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James Wan definitely has one sick mind. The 39-year-old Malaysian-born director has delivered some of the most frightening movies in the past decade including Insidious, The Conjuring and Saw. Dude certainly knows his horror films. He’s back and based on the trailer, it’s gonna scare the sh** out of you like his other offerings.

Lights Out tells the tale of an unknown entity that lurks in the dark. Wan co-produced the film but handed over directing duties to David F. Sandberg. The movie marks his directorial debut.

Lights Out Synopsis

When Rebecca (Teresa Palmer) left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out… and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that had once tested her sanity and threatened her safety. A frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to their mother, Sophie (Mario Bello), has reemerged.

But this time, as Rebecca gets closer to unlocking the truth, there is no denying that all their lives are in danger…once the lights go out. If might find yourself sleeping with the lights on after watching the film.

Lights Out terrifies moviegoers starting July 22. Check out the trailer below.

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I love a highbrow art film as much as the next guy, but what I secretly love to watch are Jason Statham movies. What can I say? His mindless action flicks are a guilty pleasure.

Five years after The Mechanic, the 48-year-old actor reprises his role of Arthur Bishop, a professional assassin. He’s no longer a contract killer, but when his lady love, played by Jessica Alba, is kidnapped he comes out of retirement. In order to save her, he must complete three impossible assassinations. I have a feeling Alba is up to no good.

Mechanic: Resurrection Synopsis

Arthur Bishop [Jason Statham] returns as the Mechanic in the sequel to the 2011 action thriller. When the deceitful actions of a cunning but beautiful woman force him to return to the life he left behind, Bishop’s life is once again in danger as he has to complete an impossible list of assassinations of the most dangerous men in the world. In theaters August 26, 2016.

Michelle Yeoh and Tommy Lee Jones round out the cast. Mechanic: Resurrection, which was filmed in Thailand, infiltrates theaters on August 26. Check out the official trailer below.

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I may not be afraid of no ghosts but this cover frightens me. If the studio thought the backlash over the first trailer was bad, they haven’t seen anything yet. This rock cover of the classic “Ghostbusters” theme song is an abomination. Definitely no bueno.

While I do adore Fall Out Boy, I’m shocked they received the call to record the theme song. Given that it’s an all-female reboot, I would’ve expected a girl group or even a star-studded roster of female musicians to score the gig. Sure, Missy Elliott adds some estrogen but her rap interlude is clunky at best. Not only does the reboot deserve better, but do so fans.

Give “Ghostbusters (I’m Not Afraid)” a listen below. Be prepared to be disappointed.

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With only a month left before Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley serve up some major fabulousness as Edina and Patsy, promotion has kicked into high gear. The movie studio uploaded several clips to promote the highly-anticipated film.

Two are behind-the-scenes featurettes which describe the making of the film and all the recognizable cameos lined up. The others are actual clips from the movie, including an amusing models dream sequence featuring Kate Moss and others professing their love and adoration for Edina.

Movie Synopsis

Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy (Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie sashays into theaters on July 22. Check out all the clips below.

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I was so bummed when HBO’s Looking was not renewed for a third season. The acting, characters, storyline, music… it was perfect. As a gay man in my early 30’s living in a city, it was much more relatable to me than any other gay characters on television at the moment. Thankfully, we at least get a movie to wrap things up and it’s coming out as an HBO Special on Saturday, July 23rd.

Setting the scene for where the film picks up, Patrick (Jonathan Groff) is back in San Francisco after spending some time in Colorado. Upon his return, he realizes he still needs to figure out his love life… and whether that involves Richie (Raúl Castillo) or Kevin (Russell Tovey) I have no idea. Meanwhile, Agustín (Frankie J. Alvarez) is about to commit to Eddie (Daniel Franzese) but he’s terrified that he’ll hurt him in the end. Dom (Murray Bartlett) and Doris (Lauren Weedman) are in the trailer as well, but not much is revealed about what’s going on with those characters.

Check out the trailer below!

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During World War II, SS General Reinhard Heydrich was a high ranking German Nazi official (third in command after Hitler and Himmler) who was one of the main architects of the Holocaust.

In this new film based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Antropoid, director Sean Ellis tells the story of two soldiers from the Czechoslovakian army-in-exile, Josef Gab?ík (Cillian Murphy) and Jan Kubiš (Jamie Dornan) who were tasked with the mission is to assassinate General Reinhard Heydrich. After they are parachuted into their occupied homeland of Prague in 1941, with limited intelligence and equipment, they must find a way to follow through with this incredibly risky mission.

The film hits theatres on August 12, 2016. Check out the trailer below.

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This isn’t your typical biopic subject. William Francis Lee III, better known as Bill “Spaceman” Lee, was equally known for his antics on and off the field.

As a ball player, he was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame as the team’s record-holder for most games pitched by a left-hander (321) and the third-highest win total (94) by a Red Sox southpaw. He was also memorable for his use of the Leephus pitch, a personalized variation of the eephus pitch.

Off the field, his counterculture behavior, including speaking in defense of Maoist China, population control, pro marijuana use and supporting Greenpeace made him stand out. And that’s just the tip of the irreverent iceberg.

Though his professional career ended in 1982 when the Montreal Expos released him, he’s still playing for the San Rafael Pacifics of the independent North American League at age 65. Definitely an interesting life.

Josh Duhamel plays the former MLB pitcher. The film, based on Lee’s autobiography The Wrong Stuff, follows his life following his release by the Expos. Spaceman lifts off August 19. Check out the trailer below.

Spaceman Movie Synopsis

From the executive producer of ‘Bull Durham’ and ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ comes SPACEMAN, the mostly-true story of former all-star MLB pitcher Bill ‘Spaceman’ Lee. In the twilight of a long career as one of baseball’s all-time great eccentrics, Lee (Josh Duhamel) is cut from the Montreal Expos in 1982. Though Lee finds himself blackballed by the rest of the league for his outspoken politics (his views being “somewhere to left of Che Guevara”) and notoriously enthusiastic drug use, he refuses to quit the game. As of 2016, he still hasn’t.

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He first took us to church with his debut single and now Hozier is back to deliver a new track that will have us worshiping his deep rich baritone voice all over again.

Better Love,” like his breakout single “Take Me To Church,” is another anthemic indie rock soul-infused number. It serves as the theme song for the upcoming film, The Legend of Tarzan. By the time awards season arrives, I have a strong feeling the 26-year-old Irish singer might be in contention for an Oscar for Best Original Song. It’s lush and cinematic, exactly what the Academy loves.

Check out the music video below which features footage from the film interspersed with Hozier tickling the ivories.

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