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On the eve of her fifth wedding anniversary, Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike) goes missing. The mystery surrounding her disappearance beguiles the police and the media, who hone in on husband Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) as the prime suspect. The investigation leads to revelations that shatter the picture perfect portrait of the Dunnes’ marriage. Based on the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn and directed by David Fincher (Se7en, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Gone Girl also features Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris and Patrick Fugit, and will arrive in theaters on October 3, 2014 (via iTunes).


Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau), increasingly frustrated with his culinary career because of the lack of creativity in the restaurant he works at, quits his job and goes on the road to rekindle his passion for cooking. He ends up in Florida where he tries his hand in the food truck business, and discovers that there are more ingredients to a great life than the ones that go on the plate. Also starring Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, Sofia Vergara, Robert Downey Jr. and Dustin Hoffman. Chef will be ready to serve in theaters May 9, 2014.


Scarlett Johansson may be no stranger to playing superheroes, but her new film is a slightly different twist on the genre. From writer/director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element), Lucy looks like a slightly more entertaining take on Neil Burger’s Limitless, with a titular character forced to be a drug mule for a substance that apparently unlocks the brain’s full capacity and more. When the drugs are accidentally unleashed in Lucy’s body, she goes on full assault mode, tearing down her captors and getting to the bottom of her newfound super skills. Also starring Oldboy's Min-sik Choi and Morgan Freeman, Lucy arrives in US theaters August 8, 2014.


Directed by Wrath of the Titans filmmaker Jonathan Liebesman and produced by Michael Bay, turtle power gets quite a facelift in this trailer for the upcoming reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Starring Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard and Pete Ploszek as the titular characters, Megan Fox as April O’Neil and William Fichtner as Shredder, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be in US theaters August 8, 2014.   


For those of you who are still recovering from this year’s clusterfuck The Legend of Hercules (which I’ve tried my hardest to block out from my mind), this new trailer of Dwayne Johnson’s slightly superior Hercules may cheer you up. Unabashedly pulpy but at least a little truer to the mythological hero’s classical origins with its focus on the character’s famous “12 Labours” (where he slays the Nemean Lion, and the nine-headed Hydra, to name a few), Hercules is based on the graphic novel by Steve Moore. It also stars John Hurt, Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes and Rufus Sewell, and opens July 25, 2014.


Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard, and directed by Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy, Meek’s Cutoff), Night Moves is the story of a group of environmentalists who go a little too extreme in the name of their cause. With a vibe that’s part The East part Martha Marcy May Marlene, the new trailer does a great job giving a glimpse of the tension-filled thriller without giving too much away. Night Moves will be in theaters on May 30, 2014.


Based on the classic book by Lois Lowry, The Giver stars Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Katie Holmes and Alexander Skarsgård, who play characters living in a seemingly idyllic world free from pain, suffering and all those pesky human experiences that get in the way of the enjoyment of life. This blissful existence comes at a price, of course, and young Jonas (Thwaites) is about to discover the secrets behind this utopian community. The Giver arrives in US theaters on August 15, 2014.


Dylan O’Brien steps out of the fantasy world of Teen Wolf and into the post-apocalyptic society of The Maze Runner, based on the book by James Dashner. O’Brien plays Thomas, a young man who wakes up in a mysterious boys’ prison surrounded by an elaborate maze. Every now and then, one of the boys is sent into the treacherous labyrinth to find a way out. No one has ever solved the puzzle. Also starring Skins' Kaya Scodelario, Game of Thrones's Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Patricia Clarkson, The Maze Runner is slated for release in the US on September 19, 2014.