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Indescribable Trailer: Annihilation!

Annihilation – Left to right: Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson – Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures and Skydance.

Alex Garland, of Ex Machina fame, is tackling Jeff Vandermweer’s Southern Beach Trilogy – one of most intriguing and baffling science fiction works I have ever read.

Annihilation stars Natalie Portman as The Biologist – who volunteers for an expedition into an area where the laws of physics don’t apply to find out what happened to her husband.

Annihilation opens on Febraury 23rd.

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Searing Trailer: Jackie!

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Natalie Portman plays Jackie Kennedy – not the public Jackie, the one we know from television but the one whom we never saw: the one who had to deal privately with the loss of the man she loved.

That the man she loved was President John Fitzgerald Kennedy only heightened her loss.

In the first trailer for Jackie, we see a devastated woman hanging on for dear life – yet never, quite, slipping over the edge.

Natalie Portman is Jackie. Jackie will be in select theaters on December 2nd. The trailer follows the jump.

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Devastating Trailer: Jackie!

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Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy was not just First Lady, she was the architect of Camelot and as brilliant as she was dignified and poised.

Jackie follows her through the days following the assassination of her husband, John F. Kennedy, as she struggles to hold it together under the most trying of circumstances.

Jackie opens in select theaters on December 2nd. The trailer follow the jump.

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Cryptic Trailer: Terence Malik’s Knight of Cups!

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The first trailer for Terence Malik’s Knight of Cups is here! And, yes, it’s as bewildering as ever.

Knight of Cups’ world premiere will be at the Berlin Film Festival in February, It will be released in North America later in 2015.

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Thunderous TV Spot: Thor: The Dark World!

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The first TV spot for Thor: The Dark World ran during the premiere of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. It contained some new footage and one particular moment where the God of Thunder gets called on the carpet for never writing, or calling… It’s good stuff and, if you missed it there, you can check it our after the jump.

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Thor’s DVD Release Great Fun But Lacking Agent Coulson Short!

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One of the biggest movies of the year – in terms of grand, epic fun – Thor gets a DVD release that provides one thing I always enjoy [a terrific commentary track by director Kenneth Branagh] but lacks the one thing I was most hoping to see: a promised short feature built around S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson. Turns out that, contrary to promises made, it’s only available on the Blu-ray.

Still, even without it, the DVD release for Thor is still great fun.

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Michelle finally Reviews a Movie – Your Highness!

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James Franco is a weird actor. He’s one of those guys who seems like he’d be cool to hang out and have a beer with, but as an actor always lacked that certain something. With Pineapple Express he seems to hit upon the Sean Penn stoner gimmick which he milks again with the adventure/comedy Your Highness. I don’t know who Chi McBride is or why he’s even starring in a movie, but he and Franco are good together in this.

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The 83rd Academy Awards – Could Have Been Worse!

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Well, that it’s for another year. The Oscars® are done – and the show was only ten minutes long! [That’s not a record – I’m certain it came in on time once, a few decades back…]

For the record, James Franco and Anne Hathaway should probably not be asked back to co-host. Franco was surprisingly dead for most of the evening and it’s only because of Hathaway that I didn’t hit mute whenever they were onscreen after the first half-hour.

My thoughts on the show as a whole – and the major awards – follow the jump.

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