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Sweet Jaeger Teaser: Pacific Rim: Uprising!

Just in case Pacific Rim didn’t exactly make it clear what a Jaeger was, this teaser for Pacific Rim: Uprising goes a bit more deeply into the subject. Of course, its a promotional clip for gojaeger.com…

Pacific Rim: Uprising stars stars John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny and Jing Tian – with Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Burn Gorman returning to their roles from the first film.

Pacific Rim: Uprising will be in theaters on February 23, 2018.

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Elegantly Grotesque Trailer: The Snowman!

‘You could have saved them. I gave you all the clues,’ reads a note that appears early on in the first trailer for The Snowman – based on the bestselling mystery novel by Jo Nesbo.

When a woman is killed at first snow, Harry Hole (Michael Fassbender) fears it marks the return of a notorious serial killer.

The trailer is unsettling in its sere elegant grotesqueness (a snowman near the end is particularly unnerving).

The Snowman will be in theaters on October 20th.

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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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Dignity Trailer: Pitch Perfect 3!

After the two delightful bits of froth that were the first two Pitch Perfect movies, the third in the series finds the Bellas out in the real world after graduation – and and finding real life to be a lot less fun than the aca-awesome days in college.

What to do? What to do?

The teaser trailer for Pitch Perfect 3 offers a look at how the former Bellas choose to deal with that question – and it looks like an intriguing variation on what has gone before.

Pitch Perfect 3 opens on December 22nd.

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The Mummy Is the Best Part of The Mummy!

SOFIA BOUTELLA as Ahmanet – “The Mummy.” Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures.

The Mummy – the first entry in what Universal Pictures is calling Dark Universe – gives the new universe a pretty shaky start.

Despite Alex Kurtzman showing some skill at juggling character and plot arcs, and keeping things moving forward at a good pace, he can’t overcome the clunky script (six writers involved at story and script levels), lack of genuinely witty banter and a horrendous misuse of Tom Cruise.

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It Takes a Monster Trailer: The Mummy!

SOFIA BOUTELLA is  “The Mummy.” Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

The Mummy is the first in what Universal hopes to build into a universe based on the studio’s classic monsters.

Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) is killed in a plane crash but wakes up in the morgue seemingly unscathed. He learns that he has been marked by the ultimate evil.

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The Fate Of The Furious Lacks A Not So Little Something!

The Fate of the Furious – Dom’s Cuban street race – Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

There’s a Paul Walker-sized hole in the middle of The Fate of the Furious that the creative team and cast try to gloss over with bigger and more ridiculous stunts than ever before.

The addition of Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw as a member of the team, and Scott Eastwood as Mr. Nobody’s new aide help, but the loss of Walker – whose Brian O’Conner was the series’ real heart – cannot be completely overcome.

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First Look Photo: Jurassic World 2!

Colin Trevorrow – director of Jurassic World and co-write the script for the upcoming sequel – has released the first photo from Jurassic World 2 and it is intriguing.

Reminiscent of the study of original Jurassic Park creator Professor John Hammond, the photo features a girl standing, back to us, looking at the skeleton of a triceratops – with what look skeletons of velociraptors flank the Big T in the middle.

Who is the girl, we have to ask – is she descended from Hammond? Does she have a connection to Jurassic World’d Owen and Claire?

Hopefully, we’ll find out before the film premieres on June 22nd, 2018.

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