See How the Minions Got to New York in New MINIONS Clip

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While there will surely be plenty of box office surprises next year, I think we can all agree that Minions is going to make bank.  Both Despicable Me films did well in theaters, but it’s the adorable minions that have become Universal’s own “Mickey Mouse” if you will, adorning everything from t-shirts to coffee mugs.  The characters get their own spinoff feature next year in a movie that covers the ancient origin of the creatures and revolves around their arrival in 1968 New York, where they set out to find the most despicable master.  A new Minions clip has been released today that focuses on the titular characters’ first arrival in NYC, and it also reveals how they landed upon their signature clothing.  While I wasn’t crazy about either Despicable Me film, I’m intrigued about an animated picture with main characters that speak gibberish.  It’s also just impossible to resist their adorableness.

Watch the new Minions movie clip after the jump.  The film features the voices of Sandra Bullock and Jon HammMinions opens in theaters on July 10, 2015.

New TAKEN 3 Clip Starring Liam Neeson and Forest Whitaker; Plus New Poster

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20th Century Fox just released a new Taken 3 clip from Olivier Megaton‘s action sequel starring Liam Neeson as Bryan Mills, an ex-CIA operative and all-around badass whose family has really had a rough time these last few years.  By now we know all about Mills’ “particular set of skills,” but it seems Franck Dotzler (Forest Whitaker) doesn’t quite know what he’s up against yet.  Hit the jump to check out the clip and to take a look at the new poster.  The film opens in theaters on January 9, 2015.

Check out Six INHERENT VICE Clips Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, and Owen Wilson

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Warner Bros. has releases six new Inherent Vice clips.  Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest stars Joaquin Phoenix as Larry “Doc” Sportello, a pot-smoking private eye who agrees to help an ex (Katherine Waterson) track down her new lover, real estate tycoon Mickey Wolfmann (Eric Roberts), and runs into a number of curious characters in the process.

Hit the jump to check out the Inherent Vice clips.  The film opens in limited release on December 12th before going wide on January 9th, and also stars Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro, Martin Short, Sasha Pieterse, Joanna Newsom, and more.

New A MOST VIOLENT YEAR Clip Carries a Loaded Gun in the Upcoming Drama Starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain

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A24 has released a new A Most Violent Year clip.  The film takes place in New York City in 1981, and stars Oscar Isaac as a businessman trying to get a loan to expand his shipping company, but must contend with pressure from his wife (Jessica Chastain), the deputy attorney general (David Oyelowo), and organized crime families.  This premise and this clip may hint at a more intense story, but the film is actually pretty dull and consists largely of Isaac’s character moping around to get enough loans to save his business investment.

Hit the jump to check out the A Most Violent Year clip.  The film opens in limited release on December 31st before expanding nationwide in January, and also stars Albert Brooks and Alessandro Nivola.

Exclusive BY THE GUN Clip: Ben Barnes Is a Made Man

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We have an exclusive By the Gun clip to premiere.  Ben Barnes stars as a mafia criminal whose life spirals out of control once he becomes a made man: “With Nick’s girlfriend (Leighton Meester), family, and friend’s lives at risk, he is faced with a difficult decision; continue to pursue his criminal ambitions or concentrate on the ones he loves.”

Hit the jump to watch the By the Gun clip.  Harvey Keitel, Toby Jones, Slaine, Kenny Wormald, Paul Ben-Victor, and Jay Giannone also star.  Directed by James Mottern, By the Gun opens December 5.

First BLACK SEA Clip Has Jude Law Explaining the Science Behind Salvaging Nazi Gold

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Universal Pictures has released the first clip from Kevin Macdonald‘s upcoming submarine thriller Black Sea. Jude Law stars as a rogue captain who puts together a misfit crew to recover lost Nazi gold from a sunken U-boat, but the claustrophobia becomes even tighter as the crewmates turn on each other in the hope of gaining a greater share of the treasure.  This clip doesn’t highlight the interpersonal drama between the crew as much as it explains to the audience how a treasure from the 1940s could still be salvageable.  I don’t really need to know the science behind preserved Nazi gold, but I don’t mind the inclusion.

Hit the jump to check out the Black Sea clip.  The film opens January 23, 2015, and also stars Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Michael Smiley, David Threlfall, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Konstantin Khabenskiy, Sergey Kolesnikov, Sergey Puskepalis, and Jodie Whitaker.

