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Movie News and Randomness

Instead of waiting until Saturday to post some movie news, how about Thursday?  OKAY.

1. They Came Together Trailer

From the same people who did Wet Hot American Summer, this movie stars Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd, so already I’m in.  But the supporting cast is awesome, too (and it looks like there will be a ton of cameos), and it looks super weird and funny.  A send-up of romantic comedies while also sort of being a romantic comedy, I guess?   It’s definitely not a film that will work for everyone (again, see: weird, and weirdly meta), but if you liked WHAS, this one will be worth checking out.

2. Paul Feig’s Spy has a pretty nice cast

And it just added the gorgeous Morena Baccarin, who joins Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Rose Byrne, and others.  The comedy is about a CIA agent (McCarthy) who goes into the field for the first time.  I mean, it’s McCarthy, so you know I can’t wait to see this one. (THR)

3. Half of a Yellow Sun Trailer

Based on the popular novel by Chimamanda Adichie, this one stars Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor.  It takes place in Nigeria, on the cusp of civil war.  While the trailer gives away way, way, way TOO MUCH, it still looks totally compelling and I can’t wait to see it.  It’s going to be upsetting, sure, but it also looks pretty great.

4. Hailee Steinfeld joins Pitch Perfect 2

This is just sort of filler news, because the movie doesn’t come out until 2015, but I can’t wait, and every tidbit makes me happy. (Variety)

5. Boyhood Trailer

This is that Linklater film that took something like 12 years to create, because he filmed the stars–including Ethan Hawke–over the course of the years, to show the family age in real time.  It’s got some good buzz, and I’ll definitely see it.

Any movie news you’re excited about?

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