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Thursday, May 26, 2016

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Watch: 'Feast' Director Patrick Osborne's New Animated Short 'Pearl'

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Another lovely story from Patrick Osborne. Most of you will remember the animated short Feast that played before Disney's Big Hero 6 in 2014, as it told a love story while focused on an adorable little Boston Terrier puppy. Well, good news as the new short from Patrick Osborne is now online. It's actually Google 360 short, meaning you can interact with and spin the video any way you want, since it's set entirely inside a hatchback. The story is about a father and his daughter, named Pearl, and the times they spent together. It's as wonderful as Feast if ... by Alex Billington

Artwork from 'Rogue One' Revealed + New 'Star Wars Show' Video

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Get a load of this! The original Star Wars: A New Hope was released in theaters today, on May 25th, exactly 39 years ago. To celebrate the occasion, Lucasfilm launched a new episode on YouTube of "The Star Wars Show". If you're a huge Star Wars geek anxiously awaiting the next movies, this is worth watching because it starts out with Chewbacca (yes, the real one!) on the set of Star Wars: Episode VIII with an appearance by director Rian Johnson. Later in the video, they reveal the first art for the upcoming Star Wars Celebration Europe event - which ... by Alex Billington

First Trailer for Rock Star Drama 'Len and Company' with Rhys Ifans

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"Real rock & roll music is heat and motion and intensity, it's channeling the beast from within." IFC Films has debuted a trailer for the indie drama Len and Company, starring Rhys Ifans as a rock star turned in-demand pop producer who has a meltdown and retreats to upstate New York. His peace is interrupted by the appearance of his estranged son, played by Jack Kilmer, and up-and-coming pop star Zoe, played by Juno Temple, who try to shake "the prickly Len out of his stupor". The full cast includes Keir Gilchrist, Kathryn Hahn, Elias Toufexis, and Tyler Hynes. This ... by Alex Billington

Watch: UK Trailer for Award Winning Italian Migrant Doc 'Fire at Sea'

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"Demands its place in front of our eyes and compels our engagement and action." The official UK trailer has debuted online for an award-winning documentary called Fire at Sea, examining the migrant crisis in Italy as seen through the eyes of a 12-year-old local boy living on the island of Lampedusa. This doc won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, the top prize, winning over a handful of other feature films. There's definitely a political side to that win, but it also looks like a fantastic doc which rave reviews throughout the fest. Written and directed by Gianfranco ... by Alex Billington

Second Intense Trailer for 'The Infiltrator' Featuring Bryan Cranston

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"I think we've been doing this backwards. We've been following the drugs to get the bad guys. What if we chase the money…?" Broad Green has debuted a second trailer for the informant thriller The Infiltrator, which we featured the first trailer for just a month ago. Bryan Cranston stars in the film as real-life DEA agent Bob Mazur, who went undercover in the 80s to infiltrate Pablo Escobar's drug trafficking ring. Also starring John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger, Benjamin Bratt and Amy Ryan. Mazur posed as a money-laundering businessman and he successfully worked his way into Escobar's drug empire for ... by Alex Billington

Asa Butterfield is From Mars in First Trailer for 'The Space Between Us'

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"Bring him home!" STX Entertainment has debuted the official trailer for Peter Chelsom's The Space Between Us, about a boy who was born and raised on Mars. Asa Butterfield plays the boy, now aged 16, who finally returns to Earth and discovers a whole new planet for the first time. Of course, there's a love story and he falls for a "street smart girl in Colorado named Tulsa", played by Britt Robertson, but must deal with his own physical struggles. The full cast includes Carla Gugino, Gary Oldman, BD Wong, Janet Montgomery, and Jenny Gabrielle. This gets a bit cheesy, ... by Alex Billington

Watch: Teaser Trailer for Sci-Fi Horror 'Morgan' Starring Kate Mara

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"Don't let it out." 20th Century Fox has unveiled a teaser trailer for a mysterious new sci-fi horror thriller called Morgan, with the tagline "what is Morgan?" It's obviously not "who", but "what", making me wonder if this is some weird alien creature they've captured that is pretending to be human. A bit like Under the Skin but if that film was made by Hollywood and not Jonathan Glazer. Morgan is the first feature directed by Ridley Scott's son Luke Scott, and stars Kate Mara as a corporate troubleshooter sent to investigate this "person". The full cast also includes Anya ... by Alex Billington