Jessica Chastain Demands Respect in First A MOST VIOLENT YEAR Clip

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A24 Films has released the first A Most Violent Year clip from writer/director J.C. Chandor’s (All Is Lost) upcoming crime drama.  The film is set in New York in 1981 and revolves around “an American immigrant (Oscar Isaac) and his wife (Jessica Chastain) trying to expand their business as violence and corruption threaten to destroy all they have built.”  This new clip, in no uncertain terms, serves to highlight Chastain’s performance in light of Best Supporting Actress consideration, as she explains to the District Attorney (played by David Oyelowo) how she and her husband must be respected.  This is absolutely one of my most anticipated films of the year, and response from its premiere at AFI Fest was incredibly positive, with many noting that Chandor once again uses a very specific story to draw parallels to what’s going on in our world today.

Check out the first A Most Violent Year clip after the jump.  The film also stars Alessandro Nivola and Albert BrooksA Most Violent Year opens in limited release on December 31st before expanding in January 2015.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Deleted Scene Has Gamora and Nebula Quarreling over Their Killing Skills

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With the upcoming release of Guardians of the Galaxy on Blu-ray, Marvel has released a deleted scene from the film.  While the movie is filled with great characters, I felt that Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Nebula (Karen Gillan) didn’t get as much attention.  Gamora had to be the grown up in the room, and Nebula’s only real purpose was to fight Gamora.  However, after watching this deleted scene, leaving them on the cutting room floor may have been a wise decision.  This scene adds nothing to the film (we know Gamora and Nebula are rivals), and the line readings are stilted and melodramatic.  Guardians of the Galaxy is a space opera, but this is from a soap opera.

Hit the jump to check out the Guardians of the Galaxy deleted scene.  The film hits shelves on December 9th, and stars Chris Pratt, Dave BautistaLee PaceGlenn CloseBenicio Del ToroMichael RookerJohn C. Reilly and Peter Serafinowicz and features the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.  Click here and here for more clips from the Blu-ray, and click here to pre-order.

Reese Witherspoon Gets Mistaken for a Hobo in Excellent New WILD Clip

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Fox Searchlight has released a new Wild clip from director Jean-Marc Vallée’s (Dallas Buyers Club) upcoming drama, and it’s a fantastic representation of the film as a whole.  Based on the Cheryl Strayed memoir of the same name (adapted by Nick Hornby), Reese Witherspoon stars as a woman who attempts a three-month long hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, during which she reflects on past mistakes and hardships, and struggles to find some inner peace.  While the premise may sound trite and predictable, the film is anything but.  It’s funny, surprising, and emotionally affecting, and Witherspoon gives quite possibly the best performance of her career.  This new clip comes from a scene in which Witherspoon’s character gets mistaken for a hobo and responds in sharp fashion.  Again, I highly recommend seeing the film when it comes to a theater near you; it’s one of my favorites of the year.

Check out the new Wild clip after the jump, and click here to read my full review from TIFF.  The film also stars Laura Dern, Thomas Sadoski, Michiel Huisman, Gaby Hoffmann, Kevin Rankin, W. Earl Brown, Mo McRae, and Keene McRaeWild opens in theaters on December 5th.

Watch 6 New Clips from THE IMITATION GAME Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, and Mark Strong

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The Weinstein Company has released six new clips from The Imitation Game online.  The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, a brilliant cryptanalyst whose expertise cracked Germany’s “Enigma code” and helped turn the tide of World War II for the Allies, but his homosexuality made him a target of persecution.  I saw the film at TIFF, quite enjoyed it, and am very eager to see it again.  Also, if you don’t need to worry about these clips spoiling the best moments from the movie.  They’re definitely good, but they won’t diminish your experience when you see the entire film.

Hit the jump to check out The Imitation Game clips.  The film also stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, and Matthew BeardThe Imitation Game opens in the U.K. on November 14th and in the U.S. on November 28st.

Benedict Cumberbatch Ponders the Possibility of Thinking Machines in New THE IMITATION GAME Clip

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A new The Imitation Game clip has been released online for director Morten Tyldum’s drama about genius mathematician Alan Turing.  Benedict Cumberbatch plays Turing in the film, a brilliant cryptanalyst whose expertise cracked Germany’s “Enigma code” and helped turn the tide of World War II for the Allies, but whose homosexuality made him a target of persecution.  The film is told via a framing device in which Turing is under interrogation, and this clip comes from that portion of the story in which Turing attempts to explain his paper, aptly titled “The Imitation Game”.  This clip is a swell showcase of Cumberbatch’s phenomenal performance, which is layered with subtly as Cumberbatch attempts to convey Turing’s intellectual and analytical demeanor while also masking a weariness just beneath the surface.  It’s a terrific performance that’s not to be missed, and Cumberbatch will surely be a major contender in the coming Oscar race.

