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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Another Gem in Martin McDonagh’s Collection!

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) – Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight.

After seven months of no results from the police, Mildred Hayes posts three billboards outside the town of Ebbing, Missouri in an attempt to prod local law enforcement to do something/anything more.

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When You’re Right Trailer: Mr. Right!

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Martha is not one to suffer through a breakup quietly – she cleans, she fusses, she cooks until none of her friends want to be anywhere near her.

Then she meets Frances – good looking, intelligent, similar somewhat warped sense of humor. Could he be any better? Maybe – he’s a hitman who, after an epiphany, has taken to killing the people who hire him.

Check out the trailer for Mr. Right after the break. Mr. Right stars Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell and will be in theaters and On Demand & Digital HD on April 8th.

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Don Verdean – Slow Motion Deadpan Farce!

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Don Verdean is a very peculiar movie – as are all of Jared Hess’ films (see: Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre, Gentleman Broncos). If you’re not on his wavelength, chances are you will hate Don Verdean; if you loved his previous work, you will love Don Verdean. It’s just that simple.

Don Verdean, the character, is a self-styled Biblical archaeologist who has built his career on finding artifacts that prove the Bible is true. After a lean period, he begins to message the truth – with all good intentions – and slowly finds his life spiraling out of control.

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Goliath Trailer: Don Verdean!

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From the minds that gave us Napolean Dynamite and Nacho Libre comes Don Verdean – a tale of epic Biblical angst and confusion.

Don Verdean is a self-styled Biblical archaeologist who specializes in finding Biblical artifacts. When he comes up short on a very specific commission, things get freaky.

Don Verdean stars Sam Rockwell, Jemaine Clement, Will Forte, Amy Ryan and Leslie Bibb. It is directed by Jared Hess. Check out the trailer following the jump. Don Verdean will be in theaters and on demand on December 11th.

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Spooky Remake Trailer: Poltergeist!

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With the remake being helmed by the guy who did Monster House, Gil Kenan, and produced by Sam ‘Evil Dead’ Raimi, I’m expecting great things from 20th Century Fox’s Poltergeist.

Check out the first TV spot for the remake after the jump. Poltergeist opens on May 22nd.

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It’s He-e-e-re! The Poltergeist Trailer!

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The Poltergeist remake looks a lot scarier than the original – at least, judging by the trailer. It also has a terrific cast that includes Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt and Jared Harris.

Poltergeist opens July 24th. Check out the trailer after the jump.

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Sneak Peek: Laggies – Bachelorette Games!

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In Laggies, Keira Knightley stars as Megan, a 28-year old woman who has never grown up – despite a really good education.  When her high school sweetheart proposes, she freaks out at the thought of so specific a future and takes a week to try to think things through – or not.

She crashes with her 16-year old friend, Annika (Chloë Grace Moretz) and her father, world weary Craig (Sam Rockwell).

Laggies, directed by Lynne Shelton, premieres in select theaters on October 24th and goes wide on November 7th. Follow the jump for further details – and a new slightly NSFW clip.

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Coming of Age Trailer: Laggies

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It seems like, more and more, there are movies devoting themselves to coming age stories about people who should have come of age a decade earlier. The latest in this odd sub-sub-genre is Laggies, about Megan, a twenty-eight year old woman who hides out in the home of Annika (Chloe Grace Moretz) a young friend for a week as she faces the drama of being a grown up – much to the confusion of Annika’s father (Sam Rockwell)..

Laggies will be in select theaters on October 24th. Check out the trailer after the jump.

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Seven Psychopaths: A Brilliant Work of Demented Genius!

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If you’re a screenwriter with a title for your next movie – Seven Psychopaths – and nothing else, what do you do? Let your best friend place a personal ad asking any psychopaths to come by and share their stories?

If you’re Marty, Martin McDonagh’s frustrated screenwriter, that’s got to be an option.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Iron Man 2 Hot for Summertime

 

With the current trend of Hollywood movies,  sequels have to follow a unique blend of key ingredients in order to make it taste good. First, it has to keep the spirit of the first film alive and well. Next, it has to bigger, better, and stonger than the last. The sequel has to give us that sweet taste that we want to come back for more. Finally, the next movie has to give you more insight of the characters we grew to know from the first movie then wrap it all up with a new story that appeases a newbie. While Iron Man 2 had some ups and downs like a rollercoasters, it still delivers high quality entertainment with its action scenes, less CGI, and solved the problems of the first Iron Man. Truly, this movie is the front runner of the 2010 summer of movies!

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MOVIE REVIEW: G-Force Doesn’t Push the Envelope, It Glides

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G-Force tells the story of a team of special agent rodents who were sent on a mission for the U.S. Government. The team was trained by Ben (Zach Galifianakis) who has been training them for three years to take on the missions the FBI cannot handle.

The team was threatened by the government to be shutdow, but they performed one mission to prove their might. Their latest mission was to infiltrate the home of Dr. Saber (Bill Nighy) and retrieve information of Operation: Clusterform. Clusterform was in reality a code sent to computer chips in Sabersense Appliances (The largest applicance company in the world) to turn them into killing machines that will exterminate the human race.

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