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On the Road (Trailer)

On the Road (Trailer)

A movie adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s Beat Generation novel, based on his road trip across the US in 1947. Executive produced by Francis Ford Coppola and directed by Walter Salles.

The Snowtown Murders (Trailer)

The Snowtown Murders (Trailer)

Justin Kurzel’s dark film sounds like an episode of Dexter, but in 1999, barrels of human remains were found in Snowtown, Australia – truly the result of four self-appointed vigilante serial killers.

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We Need to Talk About Kevin

We Need to Talk About Kevin

Based on the best-selling novel by Lionel Shriver, We Need to Talk About Kevin is about a mother trying to cope with “the increasing malevolence” of her son. Starring Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly.

Detachment (Trailer)

Detachment (Trailer)

Adrien Brody plays a teacher who refuses to form bonds with people. He realizes that like his students, he is in need of guidance as well. Directed by Tony Kaye (American History X).

The Front Line (Trailer)

The Front Line (Trailer)

An Oscar hopeful for Best Foreign Language Film, about a battle right before the ceasefire shortly before the end of the Korean War with the threat of betrayal looming on the South Korean side.

The Dark Knight Rises (Trailer)

The Dark Knight Rises (Trailer)

Christopher Nolan wrote and directed the epic conclusion in The Dark Knight series; Batman returns from deep undercover when terrorists threaten Gotham City. (Thanks everyone!)

King of Devil’s Island (Trailer)

King of Devil’s Island (Trailer)

In 1915 Norway, a teenager accused of murder is sent to a remote ice-bound island reform school, and plots revenge against the cruel director in Marius Holst’s coldly intense King of Devil’s Island.

Being Flynn (Trailer)

Being Flynn (Trailer)

Two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro and Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine) play estranged father and son in this adaptation of Nick Flynn’s memoir. Directed by Paul Weitz (About a Boy).

Coriolanus (Trailer)

Coriolanus (Trailer)

Ralph Fiennes makes his directorial debut in this updated take on Shakespeare’s play about a Roman General who allies with his sworn enemy to take revenge on the city after he is banished.

The Son of No One (Trailer)

The Son of No One (Trailer)

Channing Tatum stars as a young cop assigned to a precinct in the neighborhood where he grew up, while an old secret threatens to destroy his life and family in Dito Montiel’s The Son of No One.

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

A brilliant young boy searches for the lock that fits the key left by his father killed on 9/11. This one has Oscar written all over it – assuming the movie’s as good as the trailer.

A Dangerous Method (Trailer)

A Dangerous Method (Trailer)

A young Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) finds himself at odds with his mentor Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen), when both men fall in love with one of Jung’s patients (Kiera Knightley).

The Rum Diary (Trailer)

The Rum Diary (Trailer)

Johnny Depp plays an itinerant Eisenhower-era journalist who travels to Puerto Rico, where he becomes obsessed with the drink of pirates and a woman in Bruce Robinson’s The Rum Diary.

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Dexter Season 6 (Trailer)

Dexter Season 6 (Trailer)

Looks like Dexter may see the light in the upcoming season 6; he crosses paths with a delusional religious zealot who draws him into a dangerous game. Yikes. (Thanks Hannah!)

Machine Gun Preacher

Machine Gun Preacher

Marc Forster’s Machine Gun Preacher is the true story of a former drug-dealing criminal and his extraordinary transformation to become the savior of hundreds of kidnapped and orphaned children.

In Time (Trailer)

In Time (Trailer)

A young man must figure out a way to bring down a system where time is money – literally – and is forced to go on the run from a corrupt police force known as time keepers, in Andrew Niccol’s In Time.

Boardwalk Empire: Season 2

Boardwalk Empire: Season 2

(NSFW: Language) We were glued to our sets for season one, so even a minute-long tease for the show’s second outing has us dying to see just who Nucky Thompson plans on ruining this fall.

The Last Circus (Trailer)

The Last Circus (Trailer)

Cementing our feelings that all clowns are creepy, this Spanish film tells of a circus clown whose tragic life turns him into a violent man – and the epic battle between Happy Clown and Sad Clown.

The Devil’s Double (Trailer)

The Devil’s Double (Trailer)

Based on a true story, this visceral picture takes us inside 1987 Iraq, as Saddam Hussein forces an army lieutenant to assume the role of body double to Saddam’s violent (douchebag) son, Uday.

Anonymous (Trailer)

Anonymous (Trailer)

The same week Sony was hacked by a group with the same name, they’ve taken wraps off of Roland Emmerich’s Anonymous, a drama featuring a conspiracy of Shakespearean proportions.

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Another Earth (Trailer)

Another Earth (Trailer)

Director Mike Cahill’s allegorical tale follows an MIT astrophysics student, fascinated by the discovery of a second Earth, who crashes her car and kills a family while distracted by the new planet.

Water for Elephants (Trailer)

Water for Elephants (Trailer)

A veterinary student falls in love with a star performer in a traveling circus; together they discover their compassion for a special pachyderm in Francis Lawrence’s Water for Elephants.

White Irish Drinkers (Trailer)

White Irish Drinkers (Trailer)

Set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning mother are caught up in a life of petty crime in John Gray’s White Irish Drinkers.

There Be Dragons

There Be Dragons

Arising out of the horror of the Spanish Civil War, Oscar-nominated director Roland Joffé’s There Be Dragons is a historical epic, which tells the powerful story of tragedy, love and redemption.

The Conspirator (Trailer)

The Conspirator (Trailer)

Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in Abraham Lincoln’s assassination trial; she must rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the real truth in The Conspirator.

The Lincoln Lawyer (Trailer)

The Lincoln Lawyer (Trailer)

Matthew McConaughey stars as a criminal defense attorney working out of the back of his car who lands a deadly high publicity case that could make his career, in Brad Furman’s The Lincoln Lawyer.

Cinema’s Greatest Slaps

Cinema’s Greatest Slaps

Need a laugh today? Check out Jeff Smith’s Glove, Actually, a rather hilarious ode to the greatest slaps of the big screen – and there are plenty of them. We love the PoC montage at 3:53.

Brotherhood (Trailer)

Brotherhood (Trailer)

College freshman Adam Buckley finds himself dealing with the fact that he has to rob a convenience store as the final initiation step into Sigma Zeta Chi in Will Canon’s Brotherhood.

The Other Woman (Trailer)

The Other Woman (Trailer)

When she’s not laughing uncomfortably, Natalie Portman can act. In Don Roos’ drama, she plays a lawyer who wins her married boss away from his wife, but must deal with unexpected consequences.

Limitless (Trailer)

Limitless (Trailer)

Bradley Cooper stars a down-on-his-luck writer who stumbles onto a “smart drug” which allows him to use 100% of his brain. Side effects include memory loss, sex addiction, and, er, death.

The Tree of Life (Trailer)

The Tree of Life (Trailer)

Brad Pitt and Sean Penn star as father and son – their stories told decades apart, as Penn struggles with what led him to his present world. Terence Malick’s existential drama hits sometime in 2011.

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