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WHIPLASH

"There are no two words in the English language more harmful than ‘good job’." And with that, J.K. Simmons and Damien Chazelle’s critically acclaimed Whiplash grabs a hold of the audience and never lets go. The film, starring The Spectacular Now's unbelievably talented Miles Teller, revolves around a young musician who joins a jazz band with a drill sergeant for a conductor. The film was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics and opens on limited release in the US on October 10, 2014.

WATCH THE YAHOO! EXCLUSIVE TRAILER FOR TIM BURTON’S BIG EYES, STARRING AMY ADAMS AND CHRISTOPH WALTZ

For one of the most successful directors of recent decades, one of Tim Burton’s main preoccupations throughout his career has been the plight of misfit artists, daring to dream outrageously grandiose dreams that confine them to the margins of polite society. In the past, he filmed a biopic on the life of cult director Ed Wood, and his fictional films have portrayed outrageous characters from Edward Scissorhands to Willie Wonka and Sweeney Todd — all being over-sized artistic personalities. With his new film, Burton returns to non-fiction, taking on the life of another artist who society didn’t quite know how to handle. Big Eyes recounts life of Margaret Keane, the creator of those iconic portraits of children with the saucer irises — which were commonly labeled “kitsch” (read more at Yahoo!) 

WATCH THE YAHOO! EXCLUSIVE TRAILER FOR TIM BURTON’S BIG EYES, STARRING AMY ADAMS AND CHRISTOPH WALTZ

For one of the most successful directors of recent decades, one of Tim Burton’s main preoccupations throughout his career has been the plight of misfit artists, daring to dream outrageously grandiose dreams that confine them to the margins of polite society. In the past, he filmed a biopic on the life of cult director Ed Wood, and his fictional films have portrayed outrageous characters from Edward Scissorhands to Willie Wonka and Sweeney Todd — all being over-sized artistic personalities. With his new film, Burton returns to non-fiction, taking on the life of another artist who society didn’t quite know how to handle. Big Eyes recounts life of Margaret Keane, the creator of those iconic portraits of children with the saucer irises — which were commonly labeled “kitsch” (read more at Yahoo!

MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN

From Up in the Air and Juno director Jason Reitman comes a film about the way the internet and social media have drastically changed the way we communicate and interact with each other, especially when it comes to seeking out and expressing sexuality. Based on the novel by Chad Kultgen, Men, Women & Children stars Adam Sandler, The Fault in Our Stars' Ansel Elgort, Jennifer Garner and Rosemarie DeWitt. The film will be released on October 17, 2014.

MORTDECAI

He’s the most interesting man in the world, who also happens to be a buffoon. Johnny Depp is Mortdecai in David Koepp’s comedy, also starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany, Aubrey Plaza, Jeff Goldblum, and Olivia Munn. The plot synopsis is as follows: 

Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.

Mortdecai hits theaters on February 6, 2015.

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

Eddie Redmayne is renowned physicist Stephen Hawking in director James Marsh’s (Man on Wire) biopic The Theory of Everything. The film explores Hawking’s early years as a promising student, his relationship with his wife Jane (Felicity Jones), and eventual battle with motor neurone disease. The Theory of Everything also stars David Thewlis, Emma Watson, Harry Lloyd and Charlie Cox and is slated for release on November 7, 2014.

THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL

The sequel to 2011’s charming The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has a new trailer. We see the return of familiar faces, such as Dames Maggie Smith and Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, along with a new addition to the family in Richard Gere. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel hits theaters in March 2015.

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Trailer: ‘Into the Woods' - Dec 25

Directed by Rob Marshall, written by James Lapine, starring Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, Lucy Punch, Christine Baranski, James Corden, Mackenzie Mauzy and Tracey Ullman.

How dare they not put any singing in this trailer. Looks like a lot of Disney magic and not much of anything else. Still the cast is reason enough to be excited.

(via filmandfeels)