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The Beard Is Strong With This Trailer: The Revenant

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Have you heard of Hugh Glass? You probably won’t forget his name after you watch this trailer for The Revenant.

Glass, a 19th century American frontiersman, is best known for surviving for months on his own after he was attacked by a bear and the other members of his expedition buried him alive and left him for dead. His unbelievable story has been the subject of a couple of books as well as the 1971 film Man in the Wilderness starring Richard Harris. Now Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu has adapted Michael Punke’s 2003 novel about Hugh Glass, The Revenant, into a film of the same name, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy.

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Secret, Sinister, Shaken But Not Stirred: James Bond SPECTRE Trailer

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Skyfall was in my Top Ten Films of 2012 and it’s also one of my favorite James Bond films. After Casino Royale, I was convinced that Daniel Craig is the best James Bond we’ve seen to date and although many hated Quantum of Solace (except me), Skyfall furthered that conviction. Like George Lazenby before him, Craig brings an emotional depth to Bond, one that the cinematic franchise has always been lacking.

Since Skyfall was such a massive critical and commercial success (it was the highest grossing film for Sony to date, even earning more than The Dark Knight Rises, which came out the same year), it seems like good sense to bring director Sam Mendes and screenwriters Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, and John Logan back for SPECTRE.

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Step Up Should Become the Next Fast and Furious

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I don’t want to brag, but I’m pretty sure this is the best idea I’ll ever have. Just know that I’m 100% sincere about everything I’m about to type.

See, I’ve recently been watching the Step Up movies because I like to watch break dancing and I was curious to see what Channing Tatum got up to before he became the biggest thing in Hollywood. The series does not disappoint. It’s formulaic, but the dance scenes are fun and the characters are likeable that’s all the movies need to be entertaining.

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Horror Anthology Tales Of Halloween Looks Like A Scary Good Time

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Horror anthologies are a hot property these days, with the V/H/S and The ABCs of Death franchises getting a lot of acclaim. Halloween horror anthology movies, however, are few and far between, with the exception of 2007’s wonderful Trick ‘r Treat. This Halloween, a new horror anthology will slash its way into cinemas: Tales Of Halloween.

Tales Of Halloween boasts ten films from 11 directors, and the talent behind this anthology is impressive. Adam Gierasch (Big Ass Spider!) plays a Trick; Neil Marshall (The Descent) brings Bad Seed to the table; Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate) gives us Grimm Grinning Ghosts; Paul Solet (Grace) tells the story of The Weak and the Wicked; Mike Mendez (The Gravedancers) tackles Friday The 31st; Ryan Schifrin, who wrote Abominable, delivers The Ransom of Rusty Rex; Andrew Kasch and John Skipp declare that This Means War; Darren Lynn Bousman (Repo! The Genetic Opera) unleashes The Night Billy Raised Hell; Dave Parker (Coldwater) has a Sweet Tooth; and Lucky McKee (The Woman) rings the bell with Ding Dong.

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Trailer for Xavier Dolan’s Tom At The Farm Is Eerie And Exciting

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Québécois filmmaker and enfant terrible Xavier Dolan has been called many names: bratty, cheeky, cocky, insufferable, pretentious, and self-indulgent. He’s also been called brilliant and a genius.

He started his career as a young actor, who appeared in movies (such as 2008’s French extremity horror Martyrs) as well as ads for Quebec’s Jean Coutu chain of pharmacies. Eventually, his interests turned towards writing and directing.

His first effort, I Killed My Mother (J’ai tué ma mère), which he wrote, directed, and starred in, premiered at the Director’s Fortnight programme of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, where it received a standing ovation, the Art Cinema Award, the Prix Regards Jeunes, and the SACD Prize. Dolan was only 19.

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Oh My Goth: Crimson Peak Trailer Delivers The Goods

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There’s fantastic news for fans of Hammer horror and good, old-fashioned gothic haunted house films: Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak creeps into theaters in October.

When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay: a place filled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak.

From the imagination of director Guillermo del Toro comes a supernatural mystery starring Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam.

I can scarcely imagine a better cast! Tom Hiddleston was exquisite as emo vampire Adam in 2013’s Only Lovers Left Alive, and Mia Wasikowska brought brooding heroine beauty to her portrayal of Jane Eyre in 2011. Jessica Chastain has her own haunted history, having starred in 2013’s Mama, while Charlie Hunnam certainly proved his worth in del Toro’s Pacific Rim.

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Attack on Titan is Overrated, but the Movie Could Fix the Show’s Biggest Problems

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If fan art and cosplay choices are anything to go by, Attack on Titan is currently the biggest thing happening in anime. The show has become ubiquitous, and it’s about to become even more so now that the trailer for the live action adaptation has an English dub.

If the movie is any good at all, it will still be much, much better than the TV show.

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Genie to Meet Other Genies in Disney’s Genies, the Live-Action Prequel to Aladdin

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Disney is still determined to mine its animated vault for every last drop of inspiration, but the company is taking a slightly different approach for its live-action adaptation of Aladdin. Instead of retelling the rags-to-riches story of the street rat from Agrabah or making a movie about a misunderstood Jafar, the studio has announced that it will be producing a live-action prequel about the Genie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new film will be called Genies and will be written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift. It will also keep the action-comedy tone of the original Aladdin. The film will explore the realm of genies (hence the Aliens approach to movie titling), and will explain how the blue Genie ended up imprisoned in the lamp 10,000 years before Aladdin.

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Observance Trailer Teases A Tense Thriller

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There have been many great Australian films in the last few decades and Joseph Sims-Dennett’s latest, Observance, might be ready to join that esteemed list.

Observance will be premiering at Montreal’s famed Fantasia Film Festival in July and according to the festival’s press release, the film is “a poignant and terrifying thriller in the vein of Polanski’s Repulsion” and “promises to haunt your nightmares.” Considering that Repulsion is one of the most memorable creepy films I’ve ever seen, that’s a hefty promise indeed

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Brace Yourselves: Independence Day Sequels Are Coming

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It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 20 years since Independence Day came out. I saw it twice in the theater and I may have even pumped my fist a few times, too.

If you’re nostalgic for the ’90s era of alien invasion movies, I have great news: the long-awaited sequel to Independence Day began production in April for a planned release on June 26, 2016.

Although it hasn’t even come out yet, the sequel already has a 98% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, meaning that 98% of people surveyed want to see it. That’s pretty impressive considering the original film only has a 60% fresh rating.

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