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Trailerama! – New Previews for Rosewater, Leviathan, Foxcatcher, and Bang Baby Bang

Bang Baby Bang

Here’s a synopsis you don’t see everyday:

A small town teenager in the 1960s believes her dreams of becoming a famous singer will come true when her rock star idol gets stranded in town. But a leak in a nearby chemical plant that is believed to be causing mass mutations threatens to turn her dream into a nightmare.


Foxcatcher

The newest film by Bennett Miller (Capote, Moneyball) stars Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo. There have been other previews out for a while now – it was originally scheduled to be released for the last awards season, but got pushed back a year – but this new trailer gives a little different look at the tone of the film.


Rosewater

Last year, Jon Stewart took an extended break from The Daily Show to direct this film. He also wrote the script based on the memoir, Then They Came For Me, by journalist Maziar Bahari (Gael Garcia Bernal). According to Wikipedia…

Bahari’s imprisonment is connected to an interview he conducted on The Daily Show in 2009; the authorities presented the interview as evidence that he was in communication with an American spy.


Leviathan

This dark take on corruption in Russia is considered a heavyweight for the Oscar for Best Foreign Film. (Sadly, it’s not about a mythological giant sea-monster.)

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Jake Gyllenhaal’s Nightcrawler [Trailer]

Jake Gyllenhaal has a new movie coming out this fall. No, Nightcrawler isn’t about a teleporting blue dude with a tail. From the looks of the trailer, it’s about a freelance journalist who’s more than happy to cross the limits of journalistic ethics to sell a story. I see End of Watch or Training Day meets Network. I also see lots of awards season attention for Gyllenhaal’s performance. I mean, just look at that smile! That thing sends chills.

Opens this Halloween. Watch the preview, and scroll down for the poster.

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The Onscreen Star IS the Screen in Jason Reitman’s “Men, Women & Children” [Trailer]

Jason Reitman’s (Juno, Up In the Air) newest film Men, women & Children, technically stars a large cast that includes Adam Sandler, Judy Greer, Emma Thompson, Jennifer Garner, J.K. Simmons, Rosemary DeWitt, Dennis Haysbert, and Dean Norris (Hank from Breaking Bad). But from the look of this quiet, introspective trailer, the real star appears to be the series of phone and computer screens that everyone moves between and essentially lives on.

Kind of apropos to this little blog called The Screen Life, no?

 

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Brad Pitt is “Fury”-ous [Trailer]

David Ayer’s new WWII drama stars Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Michael Peña, and Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson). It looks like this one’s aiming to be a big player come awards season.

 

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Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” (Trailer)

Christopher Nolan’s next mega-cast science-fiction cinematic event stars Matthew McConaughey, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, Topher Grace, Wes Bentley, David Oyelowo and Matt Damon.

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Brendan Gleeson in “Calvary” (Trailer)

The newest film from John Michael McDonagh (The Guard), brother of Martin McDonagh (In BrugesSeven Psychopaths, and the Oscar-winning short Six Shooter). This family seems to have a great working relationship with Brendan Gleeson.

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Lasse Halstom’s “The Hundred-Foot Journey” Looks Like a Treacly Mess (trailer)

I remember when a new Lasse Halstrom picture used to be cause for excitement: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, The Cider House Rules, even Chocolat. But over the past decade his output has been more and more disappointing: CasanovaThe HoaxDear John. 2011’s well-received Salmon Fishing in the Yemen was a exception to his downward trend. Unfortunately the trailer for his newest, The Hundred-Foot Journey, looks to put him back on the wrong track.

I’ll be honest, even in the best of his best films Halstrom can get a little heavy-handed with the sentimentality. But early in his career he proved a deft ability to keep it balanced. From the looks of this trailer he’s tipped the scales fully over to the “schmaltz” side, with very little cleverness to make up for it.

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Michael Douglas’ “And So It Goes” Looks Laughably Laugh-less (Trailer)

Rob Reiner directing Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton… 20 years ago, that sentence would’ve been enough to make me expect a classic film that would live on for decades. Now, along with a completely meaningless title and a paint-by-numbers trailer complete with “You Make My Dreams Come True” playing over the clichéd clips, this project looks more like a parody – and a bad one at that – than any kind of filmmaking it’s pedigree would otherwise suggest. *Gag!*

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“Gotham” Fox’s New DC Origin Series (Trailer)

With Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. a qualified TV success for ABC, Fox and DC Comics are offering up their answer with Gotham. The new series appears to cover the origins of Jim Gordon, Bruce Wayne, and several of their most famous nemeses.

Creator Bruno Heller also co-created HBO’s Rome and CBS’ The Mentalist.

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