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Choose a Font Red Band Trailer: The Brothers Grimsby!

Mark Strong and Sacha Baron Cohen in Columbia Pictures' THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY.
Mark Strong and Sacha Baron Cohen in Columbia Pictures’ THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY.

One’s MI6’s top spy, the other’s a football hooligan. Mark Strong and Sasha Baron Cohen are The Brothers Grimsby. Pity them.

The Brothers Grimsby premieres on March 11th. Check out the new and very much NSFW trailer following the jump.

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The 5th Wave Is Just Too Obvious!

Nick Robinson, left, and Chloë Grace Moretz star in Columbia Pictures' "The 5th Wave."

The idea of a teenaged girl leading the forces of good to victory over seemingly overwhelming odds is one of the most used tropes in YA fiction. The 5th Wave is only the latest movie to riff on that idea.

Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of everyone involved, it’s just too easy to figure out what’s going on before the characters do. Not good. Very bad. Go around…

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Concussion – The NFL Vs. Bennett C. Omalu MD!

Will Smith stars in Columbia Pictures' "Concussion."
Will Smith stars in Columbia Pictures’ “Concussion.”

Dr. Bennett C. Omalu is the Nigerian-American coroner who identified the brain damage that was the cause of mental health issues for ex-NFL players. The story is, as they used to say, ‘ripped from the headlines’ – and given that the NFL has just backed out of a concussion study at a Boston University, its release could not have been timelier.

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Not So Happy Reunion Trailer: The Brothers Grimsby!

Sacha Baron Cohen and Mark Strong star in Columbia Pictures' THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY.
Sacha Baron Cohen and Mark Strong star in Columbia Pictures’ THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY.

Separated as children, the Brothers Grimsby take different paths – one becomes the world’s greatest spy; the other a football hooligan. Their reunion may be the end of the world. OOPS!

The Brothers Grimsby opens on March 11, 2016. Check out the new trailer after the break.

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The Night Before Christmas Rogen/Goldberg Style – Crude with Heart!

the-night-before - FAO Schwartz

Three buddies who have celebrated Christmas Eve together since 2001 set out to make their final leg of the tradition in style – a good trick since they have none. It’s like a grand quest featuring the Three Stooges, only with the humor coming from emotional/existential pain.

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I Expect You To Die, Mr. Bond Trailer: Spectre!

Oberhauser played by Christoph Waltz (center) in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures/EON Productions’ action adventure SPECTRE.
Oberhauser played by Christoph Waltz (center) in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures/EON Productions’ action adventure SPECTRE.

Every time there’s any new footage in a trailer for Spectre, I am more and more convinced that Christoph Waltz’s Franz Oberhauser is really Ernst Stavro Blofeld – all he needs is a fluffy white cat…

Seriously, check out the new teaser after the jump and see what you think. Spectre opens on November 6th.

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Goosebumps – Inspired Silliness!

Jack Black, left, and Dylan Minnette star in Columbia Pictures' "Goosebumps."
Jack Black, left, and Dylan Minnette star in Columbia Pictures’ “Goosebumps.”

Goosebumps plays on the conceit that the monsters in R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps actually exist and are kept trapped in the pages of those books. Thus, when one is unlocked and opened, the monster escapes.

It’s a simple, incredibly silly premise – but those are often the best kind (Monster Squad, anyone?)

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Pixels – Hi-Tech 8-Bit Fun!

Pixels - Pac-Man

As someone who got really good at Galaga in the eighties – and had found Adam Sandler virtually intolerable in everything he did after Funny People – I was pleasantly surprised by how often I laughed at Pixels.

Even the premise – aliens misinterpret a message of simple greetings that included samples of arcade games as a declaration of war and sent real-life versions to conquer/destroy the Earth – had the cool feel of a vintage video game. Also, it was based on a terrific short film you can check out on YouTube.

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Overdue Holiday Trailer: Spectre!

Daniel Craig stars as James Bond in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures/EON Productions’ action adventure SPECTRE.
Daniel Craig stars as James Bond in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures/EON Productions’ action adventure SPECTRE.

Things are happening – bad things – all over the world. Their only connection? Bond. James Bond.

There’s a new enemy organization, whispered about in the shadows – Spectre – and its leader is the author of all of Bond’s pain.

Spectre premieres on November 6th. Folow the jump for the chilling new trailer.

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