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Popstar: Never Stop Stopping – Never Stop Laughing!

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The Lonely Island boys (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone) are one for one in their budding movie careers(s). Popstar: Never Stop Stopping isn’t so much Spinal Tap for the 21st Century as it is Spinal Tap for the Viral Age.

Popstar is the story of a Conner4Real – who has become the world’s top pop star following the breakup of the hip hop trio, Style Boys, a group consisting of Conner and his best friends since they were tykes, Owen and Laurence. Having just destroyed the world with his first solo album, he is totally unprepared for his second to be received poorly and goes off the rails.

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A Threequel? Really? Trailer: The Purge: Election Year!

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Remember that nifty little horror movie The Purge? The one that was followed by the mostly adequate (but not really great shakes) sequel The Purge: Anarchy?

Well, in case you missed the first trailer for it, the sequel made enough money to spawn a threequel – The Purge Election Year. Basically, there’s a senator who wants to abolish the Purge – and whole lot of bloodthirsty manics who don’t want her to do that.

Check out the new trailer after the jump. The Purge: Election Year opens on July 1st.

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The Boss Is Wildly Uneven But Fun for McCarthy Fans!

MELISSA MCCARTHY stars as Michelle Darnell in "The Boss." McCarthy headlines the comedy as a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading.  When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.
MELISSA MCCARTHY stars as Michelle Darnell in “The Boss.” Photo by Hopper Stone/Universal Pictures

The Boss stars Melissa McCarthy as Michelle Darnell – the 47th wealthiest woman in America. When she’s found guilty of insider trading, her empire crumbles – and is swept up by her business rival (and ex-boyfriend), Renault.

On her release, she’s forced to live with regular folks – her former assistant, Claire and her daughter Rachel – but she happens upon some of Claire’s brownies and looks to them to be the foundation of her comeback.

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2: Same Shtick; Same Effect!

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It’s been fourteen years since Nia Vardalos’ My Big Fat Greek Wedding came out of nowhere to do $254 million dollars because of its exploration of how large Greek families react when one of them falls in love with a non-Greek.

The sequel is equally as filled with that unique mix of culture and shtick, but it’s still enough to wring more than a few laughs (and tears) from today’s jaded audiences (there was even applause at the screening I attended).

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Coldly Flashy Trailer: The Huntsman: Winter’s War!

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‘If It’s the Snow White tale you’re looking for, discover the story that came before,’ says the narrator in the new trailer for The Huntsman: Winter’s War – the prequel to Snow white and the Huntsman.

Considering how little we wanted a follow-up to the first film, I have to say that this new trailer is more dark fun than I expected. Check it out after the jump. The Huntsman: Winter’s War opens on April 22nd.

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Super Bowl Movie Spots: Independence Day: Resurgence; Jason Bourne!

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Jeff Goldblum is back to crack the science to stave off interplanetary war, while Jason Bourne is back to save us from ourselves.

Both movies aired impressive spots during Super Bowl 50 – if you’d like to see them again just to make sure you weren’t seeing things, follow the jump.

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