror flick from 2004 has returned nearly a decade later with a sequel, and once again, it looks like things get pretty nasty in the Australian outback.

Watch: Darker, Angrier Unused Alternate Trailer For 'Killing Them Softly'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 19, 2013 11:33 AM
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It seems that no matter how hard they try, Andrew Dominik and Brad Pitt can't get anyone to see their films. Their first collaboration, 2007's "The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford," suffered through a difficult editing process only to be indifferently released by Warner Bros. (Thankfully, it has attained cult status since, and is slated for a retrospective screening at the Museum Of The Moving Image in December.) Their second pair-up, 2012's "Killing Them Softly," did better commercially, but hardly the kind of blockbuster numbers one expects from a Brad Pitt movie opening in wide release (7th place in its first weekend, with a tepid $6 million) and critics found it hard to embrace the film's darkly funny, sour core. Their loss.

Watch: James Franco Is Gator In Red Band Trailer For 'Homefront' With Jason Statham

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 18, 2013 5:24 PM
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In 2013, James Franco has played Alien ("Spring Breakers"), Oz ("Oz The Great And Powerful"), Darl Bundren ("As I Lay Dying"), Hugh Hefner ("Lovelace") and James Franco ("This Is The End"). Say what you will, but Franco can sure choose 'em. And now for his next unlikely gig? He plays a dude named Gator in the Sylvester Stallone-penned (yes, really) "Homefront."

Trailer Deconstruction: Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • October 18, 2013 1:47 PM
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Wes Anderson movies are possibly the closest thing to an event movie for the … I was going to say something like "indie nerd cinephile set," but the truth is Anderson’s films are beloved by all kinds of audiences—those who love tentpoles, cineastes, sci-fi aficionados, etc. His visual vocabulary is so idiosyncratic, so singular and distinct, it has practically become a brand or genre unto itself and it can be appreciated by anyone who simply loves movies.

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