Doctor Strange IMAX Featurette - Benedict Cumberbatch

The cast of Doctor Strange features one Oscar winner (Tilda Swinton) and three Oscar nominees (Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, and Chiwetel Ejiofor). It features two actors so good that they don’t need any stinkin’ Oscar nominations (Mads Mikkelsen and Michael Stuhlbarg). There’s also Scott Adkins, who would probably break an Oscar over his bicep if you asked him nicely. We can argue over whether or not the film utilizes all of these actors as well as it could, but it’s one of the more impressive line-ups of any superhero movie and a reflection of some serious good taste in actors.

However, there is one noteworthy name in the cast that you may have missed, mainly because her tiny role was essentially cut out of the movie entirely: Transparent star Amy Landecker.

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dreamland trailer

Dreamland is the feature film debut of Robert Schwartzman, lead vocalist of the rock/pop band Rooney, who has appeared in The Virgin Suicides, directed and co-written by his cousin Sofia Coppola, as well as The Princess Diaries, and composer of Gia Coppola’s Palo Alto. Dreamland stars Johnny Simmons as part-time pianist Monty Fagan, who begins a May-December romance that upends his home life. The movie co-stars Amy Landecker, Jason Schwartzman (his brother), Frankie Shaw, Noël Wells, Beverly D’Angelo, and Talia Shire (his mother). The film’s soundtrack also features several original songs by Schwartzman’s band Rooney. Hit the jump to watch the Dreamland trailer.
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Transparent Season 2 trailer

Amazon’s original television series Transparent became one of the biggest critically acclaimed shows of last year, earning two Golden Globes and five Emmy wins. Jill Soloway’s series proved that Netflix had real competition in the streaming subscription television game, and also showed what kind of entertainment was still possible outside of the traditional ad-supported content sources.

The acclaimed Amazon Studios original series will return with a second season on December 11th 2015 (a week before Star Wars: The Force Awakens is unleashed upon the world, give g you a few days to marathon through it). Amazon has premiered a new two-minute Transparent season 2 trailer, which you watch now embedded after the jump.

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Amy Landecker in A Serious Man

Doctor Strange just became an A Serious Man reunion. Last week Michael Stuhlbarg boarded the Marvel adventure, and now he’s being joined by Amy Landecker (more recently of Amazon’s Transparent).

Between them, Chiwetel EjioforTilda SwintonRachel McAdamsMads Mikkelsen, and of course Benedict Cumberbatch as the title character, Doctor Strange might just have the best cast in the Marvel universe. No, scratch that — this is one of the bests casts we’ve seen in any universe. Get the latest on Doctor Strange after the jump.  Read More »

Transparent trailer

Amazon has made no secret of the fact that it wants to compete with Netflix, but so far it hasn’t offered much of a challenge on the original programming front. Though the web retailer has debuted several new shows already, none have attracted nearly the attention of a House of Cards or an Orange Is the New Black.

But that could change with Transparent. The “psychosexual comedy” stars Jeffrey Tambor as a father who comes out as a trans woman late in his life, rocking the lives of his family including his ex-wife (Judith Light) and their three adult children (Amy LandeckerJay Duplass, and Gaby Hoffmann).

The dramedy pilot earned some very strong buzz when Amazon debuted it later this year. And if the first Transparent trailer is any indication, it’s likely to get even more once the full first season debuts next fall. Check out the Transparent trailer after the jump.

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Rob Corddry and Leslie Bibb may seem like an unlikely couple, but they’ll be united in the fight against a demonic child in Hell Baby. Scripted and directed by Night at the Museum writers Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, the comedy centers around a pregnant woman and her husband (Bibb and Corddry) who move into a dilapidated haunted house in New Orleans. In an effort to keep from having a demonic baby, they call upon the Vatican’s crack exorcism team, played by Lennon and Garant. Bet that’ll go well. Production will begin in New Orleans next month. [Variety]

After the jump, Clark Duke becomes Adam Scott’s kid brother, and Paul Rudd and Paul Giamatti pull Amy Landecker into their Christmas tree scheme.

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