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Watch: First Trailer For Thriller 'Criminal' Starring Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, Alice Eve & Gal Gadot

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Last year, Ben Kingsley's brain was put into the body of Ryan Reynolds, and the result was the terrible "Self/Less." But if you need your annual quota of brain/body switching movies filled, then the good news is that "Criminal" is on the way, and it boasts a surprisingly deep cast. Read More: Tarsem Singh's 'Self/Less' Starring Ryan Reynolds And Ben Kingsley Directed by Ariel Vroman ("The Iceman"), the movie stars Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, Gal Gadot, Alice Eve, and Ryan Reynolds, in a high concept thriller that sounds like a little "Self/Less" meets "Face/Off." Here's the official synopsis:  The story of the right man in the wrong body. In a last-ditch effort to stop a diabolical plot, a dead CIA operative’s memories, secrets, and skills are implanted into an unpredictable and dangerous death-row inmate in hopes the he will complete the operative’s mission. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: New Trailer For 'The Huntsman: Winter’s War' With Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Jessica Chastain & Emily Blunt

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So what is "The Huntsman: Winter's War"? The followup to "Snow White And The Huntsman" has dropped Kristen Stewart, brought back Charlize Theron, and now features Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, and Chris Hemsworth in the fairy tale reimagination actioner. And according to the new trailer, it's a prequel. Read More: Watch: First Trailer For 'The Huntsman: Winter's War' With Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt, And Charlize Theron Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, the visual effects supervisor on the first movie, is now behind the camera for this effort, which seems to have upped the action and special effects, but honestly, not my interest in this, aside from seeing Chastain put on her blockbuster game face. Here's the official synopsis:  Long before the evil Queen Ravenna (Theron) was thought vanquished by Snow White’s blade, she watched silently as her sister, Freya (Blunt), suffered a heartbreaking betrayal and fled their kingdom.  With Freya’s. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Will Arnett Untangles His Past In Trailer For Netflix Series 'Flaked'

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Post the original run of "Arrested Development," Will Arnett hasn't quite found his footing with live action fare. He was great in the short-lived NBC sitcom "Up All Night," and his voicework has landed him plum gigs in "Bojack Horseman" and "The Lego Movie," with his own "The Lego Batman Movie" in the works. But now he'll get to show a bit of range in the upcoming Netflix series "Flaked," which looks like it could be nice, minor key effort. Read More: The 25 Most Anticipated New TV Shows Of 2016 Written by Will Arnett and Mark Chappell ("The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret"), with Mitch Hurwitz ("Arrested Development") among the executive producers, the series follows Chip, who tries to rebuild in his life in Venice, California. Here's the official synopsis:  Set in the insular world of Venice, California, Flaked centers on Chip, a celebrated self-appointed "guru" who falls »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Cable Rumored For 'Deadpool 2,' Writers Tease More X-Men In The Future

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"Deadpool" is looking like it'll be a big smash hit this weekend, to the point that 20th Century Fox has already greenlit a sequel. And while the movie is positioned as the anti-superhero movie that stands apart from the crowd, there's a strong part of it that wants to be part of the X-Men world, and the screenwriters of "Deadpool" and the sequel, Rhett Reese and Paul Werick, suggest as much in their chat with Yahoo. "We haven’t seen 'X-Men: Apocalypse.' We don’t know what’s coming. [Simon Kinberg] knows what’s coming, and he also knows what’s the plan after 'Apocalypse.' It’s much easier for us to figure out how to plug X-Men into Deadpool’s universe than to figure out how to plug Deadpool into other universes. And that will be something that probably collectively, if we succeed, we’ll all come together on, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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First Look Photos: Tom Hanks In Tom Tykwer’s ‘A Hologram For The King’

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Cloud Atlas” might have been an ambitious folly, but if there’s one person who probably enjoyed the experience, it’s Tom Hanks. While the film is largely credited to the Wachowski siblings, one has to remember it was actually co-directed by German filmmaker Tom Tykwer, known for “Run Lola Run,” and it was said the Wachowskis handled the more fantastical elements of the film with Tykwer helming the more realistic sections. Either way, what did Hanks pretty much do straight after ‘Atlas’? Sign up for Tom Tykwer’s next project, “A Hologram For The King,” and it’s a bit of a change of pace. It’s a German-American-produced comedy drama based on the 2012 novel of the same name written by Dave Eggers. The film stars Hanks, Tom Skerritt and Sarita Choudhury from “Homeland” and the dramedy tells the story of a washed-up, desperate American salesman who travels to »

