THE REWRITE Trailer: Hugh Grant Back in Boorish, Romantic Form

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Some Hugh Grant romantic comedies are objectively good (a few of them are even great), others aren’t.  But, for some reason, I tend to like them all.  Good and bad.  Which means I’ll be seeing The Rewrite even though it was directed by Marc Lawrence (Two Weeks Notice), who does not tend to make my favorite Grant movies.  The addition of the always-welcome Marisa Tomei evens that out.

Going off the trailer, I’m pretty sure I know every single beat of the movie already.  It doesn’t appear to be in the league of Notting Hill or About a Boy anything like that, but it also doesn’t look as bad as Nine Months.  The film also stars Allison Janney, J.K. Simmons and Chris Elliott.  There’s no domestic release date yet but Lionsgate is releasing the pic in the UK on October 8th.  Hit the jump for The Rewrite trailer.

New FOXCATCHER Teaser Trailer Turns Steve Carell into the Stuff of Nightmares

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With a new poster hitting yesterday and today’s announcement that the film will be playing the Telluride Film Festival, Sony Pictures Classics continues their Foxcatcher role with this nightmarish new teaser.  It really looks like director Bennett Miller (Moneyball, Capote) has fashioned something intense with this new drama.

The film tells the true story of Olympic Wrestling Champion brothers Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo), and their troubled relationship with eccentric millionaire John du Pont (Steve Carell). The film also stars Sienna MillerVanessa Redgrave, and Anthony Michael Hall and opens in theaters on November 14th.  Hit the jump for the new Foxcatcher teaser.

SEVENTH SON Rises with New Trailer, Posters, and Images Starring Jeff Bridges and Ben Barnes

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Universal and Legendary Pictures have released a new Seventh Son trailer and poster along with some new images.  The plot follows mystical knight Father Gregory (Jeff Bridges) and his apprentice Tom Ward (Ben Barnes) and their fight to defeat the evil witch, Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore) and her followers.  If you feel like you’ve been vaguely hearing about this movie off and on the past several years, it’s because you have.  Seventh Son was originally scheduled to open on February 15th…2013.  After being pushed back three times, the movie is now (probably) going to finally come out.  That’s a big build up for a movie where the Dude and Prince Caspian fight monsters, but we’ll see if it was worth the wait.

Hit the jump to check out the Seventh Son trailer, poster, and images.  The film also stars Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Olivia Williams, Antje Traue, and Djimon HounsouSeventh Son opens February 6, 2015.

ROSEWATER Trailer: Jon Stewart’s Directorial Debut Looks Impressive and Earnest

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It was just announced this morning that Jon Stewart’s directorial debut Rosewater would be playing the Telluride Film Festival, so it makes sense that Open Road would choose today as a launching pad for the film’s trailer.  The film is an adaptation of BBC journalist Maziar Bahari‘s memoir, Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity and Survival.  Bahari, who was born in Tehran, went to Iran in 2009 to interview Mir-Hossein Moussavi, but was arrested by the Revolutionary Guard, and then interrogated and beaten for 118 days by a man known only as “Rosewater”.

Early word on the film is mixed, but I like this trailer so perhaps I’ll fall into the camp of people who dig the movie.  I love Stewart’s satire, but it’s refreshing to see another side of him in this earnest piece.  The pic stars Gael Garcia Bernal and Kim Bodnia.  Hit the jump for the Rosewater trailer.  Open Road releases the film in theaters on November 7th.  [Update: We've added the official poster for the film.]

YOU’RE NOT YOU Trailer and Images Feature Hilary Swank as a Pianist Battling ALS

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The trailer for director George C. Wolfe’s new film You’re Not You has some incredible timing on its side.  Thanks to the viral phenomenon of those ubiquitous ice bucket challenge videos, I think it’s safe to say that awareness for ALS is at an all-time high.  The film stars Hilary Swank as a famous pianist who is stricken with the disease and hires an unconventional assistant, Emmy Rossum, to help her cope.

Going off the trailer, the film looks well made if not a little conventional.  It’s hard for me to fault these kinds of movies for that though, we all need to find the uplifting elements in any tragic scenario I suppose.  Hit the jump for the You’re Not You trailer.  The film also stars Josh Duhamel, Marcia Gay Harden, Jason Ritter, Ali Larter, and Loretta Devina and opens in theaters and On Demand on October 10th.

