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David Oyelowo gets kidnapped by the cartel in the hilarious first trailer for ‘Gringo’

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Amazon Studios has released the first red-band trailer for director Nash Edgerton’s upcoming action comedy Gringo featuring an all-star cast that includes David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried.

Gringo, which is described as an “exhilarating mix of dark comedy, white-knuckle action, and dramatic intrigue,” follows a mild-mannered businessman named Harold (Oyelowo) who finds himself at the mercy of his back-stabbing business colleagues (Edgerton, Theron) back home, a local drug cartel, and a morally conflicted black-ops mercenary (Sharlto Copley) when a seemingly simple work trip takes a turn for the absolute worst.

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While the film certainly looks funny and features plenty of excellent talent, including Oyelowo in a role that we’ve never seen him take on before, we can’t help but wonder whether or not Amazon’s marketing team just spoiled the best parts of the movie for us—otherwise, Gringo could be a serious misfire in terms of quality. Either way, it should be interesting to see what Nash Edgerton (yes, he’s Joel’s brother) has put together here.

Gringo will open in just three months time on March 9, 2018. Drop a comment below and let us know what you thought of the trailer.

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Alicia Vikander fights to survive a deadly mission in an action-packed new trailer for ‘Tomb Raider’

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It’s no secret that the marketing campaign for the upcoming Tomb Raider adaptation starring Alicia Vikander got off to a very poor start. In addition to releasing a pretty underwhelming first trailer that failed to capture the excitement of many, including fans of the video games series, Warner Bros. also issued a rather poorly Photoshopped one-sheet for the film that people had a field day with over on Twitter.

That being said, the latest trailer for Tomb Raider dropped this morning and, while I’m still not entirely sold on this movie quite yet, our latest look at this action-packed adventure from director Roar Uthaug is a huge improvement over the first trailer and delivers plenty of great new footage.

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As per the film’s official synopsis, Tomb Raider follows Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who suddenly vanishes while exploring a fabled tomb on a mythical island somewhere off the coast of Japan. Refusing to believe that her father is dead, Lara leaves everything she knows behind and sets out on a mission to find out the truth behind her father’s disappearance once and for all.

Tomb Raider also stars Dominic West, Walton Gogins, Daniel Wu, and Kristin Scott Thomas, and will open in theaters in just two months time on March 16. You can check out the newly released trailer above.

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New ‘Love, Simon’ trailer further reveals the heartwarming coming-of-age movie starring Nick Robinson

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After teasing fans on social media yesterday, 20th Century Fox has finally released a new trailer for Greg Berlanti’s coming-of-age film Love, Simon starring Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Miles Heizer, Logan Miller, Keiynan Lonsdale, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, and Tony Hale.

Based on Becky Albertalli’s acclaimed novel of the same name, the film follows Simon Spier, a 17-year-old who’s yet to his family or friend he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. For Simon, resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying, and life-changing.

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Between films such as Edge of Seventeen, Lady Bird, and Call Me by Your Name, it’s been a phenomenal past couple of years for coming-of-age movies and Love, Simon appears to want to continue that magnificent trend; it looks funny, heartwarming, and so very enjoyable in almost every aspect.

Love, Simon will open in theaters on March 16, 2018. Be sure to check out the newly released trailer in the embedded player above and let us know whether or not you’re excited about the film by leaving a comment below.

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Joaquin Phoenix tracks down a missing girl in a gripping new trailer for ‘You Were Never Really Here’

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Lynne Ramsay’s gripping new thriller You Were Never Really Here starring Joaquin Phoenix is undoubtedly one of my most anticipated movies of the year. The film world premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival last May where it won Best Actor and Best Screenplay and will make its U.S. debut next week at Sundance.

Described as a “powerful assault of a film,” You Were Never Really Here follows Joe, a traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, who tracks down missing girls for a living. When one of his jobs begin to spin out of control, Joe’s nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip—or his awakening.

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Not only does You Were Never Really Here look stunning from a visual standpoint, but the performances look absolutely incredible, especially from Phoenix, who seems to be lost in the role of Joe, while Jonny Greenwood’s ambient score is simply mesmerizing. If you’re seeing this film at Sundance next week, consider me jealous.

You Were Never Really Here is scheduled to be released in U.S. theaters on April 6. Be sure to check out the new international trailer in the embedded player above, and read some of the wonderful things critics are saying about the film here.

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