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Trailer watch: True Detective

HBO have just revealed the new trailer for their gritty upcoming drama True Detective. Premiering January 12th, True Detective stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey and trace two detectives’ hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana across seventeen years. The show’s unique structure will showcase new characters each season, with its premiere season featuring 8 in total.

Co-stars include Kevin Dunn, Elizabeth Reaser and Michelle Monaghan.

Looks serious.

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Trailer watch: Sabotage

It’s great to have Arnold Schwarzenegger churning out the movies again. Some of them have been pretty great (Expendables, The Last Stand), and some not so much (Escape Plan), but you know things are good when you hear one-liners like “I’m gonna destroy them”.

His latest, Sabotage, is about an elite group of DEA agents who become the target of the cartel after the disappearance of cartel money following a successful raid. The film got some heavy hitters involved including Terrence Howard, Sam Worthington, Mireille Enos and Olivia Williams.

Plus some funny haircuts and beards.

Sabotage opens April 11th, 2014.

Here’s the trailer:

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Trailer watch: The Raid 2: Berandal

There’s been a lot of coverage around here lately for Indonesian films, well deserved too. One of the country’s most critically acclaimed exports was The Raid, a blistering action flick directed by Gareth Evans. Now comes The Raid 2: Berandal, the anticipated sequel to the film, picking up just two hours after the events of the first film.

The teaser is mesmerising, bloody, and downright hypnotic.

Official word on the film is as follows;

[quote]”Shot and set again in Indonesia, THE RAID 2: BERANDAL picks up two hours after the point where THE RAID left off, diving straight back into a world filled with corruption and violence. Evans again takes writing and directing duties on this significantly larger project. Lead actor Iko Uwais returns for THE RAID 2: BERANDAL , and is joined by new cast including Julie Estelle, Alex Abbad, Yayan Ruhian, Mathias Muchus, Tio Pakusadewo, Marsha Timothy, Cecep Arif Rahman, Matsuda Ryuhei, Endo Kenichi and Kitamura Kazuki.”[/quote]

Expect the carnage to hit cinemas in the first half of 2014.

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Trailer watch: Winter’s Tale

We’re closing in on the Valentines Day’s schlock as Hollywood starts tolling out the trailers for next February. First up on deck is the Akiva Goldsman directed Winter’s Tale, packed with stars (Colin Farrell, Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe) and fairy tale romance.

It’s one of the those films that jumps through time in the name of love. It makes no sense but it’s all romantic… and stuff. It’s based on the book of the same name by Mark Helprin.

The official synopsis of the film is as follows:

[quote]”Set in a mythic New York City and spanning more than a century, Winter’s Tale is a story of miracles, crossed destinies, and the age-old battle between good and evil. The film stars Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay (TV’s Downton Abbey), and Oscar® winners Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt , Eva Marie Saint (On the Waterfront) and Russell Crowe.  Winter’s Tale also introduces young newcomers Ripley Sobo and Mckayla Twiggs (both from Broadway’s Once). The film marks the directorial debut of Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (“A Beautiful Mind”), who also wrote the screenplay, based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Helprin.”[/quote]

The film opens, you guessed it, February 14th. Check out the trailer below.

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Trailer watch: Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug sneak peek

In a recent global live Q+A, The Hobbit director Peter Jackson and members of the cast answered questions via YouTube with fans around the world. The hour long video can be viewed as an archive here.

The most exciting thing from the session however, was the new extended trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug that was presented during the event. The third trailer details more of the internal struggles faced by Bilbo Baggins, as he faces off with the namesake of the film, the Benedict Cumberbatch-voiced dragon Smaug. We’re also given plenty of never-before-scene footage from the film, reminding us that the film’s much anticipated debut is not too far away.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hits cinemas December 13th. Check out the new trailer below.

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Trailer watch: The Burning Kiss

The first trailer for upcoming Australian indie production The Burning Kiss has made its way online. Not much is known about the film yet but the official word describes the production as a;

[quote]”summer noir blending together a thrilling cocktail of southern gothic, pop art and the nouvelle vague.”[/quote]

The film is slated for release sometime in 2014 and we’ll bring you more information as soon as we get it. In the meantime, check out the film’s poster below:

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Trailer watch: The Punk Singer

Awhile back we talked about the upcoming Kathleen Hanna documentary The Punk Singer and the influence Hanna and her contemporaries have had a a great number of people through her career.

Now the trailer for the film has made its way online and can be seen above. The film, by indie filmmaker Sini Anderson, is “a rock documentary about Kathleen Hanna, her influence over the riot grrrl movement of the 1990’s and- on a more scholarly approach- her contribution to third wave feminism”. Featured in the film are interviews with noted icon Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, Carrie Brownstein and Hanna’s husband Adam Horovitz (known to some as the Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock).

The Punk Singer premiered at this year’s SXSW Festival and will hit theatres November 29th.

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