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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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Least Neighborly Trailer: Neighbors 2: Sorority Uprising!

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Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) from Neighbors have finally accepted their adulthood. With a second baby on the way, they acquire a new set of neighbors – a sorority. And these girls – led by Shelby (Chloë Grace Moretz) make the fraternity of days gone by look like pikers.

To deal with the girls of Kappa Nu, Mac and Kelly have no recourse but to call in an expert – Teddy (Zac Efron), the former head of the Delta Psi Beta Fraternity. Let the party wars begin!

Follow the jump to check out the first trailer for Neighbors 2: Sorority Uprising.

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Simple Trailer: Hail, Caesar!

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The new trailer for the Coen Brothers’ Hail, Caesar is a bit of a poke at actors who just can’t get their lines right. It also showcases Ralph Fiennes as the exasperated director before cutting to flashes some of the more dramatic moments of the film.

Check it out after the jump. Hail, Caesar opens on February 5th.

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The Same Only Different Poster: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2!

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding (poster above) was one of the first hugely successful indie movies because it was this big unique family movie that, somehow, everyone could relate to.

Now, fourteen years later, Toula’s big fat Greek family discovers a huge mistake that requires a second, even bigger, fatter Greek Wedding. Follow the jump to check out a curiously familiar poster and, if you haven’t seen it already, the first teaser trailer.

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Sisters’ Subversive Party Comedy Clicks!

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Sisters is one of the best crude-with-a-heart movies of the year – and the most subversive because the epic party being thrown isn’t through the efforts (and fantasies) of high school or college guys but a couple of middle-aged women.

It’s also great fun because its stars – Tina Fey and Amy Poehler – play against type (and, in fact play middle-aged versions of each other’s characters in 2008’s Baby Mama).

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The ‘This Is a Green Band Trailer?’ Trailer: The Boss!

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Michelle Darnell is ‘a titan of industry’ – until she’s convicted of insider trading and goes to prison. When she gets out, she discovers that there’s money to be made in Dandelion Cookies…

Melissa McCarthy is Michelle Darnell in The Boss and yes, the first trailer is a green band trailer – that makes me fear any attempt at a red band trailer. Check it out after the jump. The Boss opens on April 8, 2016.

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More Than a Fairy Tale Trailer: The Huntsman: Winter’s War

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Remember that sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman that we were told was coming? Well, it’s coming in April, 2016 – and not only is the Evil Queen (Charlize Theron) back, she’s brought her Ice Queen (Emily Blunt) sister!

Of course, the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) isn’t alone, either – he has an ally in the Warrior (Jessica Chastain). Still, even with the aid of the dwarves, facing two sister queens and their armies isn’t going to be easy.

Check out the for trailer for The Huntsman: Winter’s War following the jump. It premiere on April 22, 2016.

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