the cuckoo's calling trailer

J.K. Rowling has a magic touch when it comes to getting her work adapted to film or TV — even if it wasn’t under her name.

The Cormoran Strike series of novels, published under Rowling’s pen name Robert Galbraith, is coming to the small screen with an adaptation of the first book, The Cuckoo’s Calling. It’s about as far as you can get from Rowling’s beloved Harry Potter series, except for the fact that it looks achingly British.

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J.J. Abrams anthology series

J.J. Abrams doesn’t waste his clout. The Star Wars: The Force Awakens director backs some talented filmmakers and even once oversaw a 4K restoration of the cult horror classic Phantasm. Abrams and Bad Robot did the restoration out of love for director Don Conscarelli’s work. Now, Abrams is collaborating with another filmmaker he admires, B-movie icon Larry Cohen, who directed It’s Alive and The Stuff. The two of them are developing an anthology series at the moment.

Below, learn more about the J.J. Abrams anthology series in the works.

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mr robot season 3 clip

Elliot looks like he’s back to his moody, agitated self in the newest clip from Mr. Robot season 3, recovered from the dire events of the season 2 finale and back in the hacking world.

And this is “just the beginning,” the caption for the clip teases.

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Vengeance A Love Story trailer

Did you see the trailer for Eli Roth and Bruce Willis’s remake of Death Wish and think to yourself, “Man, I really hope we get a second movie this year in which a woman being raped is the impetus for a guy taking justice into his own hands,” than boy, do I have some great news for you. Here’s the first trailer for a new Nicolas Cage thriller called Vengeance: A Love Story, which is based on author Joyce Carol Oates’ 2003 novel Rape: A Love Story.
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death note movie clip

First meetings between nemeses are often the watershed moment upon which whole movies hang: Batman and the Joker, Hannibal and Clarice — the list goes on. Could the meeting of Light, the vigilante protagonist of Netflix’s adaptation of the popular anime Death Note, and L, the idiosyncratic detective hunting him, live up to those expectations?

It’s too soon to say. But Netflix has handily released a clip of the two foes’ first meeting in anticipation for Adam Wingard‘s film’s premiere this later month.

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gemini trailer

Combine the talents of rising indie star Lola Kirke, talented genre actress Zoe Kravitz, and the endlessly watchable John Cho, and you’ve already got a great set-up for a movie. Place them in a dark Los Angeles-set neo-noir, and well, you have one of the most intriguing indie films of the year.

The trailer for New York filmmaker Aaron Katz’s Gemini paints a dark and surreal picture of a Hollywood starlet (Kravitz) and her dangerously co-dependent relationship with her dedicated assistant (Kirke). But this is more than just a narcissistic tale of female friendship, as something more malicious lurks under the surface.

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american assassin red band trailer

The trailers for American Assassin are a tad generic, but the filmmaker behind the thriller doesn’t make generic movies. Michael Cuesta knows how to craft a drama with some real firepower. The director of 12 and Holding and Kill the Messenger has never made a thriller quite like his adaptation of Vince Flynn‘s novel, which stars Dylan O’Brien and Michael Keaton. The trailers paint a movie you’d probably watching during daytime TNT (which I intend as a compliment), but since Cuesta directed the film, I suspect there’s more to American Assassin than the trailers suggest.

Below, watch the American Assassin red band trailer.

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manhunt trailer

Action movie guru John Woo finally makes a return to the cop thriller genre with Manhunt, a remake of a classic 1976 Japanese action film. Sadly, his once-frequent collaborator Chow Yun-Fat won’t be joining him.

Starring acclaimed Chinese actor Zhang Hanyu as a prosecutor who is wrongfully framed for robbery, rape, and murder, the Manhunt trailer looks like a throwback to Woo’s classic stylistic flairs: over-the-top action! Endless ammo! Slow-mo! It’s great to see Woo back in his element.

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mother! plot

Darren Aronofsky‘s new film, mother! comes out in a month’s time. After two trailers, we know very little about the plot – a nice feeling when approaching a release date – but the mood in the trailers has spelled raw doom. The marketing has communicated a strong, tangible feeling of terror, which is how mother! all began. Aronofsky had an indescribable emotion he wanted to capture on Super 16mm with this film.

Below, Aronofsky thankfully reveals nothing about the mother! plot, but talks about the genesis of the project and his intentions.

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Mere hours after Daniel Craig said he still wasn’t sure about returning to the role of James Bond again, the actor announced on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that he is indeed – yes, officially this time – coming back to play the part again. Two Bond Watch entries in one day? Well, at least we can finally put some of these casting rumors to bed for the next few years.
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