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Kevin Jagernauth

Kevin Jagernauth

The WWII movie genre has plenty of familiar tropes, but sometimes if they’re done respectfully enough, that’s all you need to create a gripping film. Certainly, Vincent Perez hasn’t tried to break any cinematic rules in his adaptation of the bestselling novel by Hans Fallada, but “Alone In Berlin” look to be a decent enough wartime thriller. READ MORE: Blood Is A Brutal Bond In First Trailer For ‘Trespass Against Us’ With Brendan Gleeson And Michael Fassbender Starring Brendan Gleeson, Daniel Bruhl, and Emma Thompson, the story takes place near the beginning of WWII, and follows a married couple who are beginning to see the true colors of Adolf Hitler. Continue reading Brendan Gleeson Throws Sand In The Gears In New Trailer For WWII Film ‘Alone In Berlin’ With Daniel Bruhl & Emma Thompson at The Playlist.

The fall film festival season is always filled with movies that we’re pleasantly surprised to see announced, and we’re definitely excited that Mike Mills‘ “20th Century Women” will be making its World Premiere at the New York Film Festival. Six years have passed since the director’s lovely “Beginners,” and we’re eager to see what he’s cooked up for his movie that takes viewers to the late ’70s in Santa Barbara. Continue reading Meet Mike Mills’ ’20th Century Women’ With The First Trailer Featuring Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig, Elle Fanning, More at The Playlist.

I know, I know, it might already seem like you have enough new television to watch this fall. Well, Netflix has even more coming as they step into the world of royal intrigue with “The Crown.” And today the new trailer for the series has arrived. READ MORE: Netflix Aiming For 50% Original Programing, Says Not Everything Needs To Be A Homerun Bringing together “The Queen” writer Peter Morgan, and director Stephen Daldry, and starring Claire Foy, Matt Smith, John Lithgow, Victoria Hamilton, Jared Harris, Vanessa Kirby, and Dame Eileen Atkins, the drama tells the story of the trials and tribulations of a young, newlywed Queen. Continue reading Experience The Royalty Of ‘The Crown’ With The New Trailer For The Netflix Series at The Playlist.

It seems you can’t turn around at the moment without the “Stranger Things” kids showing up on a talk show or at some kind of awards event. And certainly, the kids should enjoy the moment, but soon, they’ll be back in front of cameras for the nine episode second season. And there’s no doubt about it, expectations are very high. And according to producer Shawn Levy, everyone involved is very aware of that they have a high bar to clear following the ecstatically received first season. Continue reading Get Ready, ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 Is Going To Bring Some “Next-Level, Crazy Stuff” at The Playlist.

What would you do for Benedict Cumberbatch? When putting together “Doctor Strange,” Marvel had their pick of the crop when it came to leading men, with Joaquin Phoenix, Jared Leto and Ryan Gosling all taking meetings at various points, but it was the “Sherlock” star who proved to be the right fit. But there was one problem. Continue reading Marvel Pushed Back ‘Doctor Strange’ For Benedict Cumberbatch at The Playlist.

The world of porn has served as the backdrop for more than a few cautionary cinematic tales, none more famous than Paul Thomas Anderson‘s “Boogie Nights.” However, the gay porn sphere hasn’t been explored nearly as often, but it’s set to get some rather steamy treatment in the upcoming “King Cobra.” READ MORE: It’s Boys Gone Wild In Red Band Trailer For Hazing Drama ‘Goat’ With James Franco Directed by Justin Kelly (“I Am Michael“) and featuring the intriguing/odd cast of James Franco, Christian Slater, Garrett Clayton, Keegan Allen, Molly Ringwald, and Alicia Silverstone, the story follows a young man who becomes a star in the burgeoning world of web porn, but money and ambition cause all sorts of problems. Continue reading James Franco, Christian Slater, Molly Ringwald & More Dive Into The World Of Gay Porn In Trailer For ‘King Cobra’ at The Playlist.

Six years ago, “MacGruber” hit cinemas, and it flopped, but like “Anchorman” and “Zoolander,” it found new life again on home video. Will Forte‘s simple concept — what if MacGyer was thoroughly inept and had a huge ego — started as a series of “Saturday Night Live” sketches, expanded into the movie, and has since become a cult favorite. Continue reading Writing Has Officially Started On ‘MacGruber 2’ at The Playlist.

While critics might be divided on Paul Schrader‘s “Dog Eat Dog,” one thing is clear — it’s a movie told without compromise. Vicious and violent, the legendary screenwriter and director doesn’t know a boundary of good taste or decorum that he doesn’t cross in the picture, and for certain audiences, that means an enjoyably wild ride, especially when you have Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe leading the charge. Continue reading Nicolas Cage & Willem Dafoe Are Babynapping Bad Guys In New Trailer For Paul Schrader’s ‘Dog Eat Dog’ at The Playlist.

Hell. Yes. With the clock ever ticking toward the end of the year, the prospects of Martin Scorsese‘s “Silence” being released by the end of this year were beginning to look a bit grim. Back in August, the director said everything was up to the studio regarding his reportedly three-hour plus opus, and given Paramount’s ridiculous fall slate — including other awards season contenders like “Allied,” “Fences,” and “Arrival,” plus blockbuster flicks “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” and “Office Christmas Party” — it was hard to see where they would squeeze one more movie in. Continue reading Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ Sets December 2016 Release Date at The Playlist.

Winning the first runner up for TIFF’s Midnight Madness Audience Award, and earning strong buzz out of Fantastic Fest, let me be frank, I don’t get the hype for “Troll Hunter” director André Øvredal’s “The Autopsy Of Jane Doe.” Cheap, predictable, uninventive — you can read my full review for all my thoughts. The film really didn’t play for me, and I’m slightly astonished that many have been cast under its spell. Continue reading Horror Rings A Bell In First Trailer For ‘The Autopsy Of Jane Doe’ Starring Emile Hirsch at The Playlist.