- Edward Davis

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Watch: It's God Vs. Man In New Trailer For 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice'

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It doesn't need to be repeated but Warner Bros. has a lot riding on "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice." So, they aren't playing coy when it comes to marketing the movie, and today comes yet another trailer which offers a slightly different tone, some new footage, and confirms this is a Zack Snyder joint all the way. Read More: Watch: The Bat Is Dead In New Clip From 'Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice' You know the basic rundown by now: Ben Affleck is an older gritty Batman, who doesn't take so kindly to Henry Cavill's Superman's destructive tendencies. Thus, they become enemies until they united against a common foe in Doomsday, with a little help from Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman. According to Kevin Smith, Affleck will be a great Batman (see below), but it doesn't take much to get him excited. "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Review: Somber And Profoundly Effective 'Glassland' Starring Jack Reynor & Toni Collette

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Dealing with a beloved relative or friend who’s an addict is a double-edged sword. Common sense dictates that if an addict is mad at you, you’re probably helping them get better, but if they’re happy when they’re around you, you’re probably their enabler. If you want your loved one to be happy and jolly all the time, you will more than likely have to accept that they will eventually kill themselves via their drug of choice. If you want to save them, you will have to turn yourself into a willing receptacle for all of their hate and bitterness. That’s the horrible situation that modest and sorrowful taxi driver John (Jack Reynor) finds himself dealing with, in the somber and profoundly effective Irish drama “Glassland,” as he tries to find a way to keep his hopelessly alcoholic mother Jean (Toni Collette) away from booze »

- Oktay Ege Kozak

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Danny McBride Suits Up For 'Alien: Covenant'

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There comes a time when every comic actor gives a turn toward fulfilling their cinephile side (see Jonah Hill, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Steve Carell etc.), and that's no different for Danny McBride. His first credited role was actually in his pal David Gordon Green's "All The Real Girls," and last year he crossed Cameron Crowe off the list with the misfire "Aloha." But now he's making the biggest movie of his career, with one of Hollywood's most legendary figures. Read More: 'Alien: Covenant' Will Be Set Ten Years After 'Prometheus' The Wrap reports that McBride is in early talks for Ridley Scott's "Alien: Covenant." He'll be joining Michael Fassbender and Katherine Waterston in the new movie that follows the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, who discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Kristen Stewart & Nicholas Hoult Fall In Love In New Trailer For Drake Doremus’ ‘Equals’

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Romeo and Juliet in a sterile sci-fi dystopian world? This is how Drake Doremus’ “Equals” has been described in some circles, albeit maybe a bit glibly. Still, Doremus, the excellent indie filmmaker behind “Breathe In,” and “Like Crazy,” has a deep affinity for making woozy romance pictures, and so “Equals” intrigues. Plus there’s the cast that stars Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult, plus Guy Pearce, Jacki Weaver, and also features Kate Lyn Sheil and Toby Huss. Read More: Venice Review: Drake Doremus' 'Equals' With Kristen Stewart, Nicholas Hoult, Guy Pearce & Jacki WeaverEquals” premiered in Venice to mixed reviews, including ours, but tastemaking studio A24 bought the film last year and they have a good track record of buying misunderstood pictures like “The Rover” (though maybe not the greatest example because that film tanked at the box-office, but it’s really good!). We digress. Here’s »

- Edward Davis

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Joe Wright To Direct Episode Of Netflix's 'Black Mirror' Starring Bryce Dallas Howard & Alice Eve

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While critics dumped on "Pan," and audiences stayed away in droves, I'm going to make a prediction that give it a few years, and Joe Wright's blockbuster flop will become "rediscovered" as a cult movie. I actually thought the "Smells Like Teen Spirit" moment was kinda ballsy, and there were quite a few nifty setpieces in the picture. It's not a good movie, but there's some decent stuff in there, and give it time and distance, and I won't be surprised if opinions soften a bit. All this to say, Wright does have some penance to make, and he'll be doing it over at Netflix. Read More: The Essentials: Five Amazing Joe Wright Scenes You Need To Know Deadline reports that he will direct an episode of "Black Mirror," with Bryce Dallas Howard and Alice Eve slated to star. There's no other details on the plot of this particular episode, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Tina Fey Goes To Afghanistan In New Trailer For 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' With Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, More

