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Historical/Hysterical Trailer: MINIONS!

Minions Teaser

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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Ouija: Spiffy Premise, Cookie Cutter Movie!

Ouija - Universal - 11-23-14

Remember those Ouija boards that we used to use to scare ourselves silly when we were kids? Well, there’s a microbudgeted horror film about some kids who get into big supernatural trouble because they didn’t follow the rules. It’s a pretty lame effort at bringing classic (which is to say clichéd) tropes to an adolescent-friendly introduction to Horror 101, but it’ll make a big profit even if only does have its predicted $20 mill opening weekend.

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As Above So Below: Surprisingly Decent Little Horrorshow!

Scarlett Tunneling

So, you’ve got elements of Tomb Raider/Indiana Jones; overt references to Dante and less overt references to Sartre; a strong (maybe even ridiculously strong ) female lead and the Philosopher’s Stone. What could that possibly add up to? A movie that is significantly better than its pathetic trailers (as with the folks that did the trailers for And So It Goes, the people who did these trailers should really never be allowed to work again). Just don’t go if you’re really, really claustrophobic.

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Lucy Is a Magnificent Mess!

Lucy

No one has ever accused Luc Besson of being a master filmmaker – despite gems like Léon: the Professional, La Femme Nikita and The Fifth Element. Part of that is because he likes to juxtapose things that are utterly real with things that are utterly ridiculous. Usually, that means putting a down-to-earth old school spy next to someone who looks like Emma Peel, or creating an utterly fantastical world and making the lead a real-guy cabbie. With Lucy, he takes three genres – an intense drug thriller, an over-the-top action movie, and a psychedelic would-be philosophical statement – and crams them together in unexpected ways. Somehow, it works.

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Monstrous Trailer: Dracula Untold!

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With vampires of the monstrous, non-sparkly variety about to make a comeback on FX’s The Strain, it’s interesting to discover a trailer for Dracula Untold – Legendary Picture’s first big release in partnership with Universal Pictures. It’s a tale of sacrifice, as Dracula surrenders his humanity for the power to save his family and his people.

It looks like it could be either a brilliant reimagining or an utter flop. Either way, you can check out the trailer following the jump. Dracula Untold hopes to pump other people’s blood into theaters on October 17th.

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