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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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The Coen Brothers’ Hail, Caesar Is a Demented Delight!

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The Coen Brothers’ love of movies – especially, in this case, movies of the fifties – has never been in greater display than in Hail, Caesar. As the film follows Capitol Films’ Head of Physical Production, Eddie Mannix, through twenty-fours of doing his job (he fixes problems that the studio’s actors create) we are taken through four very clever pastiches.

The problem with Hail, Caesar is that, if you’re not an avid fan of films from 65 years ago, you will probably miss out on over half the movie.

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Golden Age of Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes Video: Hail, Caesar!

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The Coen Brothers, new film, Hail, Caesar!, follows a Hollywood fixer on a day when he has a lot of stuff to fix – not the least of which is the kidnapping of the studio’s biggest star.

Universal Pictures takes us behind the scenes on a new video featuring comments from some of the film’s stars – Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton. Check it out after the jump.

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Battling TV Spot: Warcraft!

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Following an impressive and intriguing first trailer, Warcraft now has its first TV spot and it’s also impressive.

Directed by Duncan Jones – who has made movies with low and medium budgets (Moon, Source Code) – Warcraft has the feel of being faithful to its source material with enemies joining forces against a mutual foe.

Warcraft will premiere on June 10th. Check out the new TV spot following the jump.

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