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Join the Hunt for Martha Marcy May Marlene Trailers; Exclusive Preview and Photo

Join the Hunt for Martha Marcy May Marlene Trailers; Exclusive Preview and Photo
Fox Searchlight is releasing two chilling new trailers for writer-director Sean Durkin's Sundance hit Martha Marcy May Marlene--which will be screened at this fall's Toronto and New York Film Festivals before its opening October 21--but it will be tough to find them. Searchlight isn't presenting these trailers via your standard online portal premiere. Their access codes will be embedded in unusual ways that have not been tried before--keep your eyes peeled Friday.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 18, 2011 4:30 AM
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Trailer Watch: Daniel Radcliffe in Upcoming Thriller The Woman in Black

Creepy children (in the pinafore-dress style of the twins from The Shining), innocent yet terrifying. Creaking Victorian House, dusty mechanical toys with minds of their own, and blood-splattered wall-paper--oh my!
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • August 17, 2011 11:36 AM
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Oscar Watch: We Need to Talk About Kevin Boasts New Trailer, Poster, Swinton and Oscar Indie Swartz

Oscar Watch: We Need to Talk About Kevin Boasts New Trailer, Poster, Swinton and Oscar Indie Swartz
Lynne Ramsay's tough adaptation of Brit bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin (December 2), one of my favorite Cannes competition films, has a new poster and two new trailers, one domestic, one foreign (below). Oscilloscope is releasing, and PR ace Cynthia Swartz, who is currently negotiating her split from PR firm 42West--she was a founding partner--will be handling PR chores at the Venice and Toronto festivals en route to an Oscar shot.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 14, 2011 8:23 AM
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Oscar Watch on Coriolanus: Fiennes and Redgrave Stand Out, New Trailer, Early Reviews

Rookie feature director Ralph Fiennes and veteran screenwriter John Logan (The Aviator) have crafted a strong modern adaptation of Shakespeare's bloody war tragedy Coriolanus (trailer below). Fiennes shines in the central role, which he played on the London stage in 2000 to raves. It plays to his strengths as an actor who doesn't seek to be liked. Fiennes plumbs the depths of a brilliant, ambitious, stubborn, ruthless, deadly, ramrod straight Roman general--with no talent for politics. "This man has no mercy in him," says Coriolanus's ally Menenius, well-played by Brian Cox.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 12, 2011 2:49 AM
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Talking Must-See Formula 1 Race Car Doc Senna: Visceral "Three Act Drama"

Talking Must-See Formula 1 Race Car Doc Senna: Visceral "Three Act Drama"
Sundance doc audience-award-winner Senna has been wowing fest crowds and European moviegoers in advance of its August 12 opening (via indie PDA). And motors are gunning on Peter Morgan's Formula 1 race car movie Rush, because low-budget indie doc Senna shows that the sky's the limit on what you could do with a fiction film and a big budget. With new technology, lightweight digital cameras put you inside the action and the visceral danger that this kind of racing is all about. It's inherently dramatic. Thus Ron Howard is chasing Rush, about three-time Formula 1 champion Niki Lauda, who crashed in 1976 but weeks later returned to the track, covered with burns, to compete.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 11, 2011 5:15 AM
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Weekend Preview: The Help, 30 Minutes or Less, Must-See is Formula 1 Doc Senna

Girl of summer Emma Stone leads a strong cast in The Help, destined to please mainstream crowds but not necessarily critics and the Academy. Meanwhile, Jesse Eisenberg returns to the big screen for the first time since his Oscar-nominated role in 2010's The Social Network with what is meant to be lighter comedy fare--30 Minutes or Less--but the film is now mired in controversy. Working Title's racing doc Senna is a must-see, while The Last Circus is a "one-of-a-kind experience that will confound, befuddle and amaze," and Littlerock is a "little gem." Glee: The 3D Concert Movie and Final Destination 5 should pull younger audiences. Details, trailers and reviews for these films and more are below:
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • August 11, 2011 4:50 AM
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Texas Killing Fields Debuts at Venice, Lands Stateside Release Date

Finally! Anchor Bay has picked a release date for Venice competition title Texas Killing Fields, starring Sam Worthington, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jessica Chastain and Chloe Grace Moretz, on October 7 (Italian trailer below).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 11, 2011 3:42 AM
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Kenny Ortega to Direct Lionsgate Dirty Dancing Remake

We haven't heard too much of Kenny Ortega since This Is It, his 2009 Michael Jackson documentary, but Lionsgate announced today that it will be producing a remake of Dirty Dancing with Ortega at the helm.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • August 8, 2011 11:52 AM
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Two Clips from One Day, Starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess: Destined To Be Hit or Miss?

Check out a clip from Lone Scherfig's One Day below and another one at IMDb. Here's a look at the poster, more details. Official trailer is also below. One Day opens August 19. This clip is better than the teaser trailer, which had a woeful voiceover, but we're not feeling it yet, especially not with the fake British accent--need to see this one.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • August 4, 2011 7:49 AM
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Weekend Preview: Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Bellflower & The Medusa, Whistleblower, Magic Trip

Rise of the Planet of the Apes has finally landed with jaw-dropping effects and strong reviews. Apes should knock either The Smurfs or Cowboys & Aliens off their top two positioning.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • August 4, 2011 5:40 AM
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