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Trailer watch: The Hangover: Part II

The first teaser trailer for anticipated comedy The Hangover: Part II has premiered online. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2009 comedy sees the return of “the wolfpack” as Doug, Phil, Alan and Stu travel to the exotic locale of Thailand for Stu’s wedding.

Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha return to reprise their roles from the first while returning supporting cast members Ken Jeong, Jeffrey Tambor are joined by Jamie Chung and cameos from Liam Neeson (replacing the controversial Mel Gibson) and former President Bill Clinton. Todd Phillips returns to direct as well.

There isn’t much to see in the first teaser, but hints at what we can expect. The film opens May 26th.

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Trailer watch: Jake Gyllenhaal in ‘Source Code’

The second trailer for upcoming science fiction flick Source Code has made its debut. Directed by Duncan Jones (David Bowie’s son), the flick stars Jake Gyllenhaal and is about a soldier taking part in an experimental military program in hopes of preventing a train bombing.

The film takes a turn when Gyllenhaal’s character drawn towards saving a female passenger of the train (Michelle Monaghan) during the process. Questions also come to play about the man whose body he takes.

Co-written by Billy Ray (State of PlayVolcano) and Ben Ripley, Source Code is set to open April 1, 2011. Canadian comedian Russell Peters and Vera Farmiga co-star. Check out the new trailer below.

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Trailer watch: X-Men First Class

The first trailer for Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class has made its debut online. Set in the 1960s, the film details the early life of Charles Xavier and Erik Lensher before they became their more famous namesakes, Professor X and Magneto and sets itself as a prequel to the recent X-Men film series.

First Class stars James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender as the two main characters and features January Jones, Kevin Bacon, Rose Byrne, Oliver Platt and Ray Wise in supporting roles.

Many of the recognized mutants from the Bryan Singer-directed films make an appearance in their younger guises, including Mystique and Beast.

X-Men: First Class opens everywhere June 3rd.

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Trailer watch: Transformers 3 (Super Bowl spot)

Paramount debuted the brand new short teaser for Michael Bay’s upcoming Transformers: Dark of the Moon at the Super Bowl. The new footage shows some of the extravagant destruction planned for the third and final film, and it’s safe to say it looks like Bay is going for broke.

The best way to go out? The loud way. Featuring the first action sequences from the film and our first look at Rose Huntington-Whiteley, Transformers 3 looks to top the first two in sheer awe-inspiring cinema.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon opens everywhere July 1st.

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Trailer watch: Captain America (Super Bowl spot)

The first footage from Marvel’s upcoming Captain America premiered at the Super Bowl. Starring Chris Evans as ‘The First Avenger’ alongside Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Neal McDonough and Tommy Lee Jones under direction from Joe Johnston (Jurassic Park 3), Captain America: The First Avenger is due in cinemas July 22nd.

This teaser is looking great, and the film shows a lot of promise.

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Trailer watch: Paul Giamatti in ‘Win Win’

Paul Giamatti stars in this indie-tinged flick about a down-and-out high school wrestling coach struggling with his life and a poor team. Through shady circumstances, he comes across a star athlete who revives the fortunes of his squad and in the bigger picture, his life.

Win Win co-stars Amy Ryan, Jeffrey Tambor, Melanie Lynskey, Bobby Cannavale and Alex Shaffer and was directed by Thomas McCarthy (known for his acting stints on The Wire, Boston Public and in films like 2012). It opened to critical acclaim at last year’s Sundance Film Festival and will feature at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. It opens in general cinemas March 18th.

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