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Watch the trailer for sex comedy Casual Encounters

23 April 2016 9:06 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A trailer has arrived online for director Zackary Adler’s upcoming sex comedy Casual Encounters which stars Taran Killam, Brooklyn Decker, David Krumholtz, Mark Boone Junior and David Arquette; check it out below after the official synopsis…

When Justin’s girlfriend of 5 years leaves him heartbroken and embarrassed after a public breakup, his helpful but somewhat misguided friends talk him into the strange world of on-line dating. Navigating through the trials and tribulations of dating in the 21st century, Justin’s search for Mrs. Right leads him through some wild, crazy and hilarious experiences. But sometimes Mrs. Right is not even a click away.

Casual Encounters is currently without a release date, but is expected later in the year.

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- Amie Cranswick

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The Haunting First Trailer for Nate Parker's Oscar Buzzworthy The Birth of a Nation Debuts

15 April 2016 1:35 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The first trailer for The Birth of a Nation has been released just a day after earning rave reviews at CinemaCon. Nate Parker - who won the breakthrough director of the year award at the convention - writes, produces and stars in the powerful period piece, which dramatizes Nat Turner's 1831 slave rebellion. The film borrows its title from D.W. Griffith's abjectly racist 1915 film of the same name. The Birth of a Nation is already generating serious Oscar buzz after winning the grand jury prize and audience award at Sundance, where its screening received a raucous standing ovation. It »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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The Haunting First Trailer for Nate Parker's Oscar Buzzworthy The Birth of a Nation Debuts

15 April 2016 1:35 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The first trailer for The Birth of a Nation has been released just a day after earning rave reviews at CinemaCon. Nate Parker - who won the breakthrough director of the year award at the convention - writes, produces and stars in the powerful period piece, which dramatizes Nat Turner's 1831 slave rebellion. The film borrows its title from D.W. Griffith's abjectly racist 1915 film of the same name. The Birth of a Nation is already generating serious Oscar buzz after winning the grand jury prize and audience award at Sundance, where its screening received a raucous standing ovation. It »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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Must Watch: First Trailer for Nate Parker's Film 'The Birth of a Nation'

15 April 2016 1:22 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Brethren - I pray you sing a new song." Fox Searchlight has debuted the first trailer for Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation, the film about a slave uprising in Virginia in 1831 that won the Audience Award & Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival this year (read my glowing review). This is the film that earned rave reviews and heaps of praise for Nate Parker, who stars as Nat Turner, and also wrote/directed/produced the film. The feature cast includes Aunjanue Ellis, Armie Hammer, Jackie Earle Haley, Gabrielle Union, Mark Boone Junior, Penelope Ann Miller and Aja Naomi King. The song in the beginning is wonderful, I just wanted it to play for the rest of the trailer. I highly recommend taking a look. Here's the first official trailer for Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation, direct from YouTube: Set against the antebellum South, »

- Alex Billington

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'The Birth of a Nation': Watch Harrowing Trailer for Sundance Smash

15 April 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The Birth of a Nation, the Nat Turner biopic that dominated the Sundance Film Festival, has unveiled its first trailer ahead of its October theatrical release. The film – directed and written by Nate Parker, who also stars in the lead role – focuses on the story of Turner, the Virginia slave who led a rebellion against slave owners in 1831.

The harrowing first preview for The Birth of a Nation charts Turner's story from a preaching slave to the leader of a rebellion that fought for freedom as well as the atrocities Turner witnessed along the way. »

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'Birth of a Nation' Trailer Explores a Bloody Slave Rebellion

15 April 2016 11:43 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Set against the antebellum South, The Birth of a Nation follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities, against himself and his fellow slaves, Nat orchestrates and uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom. The first teaser trailer has arrived for this intense new drama. And it is positioned to be the film to beat at next year's Academy Awards.