Cannes 2016: A Fantastic Year of Films to Remember - My 7 Favorites

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What are the best films out of this year's Cannes Film Festival? Which ones should you be taking an interest in? What are the priorities? After 12 days at the 69th Cannes Film Festival, after 28 screenings, it's time to present my 2016 list of my Top 7 Favorite Films. I love Cannes and this year it was a particularly fantastic year of films, with so many that will stick with me well beyond the festival. Many of these will be well received outside of the festival, too. Jim Jarmusch's Paterson is already one of my all-time favorites, seriously, it's ... by Alex Billington

Watch: First Trailer for Mickey Keating's Indie Thriller 'Carnage Park'

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"How far does a scream travel out here, Wyatt?" "Not too far…" IFC Midnight has debuted the trailer for the "pure-pulp thrill ride" Carnage Park, directed by Mickey Keating. The film premiered in the Midnight section at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and is described as a "gritty, grisly homage to the glory days of grindhouse cinema." Carnage Park features Ashley Bell and Pat Healy as well as James Landry Hébert and Michael Villar. This trailer definitely has a grindhouse vibe with the saturated look, and seems like a great film to see at midnight in some old ... by Alex Billington

Nicholas Hoult & Felicity Jones in Trailer for Action Thriller 'Collide'

2 days ago
"Is it dangerous?" "What kind of question is that?!" Open Road Films has unveiled the first trailer for the action thriller Collide, starring Nicholas Hoult and Felicity Jones. This isn't the same as that sci-fi film Collider, instead it's a rather generic-looking action movie with a stellar cast. Besides Hoult & Jones, the cast includes Anthony Hopkins (as a mob boss) and Ben Kingsley (looking wacko), plus Nadia Hilker and Clemens Schick. The story is about an American backpacker caught up in a drug smuggling ring while trying to pull off a heist, taking him "on the run from his ... by Alex Billington

Superb Short Film 'Tempus' About a Device That Slows Down Time

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"What if I told you I did conquer it? Time, that is. Would that be something you were interested in?" Now this is cool. Tempus is a new short film co-directed by Jes Bickhart and John Bashyam that is being pitched as a proof of concept for a feature. The concept involves a device that allows those connected to slow down time for 60 seconds. It's not a completely original sci-fi concept, but the short film is very impressive. There's a cinematic feel to it that really makes a difference, the VFX work is excellent, and the whole film has ... by Alex Billington

Watch: New Full Trailer for Pixar's 'Finding Dory' Brings the Emotion

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"Our friend is in there, lost and alone!" Disney-Pixar has debuted a new trailer for their upcoming animated sequel Finding Dory, directed by Andrew Stanton and co-directed by Angus MacLane. Everyone is back for this follow-up, including Albert Brooks as Marlin, and Ellen DeGeneres as Dory, with plenty of new voices like Idris Elba, Michael Sheen, Dominic West, Diane Keaton and Kaitlin Olson. This new trailer is much more emotional and reveals large amounts of the story, and it really looks wonderful. The opening hints at where the movie begins and the story about Dory looking for her family. The ... by Alex Billington

New Trailer for Illumination's Animated Singing Competition Movie

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"This show is not going to save your theater!" Universal has debuted a new full-length 3-minute trailer for Illumination's new animated movie titled Sing, starring Matthew McConaughey as a Koala who decides to host a singing competition. This is obviously inspired by "American Idol" and all the numerous singing competitions around the world. It also seems to be a bit like Zootopia set in a diverse world of animals, with a story where some of them are going to break the mold of what's expected of their specific species. The cast includes Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. ... by Alex Billington

Second Trailer for 'Free State of Jones' with Matthew McConaughey

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"For our children, and their children's children." Fight the power! STX Entertainment has released the second trailer for Civil War action thriller Free State of Jones, about the story of a Southern farmer who rebelled against the Confederacy. Recent Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey plays Newton Knight; he's joined by a cast featuring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell, Jacob Lofland, Mahershala Ali and Sean Bridgers. The first trailer for this film was pretty solid, and this one is also an engaging and emotional trailer. There's tons of action in this one, which they seem to be playing up in hopes of ... by Alex Billington

Extended 5-Min Trailer for 'Independence Day: Resurgence' Arrives

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"We never had a chance…" "We didn't last time, either." Unite the world! 20th Century Fox has released an extended 5-minute trailer for Roland Emmerich's sequel Independence Day: Resurgence, arriving in theaters this June. This is their full-on final push to make audiences excited for this and I have to say it looks kind of awesome, I am excited to see it. The epic sci-fi sequel stars Jeff Goldblum, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Liam Hemsworth, William Fichtner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Vivica A. Fox and Sela Ward. We've already seen a couple of impressive trailers so far, but this time they show ... by Alex Billington

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