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Messy Human Experience Trailer: Trainwreck!

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Amy Schumer is making the jump from stand up comic and star of her own sketch comedy show to movie star – and in Judd Apatow’s fifth movie as a director, no less.

Trainwreck is about a woman whose take on relationships is based on her father’s words, ‘Monogamy isn’t realistic.’ (To be fair, he’d just gone through a painful divorce at the time.) Twenty-three years, Amy has a great job at a men’s magazine and a bunch of great friends. Then she’s assigned to interview a certain sports doctor…

Check out the first trailer after the jump. Trainwreck will be in theaters on July 17th.

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Slap The World Trailer: Pitch Perfect 2!

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The Barden Bellas are back – seeking reinstatement following a slip up on the President’s birthday. Ooops!

Now it’s time for the world to sit up and get pitch slapped. Check out the new trailer for Pitch Perfect 2 following the jump. Pitch Perfect 2 opens on May 15th.

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Little Yellow Trailers: Minions!

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When I first heard that there was going to be a Despicable Me spin-off starring the Minions, I admit to be doubtful – though he end credits of Despicable Me 2 were pretty funny.

Now, after two trailers (check out the second one after the jump), I’m really looking forward to watching the little yellow guys navigate their way through a feature-length adventure. Minions premieres on July 10th.

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The Boy Next Door: Just No!

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There are a lot of talented people behind the making of The Boy Next Door. Somehow, despite their best efforts, we have the first truly awful movie of 2015.

Think Fatal Attraction with the genders reversed. Now, take out the intelligence, the wit, any semblance of drama (and the steamy sex, for that matter) and what you have left is what this is.

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Blackhat – Cyberterrorism Thriller With Muscle!

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The release of Universal’s Blackhat couldn’t be timelier. After all, if it’s so easy to crack open the cyber security at a major company like Sony, or a government website, might it not also be fairly simple to hack a nuclear reactor.

Michael Mann’s new thriller posits attacks on a Chinese reactor and another on a U.S. target that persuades investigative bodies from both countries to work together, however uncomfortably, to find the person/organization behind the attacks. It’s fast-paced (after an initially slower first act that sets things in motion) and smart about keeping things fairly easy for non-techies (like me) to follow.

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Unbroken – Great Story; Prosaic Movie!

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The story of Louis Zamperini – from kid on the wrong path to Olympic athlete to surviving forty-seven days adrift in the Pacific Ocean to Japanese POW (and recipient of far worse than merely tortuous treatment – is one so improbable that it comfortably fits every possible definition of both heroism and ‘you can’t make that stuff up!”

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Unbroken: Behind the Scenes with Angelina Jolie and Louis Zamperini!

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Universal’s Unbroken, the film of Louis Zamperini’s story – from just another kid to Olympic athlete; to survivor of a WWII plane crash in the ocean to a survivor of captivity and a Japanese Prisoner of War camp – has taken a long time to get to us.

Directed by Angelina Jolie, Unbroken is a true story of survival in the face of overwhelming odds. Follow the jump to watch a behind the scenes featurette in which Jolie and Zamperini talk about his amazing story.

Unbroken premieres on Christmas Day.

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Full Length Trailer: Jurassic World: Evacuate The Park!

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Jurassic World is open and looks like a pretty cool place to visit until a rather smug scientist states ‘We’ve just created our first genetically modified hybrid.’ When Chris Pratt’s character responds, ‘You just went and made a new dinosaur? Probably not a good idea,’ we just know he’s right. Check out the first full trailer for Jurassic World after the jump. The Park is open June 12, 2015.

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Teaser For The Trailer: Jurassic World!

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Yes, the teaser for the trailer thing is a thing now. On Friday, Universal will premiere the trailer for Jurassic World. For now, we get the brief tease that follows the jump.

Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Judy Greer and Vincent D’Onofrio and will open June 12, 2015.

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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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