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Selma Opens Christmas Day; Oprah Joins Cast!


Selma, the story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s struggle to secure voting rights for all people, will open in limited release on Christmas Day. The film’s release will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the passing of The Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Oprah Winfrey has joined the film’s stellar cast, which includes David Oyelowo as King, Tom Wilkinson as Lyndon B. Johnson and Giovanni Ribisi as Lee White. She will play Annie Lee Cooper, an elderly woman who is a highly visible leader amongst the civil rights protesters in Selma who tried to vote but were not allowed. For more details, check out the press release following the jump.

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Mind-Blowing Trailer: Interstellar


Christopher Nolan never gives anything away about his movies until he absolutely has to. Even then, he says as little as possible. As witness, today’s release of the first trailer for Interstellar. If a teaser trailer’s job is to intrigue, then this one does its job. Check it out after the jump.

Interstellar premieres in November.

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Son of God Producers Set to Remake Ben-Hur!

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Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, whose Son of God was an unexpected hit during its theatrical run, are teaming up with Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to produce a remake of the classic film, Ben-Hur.

The film will be directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Nightwatch, Wanted) from a script by Keith Clarke (The Way Back) for release on February 26th, 2016. For more details, check out the price list after the jump.

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Trailer on the Half-Shell: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!


The teaser trailer for Michael Bay’s take on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – with its rejigged mythology – has just been released. It looks better than I expected – I love the attempt to reassure April O’Neill.  Plus, William Fichtner! To see what I mean, follow the jump.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles leaps into theaters on August 8th.

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Mythic Trailer: Hercules!


After a rather lightweight Hercules movie earlier this year, finally we get the first look at the far more muscular Paramount Pictures version. Directed by Brett Ratner, Hercules stars Dwayne Johnson and has a much more mythic feel. The trailer (check it out after the jump) gives us glimpses of Johnson executing the Twelve Tasks of Hercules under a narrator intoning, ‘No matter how far you go, man cannot escape his fate…’ Already, the opening seconds of the trailer have blown that other movie out of the water.

Hercules, based on Radical Comics’ revisionist graphic novel by Steve Moore, will descend upon theaters on July 25th.

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