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Public Enemies Movie Trailer

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Universal Pictures has released the movie trailer for Michael Mann‘s Public Enemies, the story of legendary Depression-era outlaw John Dillinger (Johnny Depp)—the charismatic bank robber whose lightning raids made him the number one target of J. Edgar Hoover’s fledgling FBI and its top agent, Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale), and a folk hero to much of the downtrodden public. Depp vs. Bale? Sounds like my kind of Summer gangster movie. Watch the trailer after the jump, and tell me what you think in the comments below.

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30 Seconds of Public Enemies

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Universal released a movie poster and 19-second trailer preview for Michael Mann‘s Public Enemies earlier today. The trailer will hit the web on Wednesday or Thursday, but why wait when you can see this new 30-second preview which aired during tonight’s Entertainment Tonight (yes, 11 more seconds). Check the clip out, complete with annoying ET voiceover, after the jump.
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Universal Pictures has released the first movie poster for Michael Mann‘s Public Enemies on MSN. Some people are comparing the poster to The Dark Knight Joker banner. The trailer will hit theaters on Friday, along with the teaser trailer for The Wachowski Brothers-produced Ninja Assassin. After the jump you can watch the Entertainment Tonight advertisement featuring a brief preview of the trailer which will be on tonight’s show. I’ve heard that the Public Enemies trailer will be online either Wednesday or Thursday.

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Academy Award’s 2009 Movie Preview

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During the credits of the 81st Academy Awards, video clips were shown for many of the films that will hit theaters in 2009. You might have turned off the television after Slumdog Millionaire won Best Picture and missed everything. Or maybe you just want to see the awesome Terminator Salvation footage or the first look at Public Enemiess again. If so, don’t worry, we have the whole 3-minute clip embedded after the jump.

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Michael Mann‘s Public Enemies was test screened on Thursday night in Sherman Oaks, CA. It was a blind screening, which means that they didn’t give the name of the film when soliciting for moviegoers.  A bunch of reviews have been floating around the message boards. You can read five reviews after the jump. Be warned, some of the reviews contain spoilers. Some are marked, but others are not.

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First Official Look: Michael Mann’s Public Enemies

Empire Magazine has the first two photos from Michael Mann‘s upcoming period crime drama Public Enemies. Based on Brian Burrough’s book “Public Enemies: America’s Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-43,” the film focuses on the government’s attempt to stop John Dillinger and his gang. Johnny Depp plays Dillinger, and Christian Bale plays famed FBI agent Melvin Purvis.

Update: /Film reader Christopher M sent over two more photos:

Empire has an exclusive interview with Michael Mann in their January issue. Public Enemies is set to hit theaters on July 1st 2009.

These last few months have seen a crop of photos showing Johnny Depp as proto-gangster John Dillinger in Michael Mann‘s Public Enemies (July 1st, 2009). Here’s another via Collider showing the actor/character in more casual time-appropriate attire, complete with ruby red shades. Nice pants. The site has other photos of Depp with a Corona and co-star Stephen Dorf, who plays one of Dillinger’s fellow bank robbers, Homer Van Meter.

If you’re wondering, no bloggable photos have surfaced from the set of Christian Bale playing Melvin Purvis, the ambitious FBI head who lead the crackdown resulting in Dillinger’s 1934 death outside a Chicago theater. The film is based on the real events as depicted in Bryan Burroughs‘s non-fiction account of the same name.

Discuss: In your opinion, what is Michael Mann’s best film? With this cast, do you think he’ll top it? Any favorite bank robber flicks?

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