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Hard Guy Trailer: The Drop

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Two guys rob a bar. Ex-con bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) has been funnelling mob money through the bar – which is owned by his cousin, Marv (James Gandolfini), also an ex-con, which is trying to go legit. Sadly, they are not the robbers. Not good.

Noomi Rapace also stars. The Drop has a September 12th release date. Check out the tense new trailer after the jump.

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First Teaser: Birdman!

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In Birdman, Michael Keaton plays a man who was once famous for playing an iconic superhero. Nothing he’s done before or since has impacted that fame and he’s pretty much considered washed up – but now he’s trying to mount a Broadway play and must overcome his ego, family troubles and, of course, the fact that everyone thinks of him as Birdman, to make it work.

Birdman is the next film from Alejandro González Iñárritu (Babel, Biutiful). Check out the first teaser after the jump.

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Gritty Trailer: The Drop–James Gandolfini’s Last Role!

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In his final role, James Gandolfini returned to the dark world of organized crime as the former owner of a bar that is used as a drop zone for ill-gotten money. The Drop also stars Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace.

Check out the first trailer following the jump. The Drop will be in theaters on September 14th.

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The Best Exotic Sequel Gets Its Release Date!

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One of the more delightful – and unexpected – successes of the last few years was the delightful ensemble piece The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. After the film’s critical and popular success, it was no surprise when a sequel was planned and ordered from the original’s writer, Ol Parker, and director, John Madden.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 – which adds Richard Gere and Tamsin Grieg (above), among others, to the ensemble – is now scheduled to appear in select theaters on March 6, 2015. Check out the entirely appropriate graphic of the announcement – replete with cast and plot description – following the jump.

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Trailer: Enough Said!

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Fox Searchlight’s Enough said, starring James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, has a lovely premise: a woman falls in love with this guy just as she’s also becoming friends with his ex-wife – who has nothing good to say about him. It’s a film that seems to be making the most of Gandolfini’s charm and Louis-Dreyfus’ ability to go awkward. Enough Said also stars Toni Collette and Catherine Keener (as the ex).

Enough said will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before getting its theatrical release on September 20th. The trailer is just on the other side of the jump.

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The Way, Way Back: The Perfect Summer Coming of Age Movie!

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The coming of age movie is one of summer’s staples, think Adventureland as a classic example, a film where a kid suffering the awkwardness of adolescence has a life-changing experience over that one special summer. Most of them are fine examples of Sturgeon’s Law (90% of everything is crap). Then there’s The Way, Way Back. The Way, Way Back is one of the great ones.

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Stoker Twists Form – But Slowly!

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The Korean director Park Chan-wook has made at least one film – Oldboy, allegedly being remade by Spike Lee – that is generally considered to be a classic. I don’t know if Park’s first film in English, Stoker, will ever approach that film’s critical acclaim, but I have no doubt if it had been shot in Korean, it might well have been (sometimes, subtitles really do make a difference to an audience’s perceptions).

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