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Blue Caprice

With movies like "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" opening this week and now the trailer for "Blue Caprice" hitting the web (via The Film Stage), most of the country is starting to see some of the fruits of this year's Sundance Film Festival.

Isaiah Washington and Tequan Richmond won raves in Park City, Utah after the audiences there saw their performances as the two Beltway snipers, a bizarre pseudo father-son duo that struck terror in the area surrounding Washington D.C. when they killed 10 people and injured 3 others in October 2002.

"Blue Caprice" has been well-reviewed with critics applauding the strong performances from Washington and Tequan, as well as the film's cinematography and chilling tone, all of which is on display in the trailer.

Watch the trailer and read the official synopsis after the jump!

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Her

Can you feel it in the air? That's the fall movie season coming your way, packed with interesting movies like "Her," the new film from Spike Jonze, who directed "Where the Wild Things Are" and "Adaptation."

"Her" tells the story of Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a lonely man still damaged after a serious heartbreak, who develops a relationship with the disembodied voice of his new hyper-intelligent computer operating system (Scarlett Johansson).

As the two get to know each other, Theodore finds himself falling for someone that doesn't exist in the real world, and we wouldn't expect anything else from the wonderfully twisted mind of Jonze, who has seemingly once again presented an unusual story in an undeniably beautiful way.

The first trailer for "Her" gives you a good sense of what Jonze is going for here, and the performances look uniformly great. Are you excited for fall movie season yet? Because we sure are.

Watch the first trailer for "Her" after the jump!

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Two years ago, the Muppets made one hell of a comeback thanks to the combined efforts of Jason Segel, Nick Stoller, director James Bobin, and Academy Award-winning songwriter Bret McKenzie, and they're back again in a new caper called "The Muppets Most Wanted."

The sequel to 2011's reboot plays to the tradition of "The Great Muppet Caper" and sends the lovable felt creatures to Europe to tangle with an Interpol agent played by "Modern Family's" Ty Burrell and a gulag officer played by Tina Fey.

Though Segel has left his Muppet days behind him, the rest of the team is back, including McKenzie, who is writing new songs for the sequel.

The short preview for "The Muppets Most Wanted" already reveals a few cameo for the movie, which is sure to have many more. We get early glimpses at Diddy and Salma Hayek and a musical cameo from the Maroon 5 song "Moves Like Jagger."

"The Muppets Most Wanted" opens in theaters on March 21, 2014.

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Diana

The first full-length international trailer for "Diana," the upcoming biopic depicting the princess' affair with a surgeon, debuted online today, perhaps giving us a preview of the Naomi Watts performance that might bring her back to the Academy Awards.

"Diana" is directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, and that's worth noting because most of the internet is familiar with just one scene from any of his movies. (Side note: You should probably watch the entire thing.)

The biopic recounts the affair that captured tabloid headlines for months. As we see in the trailer, Diana meets Dr. Hasnat Khan, a surgeon played by— SAYID?!?!

Sorry. I had to get that out of my system. Check out the trailer after the jump!

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Kill Your Darlings

Since its debut at the Sundance Film Festival, "Kill Your Darlings" has been at the top of many people's must-see list for a number of reasons, many of them having to do with Daniel Radcliffe's role in the film. Aside from being praised for his convincing performance as beat icon Allen Ginsberg, Radcliffe grabbed a good number of headlines back in January thanks to an on-screen kiss between his character and Lucien Carr, played here by up-and-comer Dane DeHaan.

While we understand why the idea of Harry Potter snogging with another gent, why we're so excited to see the movie and the newly released preview is to get our first listen at Radcliffe's American accent.

Of course, this isn't actually the first time Radcliffe has performed with an American accent for the cameras. (We have Josh Horowitz and the "American Talk" After Hours segments to thank for that.) But this is chance to hear Radcliffe pass as American for an entire movie.

Check out the first preview for "Kill Your Darlings" after the jump!

"Kill Your Darlings" tells the story of how literary icons Jack Kerouac, Lucien Carr, and William S. Burroughs were arrested for murder. The trailer does little to hint at where the story will turn, and instead seems to focus on the start of Ginsberg's writing and his relationship with Carr.

"Kill Your Darlings" will be making the festival rounds, before a limited October 18th release date, so keep an eye out for it. And let us know what you thought of Radcliffe's accent in the comments below.

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Curse of Chucky

"The Child's Play" franchise has been one of horror's most strangely enduring franchises, largely thanks to the dedication of folks like Don Mancini, who has either written or co-written every movie in the series, and Brad Dourif, who has voiced the demonic doll Chucky since the beginning.

The latest entry in the series, "Curse of Chucky," is sort of a reboot, in that Mancini is directing and the Chucky doll is once again a fresh-faced Good-Guy doll.

Check out the new trailer for "Curse of Chucky" after the jump!

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Back in May, the new movie from J.C. Chandor, the Oscar-nominated writer and director of "Margin Call," starring Robert Redford, "All Is Lost," debuted at the Cannes Film Festival, and it wowed just about everyone. (Most of those reviews are quoted in single-word raves in the trailer.)

The first trailer for "All Is Lost" just debuted over at Yahoo! Movies, so check out the trailer above and learn more about the film after the jump!

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Lone Survivor

After taking "Friday Night Lights" star Taylor Kitsch out to sea with the enormous flop "Battleship," director Peter Berg is going small-scale for his next military action pic, and he's bringing Tim Riggins along once again.

"Lone Survivor" is the true-life story of four Navy SEALS trapped behind enemy lines in Taliban territory, completely outnumbered. The soldiers in question are played by a venerable collection of indie film badasses... and Mark Wahlberg. The group includes Kitsch, Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsh, and Eric Bana, and based on the title, it doesn't sound like all of them are making it out alive.

The first trailer for "Lone Survivor" hit the web last night, and it looks like a more realistic take on life in the Navy than "Battleship." Specifically, it doesn't feature Brooklyn Decker walking into a bar and ordering a chicken burrito.

"Lone Survivor" opens on January 10, 2014.

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Ben Stiller Walter Mitty

Ben Stiller has been hard at work on his directorial follow-up to 2008's "Tropic Thunder," an adaptation of the James Thurber short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty." What Stiller's take on "Walter Mitty" might look like was largely a mystery until the first trailer for the movie debuted online today and caught many people off guard.

What they found was a beautifully shot, moody trailer that shows Stiller as a photo researcher for Life Magazine, who escapes into his adventurous daydreams.

If the trailer is any indication of the tone of the final film, this could potentially enter the Oscar conversation, especially with the December 25 release date. Keep a close eye on this one, but for now, we're definitely adding it to our "must-see" list.

The film also stars Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott (in an amazing beard), Sean Penn, and Patton Oswalt.

Check out the trailer after the jump!

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Gravity

Want to play fun game? It's easy. Watch all three of these trailers for "Gravity," and try not to have a panic attack.

Okay, so that's not actually a fun game at all, but it's really hard to not freak out, or at the very least swear off space travel, while watching these previews for Alfonso Cuarón's "Gravity," the third of which just appeared over at Warner Bros' YouTube channel.

"Gravity" tells the story of two astronauts, played by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, who live through a terrible accident during a space walk that sends them rolling through open space.

The three recent previews have largely been single takes that play out over the course of a minute or so. The new preview, which chronologically comes after the first two, actually does feature cuts but has the same epic, unbroken feel of the others.

Check out all three previews after the jump, and remember to breath!

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