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Scarlett Johansson Gets Her Man-Self On For Upcoming Movie ‘Rub & Tug’

Scarlett Johansson, one of Hollywood’s leading sex sirens, is about to undergo an on-screen transformation that will shock her fans. She’s set to play a woman who masquerades as a man to run a string of massage parlors in the upcoming film “Rub & Tug.” It won’t be the first time an actress plays a man in a movie. But it should be interesting, nonetheless, because Johansson has always been associated with sexy roles....

Johnny Depp Tackles Riddle of Biggie Smalls Death in ‘City of Lies’ (New Trailer!)

Johnny Depp portrays picks up a badge and gun as Los Angeles detective Russel Poole in a new trailer of “City of Lies,” a neo-noir film examining the death of rapper Biggie Smalls, aka Notorious B.I.G., aka Christopher Wallace. Wallace was a force in rap during the 1990s, but got mired in a East Coast-West Coast rap war that led to his death in a drive-by shooting in 1997. His murder remains unsolved....

Jessica Chastain Lays Down Her Cards in New Molly’s Game Trailer (See!)

Jessica Chastain plays a tough resilient woman and shows it in a new trailer for the upcoming movie, “Molly’s Game,” a tale of female empowerment against incredible odds in the world of underground gambling. The movie includes an all-star cast. Samantha Isler plays teenage Molly, Idris Elba plays Charlie Jaffey, Molly’s lawyer and Kevin Costner is Molly’s father, a clinical psychologist. The cast also includes Brian d’Arcy James, Chris O’Dowd, Michael Cera and J. C. MacKenzie....

Joanna Bonaro’s Good ‘n Screwed Eyes Neglected TV Niche, 40-Plus Women

New Yorker Joanna Bonaro wrote, produced and stars in “Good ‘n Screwed,” a half-hour series about the trials and tribulation of a woman suddenly divorced and back in the dating pool. A self-confessed “Sex And The City” fan, Bonaro has cast a perfect tale for today directed at women over 40. The cast features Robert Funaro (“The Sopranos,” “The Sinner”) and Armen Garo (“Gotham”), with Suzanne H. Smart, Warren Bub, Lori Hammel, Deborah Unger and Ernest Mingione....

Kristen Stewart Gets Scant Screen Time in New Billy Lynn Trailer (see!)

Kristen Stewart gets top billing in the Ang Lee war drama “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.” But she gets scant screen time in a new trailer for the movie. Instead, the glory belongs to the guys, Joe Alwyn, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund and Vin Diesel. The trailer’s bang, bang Iraq battle scenes are mixed with poignant moments as Billy Lynn (Alwyn) questions his role in the fighting and where he fits in the grand scheme of things. ...

Sully’s Hudson River Landing Was Only Start of His Ordeal (See New Trailer)

Sully Sullenberger was hailed a hero for dramatically landed his airliner in the Hudson River without loss of life. But the crash was only the beginning of his ordeal, according to a new trailer for the upcoming movie “Sully.” Tom Hanks artfully plays Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, a veteran pilot who was at the controls of US Airways Flight 1549 on that fateful day in January 2009....

Edward Snowden Gets Hero Treatment from Oliver Stone (See New Trailer)

Edward Snowden gets hero treatment from Director Oliver Stone according to the first new trailer for “Snowden.” Does he deserve it? The film details how the rogue computer whiz divulged the National Security Agency (NSA) massive global spying operation. Shailene Woodley, Zachary Quinto, Nicolas Cage, Melissa Leo, Tom Wilkinson, Scott Eastwood, Timothy Olyphant, Rhys Ifans and Joely Richardson also star. ...

Emily Blunt an Enigma Wrapped in a Mystery in ‘Girl on a Train’ Trailer (see!)

Emily Blunt, who may be one of the most under-rated actresses in filmdom, gives a superior performance in a new trailer for “Girl on a Train.” The thriller is about a woman who lives through the lives of others from her seat on a commuter train until one day, she gets wrapped up in their lives. Allison Janney, Lisa Kudrow, Laura Prepon, Paula Hawkins, Erin Cressida Wilson, Justin Theroux and Haley Bennett co-star. ...

Brie Larson Oscar Performance in ‘Room’ Now on DVD, Blu-Ray (video!)

Brie Larson won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in the movie “Room,” and studio Lionsgate has wasted no time releasing the film on DVD and Blu-Ray, hoping to capitalized on her win. Larson won the award for Best Actress in a leading role on Sunday night, and the DVD hit the streets on Tuesday (Mar.1) It also starred Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, Sean Bridgers and William H. Macy. ...

Angelina Jolie Goes to War Again in New Netflix Film About Cambodia

Angelina Jolie is fighting another war on film in a groundbreaking deal with Netflix. The streaming service will screen her movie based on the story of a child soldier during the Communist Khmer Roughe’s reign of terror in Cambodia following the Vietnam War. Author Loung Ung, who became an activist, wrote “First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers.”...

Toby Maguire Tackles Bobby Fischer, Chess’s Mad Genius, in Pawn Sacrifice

Bobby Fischer turned chess into a blood sport during the darkest days of the Cold War with the old Soviet Union. Toby Maguire is featured as Fischer in a new trailer for the upcoming movie “Pawn Sacrifice.” Who knew chess could be so riveting. The movie, also starring Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard, details Fischer’s rise to the pinnacle of chess and his long descent into madness....

Is Michael Fassbender Big Enough To Be Larger-Than-Life Steve Jobs? (See!)

Michael Fassbender, who showed great range in movies like “Prometheus,” “Shame” and “12 Years a Slave,” is featured in a new trailer in one of his toughest roles yet, larger-than-life Apple Inc. founder Steve Jobs. Kate Winslet stars as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh and Jeff Daniels stars as former Apple CEO John Sculley. Katherine Waterston plays Jobs’ ex-girlfriend Chrisann Brennan, and Michael Stuhlbarg and Andy Hertzfeld are original members of the Apple Macintosh development team....

Jake Gyllenhaal Fights His Way Out Of Palookaville in New Southpaw Trailer

Jake Gyllenhaal takes a swing at yet another boxing movie in a new trailer for “Southpaw.” He tries to get a shot at redemption that will restore his daughter’s faith in him and his own self-esteem. Gyllenhaal plays Billy “The Great” Hope, who has a hot wife (Rachel McAdams) darling daughter (Oona Laurence) and a respectable career as a boxer until he throws it all away with tragic results. ...