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Only Keanu Forgives: Watch The Teaser Trailer For 'Man Of Tai Chi'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 21, 2013 12:53 PM
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So Keanu Reeves has made a directorial debut that on paper, certainly sounds intriguing. Lots of action has been promised, Tiger Hu Chen (one of the stuntmen on "The Matrix" films) and Iko Uwais of "The Raid" are among the folks throwing fists and feet in the flick, and Reeves seems to certainly have been pushing himself. And now the first teaser trailer and...well...

Watch: Trailer For 'Emmanuel and the Truth About Fishes' Starring Jessica Biel & Kaya Scodelario

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • April 18, 2013 6:44 PM
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“Emmanuel and the Truth About Fishes” made its debut at Sundance in January, and with Sundance London taking place next week, it seems like the perfect time to debut a new trailer for the film. Starring rising British star Kaya Scodelario (who replaced Rooney Mara), Jessica Biel, Frances O’Connor and Alfred Molina, the film tells the story of Scodelario’s Emmanuel, who becomes obsessed with a mysterious new neighbour who bears a resemblance to her dead mother.

Exclusive: Trailer For Music Documentary 'Folk' Premiering At Nashville Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2013 3:20 PM
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AC/DC probably said it best when they sang, "It's a long way to the top if you wanna rock 'n roll." But really, that observation could apply to any artist in any genre, living out of a backpack and guitar case, trying to make a living playing music. It's not an easy life, particularly if you're trying to raise a family or stick to your own distinct musical vision despite its difference from mainstream tastes, and it's something that's explored in the upcoming documentary "Folk."

Watch: Vince Vaughn & Owen Wilson Go Google In New Trailer For 'The Internship'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2013 3:05 PM
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The Internship
I'm going to Cannes next month, yet I'm also looking forward to "The Internship." Such are the contradictions in life. Sometimes you just want to sit back and watch two old pros, and good pals, just get up on the big screen and riff and jazz with comic lines all over the place. Will it win any awards? Nope. Will it be a dumb movie with some enjoyable turns from Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson? Frankly, it it does that, it will meet my highest expectation.

Watch: Trailer For 'This Is England' Director Shane Meadows' Music Doc 'The Stone Roses: Made of Stone'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • April 18, 2013 2:35 PM
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Shane Meadows hasn’t made a feature film since 2009, and even then his last two efforts were both relatively minor key. “Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee” was a largely improvised mockumentary and comedy vehicle for his pal Paddy Considine, while “Somers Town” was a short (71 mins) but sweet way for Meadows to tell a story outside of his East Midlands comfort zone. In the interim he’s brought two mini-series to the small screen with “This is England ‘86” and “This is England ’88,” but now he’s back in the filmmaking business and the first trailer has dropped for the documentary, “The Stone Roses: Made of Stone.”

Watch: Teaser Trailer For François Ozon's Cannes Entry 'Jeune & Jolie'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2013 1:46 PM
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Yes, the Cannes Film Festival train keeps rolling today. We've already had the official line up announcement, scrutinized the surprises and omissions, and have received two trailers for Nicolas Winding Refn's entry "Only God Forgives," a teaser for Johnnie To's "Blind Detective" and a newly English subtitled version of Asghar Farhadi's "The Past." And another taste of what's to come has arrived.

Exclusive: New Trailer For Baltasar Kormakur's Award-Winning Icelandic Thriller 'The Deep'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2013 10:11 AM
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While American audiences may be familiar with Baltasar Kormakur thanks to his Hollywood debut on last year's hit "Contraband" starring Mark Wahlberg, in his native Iceland, the filmmaker is not just respected as a director, but as an actor as well. Films like "Jar City" (which he helmed, and there's a remake in the works) and "Reykavik-Rotterdam" (in which he starred; the film was remade as "Contraband") -- and oh yeah, he was a producer on both -- helped put him on the map, and of course, Hollywood came calling. But he never left home completely, and while later this summer his re-teaming with Wahlberg for the action flick "2 Guns" will hit theaters, coming first is a film that saw Kormakur return home to tell a gripping true story.

Watch: Subtitled Trailer For Asghar Farhadi's Cannes Entry 'The Past' Starring Bérénice Bejo & Tahar Rahim

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2013 9:37 AM
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A couple weeks ago, the first trailer for "A Separation" director Asghar Farhadi's followup "The Past" dropped but sans English subtitles for those of us who don't speak French. Well, with the Cannes Film Festival lineup dropping and confirming Farhadi's expected slot in Competition, the English-subtitled trailer is here, and yes, this looks pretty strong indeed.

Watch: Teaser Trailer For Johnnie To's Cannes Midnight Movie 'Blind Detective'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2013 9:03 AM
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Yes, believe it or not, even the prestigious, sniffy Cannes Film Festival has a midnight movie section. Granted, it's still relatively new, and only features a couple movies per year, but they perhaps realize that after getting stuffed with Important Movies all day, sometimes you just want to sit back and blow off a little bit of cinematic steam. And this year, hopes will be pinned on Johnnie To to deliver.

Watch: International Trailer For 'The Lone Ranger' Features New Footage, More Adventure

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2013 8:44 AM
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The Long Ranger
Yes, we can be snarky and dare we say even snooty sometimes, but the secret you might not know about the fine folks at The Playlist is that we like a good popcorn blockbuster just like anyone else (when done well). And you know what? Yesterday's trailer for "The Lone Ranger" completely sold us on the movie -- or at least, we're optimistic it's going to be some well executed entertainment. This writer tends to forget that the first "Pirates Of The Caribbean" was actually a whole lot of fun (we won't talk about the sequels) and if Gore Verbinski brings that vitality here, he's going to have a major winner on his hands.

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