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First Trailer for THE BUTLER Starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, and Many More

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

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Below is the first trailer for director Lee Daniels’ (Precious, The Paperboy) “based on a true story” drama The Butler.  The film stars Forrest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, a butler who served at the White House from 1952 to 1986. The trailer is full of familiar faces and plays as some serious awards bait.  It certainly looks interesting and seeing Alan Rickman as Reagan was a pleasant surprise.

The film also stars Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Mariah Carey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Minka Kelly, Lenny Kravitz, Melissa Leo, James Marsden, Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Redgrave, Liev Schreiber, and Robin Williams.

The Butler opens on October 18th.

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‘The Hunger Games’ Trailer

Monday, November 14th, 2011

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Here’s the first full length trailer for the adaptation of The Hunger Games, the first novel in Suzanne Collins’ futuristic story about teenagers chosen by lottery to fight to the death as representatives of their local district. Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth are the young leads in the film.  You will have to excuse me from my lack of knowledge on just what The Hunger Games is.  I had never heard of it until a few months back when MTV had a fit over the upcoming movie because of some image of a girl with a bow and arrow.  That might mean a lot more to you guys, but it all felt like another tween franchise is headed our way.

Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister’s place for the latest match.

The Hunger Games will be released on March 23, watch the trailer below:

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Review: Precious (2009)

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

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It’s not the best time to have at the movies this year, but it’s one of the best films you will see.  Precious is a hard kick to the gut – with such gritty realism, the movie plays out with relentless torture.  Torture for the characters and the audience.  Most dramatic undertakings in any year of filmmaking will at least try and provide people with a final feeling of relief and warmth.  This is not one of those movies, nor should it be.  The movie is honest and emotionally charged, and you can’t find that these days from a lot of other movies who tend to take the high road and please the soul instead of challenging it.

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Thursday, November 19th, 2009
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It’s been some time since I first watched the trailer for Precious.  I enjoyed it a lot, but couldn’t really put it to words for the site.  Not like New Moon, in that case I just don’t want to talk about it because it looks rubbish.  Anyways, here is the latest poster (reminded me of the Taken poster) and original trailer (after jump) for the movie that has been gaining ground in limited release (making double the per-theater gross of 2012 last week in fewer than 200 theaters).  The cast is also in talks for awards from all over the house; Mariah Carey, Mo’Nique and star Gabourey Sidibe are all taking in the praise these days.

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