The Birth of a Nation won the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival, where it made it's debut. The film was picked up by Fox Searchlight for a record breaking $17.5 million. The film has been compared to 12 Years a Slave and Schindler's List. The historical drama will get a year-end Award Season release from Fox Searchlight. »

- MovieWeb

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Fox Searchlight Welcomes The Birth Of A Nation With Powerful First Trailer For Festival Hit

15 April 2016 11:18 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Since its barnstorming world premiere during this year’s Sundance Film Festival, it’s been onwards and upwards for Nate Parker’s impassioned race drama The Birth of a Nation.

Upon landing a lucrative and record-breaking deal at Fox Searchlight – an eye-watering $17.5 million, no less – the period piece completed the proverbial one-two punch by nailing down an opportune October release window. And now, you can see what all the fuss is about with the film’s powerful first trailer.

Rooted in the throes of the antebellum South, The Birth of a Nation will place Parker the role of Nat Turner, a brave, unflinching rebel who sparked a landmark uprising – one that would go down in the history books as one of the most important in the country’s troubled history.

Written and directed by Parker, the one-man creative army will spearhead said rebellion as “Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, »

- Michael Briers

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The Birth Of Nation Trailer Debuts – Directed By And Stars Nate Parker

15 April 2016 11:11 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Fox Searchlight Pictures has released the first trailer for director Nate Parker’s The Birth Of A Nation.

Set against the antebellum South, The Birth Of A Nation follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities – against himself and his fellow slaves – Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.

In his Sundance Film Festival review, The Hollywood Reporter’s Todd McCarthy says the film, “offers up more than enough in terms of intelligence, insight, historical research and religious nuance to not at all be considered a missed opportunity. Far more of the essentials made it into the film than not; its makers’ dedication and minute attention are constantly felt, and the subject matter is still rare enough onscreen as to be welcome and needed, »

- Michelle McCue

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‘The Birth of a Nation’ First Trailer Debuts

15 April 2016 10:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A day after making noise at CinemaCon, Fox Searchlight released on Friday the powerful first trailer for the Sundance Film Festival hit “The Birth of a Nation.”

Nate Parker — this year’s CinemaCon breakthrough director of the year award winner — wrote, directed, produced and stars in the drama about the 1831 slave rebellion, which is already generating Oscar buzz. Not only did the film click with critics and Sundance audiences (it received the most enthusiastic standing ovation at this year’s fest, and won its grand jury prize and audience award), but it sold to Fox Searchlight for a record $17.5 million — the biggest Sundance deal of all time — and nabbed an awards-friendly release date.

The chilling first look at the film — set to Nina Simone’s cover of Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit,” which was recently sampled by Kanye West in “Blood on the Leaves” — follows Parker’s Nat Turner as »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Watch: First Trailer For Nate Parker's Sundance Sensation 'The Birth Of A Nation'

15 April 2016 9:56 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If you were even casually paying attention to the Sundance Film Festival this year, you likely heard the big noise surrounding Nate Parker's "The Birth Of A Nation." Greeted with a rapturous reception in Park City, Fox Searchlight scooped up the movie for staggering $17.5 million, and with an awards-season release date set, the push has begun to turn this one into a big hit. Read More: Sundance Review: 'The Birth Of A Nation' Starring Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, And More Written by Parker, who also stars, with Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley, Mark Boone Jr., Colman Domingo, Aunjanue Ellis, Dwight Henry, Aja Naomi King, Esther Scott, Roger Guenveur Smith, and Gabrielle Union in support, the movie tells the story of a ferocious slave revolt. Here's the official synopsis:  Set against the antebellum South, The Birth Of A Nation follows Nat Turner »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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First Trailer For Nate Parker’s Sundance-Winning Drama ‘The Birth of a Nation’

15 April 2016 9:54 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The biggest success story at this year’s Sundance Film Festival — or any festival in history, if we’re talking about the acquisition price — was certainly Nate Parker‘s writing-directing debut The Birth of a Nation. Picked up by Fox Searchlight for a record $17.5 million, the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award winner tells the true story of Nat Turner’s slave rebellion. We’ve still got half-a-year to go before it arrives in theaters, but today Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer.