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It's always a bit delicate when comedies drop American actors into foreign lands and aim for laughs, and in the upcoming "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot," the jokes look to be mostly at the expense of Tina Fey, though some stereotypes of Middle Easterners also get dragged out. Read More: Watch: Tina Fey Signals 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' In Frist Trailer For Wartime Comedy Based on the memoir by Kim Barker, and co-starring Martin Freeman, Margot Robbie, Billy Bob Thornton, and Christopher Abbott, the story follows an American reporter who rolls the dice and takes an assignment abroad, hoping to change up her life. And it looks like her eyes are opened to a new culture, and she grows as a person and finds herself along the way, as these things usually go. Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, ("Focus," "Crazy Stupid Love"), "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" opens on March 4th. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: First Trailer For Spy Thriller 'Our Kind Of Traitor' Starring Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris & Stellan Skarsgard

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Audiences just can’t get enough of spies, it seems: last year saw a wealth of different super-agents on screen, from long-running heroes James Bond and Ethan Hunt, to fresher faces from “Kingsman: The Secret Service” and “Spy,” to Oscar nominee “Bridge Of Spies,” and mostly with great success financially. This year is a little quieter, but not by much, with “The Brothers Grimsby” and “Jason Bourne” among those on the way, we’re also seeing a resurgence of one of the kings of the genre, author John Le Carre. The success of “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” a few years ago made the veteran author hot again, and surprisingly strong box office for “A Most Wanted Man” helped to, so we’re soon to get a couple more. First up is Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie in miniseries adaptation “The Night Manager,” and soon to follow is big-screen outing “Our Kind Of Traitor, »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Watch: New Trailer For First-Person Sci-Fi Actioner 'Hardcore Henry' Starring Sharlto Copley

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While shooting an entire movie from a first person Pov might seem like a gimmick, director  Ilya Naishuller is carving out his niche. He's already directed two music videos for Biting Elbows which earned attention for their visceral perspective, and now he's going for feature length thrills with "Hardcore Henry."  Read More: Watch: Trailer For Tiff's First-Person Sci-Fi Actioner 'Hardcore Henry' Sharlto Copley, Danila Kozlovsky, Haley Bennett, Andrey Dementyev, Dasha Charusha, and Sveta Ustinova star in the movie about a cybernetic super-soldier who has to save his wife, leading to plenty of action of carnage. Here's the official synopsis:  Strap in. Hardcore Henry is one of the most unflinchingly original wild-rides to hit the big screen in a long time:  You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Futures Get Destroyed In The Venomous New Trailer For ‘House Of Cards’ Season 4

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"Without me, you are nothing.” Is showrunner and creator Beau Willimon going out with a bang on his last season of “House Of Cards”? The American political drama on Netflix just got renewed for season five, but in the announcement was the additional news that Willimon was departing to try new creative endeavors. And so (*spoilers ahead*), as Willimon and his staff roll into season four, it appears the animosities of last season are all the more bilious.  There were mixed reactions to “House Of Cards” season three, but frankly, they were unwarranted. Three jumped back on form from season two which nearly jumped the shark with suspension-of-disbelief strains of credulity. At the end of season three, the Underwood foundation of the show Potus Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and first lady Claire (Robin Wright) had buckled under the weight of the election and years of marital betrayals and hostilities. In »

- Rodrigo Perez

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Idris Elba To Lead Long Developing Fox Romance 'The Mountain Between Us'

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For a while now, there has been a mountain of sorts between Fox’s desire to turns Charles Martin's “The Mountain Between Us” into a movie, and getting the job done. Gerardo Naranjo (“Miss Bala") was initially slated to direct Michael Fassbender and Margot Robbie (would've loved to see that), before that version fell apart. And then Charlie Hunnam and Rosamund Pike were attached before they too exited. Now another actor is aboard who can hopefully get this thing done. Read More: Watch: 32-Minute Speech By Idris Elba About Diversity In Media And Films Idris Elba has signed up to star in the movie that tells the story of Ashley, a writer heading east for her wedding who meets Ben, a doctor. When their flight is cancelled, the two charter a flight only to have their pilot suffer a heart attack. The plane crashes into a mountain and so the »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Review: Tobias Lindholm's Controlled, Thought-Provoking, And Oscar Nominated 'A War' Starring Pilou Asbæk

