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‘Miss Sloane’ Trailer: Jessica Chastain Fights For Gun Control
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Miss Sloane

The ongoing fight for gun control seems to have no end with parties for and against unable to come to some sort of consensus. So while that fight continues, it makes for some really good drama, and what better way for the general audience to see that than through an ensemble dramatization.

The first trailer for Miss Sloane starring Jessica Chastain has dropped online, and it doesn’t so much make an argument for gun control but rather what a lobbyist’s responsibilities are to make sure that their bill passes. Check out the full trailer below.

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‘Cooties’ Trailer: The Kids Are Not All Right
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Cooties Movie Trailer

Very rarely do you see children in zombie movies and TV shows, and even when you do, it’s just one or two of them. With the upcoming movie Cooties, the kids are the only zombies, and they appear to be hungry for more than just a few juicy chicken nuggets.

Anyone who has ever grown up is familiar with the highly contagious but not at all real opposite sex disease, cooties. But in this movie, cooties is real, and it is turning the kids at an elementary school into the vicious and violent undead. The movie stars Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, and comes from the minds of Saw co-creator Leigh Whannell and Glee co-creator Ian Brennan.

You can read more about the movie and check out the first official trailer below.

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Movie Review: Snowpiercer
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Snowpiercer Movie Review by Adam Frazier

Snowpiercer
Director: Bong Joon-ho
Screenwriters: Bong Joon-ho, Kelly Masterson
Cast: Chris Evans, Kang-ho Song, Go Ah-sung, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer
The Weinstein Company
Rated R | 125 Minutes
Release Date: June 27, 2014

Directed and co-written by South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho (The Host, Mother), Snowpiercer is based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, and Jean-Marc Rochette.

In 2014, an experiment to counteract global warming causes an ice age that kills nearly all life on Earth. The only survivors are the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine. A class system is established on the train, with elites inhabiting first-class while the poor are sequestered to the slums of the tail section.

2031. Tail inhabitants prepare for the latest in a series of rebellions. Curtis (Chris Evans) leads Edgar (Jamie Bell), Tanya (Octavia Spencer), and the rest of the tail inhabitants in revolt, forcing their way through several train cars to the prison section. There, they release prisoner Namgoong Minsu (Kang-ho Song), the man who built the doors dividing each car, and his daughter Yona (Go Ah-sung). They offer him Kronol, an addictive drug, as payment for unlocking the remaining doors.

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Blu-ray Review: The Newsroom: The Complete First Season
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The Newsroom Season 1 Blu-ray

The Newsroom
The Complete First Season
Blu-ray/DVD/Digital l DVD
CREATED BY: Aaron Sorkin
DIRECTORS: Greg Mottola, Alan Poul, Alex Graves, Daniel Minahan, Jeremy Podeswa, Joshua Marston, Lesli Linka Glatter
WRITERS: Aaron Sorkin, Gideon Yago
CAST: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Sam Waterston, John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn, Jane Fonda, Chris Messina, David Krumholtz, Patton Oswalt, Marcia Gay Harden
HBO
RELEASE DATE: June 11, 2013

With shows like Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, and True Blood leading the charge, it’s clear that HBO’s hit shows can often have a hefty budget and rely heavily on visual effects and costumes and so on. One of their newer series, The Newsroom, is not one of those shows.

Created by Aaron Sorkin, the show is simple enough on the surface—being about the inner workings of a news team—but a collection of lives intertwined within this newsroom setting leads to plenty of interesting storylines as the show progresses. Instead of the aforementioned effects and costumes, it instead relies on two key things: writing and acting, and nails both of them consistently.

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‘Snowpiercer’ Trailer: An Early Look At Bong Joon-ho’s English-Language Debut
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Snowpiercer, The Host director Bong Joon-ho‘s first English-language directed film, will open in Korean theaters on August 1, but the film has yet to receive a U.S. release date. We’ve already seen concept art pieces revealing what the world looks like outside of the train, and some pieces that give us an inside look too. Early promotional items from The Weinstein Company suggested that the film could open some time later this summer. But with the first trailer for the film having just debuted, it looks like that tentative release will be pushed back a few more months.

The film takes place on a train that runs around a now icy dystopian earth. Each car presents a social class, the further back you are on that train, the lower the class. The trailer gives us our first hand look at what it is like to live aboard the Snowpiercer. Chris Evans is a resident of one of the lower class cars, and he leads a resistance group that will break through each car until they reach the engine, where darker secrets lie. Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Alison Pill, Ed Harris, Octavia Spencer, Kang-ho Song, and Ko Asung, also star.

Check out the new trailer below.

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