Trailer: Marjorie Prime with Geena Davis, Jon Hamm, and Lois Smith

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Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, and Lois Smith star in “Marjorie Prime,” which looks a bit like “Her,” a bit like the “Be Right Back” episode of “Black Mirror,” but still very intriguing.  If you had a chance to bring someone back, would you?

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Trailer: Professor Marson & the Wonder Women!

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Luke Evans (recently Gaston in “Beauty and the Beast”) plays the remarkable William Marston, psychiatrist, lawyer, inventor of the lie detector, and creator of Wonder Woman.

For more background, read my interview with Noah Berlatsky and Jill Lepore’s terrific book about Marston.

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Trailer: The Disaster Artist, With James Franco as Tommy Wiseau in “The Room”

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This looks like a great movie about a terrible movie. Tommy Wiseau’s “The Room” is a legendary catastrophe of a film, sometime referred to as the “Citizen Kane” of terrible movies. In “The Disaster Artist,” James Franco directs and stars in the story of how that movie was made. This new trailer looks terrific.

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A Wrinkle in Time: Teaser Trailer from Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay

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I could not be more excited about seeing one of my all-time favorite books brought to screen by one of my all-time favorite directors. Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time is a magnificent story of a brave girl named Meg who has to save her scientist father (Chris Pine). He disappeared while testing a theory about traveling through space. The book was rejected at first by publishers because it did not fit into any one category — it has adventure and science fiction and romance and questions of faith and philosophy. Meg, like Jo March and Mary Lennox, is smart, strong, and brave — and, crucially, succeeds because of her faults, not in spite of them.  I interviewed L’Engle’s granddaughter on the 50th anniversary of the book.

And now Ava DuVernay (“Selma”) is directing the movie version. This early glimpse of the film, which will be out next spring, looks thrilling. The trio of otherworldly creatures wonderfully named Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Who, are played by Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling.

I hope she signs up to do the whole series.

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