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Alice Foulcher Stars in Official Trailer for Indie Comedy 'That's Not Me'

That's Not Me

"You think I'm talented, don't you?" The Orchard has debuted a trailer for the indie comedy That's Not Me, a quirk story about a struggling woman from Australia who has to take an "underwhelming" job at a local cinema after failing to get any acting gigs. Aussie comedian/actress Alice Foulcher stars as Polly, and the cast includes Isabel Lucas, Richard Davies, Belinda Misevski, Rowan Davie, and Andrew S. Gilbert. Here's a more specific synopsis for the film: "Constantly mistaken for her famous identical twin, an aspiring actress decides to use her sister's celebrity to her own advantage. What begins harmlessly enough - free clothes, casual sex - ends with disastrous consequences for them both" because her twin sister makes it famous before she does. This played at a bunch of festivals last year and seems like an amusing little indie.

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Back to Park City, Time to Discover Unforgettable Films & Filmmakers

Sundance Film Festival

Another year, another Sundance. There's no place I'd rather be. I'm so so happy to be back again. This is my 12th year in a row returning to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, and I'm totally ready to jump in and start watching films. I've written so many of these introductory posts over the years, and I'm well aware that I usually just keep saying the same things over and over. But really, it's how things are at the start. It's all fresh - we have no idea what we're about to see, we don't really know which films will be good or bad, we don't know what we'll discover, we don't know what we'll end up loving (or hating) by the end. It's exciting to be here, nervously waiting for the doors to open and the projectors to fire up. Let's go watch some films.

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Odeya Rush & Michael Caine in First Trailer for Comedy 'Dear Dictator'

Dear Dictator Trailer

"Sometimes I feel like you're the only one who gets me." Cinedigm has released the trailer for an amusing indie comedy titled Dear Dictator, which has a goofy, perhaps ridiculous premise. Michael Caine plays a British-Caribbean dictator who is forced to leave his island nation. He decides to move in and hide out with his "pen pal" (is this the 90s?), a young rebellious teenage girl, as played by Odeya Rush (from The Giver, Goosebumps, Almost Friends, Lady Bird). Somehow they make this work in a weird way, and of course he helps teach her how to "start a revolution and overthrow the 'mean girls' in her high school." It's not as bad as it sounds, but it also doesn't look that good either. But, Michael Caine! He's always great, right? The cast includes Jason Biggs, Katie Holmes, Seth Green, and Jordyn Cavros. Check it out if you're intrigued.

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New International Trailer for RV Roadtrip Comedy 'The Leisure Seeker'

The Leisure Seeker Trailer

"We've had a lot of wonderful trips in this ole rust bucket." A new official international trailer from the UK has debuted for the indie roadtrip comedy The Leisure Seeker. This film actually premiered at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals last fall, mostly because it's directed by a veteran Italian filmmaker named Paolo Virz. The Leisure Seeker stars two great actors - Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland - who go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call "The Leisure Seeker" as a runaway couple. The film's cast includes Christian McKay, Janel Moloney, and Kirsty Mitchell. The emotional side of the story is that Sutherland's character is losing his memory as they get older, and this may be the last vacation they'll remember together. It received mostly bad reviews at festivals, but looks like it might appeal to a few folks.

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Full Trailer for Harlem Crime Saga 'Honor Up' Directed by Damon Dash

Honor Up Trailer

"We don't do this for our first name, we do this for our last name!" Honor up! Lionsgate has released the official trailer for a crime saga film titled Honor Up, the latest film from writer/director Damon Dash (of Paper Soldiers, Death of a Dynasty), which is executive produced by Kanye West. Damon Dash also stars as OG, a drug lord's lieutenant from Harlem who is trying to maintain the code of honor protect the family within his unruly crew after a Harlem shootout. The full cast includes Stacey Dash, Cameron Giles, John Ancrum, Daniel Jenkins, Smoke DZA, Murda Mook, and Blackface. This looks like a gritty crime drama about staying true to your family, protecting your friends, and never ever snitchin'. See below.

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Daniel Radcliffe Plays a Pilot in First Official Trailer for 'Beast of Burden'

Beast of Burden Trailer

"This isn't the plan! They re-routed me" Momentum has unveiled a trailer for an indie drug thriller titled Beast of Burden, from Swedish filmmaker Jesper Ganslandt. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as a pilot who must deliver an illegal cargo of cocaine across the US-Mexico border for his final run as a smuggler to save his wife. Most of the film takes place in the cockpit following Radcliffe as he flies his Cessna across the border. The cast includes Grace Gummer, Pablo Schreiber and Rene Willett. This seems like it has some intense action scenes, with drones, helicopters, and guns. Crazy. Worth a look because it is so unique.