KIRK CAMERON’S SAVING CHRISTMAS Trailer Goes for Funny but Is Actually Horrifying

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Wow.  I know Kirk Cameron went deep down the rabbit hole a long time ago, but I wasn’t expecting him to suddenly think he was Judd Apatow.  But here he is with Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas (a title that works in several ways, mind you). There’s something deeply disturbing about this trailer and I can’t put my finger on it.  It could be the lack of laughs, sure.  It could also be the fact that it militantly sets out to negate some arguably very true points about Christmas.  Or maybe it’s the fact that he wonders aloud in his narration what “Seasons Greetings” or “Happy Holidays” even mean?  Is he actually confused about what those two phrases mean?

While Cameron didn’t write the film (that would be Darren Doane and Chester Hervey) or direct it (Doane again), it has his stamp all over it in more ways than one.  I don’t want to shame the guy for his religious beliefs, that’s none of my business.  I would like to call attention to the fact that this shit is just preachy and unfunny (but inadvertently supremely entertaining).  Hit the jump to check out the trailer for Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas.  The film hits theaters on November 14th. 

International HORNS Trailer Ditches the Comedy and Puts Creepy Visuals and Suspense in Its Place

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It’s been a little tough getting used to Daniel Radcliffe as a guy with horns on his head, but ever since the trailers for Alexandre Aja’s adaptation of the Joe Hill novel, Horns, started hitting, it’s become easier and easier to take it for what it is and appreciate the fun and absurdity of the situation.

That last trailer was a major game changer courtesy of the surprising sense of humor and playful tone and now this new one does the same, but by taking a different approach.  There are no jokes here, but rather a very thoughtful representation of Ig’s love life followed by a far darker and horror-like summary of what goes down after his girlfriend (Juno Temple) is murdered and he winds up with horns on him.  Hit the jump to catch the latest Horns trailer yourself.  The film will arrive in theaters on October 31st and also stars Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Kelli Garner and James Remar.

New International TRASH Trailer Features Rooney Mara Opposite Three Young Newcomers

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That international trailer for Stephen Daldry’s Trash that dropped just about a month ago did offer up a solid preview of the film’s style and tone, but it’s much nicer when you can actually understand the dialogue.  This latest promo is in English and has subtitles when it’s not, offering up a much clearer picture of the trouble that Rato (Gabriel Weinstein), Gardo (Eduardo Luis) and Raphael (Rickson Tevez) get themselves into after finding a bag in the dump.

The details on why what’s inside the bag could change the nation aren’t particularly clear, but the trio is likable and engaging enough to inspire you to believe in and get behind what they’re fighting for.  Hit the jump to check out the new Trash trailer for yourself.  The film also stars Martin Sheen, Rooney Mara, Wagner Moura and Selton Mello, and is due to make its world premiere at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival in October.

THE PYRAMID Trailer: Denis O’Hare vs. The Curse of the Pharaohs

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Before anyone dismisses The Pyramid because it’s yet another found footage horror film, hear me out.  It’s the feature directorial debut for Grégory Levasseur, the guy who wrote High Tension and the remakes of The Hills Have Eyes and Maniac, it’s produced by Alexandre Aja and it stars Denis O’Hare, Ashley Hinshaw and James Buckley.  See?  How can you have a team like that and not have some serious potential?

To further prove the point, the very first trailer for the film just hit and it’s far stronger than you might expect.  Hit the jump to check out The Pyramid trailer for yourself.  The film is due in theaters on December 5th.

Extended AS ABOVE SO BELOW Red-Band Trailer Finds Madness in the Paris Catacombs

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Legendary and Universal Pictures have released a new extended As Above So Below red-band trailer for director John Dowdle’s (Quarantine) upcoming horror film.  The pic takes place in the Paris catacombs, as the 200 miles of twisting tunnels six stories below the surface offers a unique and terror-filled setting.  Born out of the Dowdle brothers’ desire to make a found footage Indiana Jones-type film, the story follows a group of people who find that as they go deeper into the catacombs, they’re each forced to face their own personal demons.  This actually looks like a pretty promising entry in the horror genre, as the terrifying nature of the real-life catacombs offers a sort of “descent into madness” atmosphere to the proceedings.

