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First Trailer for Brett Morgen's Doc 'Jane' Tells the Story of Jane Goodall

Jane Doc Trailer

"The more I learned, the more I realized how like us they were." National Geographic has unveiled the first official trailer for the documentary titled Jane, telling the story of famous animal lover and animal rights activist Jane Goodall. Made by the same filmmaker behind the doc Cobain: Montage of Heck, Jane features a "trove of unseen footage" from Goodall's life, including recently discovered 16mm footage of her first adventures into the world of chimpanzees in 1962. The film also features a triumphant score by the legendary Phillip Glass, which is kind of wonderful and makes this even more epic. It's really lovely to see all the old footage of a very young Goodall, this looks like an rousing look back at this extraordinary woman.

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Eva Green in International Trailer for Polanski's 'Based on a True Story'

Based on a True Story Trailer

"You're in danger carrying this trust" An official international trailer from France has debuted for the latest Roman Polanski drama titled Based on a True Story, which first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this year. Most of the reviews were mixed to negative, despite two great performances, the story is redundant and bland and the film never amounts to much. Based on a True Story is about a famous writer, played by Emmanuelle Seigner, going through a tough time who hires a ghost writer to help her with her work. However, it turns out "L", played by Eva Green, is more of an obsessive admirer who actually has an ulterior motive. The full cast includes Vincent Perez, Damien Bonnard, Dominique Pinon, Nomie Lvovsky, and Camille Chamoux. This is worth watching just for Eva Green, but that's about all I can say.

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Official Festival Trailer for Psychedelic Horror Mystery 'The Crescent'

The Crescent Trailer

Let the drugs kick in, then watch this. An official trailer is available for a psychedelic horror mystery film titled The Crescent that played at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this month. The Crescent is a new film from director Seth A. Smith (Lowlife), about a mother and her son who go to a beachfront summer home in hopes of healing after an unexpected death in the family. Once there, some totally weird things start to happen (or so it seems). There's some very abstract, mesmerizing, trippy footage in this trailer but it's hard to make any sense of it without seeing the film. The cast includes Danika Vandersteen, Britt Loder, Andrew Gillis, Woodrow Graves, & Terrance Murray. I'm not sure what to make of this. Take a look.

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Fantastic Fest Review: Joachim Trier's Gripping & Unnerving 'Thelma'

Thelma Review

Norwegian filmmaker Joachim Trier is an artist whose works are always delivered with a healthy dose of message. With Oslo, August 31st (2011) and Louder than Bombs (2015), the filmmaker broke onto the scene ready to force the viewers of his films into deep reflection and meticulous thought. It's no surprise that Trier's latest film, Thelma, comes with that same level of analysis but with an increasingly engaging, sci-fi/horror tale to go along with it. Thelma is a slow burn film, but what starts out as a low simmer eventually builds into a rolling boil, all of which is presented to the viewer with outstanding execution. It's the kind of horror story that keeps the viewer's skills of dissection at work long after the film is over.

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Teaser Trailer for Horror Musical Comedy 'Anna and the Apocalypse'

Anna and the Apocalypse Trailer

"Oh the weather outside is frightful" Blazing Griffin has unveiled the very first teaser trailer for a horror comedy titled Anna and the Apocalypse, which is basically a zombie Christmas musical. Yeah, you read that right, this is one of the very few, rare horror musicals and it looks kind of awesome. Here's the plot: a girl and her friends must fight - and sing - their way through a zombie invasion to reach the supposed safety of their school, not knowing if their parents and friends will still be alive when they get there. Starring Ella Hunt as Anna, plus Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux, Ben Wiggins, Marli Siu, and Mark Benton. This looks bloody, and bloody brilliant, and I can't wait to see it. From the looks of it, this could be one of the best zombie films since Shaun of the Dead. Here's to hoping it turns out superb.

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Review: Vaughn's 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' is James Bond on Crank

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Review

Based on the acclaimed comic book by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar, 2015's Kingsman: The Secret Service was a crass, tongue-in-cheek tribute to the spy films of the '60s and '70s. Co-written and directed by English filmmaker Matthew Vaughn (of Layer Cake, Stardust, Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class), the stylish and subversive send-up became the filmmaker's most commercially successful film to date. Enter the highly anticipated sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, a movie so overblown and preposterous that it feels less like On Her Majesty's Secret Service and more like the deranged lovechild of Austin Powers and Crank.

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James Corden Voices Peter Rabbit in First 'Peter Rabbit' Movie Trailer

Peter Rabbit Trailer

"This is only the beginning." Sony has finally debuted the first official trailer for Will Gluck's Peter Rabbit movie, a hybrid CGI family comedy about the lovable rabbit rascal who messes with Mr. McGregor. Peter Rabbit is voiced by James Corden, and the triplets Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail, are voiced by Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley. The human cast includes Domhnall Gleeson as Mr. McGregor, plus Rose Byrne. This teaser trailer doesn't show much besides a bunch of animals partying inside of Mr. McGregor's house, which is kind of odd, but hopefully there's a good story to this rather than wacky humor left and right. Also, is it just me, or does Corden's voice not really fit Peter Rabbit? Have fun.