I said in my review, “Directed, written, produced by, and starring Nate Parker, the Nat Turner biopic The Birth of a Nation is an unflinching and hopeful call to action where the helmer’s passion can be felt in every frame. By nodding to D. W. Griffith’s controversial, formally groundbreaking 1915 film, Parker is forging a new cinematic history for one of America’s most shameful eras. »

- Jordan Raup

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15 Things You Never Knew About Christopher Nolan's 'Memento'

15 March 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

A hand shakes a Polaroid as it "reverse develops," moments before an ejected shell casing re-enters the gun it was fired from -- the bullet coming back out of the screaming man it was fired into.

As opening scenes go, you don't get much better than "Memento," Christopher Nolan's gripping film. And, as features go, few are as scary-good as this one. A thriller about memory, reality and, um, tattoos, "Memento's" twisty plot more than holds up 15 years later. Some would say it's "The Dark Knight" director's best film.

Forget the pending remake that has everyone crying "too soon;" in honor of the film's 15th anniversary this week, here are 15 things you never knew about this modern classic.

1. The brothers Nolan -- Christopher (pictured) and Jonathan -- came up with the idea for the film while on a 2000 mile road trip, driving from Chicago to Los Angeles.

2. The »

- Phil Pirrello

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Last Man on Earth: Will Forte Dissects the Winter Premiere's Big Surprises

6 March 2016 7:03 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Warning: The following story contains spoilers about Sunday’s episode of The Last Man on Earth. Proceed at your own peril. 

Earth to Mike Miller — welcome home!

In Sunday’s winter premiere of The Last Man on Earth, Phil’s spaced-out brother returned to his home planet and quickly found himself terrorized by individuals both real (Sons of Anarchy‘s Mark Boone Junior, channeling his inner pirate) and imaginary (Room‘s Jacob Tremblay, portraying “Young Phil”). The episode, which was reminiscent of the show’s solitary-themed pilot, focused entirely on Mike as he adjusted to his new reality.

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The Birth of a Nation gets Oscar-prime October release date

25 February 2016 2:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fox Searchlight clearly sees a great deal of potential in The Birth of a Nation. Not only did they acquire the Sundance critical darling for a whopping $17.5 million (the largest purchase in the festival’s history), but they are now priming the film’s release date for early October, which basically means the studio thanks they have an Oscar winner on their hands.

Nat Turner, a former slave in America, leads a liberation movement in 1831 to free African-Americans in Virgina that results in a violent retaliation from whites.

The Birth of a Nation is directed, produced, written by, and stars Nate Parker alongside a cast that also includes Armie Hammer, Jackie Earle Haley, Aja Naomi King, Gabielle Union, Penelope Ann Miller, Mark Boone Junior, and Aunjanue Ellis.

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- Robert Kojder

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Sundance favourite ‘Birth Of A Nation’ to release in October 2016

24 February 2016 11:24 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Sundance winner The Birth Of A Nation is set to roll out in cinemas across North America in October 2016. It looks like the film may be getting a major awards push considering the date that Fox are looking to get this into cinemas, and will the UK get the film at this year’s London Film Festival, which also runs in October?

Set against the antebellum South, The Birth Of A Nation follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities – against himself and his fellow slaves – Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.

The film, written and directed by Parker, also stars Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley, Mark Boone Jr., Colman Domingo, Aunjanue Ellis, Dwight Henry, »

- Paul Heath

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Birth Of A Nation Plants The Flag On Awards-Friendly Fall Release Date

24 February 2016 1:39 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Sundance breakout hit The Birth of a Nation has secured an opportune release date during the thick of awards season – October 7, 2016.

Nate Parker’s impassioned race drama drew the crowds at last month’s film festival, leading to a flurry of activity that resulted in the writer-director inking a record deal with Fox Searchlight – to the tune of $17.5 million – to bring the early awards contender to theaters. Both The Weinstein Company and Netflix had expressed interest in the historical drama prior to the agreement.

