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Trailer Watch: Amazing Spider-Man 2 teaser

They’re showing all kinds of too much in this teaser trailer, I think, but it looks pretty great… despite the stupid character designs on the villains. (I was one of those people who enjoyed Marc Webb’s first Spider-Man flick quite a bit; the major clunky parts being where they seemed to think they needed to change up Uncle Ben’s death and other bits of canon, just to make it different from Raimi’s version.)

Bonus points: this is the best Spidey’s costume has ever looked in film. I hope Sony never changes the suit again (unless they do the black costume for a movie or two).

Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters on May 2, 2014.

Trailer Watch: 12 Years a Slave theatrical trailer

You know it’s late summer when the trailers for dramatic films start trickling out. Today, thanks to, we’ve got the trailer for Hunger and Shame director Steve McQueen’s latest, 12 Years a Slave. Telling the true story of  Solomon Northup (the always-fantastic Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man who is kidnapped and sold into slavery. (Before clicking “Play,” the faint of heart among you may want to be assured that this green band trailer doesn’t show anything particularly hard to look at.)

Alongside Ejiofor are is an amazing cast: McQueen mainstay Michael Fassbender, Paul Giamatti, Paul Dano, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alfre Woodard, Michael Kenneth Williams, Sarah Paulson, and Brad Pitt. McQueen directs from a script by John Ridley. The film hits US theaters in October.

Trailer Watch: George Clooney’s The Ides of March

Via Yahoo! Movies comes the trailer for writer, director and star George Clooney’s The Ides of March, an adaptation of the Beau Willimon play Farragut North. Set in “the last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, an up-and-coming campaign press secretary (Ryan Gosling) finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate’s shot at the presidency.” (Clooney plays the candidate, naturally.)

Not only do we have two of the best leading men in Hollywood together for (I think) the first time, but what a supporting cast! Marisa Tomei, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood, and Jeffrey Wright?! I’d like to buy that casting director a drink.

The last time Clooney got political, we got the fantastic Good Night, and Good Luck. And while the trailer doesn’t necessarily hint at a whole lot of political substance in the film, I’d be surprised if there wasn’t more than the usual toothless, Hollywood fluff on the subject. (Wag the Dog, I’m looking at you. Bad dog.) In any case, Clooney is a solid director and writes terrific dialogue. This should be good.

Watch for it this October 7th.