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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Dope’ Is A Fittingly Titled Teen Masterpiece

Film: Dope
Starring: Shameik Moore, A$AP Rocky
Directed By: Rick Famuyiwa

Every year audiences are given numerous coming-of-age tales based around themes of self-discovery and love, but what ever happened to growing up in response to the stupid decisions we make when we’re young? Dope, the latest feature from writer/director Rick Famuyiwa, has the answer.

Malcolm is a promising young teen growing up in a rough neighborhood who, along with his two equally nerdy best friends, has a punk band and dresses as if he fell out of an early ’90s hip-hop video. Every decision Malcolm has made up …

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New ‘Peanuts’ Trailer Introduces Charlie Brown’s Crush

We may still be five months away from the release of the Peanuts movie, but that isn’t stopping Blue Sky from sharing a fourth trailer for the highly-anticipated animated film.

Having now introduced the animation style of the Peanuts movie, as well as the return of Snoopy and Charlie Brown, the latest trailer for the adaptation of Charles Schulz’s beloved comic strip explores a bit of the film’s plot. We learn that Charlie Brown is still trying to be something more than the butt of everyone’s jokes, but he completely forgets about everything negative they have to say when a …

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Six Documentaries On Netflix You Should Watch This Month

Summer is a time when studios churn out a new big budget blockbuster or two every single week, and though we’re only two weeks into June you can already feel the exhaustion that comes from a constant barrage of two-hour destruction porn spectaculars. It’s a common feeling every movie buff experiences this time of year, but lucky for us the cure is very simple and affordable. In fact, it’s so easy you don’t even have to leave your home. Just pull the shades, crank the AC, and turn on Netflix.

If you have not been paying attention to the world …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Love And Mercy’ Is The Best Film Of 2015 So Far

Film: Love And Mercy
Starring: John Cusack, Paul Dano
Directed By: Bill Pohlad

A tale of one man told with two actors and more heart than any other film in theaters today, Love And Mercy may be the movie to beat in 2015.

You may think you know Brian Wilson, the iconic musical genius behind The Beach Boys, but the new film Love And Mercy reveals to us that even he struggles to know the man whose name is now synonymous with the history of American pop culture. He’s an enigma wrapped in flesh, both complex and shockingly simple, with …

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‘The Martian’ Trailer: Matt Damon Is Left Behind On Mars

Ridley Scott is taking audiences to Mars for his latest film, and so far the results look far more promising than Prometheus.

Earlier today, June 8, the first trailer for The Martian found its way online. The film tells the story of a man (Matt Damon) who must fight for survival on Mars after being left behind when the astronauts he was traveling with were forced to leave the big red planet in a hurry. His desperation is palpable from the opening moments, but soon he finds the strength within to push forward. He eventually makes contact with the …

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’99 Homes’ Trailer: Michael Shannon Is A Real Estate Tycoon

If there is one economic story Hollywood has embraced in the last five years it’s the growing number of people who are losing their homes to foreclosure or related non-payment disputes. It’s a harrowing event for anyone to live through, especially those with children, and that translates to great on-screen tension for fictional events.

Today, the first trailer for Ramin Bahrani’s 99 Homes arrived online. The film follows a man (Andrew Garfield) who goes to work for the real estate tycoon (Michael Shannon) that recently evicted his family from their home. It’s a strange situation from the jump, and as …

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First ‘End Of The Tour’ Trailer Is Wonderful (And Sad)

David Foster Wallace spent a part of his life as the most famous writer in America, but whether or not he reveled in the attention is another story altogether. The End Of The Tour, which A24 will release this summer, tells the story of a young man (Jesse Eisenberg) who follows Wallace (Jason Segel) during the tail end of a book tour. He’s there to write about the man everyone loves to read, but as the first trailer reveals he’s really embarking on the biggest journey of his life.

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First ‘Cooties’ Trailer Is All About Killing (Zombie) Kids

There is nothing we love more at UTG than a great horror-comedy, and this fall Cooties looks like it could be something special.

Starring a cast of indie favorites, including Rainn Wilson, Elijah Wood, and Alison Pill, Cooties finds a group of elementary school employees fighting for their lives against a ravenous pack of underage monsters. It seems a virus has begun to spread, but it only strikes those who have yet to go through puberty, so our protagonists will have to fight off the hungry horde if they want to make it through the night. You can view the …

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New ‘Pixels’ Trailer Introduces Heroes and Villains

If there is any hope for Adam Sandler‘s quickly-disappearing career in comedy, Pixels may be it. Set for release this summer, the film pits the star of Blended and The Cobbler against the most iconic video game characters of all time, and he has somehow convinced Kevin James to come along for the ride.

Today, Sony Pictures released a second trailer for Pixels, which is the first to really detail what exactly will happen in the story. From what we’re told, aliens received a transmission meant to showcase our way of life and mistakingly took it as a …

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Zac Efron Is A DJ In First Trailer For ‘We Are Your Friends’

Being 23 is hard. The person you see in the mirror is unquestionably beginning to age, but your spirit feels as youthful as it ever did. The world is telling you to become an adult, but your heart is begging you to play all day and party all night. Most people eventually give in and become the well-adjusted member of society they believe they are meant to be, but some choose to fight for their youth, and that is the story being told in the upcoming Zac Efron-led feature, We Are Your Friends.

Cole, a wannabe DJ, has decided …

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‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’ Trailer: All Sizzle, No Fizzle

The first trailer for Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials has arrived, and so far everything looks just as thrilling as you would expect, if not better.

Having just barely escaped the maze that claimed the lives of many young men, Thomas and his friends are about to realize their journey to freedom has only just begun as they find themselves taken from one quasi-prison to another. The Scorch Trials finds the group learning that they were not the only ones who had to fight their way out of a maze, but that is not the only secret waiting to be …

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Latest ‘Human Centipede 3′ Trailer Showcases The Plot

The Human Centipede 3 arrives in theaters and on VOD later this month, but today we have a new trailer for the film that is sure to make your skin crawl.

Set in the most violent prison in America, The Human Centipede 3 finds franchise stars Dieter Laser and Laurence R. Harvey returning in new roles, but with (basically) the same goal in mind. You see, both Laser and Harvey have become so fed up with the way their prison operates that they have decided to go to extreme measures to ensure no further wrongdoing occurs, and those measures just …