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Some call him a visionary. Some call him a traitor. Whatever your thoughts are about Julian Assange, there’s no denying his story makes for a riveting film. The Fifth Estate follows the founding of WikiLeaks and its rise to notoriety from the viewpoint of Assange’s colleague, Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) who left the organization in 2010 after a public falling-out with Assange. The true-life thriller shows Assange’s efforts to expose banking malfeasance and government secrets made possible by a group of well-connected hacker journalists and whistleblowers.

Stepping into the lead role is Benedict Cumberbatch. The British actor truly is a chameleon. From Sherlock Holmes to Star Trek’s Khan and everything in between, the 36-year-old Brit proves he can pull off any part. Based on the trailer alone, Benedict is quite believable as Assange.

Rounding out the cast in the Bill Condon-directed film are Laura Linney, Stanley Tucci, David Thewlis, Peter Capaldi, Dan Stevens and Alicia Vikander. The film is based partly on Domscheit-Berg’s book, Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website, as well as the title WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy. The Fifth Estate opens on October 11, 2013. Check out the trailer below.

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Today is the big day, with the 2013 Oscars taking place after all of the usual insane buildup. One of the awards you won’t see awarded at the Oscars will be for “Best Handjob,” which had many contenders this year. Seriously, I didn’t realize how many handjobs there were in some of the top films this year.

In this video by Funny Or Die, Sandra Bullock presents the nominees for “Best Hand Job in a Leading Role.” The nominees include Amy Adams (jerking off Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master), Laura Linney (jerking off Bill Murray in Hyde Park On Hudson), Kristen Stewart (jerking off two guys at once in On The Road), and Joaquin Phoenix in The Master (or shall we say … The Masterbater).

Watch the funny video below to see the naughty scenes and find out who wins. The best part is the reaction faces of the actors after their scene is played.

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A new trailer starring Tobey Maguire and Elizabeth Banks for a film called The Details has just been released and we’ve got your first look at the comedy below.

Maguire and Banks play a struggling married couple who are struggling with issues like infidelity and whether or not they should stay married. Things reach a whole new level when some uninvited ravenous raccoons are burrowing under the sod in their back yard. The two have a disagreement over how to get rid of them, and this leads two a chain reaction of unfortunate situations. Seriously, it looks like one major disaster after another.

The film doesn’t have a release date yet, but when it comes out I’ll certainly check it out. It also stars Laura Linney, Dennis Haysbert, Ray Liotta, and Kerry Washington. Check out the trailer below.

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This is no “Ghostbusters” or “What About Bob” movie. Bill Murray takes on a more serious role, playing President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) in a new film (based on true events) called ‘Hyde Park On Hudson‘. The first trailer for the film has just debuted and we’ve got your first look.

In June 1939, FDR and his wife Eleanor (Olivia Williams) host the King and Queen of England (Samuel West, Olivia Colman) for a weekend at the Roosevelt home at Hyde Park on Hudson, in upstate New York. This marks the first-ever visit of a reigning English monarch to America.

At this time, Britain is about to go to war with Germany they are looking to FDR for support. Things don’t go as expected when the Brits encounter the complexities of FDR’s domestic establishment, with his wife, mother, and mistresses all conspiring to make the royal weekend an unforgettable one. The story is told from the perspective of Daisy (Laura Linney), Franklin’s distant cousin, neighbor, and intimate. Through her eyes we see how one incredible weekend affects the relationship between two great nations, as well as a deeper understanding of the mysteries of love and friendship… and all that jazz. The film debuts on December 7, which is a popular time frame for films with an Oscar buzz. Check out the trailer below!

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