From left: Jim Carrey, Vanessa Hudgens, Olivia Munn. (Getty Images | Pacific Coast News)Trailer of the WeekThe ImpossibleMore and more, filmmakers are becoming less hesitant to brazenly depict real-life disasters soon after they happen in the name of hope (best case) or exploitation (worst case). The trend has brought us multiple films set during 9/11 (World Trade Center, Flight 93), The Iraq War (The Hurt Locker), and at Chernobyl (The Chernobyl Diaries). The Impossible is the latest in this...Read Full Story
From left: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Selena Gomez. (Photos by: Pacific Coast News | Bauer Griffin | Getty Images)Trailer of the WeekThe Iceman comethBased on the true story of a prolific mob hitman, The Iceman has emerged from production hell and debuted its first trailer this week. Originally slated to star Mickey Rourke as real life hitman Richard Kuklinski, the film eventually moved on to Michael Shannon who sports the killer's trademark handlebar mustache and goatee in glorious...Read Full Story
From left: Channing Tatum, Ryan Gosling, Mila Kunis. (Getty Images | StudioCanal | Pacific Coast News)Trailer of the Week LincolnFinally some footage from Steven Spielberg's highly anticipated Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as the eponymous 16th president. Expectations are sky-high for this one and for Day-Lewis, whose tranformation into Abraham Lincoln looks nothing short of amazing. Day-Lewis rarely disappoints so Oscar is the word once again for the celebrated English-Irish thespian...Read Full Story
From left: Denzel Washington, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Selena Gomez. (Photos by: BauerGriffin | Getty Images | Pacific Coast News)Trailer of the WeekPassionFrom Brian DePalma, Passion stars Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace as two very different women caught in a dangerous game of seduction and revenge. The actresses both play against type — McAdams is a confident corporate vixen and Rapace plays her shy assistant. However, they should both display some range when Rapace's...Read Full Story
From left: Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, William H. Macy. (Photos by: Pacific Coast News | Getty Images)Trailer of the WeekOz: The Great and PowerfulDisney's questionable Wizard of Oz prequel, Oz: The Great and Powerful, got its first trailer at Comic-Con this past week and it actually doesn't look like a complete mistake. The preview shows James Franco as the mysterious Oz and his beginnings as an ambitious magician who is whisked away, as Dorothy was, via tornado to the magical land of...Read Full Story
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