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Sundance 2018: The 10 Most Anticipated Films I Can't Wait to See There

Sundance 2018

Back to Sundance we go for another year of discovery. What's on the line-up this year? Out of the 110+ films showing at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, I've chosen 10 that I'm looking forward to seeing the most. To keep things well balanced, I've chosen 5 feature films and 5 documentaries from the line-up. There are so many films playing at the fest, and so many I'll end up seeing (30+), that this is a quick list to get everyone acquainted with some of the work premiering in 2018 (I just want to go see everything). There are new films from great filmmakers like Desiree Akhavan and Reed Morano, and docs about Robin Williams and Fred Rogers, and many other films. You never know what will good or bad, but here's my first few picks for 2018.

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Teaser Trailer for Korean Superpowers Action Comedy 'Psychokinesis'

Psychokinesis Trailer

"Suddenly you have a supernatural power!" An international trailer has arrived online for a new Korean action film titled Psychokinesis, the latest feature from the director of the acclaimed zombie feature Train to Busan. Sang-ho Yeon directs this new dark comedy film about a father who ties to save his daughter after discovering he has superpowers. The cast includes Seung-ryong Ryu as the father, and Eun-kyung Shim as his daughter Roo-mi, along with Yu-mi Jung, Do-yoon Kim, and Yeong-gi Jeong. This is just the first trailer, but it does have some cool footage in it. I quite like the mix of comedy and action, seems like it's going to be very fun to watch. Hopefully it arrives over here sooner than later, as I want to see this already.

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Nick Robinson in Second Trailer for Gay Coming-of-Age 'Love, Simon'

Love, Simon Trailer

"Disclaimer: this is about to get romantic as F." 20th Century Fox has debuted the second official trailer for a movie titled Love, Simon, in theaters this March. This is one of the first gay coming-of-age films about the life of high schooler who has yet to tell his family or friends he's gay and he doesn't actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he's fallen for online. And it looks great! No really, check this out you may be surprised. Starring young actor Nick Robinson (from Jurassic World and The Kings of Summer) as Simon. Also starring Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Miles Heizer, Keiynan Lonsdale, Logan Miller, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, and Tony Hale. This looks very charming and entertaining, better than I was expecting, and I'm seriously looking forward to it. Have fun.

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Trailer for 'Genesis 2.0' Sundance Doc About Hunting Mammoth Tusks

Genesis 2.0 Doc Trailer

"In the quest for life, there is nowhere man will not go." The first full trailer has debuted online for a new documentary film titled Genesis 2.0, which is premiering at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival this month. Made by Swiss filmmaker Christian Frei and Russian filmmaker Maxim Arbugaev, the film profiles the "gold rush" happening in Siberia right now - scavengers in the cold who hunt for mammoth tusks (prized in the Chinese art market). Not only do they go into Siberia to understand how these communities of hunters work, but it also goes beyond to explore next step: resurrecting the mammoth is a first manifestation of the next great technological revolution. "Man becomes Creator. Genesis two point zero." That's where the title comes from. This seems like a captivating, mind-expanding documentary that examines "life" itself. Dig in.

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First Trailer for Netflix Doc 'Seeing Allred' About Activist Gloria Allred

Seeing Allred Doc Trailer

"There is a war on women Women depend on me to be strong." Netflix has debuted the first trailer for a documentary titled Seeing Allred, premiering at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival this month. Directed by doc filmmakers Sophie Sartain & Roberta Grossman, the film profiles activist and women's rights attorney Gloria Allred, who has become even more prominent in the last few years with so many high profile sexual assault cases. The doc features key interviews with Gloria Steinem, Don Lemon, Alan Dershowitz, Allred's daughter Lisa Bloom and many others. Seeing Allred is described as "a portrait of a woman everyone thinks they know, at a time when women need her the most." This looks like a powerful, timely, very important film that goes beyond just profiling the life of a candid activist, by also holding up a mirror to society today.

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Official Trailer for Fascinating German Documentary Film 'He She I'

He She I Trailer

"I'm the only link between my parents." An official trailer is available online for a German documentary film titled He She I, or just Er Sie Ich in German, made by the very talented filmmaker Carlotta Kittel. This fascinating documentary is about two parents, and former lovers, who chat about their experiences together from their past. Here's the concept - each person (they haven't seen or talked to each other in over 20 years) was interviewed individually about their romance and the child they had together. Then, a year or so later, the other person's interview was shown to the opposite person - and that interview was also taped as they discuss thoughts on what the other person was saying. It's a painfully honest, sometimes amusing look at how everyone tells a different story - and how everyone's experiences are unique, even time spent together. I had a chance to see this film and I think about it often, a very impressive, emotional, unique doc.

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