Here is the new trailer for Marvel’s The Avengers, one of next year’s big superhero movies. The Avengers opens in theaters May 4. Most of Marvel’s big superhero movies up until now have been origin stories, with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) popping up in the end to recruit the newly minted superhero for his secret organization. Now it turns out that next year’s The Avenger’s will be an origin [...]

Jessica Chastain discusses Terrence Malick and The Tree of Life This has been a big year for Jessica Jessica Chastain discusses Terrence Malick and The Tree of Life This has been a big year for Jessica Chastain. Most of us hadn’t heard of her when Terrence Malick picked the lithe, red-haired beauty to play the role of Brad Pitt’s wife in The Tree of Life, a stunningly beautiful and ambitious [...]

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Art Howe, the former manager of the Oakland A’s, is portrayed in Moneyball by Philip Seymour Hoffman who is a little “on the heavy side,” says Howe. That’s only one of Howe’s complaints about the movie, which deals with the A’s 2002 season, when the general manager, played in the movie by Brad Pitt, used the team to try to reinvent the game of baseball. Billy Beane, Pitt’s character, was [...]

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Machine Gun Preacher movie trailer Machine Gun Preacher is the true story of a former drug dealing b Machine Gun Preacher movie trailer Machine Gun Preacher is the true story of a former drug dealing biker who undergoes a religious conversion, travels to East Africa where he founds an organization to rescuing kidnapped and orphaned children. As the title of the movie suggests, he’s not your typical religious missionary. Directed [...]

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I love baseball about as much as I love mowing the grass. It’s safe to say that I am not the ideal audience for Moneyball, the more-or-less true story of how Billy Beane, the general manager of the cash-strapped Oakland As’s, reinvented his team in the early 2000s in an effort to change the sport to which he had dedicated his life. Lovers of the sport, I’m sure, will experience [...]

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Contagion trailer Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion, a star-packed, globe-spanning drama about the fight to contain a fast-moving new strain of a disease, opens Friday. Our review will go online most likely on Thursday night. For now, here is the trailer for the movie, which stars Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Lawrence Fishburne, Kate Winslett and Marian Cotillard. Studio Synopsis: An international traveler reaches into the snack bowl at an airport [...]

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Warrior review: The family that fights together…wins Oscars? When Paddy Conlon comes home one Warrior review: The family that fights together…wins Oscars? When Paddy Conlon comes home one night to his house in a working-class section of Pittsburgh and finds his grownup son, Tommy, waiting on his stoop, he can’t contain his shock. They haven’t seen each other in 14 years, not since Tommy, then a youngster, fled with his [...]

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