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At first glance, Homefront looks like your average Jason Statham film. You know what I’m talking about. Insert bad guy. Film a few fight scenes. Add a brooding Statham to the mix. He definitely has a niche. While his films have that typical formula, his latest is much more than that.

What makes Homefront different is the solid crew working in front and behind the cameras. Gary Fleder directs the film, whose previous outstanding work include Don’t Say A Word (Michael Douglas) and Runaway Jury (Rachel Weisz). Adapting the script is none other than Slyvester Stallone. You might laugh but remember, he earned an Oscar writing nomination for Rocky. Joining Statham on screen are Kate Bosworth, Winona Ryder, Mischa Barton, Vincent D’Onofrio and James Franco. If Franco is on board, you know the script isn’t half bad.

Homefront is based on Chuck Logan’s novel of the same name. Statham plays a low level DEA agent who sees his quiet family life turned upside down when his daughter engages in a little playground fight. Turns out the kid she beats up has a father who belongs to a group of drug traffickers lead by Franco. Homefront is scheduled to hit theaters on November 27. Check out the trailer below.

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On the heels of its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, a new trailer for August: Osage County has surfaced. Not surprisingly, the buzz coming from TIFF is all about Meryl Streep’s performance. Is she headed for another Oscar? Reportedly, The Weinstein Company planned to campaign for her in the Best Supporting Actress category, while Julia Roberts received the Best Actress push. Now, it seems Harvey Weinstein has flipped the script and reversed the two ladies. After seeing the trailer, you can see why it’s all about Streep… once again.

August: Osage County is based on Tracy Letts’ play of the same name. The film revolves around a family coming together after a family death. To say they’re a dysfunctional unit would be putting it mildly. Streep plays a pill-popping sharp-tongued curmudgeon suffering from cancer. Based on that description alone, you just know she’s going to be the scene-stealer of the group.

Joining Streep are Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Dermot Mulroney and of course Roberts. August: Osage County is directed by John Wells and scheduled to hit theaters in limited release on December 25. Check out the trailer below.

Side note: Mulroney and Roberts together once again. It’s a My Best Friend’s Wedding reunion. Where’s Cameron Diaz?
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Before Susan Boyle wowed the world with her Britain’s Got Talent audition, there was Paul Potts. The Carphone Warehouse store manager stunned Simon Cowell and the UK with his amazing operatic voice. With his dodgy teeth and quiet demeanor, no one expected such talent. Potts ended up winning the inaugural season of the talent competition. Cowell in collaboration with The Weinstein Company are telling his rise to fame in an upcoming movie titled One Chance.

The Devil Wears Prada director David Frenkel helms the project with Tony winner James Corden stepping in to play Potts. Also starring in the film are Julie Walters, Colm Meaney, Alexandra Roach and Mackensie Crook. I’m sure if this film is a success, expect more biopics of other winners from Simon’s numerous reality shows. Check out the trailer below.

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Robocop Remake Releases First Movie Trailer

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Hands up for those who are frustrated that Hollywood keeps approving remakes instead of coming up with original concepts? I used to be up for them but none in recent memory have matched their predecessors. Red Dawn, Conan The Barbarian, Fame, Total Recall have all disappointed. The only one I can think of that was half decent was Footloose. Keep in mind, reboots like The Dark Knight and Man of Steel are fine by me. That is, if they’re done correctly.

Robocop is the latest 80s rehash to get an update. If memory serves me correctly, the original wasn’t anything to write home about. I remember watching it but can’t recall a single thing. The only thing I remember is that he was half cop and half robot. In all honesty, anyone can figure that out simply from the title.

In the 2014 remake, Joel Kinnaman plays the titular role. The year is now 2028. His co-stars include Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Jay Baruchel and Jackie Earle Haley. Taking over directing duties is José Padilha. This marks the Brazilian director’s first English big budget film. Robocop is scheduled to invade theaters on February 7, 2014. Check out the trailer below.

Movie Plot (Wikipedia)

In 2028, multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father and honest cop doing his best to fight crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured while on duty, OmniCorp utilize their knowledge in robotics to save Murphy’s life. Murphy returns to the streets of his city with new abilities and issues a regular man has never had to face before.

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Reportedly, when the first teasers of Gravity hit theaters, audiences chuckled. As each new video from the Alfonso Cuaron has been released, the outer space flick has looked better and better. The film made it’s debut recently at the 70th Venice International Film Festival to resounding rave reviews. James Cameron told Variety it’s “the best space film ever done.” Coming from the man who brought us Titanic and Avatar, that’s pretty impressive.

Warner Bros. just unveiled the longest look yet for Gravity. In the two-minute long clip, it’s all about Sandra Bullock hurling through space. Naturally, she’s frantic even though George Clooney tries to calm her down through some sort of hearing device. I’m so curious to know what the entire movie plot is. Surely, it can’t just be Bullock panicking as she’s lost in space. Check out the new trailer below. Gravity hits theaters on October 4.

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When I first saw the movie still of Zac Efron shirtless, I was already sold on Neighbors. As it turns out, the movie actually looks pretty hilarious based on the film’s first red band trailer.

Directed by Nick Stoller, the man behind Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him to the Greek, Neighbors finds Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne playing a married couple living happily in their quiet suburban neighborhood. That is until Efron along with his frat brothers including Dave Franco move in right beside them. What ensues is an outrageous feud between the two neighbors. Rogen and Efron pull out every prank in the book to one up the other. The car air bag scene will have you laughing.

Neighbors arrives in North American theaters in May 2014. Jake Johnson, Lisa Kudrow, and Halston Sage also star in the film. Check out the trailer below, along with a TV spot featuring Rogen and a shirtless Efron.

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To be fair, it’s more like Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion meets Drop Dead Gorgeous with a little Clueless mixed in courtesy of Alicia Silverstone who plays a beauty queen mean girl in the upcoming comedy. I just adore her.

Ass Backwards first premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The buddy flick stars June Diane Raphael (Burning Love) and Casey Wilson (Happy Endings). That’s right Penny Hearts lives ;) The two play loveable losers Kate and Chloe who came dead last at a beauty pageant as kids. Their past humiliations at the pageant remain long forgotten until they receive an invitation to the pageant’s milestone anniversary celebration. With the unpleasant memories flooding back, Kate and Chloe decide to redeem themselves and take a roadtrip back to their hometown and win the elusive crown.

Based on the trailer, Ass Backwards promises to provide lots of silly fun. The clueless pair’s hijinks will have you in stitches. The telephone booth scene at the end of the clip is priceless. If you’re looking for some eye candy, that sexy Brian Geraghty channels some serious early Brad Pitt hotness to this Thelma and Louise duo. Check out the trailer below. Ass Backwards is available on iTunes on September 30 and hits theaters November 8.

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Remember when Matthew McConaughey lost all that weight for a movie role? The first trailer for Dallas Buyers Club has finally made its debut. The film, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, makes its worldwide premiere early next month at the Toronto International Film Festival.

In Dallas Buyers Club, McConaughey portrays a real-life cowboy named Ron Woodroof. In 1985, Woodroof was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. After being shunned by friends, the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies, he took the fight against the virus into his own hands. Along with Rayon, an HIV positive transsexual woman played by Jared Leto, the two smuggled non-toxic alternative treatments from all over the world through both legal and illegal means by way of a “buyers club” for fellow HIV-positive people.

Originally, the film was supposed to hit theaters on December 6, but has been pushed up to November 1 to avoid the glut of Oscar-bait films being released in December. Check out the first trailer below.

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