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New George Clooney Spy Thriller Trailer

The official trailer for George Clooney’s new spy thriller, An American, is available here. This Focus Features film is based on Martin Booth’s book, A Very Private Gentleman, and casts Clooney as an assassin in Europe trying to extract himself from his violent life by completing his last job. It’s a very familiar tale, but one […]

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Polanski Delivers a Taut, Imperfect Thriller with Ghost Writer

Roman Polanski’s latest effort is based on Robert Harris’ controversial political thriller, The Ghost (British slang for “Ghostwriter”). The film opens ominously, with a BMW SUV seemingly abandoned on a wintertime ferry from Wood’s Hole, Massachusetts, to Martha’s Vineyard. Nearly as soon as the driver’s body washes up on the stormy beach, we learn through […]

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Angelina Jolie as Rogue CIA Agent in New “Salt” Trailer

Ever get tired of movies about rogue CIA agents? Me neither. This time it’s Angelina Jolie as CIA agent Evelyn Salt. When Salt is accused of spying for the Russians, she goes on an unauthorized covert op to prove her patriotism and protect her husband. This looks to be a far more serious role than […]

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