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ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Many fearsome beasts are on display in the new trailer for Brett Ratner's "Hercules," including the impervious Nemean lion, the multi-headed serpent the Hydra and the three-headed hellhound Cerberus. But the most formidable of them all is the titular hero himself, played by a supremely buff Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in a loincloth, a yak-hair wig and little else. The trailer for the 3-D action epic, which you can watch above, opens with a voice-over by Ian McShane intoning, "No matter how far you go, a man cannot escape his fate. Who are you?"
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
You can imagine the elevator pitch: "It's like 'Groundhog Day,' but with explosions, mech suits and Tom Cruise. " That would seem to describe director Doug Liman's upcoming sci-fi action movie "Edge of Tomorrow," judging by the new trailer released by Warner Bros. on Tuesday. Based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka's award-winning novel "All You Need Is Kill," the movie stars Cruise as Lt. Col. Bill Cage, a soldier dropped onto a futuristic battlefield and killed within minutes. To his shock, he then wakes up shortly before the battle, which he relives over and over again in a time loop.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
There's plenty of Harry Osborn/Green Goblin and not quite as much Electro in this new, and final, trailer for Marc Webb's “Amazing Spider-Man 2.” But the villain count is beside the point. The cast and filmmakers are about to embark on a major continent-hopping trip, and the film opens internationally in just a month, on April 18, so we'll see pretty soon what happens on the big screen to Andrew Garfield's Peter Parker and Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy (or at least hear about it from overseas reviewers)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
As the popularity of "The Hunger Games" franchise and the anticipation of the release of "Divergent" can attest, dystopic young-adult stories are all the rage these days, on screen and on the page. Now the first trailer has been released for a big-screen adaptation of one of the genre's seminal books, "The Giver. " Based on Lois Lowry's Newbury-winning novel and directed by Phillip Noyce, "The Giver" is set in a future society free from pain, suffering and conflict but also characterized by conformity and an utter lack of feeling.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Fans of the Coen brothers' Oscar-winning crime dramedy "Fargo" can finally get their first peek at what the new TV series will look like with the first full-length trailer, released Tuesday. There's a lot that looks familiar here: frozen vistas, unfortunate mustaches, dark crime and that ever-present upbeat "oooo yaaaa" exaggerated Minnesota accent. But there's a lot that's different. The series, which stars Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Kate Walsh, Colin Hanks, Adam Goldberg, Bob Odenkirk, Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key, among others, isn't just an extended retelling of the Coens' film.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Hal Douglas, a voice-over artist whose husky intonations provided the backdrop to thousands of movie trailers, has died at age 89, according to the New York Times. Douglas' daughter, Sarah, said the cause was complications of pancreatic cancer. In a career spanning five decades, Douglas narrated trailers for serious dramas ("Philadelphia") comedies ("Meet the Parents," "Men in Black"), action movies ("Lethal Weapon," "Con Air") and everything in between. His demo reel, which you can watch above, further demonstrates his range and prolificacy.
NEWS
March 13, 2014 | By Jimmy Orr
In a world where movie trailers plunge you into drama, and narrators chill you with a single phrase, a memorable voice has been lost. Voice-over artist Hal Douglas died Friday at 89. You know who he was. He began many film trailers with a booming voice and a dramatic line. Usually, dire.  "In a world where ... " is among those famous lines, although Don LaFontaine, another voice-over great, claimed he coined that catchphrase .  Regardless, Douglas was a classic.  He told the Los Angeles Times back in 2006 that he let intuition guide his voice-over work . "I get direction, but for the most part it is kind of working in the dark to an extent, particularly for movies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2014 | By David Colker
Hal Douglas was a movie star, but only until the feature film started. Douglas, who was one of the most sought-after voice artists working in film and television, did the narration for so many movie trailers that he could not recall how many he recorded even in a given week. But some of the most prominent films for which he was the voice of the trailers were "Men in Black" (1 and 2), "Philadelphia," "Lethal Weapon," "Marley & Me" and "Forrest Gump. " Comedies, dramas, sci-fi blockbusters, documentaries - he did them all, not to mention thousands of TV show promotions and commercials.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
Dinesh D'Souza made a polemic-camouflaged-as-documentary into a hit a couple years back with “2016: Obama's America,” an anti-Obama film that went over big with the base and garnered $33 million in theaters. Can he do the same with a film that has the earmarks of a polemic-camouflaged-as-narrative feature?  Reuniting with "2016" producer Gerald Molen, D'Souza has directed “America,” a counterfactual history that imagines a world in which George Washington is killed in battle and America, thus, never exists.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Quvenzhane Wallis, the Oscar-nominated star of "Beasts of the Southern Wild," gets a new lease on a hard-knock life in the first trailer for "Annie," an upcoming remake of the beloved stage and screen musical. Directed by Will Gluck ("Easy A") and produced by Will and Jada Smith and hip-hop mogul Jay Z, the new "Annie" stars 10-year-old Wallis as the intrepid, orphaned youngster who gets an opportunity to escape the tyranny of her cruel headmistress after a chance encounter with a wealthy mayoral candidate.
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