Watch the new The Imitation Game clip after the jump, and click here to read Matt’s review.  The film also stars Keira KnightleyMatthew GoodeCharles DanceMark StrongRory KinnearAllen Leech, and Matthew Beard.  The Imitation Game opens in the UK on November 14th and in the US on November 28th.

Kevin Spacey Continues to Berate Jason Bateman in First HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 Clip

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Warner Bros. has released the first Horrible Bosses 2 clip from director Sean Anders’ upcoming comedy sequel.  Jason BatemanCharlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis reprise their roles from the first film, and this time around they decide to be their own bosses by setting out on their own entrepreneurial venture.  When a slick investor (Christoph Waltz) steals their idea, they decide to kidnap his son (Chris Pine) and hold him for ransom.  This first clip sees the return of Kevin Spacey’s scene-stealing character from the first film, and even behind bars he finds hilarious ways to criticize Bateman’s decisions.  We’ve already had one impossibly good comedy sequel this year with 22 Jump Street, so can Horrible Bosses 2 make it two-for-two?

Watch the Horrible Bosses 2 clip after the jump.  The film also stars Jennifer Aniston and Jamie FoxxHorrible Bosses 2 opens in theaters on November 26th.

HARDCORE Clip Offers a Look at the First POV Action Film, Starring Sharlto Copley

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Now here’s something different.  A clip has been released from a film called Hardcore, which was written and directed by Russian filmmaker Ilya Naishuller and stars Sharlto Copley.  What makes the movie unique, though, is that it is a sci-fi/action film shot entirely in POV style.  It’s certainly an interesting experiment that aims to put the viewer right into the middle of the action, but watching this clip I can’t help but wonder if I’d want to actually sit through a feature-length film of this kind.  It feel a little like watching your friend play Call of Duty in that things are happening to you but you can’t control how you/the character reacts; I even got antsy in this clip with a bit of a “let me take the controls” feeling.  It’s curious to say the least, though, and having wrapped principal photography, Naishuller is putting together a crowdfunding campaign in order to finish the CG effects and aid in the post-production process.

Watch the first Hardcore clip after the jump to check out the POV style in motion.

Exclusive Clip From THE MULE Delivers a Tasty Drug Deal

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There’s something you should know about The Mule.  Yes, it has some truly stomach churning moments – but they’re not the film’s reason for existing. You know those movies that are really impressed with themselves because they “push the envelope?”  That’s not The Mule. The reason directors Tony Mahoney and Angus Sampson make this tale of intestinal fortitude so visceral is so that the audience can truly, palpably, know the kind of discomfort that Sampson’s protagonist faces throughout the film.  And it’s not the only trick they have, the script by Sampson and Leigh Whannell is strong in every regard, the cast is stellar and the direction is confident.

Which is why I’m happy to bring you a clip from the film that doesn’t focus on the grotesque things you may have heard, but rather highlights the kind of tension and takes the picture is able wring from tropes that would feel standard in a lesser movie.  Hit the jump to check out this new clip from The Mule.  The film stars Sampson, Whannell, Hugo Weaving, Ewen Leslie, Geoff Morrell, Georgina Haig, Noni Hazlehurst and John Noble.  XLrator Media release the film in Theaters, on VOD and iTunes on November 21st.  

Kristen Stewart Asks Julianne Moore What It’s Like to Lose Her Memory in First STILL ALICE Clip

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Sony Pictures Classics has released the first Still Alice clip from co-directors and co-writers Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s adaptation of the Lisa Genova novel of the same name, and it’s heartbreaking.  Julianne Moore stars in the film as a linguistics professor who begins showing the signs of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease and must come to grips with the illness alongside her family.  By most accounts, Moore is the current frontrunner to win the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in the film.  It debuted to strong reviews at TIFF, and even co-star Kristen Stewart is generating some awards buzz for her supporting performance.  This clip is devastating to watch, as Moore describes to her daughter what it’s actually like to start losing her memory and, by extension, herself.

Watch the first Still Alice clip after the jump.  The film also stars Alec Baldwin and opens in an Oscar-qualifying limited run in December before expanding on January 16th.

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