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Company Commander Claus Pedersen is a good man. We know this from practically the first scene in Danish director Tobias Lindholm's "A War," and not just because he is played with characteristic everyman integrity by the preternaturally sympathetic Pilou Asbæk. It's in the way he hovers worriedly over the radio back at base camp as he hears news of a routine patrol of the surrounding Afghan countryside going horribly awry. It's in the way he picks the exact right tone of voice to talk to the shellshocked men who return, some splattered with blood not their own. It's in the way his goodness is mirrored in that of his wife Maria (Tuva Novotny) at home in Denmark, raising three unruly children without him, in wry good humor. We know Claus is a good man for every decision he makes and every motivation he has throughout the course of this »

- Jessica Kiang

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Watch: New U.S. Trailer For Lance Armstrong Drama 'The Program' Starring Ben Foster, Jesse Plemons, Dustin Hoffman, More

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There a few sports stories like that surrounding Lance Armstrong, the formerly beloved and inspiration cycling champion, who soon become the poster boy for disgrace and duplicity. It's rich dramatic material, and it's no surprise the story has made it to film, but it's a bit of a bummer there hasn't been that much excitement about Stephen Frears' "The Program." Read More: Watch: Three New Clips From 'The Program' With Ben Foster The always reliable Ben Foster leads the adaptation of David Walsh's book "Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong," that tracks the downfall of Armstrong as the controversy about his alleged doping began to swirl. And there's a solid supporting cast in place including Chris O'Dowd, Jesse Plemons, Dustin Hoffman, and Guillaume Canet taking roles. And while the picture didn't quite work for our critic at Tiff, I'm nonetheless curious to check it out. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Sacha Baron Cohen Goes Undercover In New Red Band Trailer For 'The Brothers Grimsby'

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Sometimes, marketing a movie means getting a bit shameless, and that's what Sony has done with their latest red band spot for "The Brothers Grimsby." In case you didn't know who Sacha Baron Cohen was, this new spot reminds you he's the guy who was Ali G and Borat, before diving into his upcoming comedy. While direct and effective, it maybe doesn't give the audience enough credit... But hey, whatever works. Read More: Watch: Sacha Baron Cohen Is An Empty Headed Hooligan In Trailer For 'The Brothers Grimsby' As you likely know by now, the comedy co-stars Mark StrongRebel Wilson, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe and Isla Fisher, and follows estranged brothers, who are reunited, but of course they couldn't be more different. One is a soccer loving doofus, and the other is super serious secret spy. What could go wrong? Here's the synopsis:  Nobby has »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: 2-Minute Supercut Of Coen Brothers Pov Shots

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It’s only been two years since "Inside Llewyn Davis", the last film by Joel and Ethan Coen, hit screens, but for some diehard fans that’s far too long. Last week though finally brought some respite with the release of the highly anticipated “Hail, Caesar!,” an energetic and often grand peeling back of the curtain on the golden age of Hollywood (our review). The film, like all of the Coens’ lighter fare is packed with oddball comedy and A-list actors having lots of fun, often at their own expense (see: George Clooney, a movie star who can be a movie star and make fun of movie stars). Basically, it's a Coen brothers film, complete with their distinct narrative flair, gorgeous cinematography from long time collaborator Roger Deakins, and music from Carter Burwell. It’s a film that’s well worth braving the February cold to see. Read More: Ranked: »

- Gary Garrison

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Kate Winslet Joins Star-Studded Cast Of Will Smith's 'Collateral Beauty,' To Help Battle 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

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It's funny to remember that at one time, "Collateral Beauty" was in dire straights. Originally, it was set to star Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara, with "Me And Earl And The Dying Girl" director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon behind the camera. But first Jackman left, only to be replaced by Will Smith. Then Mara and Gomez-Rejon both exited, and the project seemed to be in peril. But man, has it ever bounced back. Read More: Watch 15-Minute Talk With Will Smith And 'Concussion' Filmmakers Kate Winslet has joined the ensemble which now includes Keira KnightleyHelen MirrenEdward Norton, Michael Peña and Naomie Harris. Dang. It's certainly the biggest roster of stars that  David Frankel ("The Devil Wears Prada," "Marley & Me"), now tasked with directing, has ever worked with. And it perhaps indicates that Allan Loeb's ("Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," "Just Go With »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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