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Katniss Fights Back In New Trailer For ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1’

After months of viral videos and promotional posters, the full trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 has appeared online.

Without going too far into spoiler territory, the last time fans saw Katniss she was being air lifted out of a very scary situation. She realized everything she thought to be true about society was a lie, and though it was never said aloud she also probably pieced together the fact most of the known world was looking to her for guidance. Mockingjay — Part 1 finds Katniss rising to be the leader she was born to become, …

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‘Playing It Cool’ Trailer: Chris Evans Falls For Michelle Monaghan

There are few fates in life worse than being a professional rom-com writer, but being a rom-com writer who hates rom-coms may take the cake. That’s the role Chris Evans finds himself in throughout Playing It Cool, which just released its first trailer over the weekend.

“Rom-coms are not true” comments one character during the first trailer for Playing It Cool. That may be the case, but this story of finding love when you least expect begs to differ, as Evans and Monaghan seem to fall for one another within moments of meeting. He’s a writer loathing in …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘No Good Deed’ Is No Good At All

Film: No Good Deed
Starring: Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson
Directed by: Sam Miller
Genre: Thriller

There is a difference between adding a twist to a film and omitting information from the first half of your story in order to make the second half more compelling. No Good Deed falls victim for confusing the latter for the real thing, and that is only the start of its many troubles.

Colin Evans (Idris Elba) is an unstable serial killer with a mysterious criminal history that is explained at length during the opening credits of No Good Deed. He’s suspected of …

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‘No Good Deed’ Intruded into Theaters and Made $24.5 Million

No Good Deed didn’t need a stacked budget or flashy effects to knock Guardians of the Galaxy from the top of the weekend charts. Which goes to show that sometimes, what the box office really needs to get revived is a good old-fashioned scare from a home invasion thriller.

The Screen Gems film made an estimated $24.5 million this weekend, which is a mighty feat considering its harsh 12% Rotten Tomatoes rating. Right behind it came Dolphin Tale 2, which sadly enough, didn’t measure up to the 2011 original’s $19.2 million debut pull, but only coming up with …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘God Help the Girl’ Is A Melancholy Music Drama About Emotional Issues

Film: God Help the Girl
Starring: Emily Browning, Hannah Murray, Olly Alexander
Directed by: Stuart Murdoch

Using music to avoid and/or get over emotional problems in life has played an integral part in musical cinema in the past and present. Whether it was a loner with headphones on or a longhaired Slayer fan bouncing through the mosh pit, music has always been a vessel for character development. In God Help the Girl though, music is front and center, overtaking the slim plot with its sad but lively soundtrack destined to have your foot tapping.…

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Life of Crime’ Is A Sporadically Fun Little Crime-Comedy Romp

Film: Life Of Crime
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Yasiin Bey, John Hawkes
Directed By: Daniel Schechter

Elmore Leonard, a genius writer who passed away earlier this year, once again has had one of his properties adapted. Life of Crime (based on Leonard’s novel The Switch) can now join the ranks of Jackie Brown, 3:10 to Yuma, and Out of Sight as one of the most functional of Leonard’s adapted material. Decently recreating the rich-to-lower class caste system in 1980s-era Detroit (with country clubs, social events, etc.), Life of Crime spins a sometimes funny tale about trust, love and …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Drop’ Is A Lingering Human Drama

Film: The Drop
Starring: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini
Directed By: Michaël R. Roskam

Dennis Lehane, the author behind Gone Baby Gone, Shutter Island, and Mystic River trades violence in for humanistic subtlety with The Drop, based upon his short story Animal Rescue. Starring Tom Hardy (Warrior), Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) and James Gandolfini (The Sopranos), this new story about mobs and money in Brooklyn waxes about a man breaking his innocence in life more than anything. With an oft-times operatic and been-there-done-that representation of a crime-gone-awry in a seedy …

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Love Bad Movies? Help The Internet Make ‘Samurai Cop 2′ A Reality

There are bad movies and then there are those films that are so godawful that they somehow become cult hits that outlast well made films in terms of popularity by a wide margin. The Room is a classic example, as well as Troll 2, but in my opinion neither of those creative endeavors can hold a candle to the ludicrous film known as Samurai Cop.

Created in 1991 and almost immediately forgotten by the vast majority of the general public, Samurai Cop is a horrendous film chock full of bad acting, crap dialogue, and over the top action …

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First ‘Town That Dreaded Sundown’ Remake Trailer Is Absolutely Gorgeous

A remake of The Town That Dreaded Sundown is premiering at Fantastic Fest this year, and earlier today we got our first look at what may turn out to be a really entertaining reboot.

Starring Addison Timlin, Gary Cole, Joshua Leonard and more, the new version of The Town That Dreaded Sundown will kick off sixty-five years after the events of the first movie, with another moonlight killer behind a series of grisly slayings. It’s unclear whether or not this update will be told using the same documentary style approach as the original, but after seeing the first trailer we …

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Second ‘Fury’ Trailer Reveals The World War II Film’s Plot

The second trailer for the Brad Pitt lead war epic ‘Fury’ showcases the film’s plot and stunning cinematography.

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Robert Downey Jr. Claims There Are No Plans for ‘Iron Man 4′

‘Iron Man’ star Robert Downey Jr. claims there are no plans to continue the popular comic franchise that launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Scoops Up Yet Another Box Office Win

This is the fourth time in the past six weeks that we’ve referenced Guardians of the Galaxy in the headline of these box office weekend posts, and that’s all for a good reason; the film still continues to crush in an incredibly stale time of the year. An estimated $10 million had been earned by the Marvel Studios film, thus raising its domestic totals to $294.5 million, beating out Man of Steel’s domestic pull that it had earned in the summer of 2013.

On the topic of family centric action films, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is currently posted on the …