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DAILY BULLETIN: Movie trailer overload!

Hey everyone. Apologies about missing yesterday’s update (and the week was going so well, too). I decided to hit the sack early and catch up on some much-needed sleep. But I’m back!

Today’s update consists entirely of trailers. Lots of trailers. Also of note, the Sundance Film Festival opened today. Among the movies scheduled to premiere at Sundance are: Before Midnight (Richard Linklater), The East (Zal Batmanglij), Stoker (Park Chan-wook), and The Way, Way Back (Nat Faxon & Jim Rash). And of course, Upstream Color (Shane Carruth)! So expect a future bulletin to detail some of the early critical reaction to those.

For now though, trailers.


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Captain America: The First Avenger

Captain America: The First Avenger is a flawed film, but ultimately it succeeds thanks largely to the charisma and likeability of its two stars, Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell.

Evans plays Steve Rogers, a scrawny wannabe soldier who tries to join the army not because he wants to kill Nazis, but because he doesn’t like bullies. The opening of the film establishes Rogers well, as we see him repeatedly attempting to pass physical examinations under various names. Finally, he gains the attention of German-American scientist Dr. Abraham Erskine (Stanley Tucci, making the most out of small role as usual), who just so happens to be working on a project that will attempt to create genetically modified supersoldiers.

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