Hit the jump to watch the new As Above So Below red-band trailer, and click here to read our interview with the Dowdle brothers at Comic-Con.  The film stars Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, and Edwin HodgeAs Above So Below opens in theaters this Friday, August 29th.

EXISTS Trailer Turns Sasquatch Into a Party Crasher

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I managed to catch almost the entire midnight lineup at SXSW this year, but one of very few films that I missed wound up winning the Midnighters Audience Award.  Figures.  But, on the bright side, Exists is making its way into theaters and will hit iTunes on October 24th, so I’ll get the chance to play catch-up soon enough.

The film is the latest from The Blair Witch Project co-director, Eduardo Sanchez.   It stars Samuel Davis and Chris Osborn as Brian and Matt, two brothers who take some friends out to their uncle’s abandoned cabin for a party-packed weekend – that is until someone, or rather, some thing ruins their fun.  Hit the jump to check out the new Exists trailer.  The film also stars Dora Madison Burge, Roger Edwards, Brian Steele and Denise Williamson.

New WHIPLASH Trailer Showcases the Jazz-Infused Horror Starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons

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A new Whiplash trailer has gone online, and it gave me flashbacks of how much the film unnerved me when I saw it at Sundance.  The film stars Miles Teller as a student jazz drummer who aspires to greatness under a ruthless instructor, played with palpable intensity by J.K. Simmons.  Although some may want to file this under “drama”, make no mistake: this is one of the scariest horror films of the year.  The word “horror” usually implies something supernatural and thriller conveys some form of excitement.  Whiplash is nerve-wracking dread, but it’s still a must-see, especially for Teller and Simmons’ performances.

Hit the jump to check out the international Whiplash trailer.  The film opens October 10th.

AMITYVILLE: THE AWAKENING Trailer Wants Cameron Monaghan to Kill Them All

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Do we really need another Amityville Horror movie?  When news first broke that a new one was in the works, I’d say probably not, but now that our very first glimpse of Amityville: The Awakening is here, it actually looks like it has some potential.  This rendition is led by Bella Thorne.  Her character moves into the notorious Suffolk County, Long Island house with her mother and sister because her brother was in a terrible accident, is now in a coma and there’s a hospital in the area that has the best neurological department in the state.

We’ve definitely got some genre clichés here, namely a moody teenager who doesn’t want to start over at a new school, some creepy dolls and a handful of jump scares, but even then, the first Amityville: The Awakening trailer is far better than I expected.  Hit the jump to check it out for yourself.  The film also stars Cameron Monaghan, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Thomas Mann and Mckenna Grace, and is due in theaters on January 2, 2015.

New WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD Trailer: Shailene Woodley Tackles Raging Hormones and a Missing Mother

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Magnolia Pictures has released a new White Bird in a Blizzard trailer for director Gregg Araki’s (Kaboom) sexually charged drama.  Based on the Laura Kasichke novel of the same name, the story takes place in the 1980s and stars Shailene Woodley as a young woman relishing her newfound sexuality whose life is upended when her beautiful, enigmatic mother (Eva Green) suddenly goes missing.  Green has made a habit lately of turning in regularly scene-stealing work, and it appears that she tackles another slightly unhinged character here while Woodley displays her swell ability to lay out her emotions onscreen.

Hit the jump to watch the new White Bird in a Blizzard trailer.  The film also stars Christopher MeloniGabourey SidibeThomas Jane, and Angela Basset.  White Bird in a Blizzard will be released on iTunes and VOD on September 25th and in theaters on October 24th.

ANNABELLE Trailer Suggests the Doll Will Continue to Be Your Worst Nightmare

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That first teaser trailer for The Conjuring spinoff, Annabelle, made for a strong start, but the film’s first full trailer just dropped and it proves that Annabelle isn’t just a creepy doll shtick, but rather that it has the potential to blow the doors wide open to another deeply terrifying supernatural haunting.

The Conjuring kicked off with a sequence during which Annabelle terrorized two nursing students, but by the looks of one particular shot in this trailer, her upcoming solo movie could go back to where it all started.  Hit the jump to check out the new Annabelle trailer for yourself.  The film stars Annabelle WallisAlfre WoodardWard Horton, Tony AmendolaEric Ladin and Brian Howe, and hits theaters on October 3rd.

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