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Visit Our Frozen Future in Sci-Fi Action '2307: Winter's Dream' Trailer

2307: Winter's Dream Trailer

"The ice humbles all, it reveals our limitations, our weaknesses, our human-ness." Vertical Entertainment has unveiled an official trailer for a sci-fi action film titled 2307: Winter's Dream, set (obviously enough) in the year 2307 during a new ice age. The plot in this is a bit weird - scientists bio-engineered Humanoids that possess great strength, speed, and tolerance to extreme cold. When one of these humanoids escapes and threatens to lead a rebellion, an elite team of soldiers is sent to hunt him down. This seems to be much more about the gritty action and nefarious characters than the futuristic time it takes place. 2307: Winter's Dream stars Paul Sidhu, Branden Coles, Arielle Holmes, Kelcey Watson, Anne-Solenne Hatte, Timothy Lee DePriest, and Stormi Henley. This looks like it might be okay, but I'm not excited. You?

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Netflix's Full-Length Trailer for Baumbach's 'The Meyerowitz Stories'

The Meyerowitz Stories Trailer

"It'll be nice to spend time with dad, I didn't get a lot of time with him growing up." Netflix has debuted the full-length trailer for Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories (New & Selected), which arrives on Netflix next month. This is Baumbach's new familial drama that first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this year. This quaint indie dramedy is about three siblings who reconnect and come together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father. Dustin Hoffman plays the father, a sculptor who has always been the dominant member of the family. Emma Thompson stars as his wife, and the siblings are played by Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, and Elizabeth Marvel. I did not care for this film when I saw it in Cannes, but others may still enjoy it. This trailer plays up some of the more absurd, comedic moments.

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Two More Trailers for Jake Kasdan's 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle'

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Trailer

"We have to work together!" Sony has revealed two more official trailers (US + international) for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which hits theaters in December just in time for the holidays. This new brand big screen take on the Jumanji board game stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan as glorified "avatar" versions of high school kids sucked into this game world. It also stars Nick Jonas, Alex Wolff, Rhys Darby, Madison Iseman, and Bobby Cannavale. As we all know, the twist in this is that it's now a video game not a board game, and the "adult" characters are just different versions of the teenagers stuck inside the game. This trailer is definitely action-packed and wild, but I have a feeling this is going to be way too cheesy to really enjoy it. As usual, the international trailer is much better.

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First Trailer for Drama 'The Light of The Moon' with Stephanie Beatriz

The Light of The Moon Trailer

"How about you let me decide how I feel!" Imagination has released an official trailer for an indie drama titled The Light of The Moon, about a New York City woman dealing with the emotional turmoil of being sexually assaulted. Stephanie Beatriz stars as a "young and successful" Latina architect who is assaulted, but fights to regain normalcy and control of her life. But unfortunately she can't get back to her old life, which causes problems in her own relationship with her boyfriend and forces her to confront her own self-blame. The cast includes Michael Stahl-David, Conrad Ricamora, Cindy Cheung, Susan Heyward, and Catherine Curtin. This first premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and will play at a few other fests this fall before hitting theaters. It definitely seems powerful and emotionally challenging, take a look below.

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John Cusack is an Angry Sniper in Action Thriller 'Blood Money' Trailer

Blood Money Trailer

"What did you do to get this money?" Saban Films has launched the trailer for a new action thriller titled Blood Money, from horror filmmaker Lucky McKee. This film seems like it's straight out of the 90s, with John Cusack in a lead role as a white collar criminal who tries to retrieve his cash, but three kids pick it up first. Cusack gets all crazy on them, bringing a sniper rifle along to make sure he gets his money. The rest of the cast includes Ellar Coltrane, Willa Fitzgerald, Jacob Artist, and Ned Bellamy. This looks pretty awful, without much going on besides petty greed. Might be okay for a late night watch, but I'm not too sure.

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Official Full-Length Trailer for Todd Haynes' Delightful 'Wonderstruck'

Wonderstruck Trailer

"Why did my father have this book?" Amazon + Roadside have debuted the new full-length official trailer for Todd Haynes' charming film Wonderstruck, which first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. The film tells two different stories set 50 years apart, following two kids who venture into New York City. One of them is a deaf girl who escapes home and tries to find her mom. The other is a young deaf boy who escapes home in search of a room at the Natural History Museum. Millicent Simmonds stars as Rose, and Oakes Fegley (from Pete's Dragon) stars as Ben. The cast includes Julianne Moore, Cory Michael Smith, James Urbaniak, Damian Young, and Lauren Ridloff. I recommend this film for the concept alone (two intertwining stories of deaf kids) but also because it is lovely. It's not my favorite, but it's pretty good.

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