Rooted in the 19th century, The Birth of a Nation revolves around Nat Turner, the American-born slave who helped spearhead one of the most successful slave rebellions in the country’s history.

Having written and directed the feature, Parker is also a part of the starry ensemble, which is set to tell that tale of “Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, »

- Michael Briers

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Sundance Smash ‘The Birth of a Nation’ Lands Awards Season Release

24 February 2016 1:33 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Birth of a Nation,” the Nate Parker film that was a buzzmagnet sensation at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, has been positioned for an awards-season release this fall from Fox Searchlight.

Written, directed by and starring Nate Parker, “Birth of Nation” attracted Oscar hype in the immediate wake of its Jan. 25 Sundance premiere, which earned a standing ovation. The film chronicles the true story of Nat Turner, the slave who led an uprising in Virginia in 1831, with a cast led by Parker (as Nat Turner) and Armie Hammer.

At Sundance, Fox Searchlight acquired the ultrahot title for $17.5 million, the richest deal in the festival’s history. That hefty sum signaled the distributor’s awards-season intentions for the film, and now its nationwide release date, set for Oct. 7, positions the film to become an early player in the annual autumn run-up to Hollywood’s awards derby.

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- Gordon Cox

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"Birth of a Nation" To Open October 7th

24 February 2016 11:40 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Nate Parker's slave-rebellion drama "The Birth of a Nation," the most buzzed about film at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, has scored an October 7th nationwide release date from its distributor Fox Searchlight.

That puts the film right in the heart of awards season. Parker wrote, directed and stars in the film about Nat Turner, an American-born slave who led the most successful slave rebellion in American history.

Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley, Mark Boone Jr., Colman Domingo, Aunjanue Ellis, Dwight Henry, Aja Naomi King, Esther Scott, Roger Guenveur Smith and Gabrielle Union also star in the film which Fox ended up paying $17.5 million to secure the worldwide rights to at the festival - the largest sale in Sundance history to date.

That date has it opening against the Ben Affleck-led thriller "The Accountant," the novel adaptation "The Girl on the Train" and the Channing Tatum »

- Garth Franklin

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Sundance 2016: Birth of a Nation Reclaims That Title to Honor Nat Turner’s Rebellion

31 January 2016 2:24 PM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Follow all of our Sundance 2016 coverage. The greatest accomplishment of Nate Parker‘s The Birth of a Nation might be reclaiming that title from the important and influential but irredeemably racist Birth of a Nation released 101 years earlier. That film said blacks and whites could never be integrated and that the Kkk saved the South. The new one tells the true story of Nat Turner’s 1831 slave rebellion, bringing a long-remembered but little-discussed American hero into the limelight with shocking urgency. Parker, an actor with minimal experience behind the camera, wrote and directed the film and stars as the grown-up version of Nat Turner. But when we first meet Nat, he’s a relatively carefree 9-year-old who plays hide-and-seek with his master’s boy, Samuel, and is invited by the master’s wife (Penelope Ann Miller) to learn to read. Mrs. Turner, a God-fearing Christian sincere in her beliefs, feel that if the good Lord has blessed »

- Eric D. Snider

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2016 Sundance Film Festival Awards Winners revealed

31 January 2016 3:20 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Sundance Film Festival Awards Winners 2016 – The Birth Of A Nation

Well, Sundance has finally drawn to a close for another year and last night, the Sundance Film Festival Awards Winners were announced in Park City, Utah.

We’ve listed the Sundance Film Festival Awards Winners below, including an official synopsis supplied by the organisers, but the clear winner and toast of the festival this year was Nate Parker’s The Birth Of A Nation, the film that was picked up for a record-breaking $17.5 million earlier on this week. ‘Birth Of A Nation’ scored The U.S. Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award.

Elsewhere, Asif Kapadia presented the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary to Sonita, a film about an 18-year-old who discovers that her family plans to sell her to an unknown husband for $9,000. The film also picked up Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary. The Audience Award: U.S. »

- Paul Heath

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