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Watch: Idris Elba Fights For His Rights In New Trailer For 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2013 9:39 PM
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Listen, we know you have to sell this intense drama about the struggle to end apartheid to a mass audience. But can we call a moratorium on using "Wavin' Flag" by K'naan for...well, anything...for about a decade? The official song for the 2010 World Cup (yes, which was held in South Africa, hence relevance) has been played to death and lost any innocence and impact it had. At least for now. Okay, with that off our chest, here's the new trailer for "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom."

'The Hangover' For Olds: Watch The New Trailer For 'Last Vegas'; Film Will Be Scored By Mark Mothersbaugh

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2013 2:06 PM
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Perhaps speaking to the dearth of roles for older actors, or the need for a paycheck, this morning Michael Douglas was honored for his turn in "Behind The Candelabra" with an Emmy nomination. And now this afternoon comes the trailer for "Last Vegas," another movie set in the Nevada playground that finds him hamming it up alongside Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro and Kevin Kline in a premise that is basically "The Hangover-but-with-old-people."

Watch: New Teasers For 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' & Ridley Scott's 'The Counselor' Feature Fresh Footage

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2013 9:05 AM
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It might not be much, but these two new teasers for some highly anticipated films should get two different audiences very excited.

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.

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