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Surprisingly Uncampy Trailer: Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp!

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It’s the first day camp at Camp Firewood. God help us all.

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp premieres on Netflix on July 31st. Brace yourselves!

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Magic Mike XXL: Magic Mike Med. More Like!

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2012’s Magic Mike was a left field smash loosely based on Channing Tatum’s experiences as a ‘male entertainer.’ It was smart, witty and filled with intriguing characters – not to mention some amazing dancing.

Magic Mike XXL has all of the above except for the smart and the witty. The guys are still kinda fun, but the script really seems rushed and thin. Of course, most of the target demo will only be there for the dancing and stripping, but if they want anything more, they will be disappointed.

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Revolutionary Teaser: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part2

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The Katniss Everdine story ends here – the revolution is at hand.

Check out the first teaser for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 following the jump. Mockingjay Part 2 opens on November 20th.

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Love & Mercy: Brian Wilson – To Hell and Back!

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Brian Wilson is a genius. The scope and quality of the music he’s composed over his lifetime is testament to that. For a long time, he was a tortured genius.

Love & Mercy is Brian Wilson’s story and, unlike a lot of biopics, it doesn’t gloss over anything – Wilson has described it as ‘factual’ in a number of interviews since it was made. It is an absorbing look at Wilson’s life – as much of a look as can be covered in a couple of hours – and it one of the best biopics movies in years.

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Teaser Poster: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

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Simplicity is the key to great design. The powerful new teaser poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is proof of that concept.

Check it out after the jump. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 premieres on November 20th.

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Pitch Perfect 2 Is Aca-Frikkin Awesome!

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It’s not often you get a sequel that surpasses the original, but it’s happened with the aca-frikkin’ awesome Pitch Perfect 2.

Written by Kay Cannon (who wrote the first one) and directed by first-timer Elizabeth Banks, PP2 is sharper edged, more focused and has refined the vulgar-to-sweet ratio to a tee.

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Non-Teaser Teaser: Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

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When is a teaser not a teaser? When it’s the flaming logo of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 and audio clips of some of the most important moments of the previous movies in the series.

Oddly, hearing Katniss progress from naïve District 12 girl to full on rebel is kind of exciting. Check it out after the jump. Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 opens on November 20th.

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Slap The World Trailer: Pitch Perfect 2!

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The Barden Bellas are back – seeking reinstatement following a slip up on the President’s birthday. Ooops!

Now it’s time for the world to sit up and get pitch slapped. Check out the new trailer for Pitch Perfect 2 following the jump. Pitch Perfect 2 opens on May 15th.

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Teasing Teaser That Teases: Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp!

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The roster of big, medium and small names who made a splash in comedy, TV and film following their appearance in Wet Hot American Summer is pretty much legendary. If you don’t believe me, you haven’t seen the movie.

Now Netflix has released a teaser for an eight-episode series reuniting (at least) fifteen of those names. Check out the teaser trailer after jump.

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Pitch Perfect Trailer 2 – Pitch Perfect 2!

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Pitch Perfect was a hit that no one saw coming. With its mix of a cappella sweetness and gross out comedy raunch, it surprised everyone – at least everyone who didn’t see it.

So, sequel. Because, hit film. And now there’s a trailer for the sequel – and it looks like it has the same mix of sweetness and raunch that made the first one a hit. Check it out after the jump.

Pitch Perfect 2 stars Anna Kendrick, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson, Elizabeth Banks, Hana Mae Lee, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Skylar Astin, Adam DeVine, Ben Platt, Hailee Steinfeld, and Katey Segal (among others). It premieres on May 15, 2015.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – Action, Suspense and Thinking!

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 could have gone wrong in so many ways that it’s a genuine relief to be able to say it’s infinitely better than the book – at least, so far. It’s smart and thought provoking while having considerably more action that I was expecting. In fact, it’s the best film in the series, so far.

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