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Do I have any idea what this film is about after viewing this trailer? Nope, not a clue. Am I going to be the first in line to see this? Suffice it to say, you better not be standing even remotely in my way if you value your well-being.

Christopher Nolan has quite simply never made a bad movie. Ignoring Joel Schumacher’s “do not resuscitate” tag, he singlehandedly revived the Batman franchise. He created a modern-day masterpiece with The Prestige. He has brought intelligence and complexity back into mainstream American cineplexes beginning with Memento and continuing through to his latest success, The Dark Knight.

This teaser trailer, albeit brief, looks to not disappoint. The release date of July 2010, a little more so.

Agora
Director: Alejandro Amenábar
Cast: Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac
Releasing: 18 December 2009

Set in Roman Egypt, Agora concerns a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity with the hopes of achieving freedom while also falling in love with his master, the famous philosopher and atheist Hypatia of Alexandria.

Please take a step back so that American audiences may begin mass exiting the theater. But seriously….

This is the second English language film from acclaimed Spanish director Alejandro Amenábar, whose first- The Others, was an enormous critical and box-office success. Will he be able to repeat that with Agora? Well, early reviews have been generally positive and have not given much reason for audiences to suffer through another Troy-esque debacle. And although it sounds as if the stunning visuals and great performances (led by the stunning and talented Rachel Weisz) don’t quite overcome the bloated 144-minute running time or a sometimes unfocused script, this certainly seems like one to mark the calendar for.

In a not-too-distant future, machines are powered by an invention called the Great Machine have turned on humans, causing turmoil within human society. As a result, the human population has dwindled, and the machines were shut down. However, as the world collapses, a scientist gives life to nine creations in an attempt to revitalize civilization. These creations have survived the end of the human world and are given the task of working together and taking advantage of their collective attributes in order to battle the leftover machines, one of which is a massive beast.

9 is an animated film, and features the voices of Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, Crispin Glover, Martin Landau, Christopher Plummer, John C. Reilly, Tom Kane and Alan Oppenheimer.

James Cameron’s Avatar is the director’s first release since Titantic. While that’s a lot to live up to, this teaser trailer proves that he may done that, and more so with this science fiction flick.

Looks like a rare funny movie will get some traction this fall—with George Clooney, Ewan MacGregor, Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges heading the cast, The Men Who Stare at Goats trailer feels like a mix of the Coen Brothers and David O. Russell, with a major wink to the current “bromance” trend in film.

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The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

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"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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