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Funeral Raod Trip Trailer: Last Flag Flying!

Last Flag Flying – Sal Nealon (Bryan Cranston), Richard ‘Doc’ Shepherd and Mueller (Laurence Fishburne) – Courtesy of Amazon Studios.

In 2003, 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Corps medic Richard “Doc” Shepherd (Steve Carell) re-unites with ex-Marines Sal (Bryan Cranston) and Mueller (Laurence Fishburne) on a different type of mission: to bury Doc’s son, a young
Marine killed in the Iraq War.

Last Flag Flying opens in select theaters on November 3rd.

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Despicable Me 3 – Reliable Fun!

(L to R) Gru (STEVE CARELL) faces off against Balthazar Bratt (TREY PARKER) in “Despicable Me 3.”

After reinventing itself for Despicable Me 2, with Gru becoming a good guy and finding love, DM3 introduces soap and superhero trope the twin brother and adds a villain who styles himself after the ‘80s kids show he starred in before adolescence got it cancelled.

The Minions, of course, are back in the way they are best used – short, sweet, frequently inspired scenes that play counterpoint to the main story.

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Let’s Play Trailer: The Battle of the Sexes!

The Battle of the Sexes – Billie Jean King (Emma Stone), Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) – Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures

In 1973, the 55-year old Bobby Riggs (a former #1-ranked men’s tennis player) and 29-year old Billie Jean King (highly ranked on the women’s tennis circuit) played a match to see whether a man, even at his age, could beat a top flight woman player.

Battle of the Sexes is the story of both the match and the stories behind the scenes.

Battle of the Sexes will be in theaters on September 22nd.

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It’s Like Looking In a Mirror Trailer: Despicable Me 3!

The new Despicable Me 3 trailer suggests that someone on the creative team has watched Danger: Diabolik many, many, many times. And that’s a good thing – Danger: Diabolik is one of the best comic book movies ever made.

Previous trailers for DM3 have introduced a villain who acts like it’s still the ’80s. Now we get Gru’s never before mentioned twin brother, Dru! (I predict that this double dose of Steve Carell will be a lot of fun.)

DM3 will be in theaters on June 30th.

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Battle of the Sexes Begins Production!

Emma Stone as "Billie Jean King" and  Steve Carell as "Bobby Riggs" in BATTLE OF THE SEXES. Photo by Melinda Sue Gordon. © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved
Emma Stone as “Billie Jean King” and Steve Carell as “Bobby Riggs” in BATTLE OF THE SEXES. Photo by Melinda Sue Gordon. © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

Battle of the Sexes – the story of the legendary tennis match between tennis hustler Bobby Riggs and World number one Billie Jean King – has begun production.

Riggs, a former champion, declared that he could whip King – the current women’s #1 ranked player. The match sparked immense interest and became the single most watched sports event of all time.

Emma Stone stars as King, while Riggs is played by Steve Carell. The film is written by Simon Beaufoy and is being directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. For further details on the story behind the film, follow the jump.

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Angie Tribeca: Daughter of Police Squad!!

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I thought I was going to die – Angie Tribeca (TBS, Mondays – marathoning beginning Sunday, January 17th, 9/8C) is the smart dumb fun cop parody we’ve been waiting for since the failed Police Squad! series turned in the Naked Gun movies!

Seriously, if there’s a cop show it doesn’t skewer, or a convention that that Abrahams/Zucker/Abrahams (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Police Squad! guys’) missed or (for that matter, Monty Python) failed to exploit, it’s here – along with pretty much all of the ones they demolished.

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The Big Short Goes Long On Brains, Wit, Satire and Honesty!

Left to right: Rafe Spall plays Danny Moses, Jeremy Strong plays Vinnie Daniel, Steve Carell plays Mark Baum, Ryan Gosling plays Jared Vennett and Jeffry Griffin plays Chris in The Big Short from Paramount Pictures and Regency Enterprises
Left to right: Rafe Spall plays Danny Moses, Jeremy Strong plays Vinnie Daniel, Steve Carell plays Mark Baum, Ryan Gosling plays Jared Vennett and Jeffry Griffin plays Chris in The Big Short from Paramount Pictures and Regency Enterprises

Adam McKay has left soft boiled satires like Anchorman and Talladega Nights in the dust with The Big Short. This look behind the headlines of the big economic disaster of 2007 makes us laugh and identify with characters we shouldn’t  while explaining the jargon that Wall Street uses to hide its sins.

It is, in short, the Dr. Strangelove of Wall Street.

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TBS Launches Angie Tribeca With Season One Marathon!

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TBS is launching the entire 10-episode first season of Angie Tribeca, commercial-free, with a 25-hour marathon beginning on Sunday, January 17, 2016 (10/9C). The launch will take place on mulitple platforms, globally.

Then, just to make things interesting, the network will begin rolling out seasons 2-11 (you read that right) beginning Monday, January 25, 2016 (9:30/8:30C). What’s the twist? For that you’ll have to check out the press release following the jump.

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Historical/Hysterical Trailer: MINIONS!

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When I first heard that the lovable Minions from the Despicable Me movies were getting their own movie, I was dubious. Now that there is a trailer for Minions, I can see its potential.

Prepare to meet Kevin, Stuart and Bob – and learn the amazing history of the Minions by checking out the trailer following the jump. Minions will be in theaters July 10, 2015.

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Creepy Trailer: Foxcatcher

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Sony Pictures Classics has released a new trailer for Foxcatcher – the tragic true story of John DuPont and the Olympic gold medal wrestlers Mark and Dave Schultz, directed by Bennett Miller (Capote, Moneyball).

Foxcatcher is slated for a November 14 release and has amassed a lot of critical buzz for all three leads – Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and Steve Carell (I saw it at the Calgary International Film Festival where it closed the festival to much applause) . Check out the new trailer after the jump.

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – Fun for the Whole Family!

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is exactly what it says on tin – a movie about a monumentally bad day, not just for Alexander Cooper, but his entire family. It’s a slight film adapted from and expanding on a very slim children’s book, but it is both funnier and more affecting than expected – in the old-fashioned Disney manner.

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