JACKIE Trailer Foretells of Awards Season Glory

I realize movie trailers don’t always tell the truth, but I get sucked in because I love movies. I anticipate awards seasons darlings just as much as I anticipate holiday/summer popcorn blockbusters. The trailer for JACKIE, Natalie Portman’s new bio-drama about Jacqueline Kennedy, is absolutely stunning. Again, not having seen the movie, I can only assume, but the visuals put forth in the two-and-a-half minute trailer are raw, atmospheric and striking. The film is sitting at 97% on Rotten Tomatoes,

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Movie Review: Your Highness (D)

It takes a lot to offend me. It really does. In most cases, swearing, nudity and violence in movies doesn’t rankle me or leave me feeling like I need a bath. The fact that Your Highness, the new comedy starring Danny McBride (Tropic Thunder), James Franco (127 Hours) and Natalie Portman (Black Swan), made me feel like I need to scrub my body with Clorox and spend a fortnight reading the Holy Bible speaks volumes about how puerile and callow this amazingly

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Trailer Tuesday: Thor

Man oh man, I want to embrace the upcoming Thor movie in the worst way, and for three main reasons: First, I dig superhero movies, even though I never had a fondness for Marvel or Thor. Second, I’m keen on seeing how an unorthodox choice for director – Kenneth Branagh (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) – stacks up to the gold standard of Nolan and Favreau. Lastly, even though they cast the guy off the Brawny paper towels package as

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Your Highness Redband Trailer is Hilarious (Oh, and Natalie Portman is HOT!)

I’m not sure I can find the right words to describe how hard I laughed through this redband (read: NSFW) trailer for the upcoming comedy, Your Highness, directed by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express). It stars James Franco (127 Hours) and Danny McBride (Due Date) as two brothers who set out on a quest to save Franco’s girlfriend, played by Zooey Deschanel (Yes Man), from an evil wizard, played by Justin Theroux, who is probably better known for writing Iron

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Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis Get Nasty in The Black Swan

Whether you like Darren Aronofsky’s films or not is entirely a matter of choice, but one thing cannot be debated or argued – Aronofsky is a visionary filmmaker and a cinematic artist. He made waves at the Sundance Film Festival in the late 1990s with his black and white thriller, Pi, and followed that film with the disturbing and haunting Requiem for a Dream, the dreamlike and romantic The Fountain, and the gritty Oscar darling, The Wrestler. His newest picture,

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Trailer Tuesday: Brothers

I’m always a little hesitant to go bonkers over a trailer because, like a jilted lover, I just don’t want to get burned again after emotionally investing myself in a two-minute clip. This is my state of mind with “Brothers,” the new film from Jim Sheridan (“In America”), starring Tobey Maguire (“Spider-Man”), Natalie Portman (“The Other Boleyn Girl”) and Jake Gyllenhaal (“Rendition”). My heart strings were tugged a little bit while watching this preview, but again – how much of

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