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Sweetie Deadly Darling Trailer: Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie!

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Absolutely Fabulous – Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight

Eddie and Patsy are together again on the big screen for the first time. In their zeal to sign a high profile client for Eddie’s PR firm, they miscalculate gloriously (the only way they ever do anything…). Now they’re on the run – without a single clue as how to do that.

Check out the new international trailer for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie following the break, sweetie darling! Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie opens on July 22nd.

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Rising Storm Trailer: Birth of a Nation!

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Nate Parker took two years of from his mainstream acting career to write, direct, produce and star in Birth of a Nation – a tale of a literate slave and preacher, Nat Turner, who agrees to use his preaching to mollify the slaves of a financially strained owner, Samuel Turner. After witnessing countless atrocities, he turns his skills to orchestrating an uprising in hopes of leading his people to freedom.

Birth of a Nation premieres on October 7th. Check out the first trailer after the break.

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Battle of the Sexes Begins Production!

Emma Stone as "Billie Jean King" and  Steve Carell as "Bobby Riggs" in BATTLE OF THE SEXES. Photo by Melinda Sue Gordon. © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved
Emma Stone as “Billie Jean King” and Steve Carell as “Bobby Riggs” in BATTLE OF THE SEXES. Photo by Melinda Sue Gordon. © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

Battle of the Sexes – the story of the legendary tennis match between tennis hustler Bobby Riggs and World number one Billie Jean King – has begun production.

Riggs, a former champion, declared that he could whip King – the current women’s #1 ranked player. The match sparked immense interest and became the single most watched sports event of all time.

Emma Stone stars as King, while Riggs is played by Steve Carell. The film is written by Simon Beaufoy and is being directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. For further details on the story behind the film, follow the jump.

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Sundance Winner – Audience & Jury – Birth of a Nation Opens in October!

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In 1915, D.W. Griffith made the film Birth of a Nation – universally acclaimed for its brilliance, but very much a record of the racial biases of the time.

In 2015, Nate Parker wrote, directed, produced and starred in Birth of a Nation – the story of Nat Turner, who led an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.

Fox Searchlight bought the film for $17 million and has announced an awards season opening date. Follow the jump for details.

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Sweetie Darling Trailer: Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie!

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It’s been talked about for so long that it’s practically an urban legend, but Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie has finally happened.The first trailer riffs on every booze ad in the English-speaking world – suggesting that Patsy and Eddie are as too too much as ever.

The whole ever-so-slightly-blitzed gang is back! Check it out after the break. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie opens on July 1st.

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Rebuilding Trailer: Demolition – You Can Buy Almost Anything On eBay!

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Ten minutes after his wife dies, a hospital vending machine refuses to give Davis his M&Ms – setting off a chain of events during which he reexamines his marriage and his life.

Demolition stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts and Judah Lewis. It is directed by Dallas Buyers Club’s Jean-Marc Vallée. Check out the trailer after the jump.

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Searching Trailer: Youth!

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Youth – the new film from director Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty) – is a film about finding and realizing one’s life’s passion.

Starring Michael Caine, Rachel Weisz, Harvey Keitel, Paul Dano and Jane Fonda, Youth will have its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before premiering in select theaters on December 4th. Check out the trailer following the jump.

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Endearing Trailer: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl!

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Me and Earl and the Dying girl won both the Judges and audience Prizes at Sundance this year. The tale of Greg – who simply seeks to get through high school senior year anonymously but is pressured by his mom to speak to a girl he hasn’t spoken to since kindergarten – looks to be charming, offbeat, funny and maybe a wee bit poignant.

Check out the trailer after the jump. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl opens on June 12th.

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Fox Searchlight Acquires Rights To He Named Me Malala!

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Fox Searchlight has acquired worldwide rights (less France and French-speaking territories) to Oscar®-winning director Davis Guggenheim’s documentary He Named Me Malala – the story of the teenaged girl who has become a formidable spokesperson on behalf of girls’ education since being wounded by Taliban gunmen when they targeted the schoolbus in which she was riding.

For further details, follow the jump.

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – A Cozy Visit With Old Friends!

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was, to say the least, a most unexpected global hit. The idea of a group of English senior citizens moving to Jaipur, India to give themselves a better retirement – although intriguing – was expected to make money as a niche bit of counterprogramming but then people started seeing it and telling their friends. And suddenly, a sequel didn’t seem like a bad idea.

Now we have The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and, if it’s not quite got that shiny, new film intrigue, seeing it is certainly like visiting some old, dear friends.

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