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This Is Just Beginning Red Band Trailer: American Assassin

American Assassin –  (L-R) Annika (Shiva Negar), Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton), Turkish Operative (Neg Adamson) and Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien) – Photo by Christian Black/Courtesy of CBS Films/Lionsgate.

The new red band trailer for American Assassin sure looks like CBS Films and Lionsgate are hoping it will become a franchise (it is based on a series of novels by Vince Flynn).

If the movie is half as good as the trailer, there’s a very good chance it will be.

American Assassin will be in theaters on September 15th.

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Can’t Blend In Trailer: Wonder!

Auggie Pullman (Jacob Tremblay) and Isabel Pullman (Julia Roberts) in WONDER. Photo by Dale Robinette/Courtesy of Entertainment One

In Jacob Tremblay’s follow up to Room, Wonder, he stars as August Pullman – born with facial differences that meant he was home schooled up until the end of fourth grade.

When, finally, he enters a mainstream school, he becomes a most unlikely hero.

Wonder will be in theaters on November 17th.

 

Wonder – In theatres November 17. Starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Mandy Patinkin, and Daveed Diggs. Based on the best-selling novel by RJ Palacio.

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Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

Power Rangers Is The Very Model of Diversity!

(L_R) Jason (Dacre Montgomery), R.J. Cyler (Billy), Zack (Ludi Lin), Trini (Becky G), Kimberly (Naomi Scott) – Power Rangers – Photo courtesy of Lionsgate

Power Rangers is a more serious take on the patched together kids’ show that gained a huge following in the ‘90s. More serious doesn’t mean Batman serious – more like Iron Man Lite.

It’s fun if you don’t go in with much in the way of expectations – and it checks off a laundry list of diversity requirements: there’s a black kid and an Hispanic kid and an Asian kid, and a kid ‘on the spectrum,’ and a mean girl, and a gay kid, and forty-percent of the team is female (one way the original series was ahead of its time – it’s good to see that stay intact).

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This Is Your Time Trailer: Power Rangers!

The first trailer for Power Rangers looked pretty cool – as a straightforward superhero origin story – but it did lack humor.

The new trailer (after the break) rectifies that to some degree. It’s not the over-the-top camp humor of the various incarnations of the TV series, but it suggests that the film hasn’t totally forsaken its TV roots.

In fact, it’s fun.

Power Rangers will be in theaters on March 24th.

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Symphony of Violence: While We’re Waiting for John Wick Chapter 2!

John Wick: Chapter 2 – Keanu Reeves reprises his role as wishes-he-could-just-retire hitman, John Wick. Photo courtesy of Lionsgate.

While we’re waiting for John Wick Chapter 2, Lionsgate has kindly put together a supercut from John Wick – John Wick Chapter One: Symphony of Violence. It showcases some of the great action/violence from the first film set to the 1812 Overture.

Not for the faint-hearted. Check it out after the break. John Wick: Chapter 2 opens on February 10th.

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Solace: Psychic vs. Psychic!

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Homicide detectives Joe Merriwether and Katherine Cowles have a tough case – three murders that are precise, clean and entirely evidence free – so Joe asks his old friend, Dr. John Clancy, to help.

John has been in seclusion since his daughter died of leukemia and is less than thrilled to be asked back – even balking after a revelation on a fourth murder.

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Dreamy Trailer: La La Land!

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La La Land – Ryan gosling, Emma Stone – Photo courtesy of Lionsgate

Her last audition lasted five seconds; he got fired from his lounge gig playing piano – at Christmas! Neither’s dream of making it in La La Land is deterred. Sounds like a movie musical to me.

Damien Chazelle’s new film couldn’t be further away from his feature debut, Whiplash, but it looks pretty amazing in the new trailer, Dreamers. Check it out after the break.

La La Land will be in theaters on December 9th.

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Director Courtney Hunt chats about Lionsgate “The Whole Truth”

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Gabriel Basso & Keanu Reeves in The Whole Truth

In The Whole Truth, Mike Lassiter (Gabriel Basso) is charged with murdering the wealthy Boone Lassiter (Jim Belushi), his father.  Family friend and defense attorney Richard Ramsay (Keanu Reeves) takes on this personal case when he swears to his widowed friend, Loretta Lassiter (Renée Zellweger), that he will keep her son Mike out of prison. Together with new colleague Janelle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), Ramsey reveals the dark side of Boone to the court and they fight to reveal the whole truth about Mike’s innocence.  Of course, uncovering the truth is not as easy as it seems. Directed by Oscar nominated director Courtney Hunt and written by Rafael Jackson, we realize that uncovering the truth is not as easy as it seems.  Check out incredible interview with director Courtney Hunt as she chats about compelling film The Whole Truth that opened in theaters today and available On Demand now.

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