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Jennifer Aniston gives a career-defining performance in this heart-wrenching drama

“Why are you such a cunt?” asks the ghost of Nina Collins (Anna Kendrick) to Claire Bennett (Jennifer Aniston) in one of Claire’s dreams. It’s a fair question, as it’s the core question of “Cake,” a movie about pain, anger, regret, and learning to let go and move on.

Nina isn’t just a ghost that pops up in dreams though. She represents Claire’s conscience. All of the terrible, self-loathing, hateful things that Claire thinks about herself manifest through Nina, whether it’s in a dream or at an empty booth in a diner.

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See which trailers impressed and which had us twiddling our thumbs

Movie trailers have been hitting like crazy this past week! There's nothing quite like a good trailer to get you all hyped up for what's coming. But are they all good?

Our first trailer was amaze-balls. After getting “leaked” online, "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" was just officially released by Warner Brothers, and it's pretty damn impressive. Not "Star Wars The Force Awakens" impressive, but still impressive. We finally get to see Batfleck in the full suit, the Batmobile, Batplane, and what looks like could be one epic beat down between our heroes. Not to mention we hear the voices of all the characters we know and love. I highly recommend you pick up Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns" trade paperback to fully appreciate the tone of this film and how awesome it can possibly be. Will DC be able to match Marvel in the movie game? Only time will tell. DC has been pretty strong with the TV series market, but this will be their most ambitious outing to date. It could signal their swan song or a new age of great superhero films.

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"Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer" has more than 6.6 million youtube hits in one day!

Hello, my name is Matthew Kaiser and I am a “Star Wars” geek. I have never been “Star Wars” free and I don’t ever intend to be. After seeing the newest “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens trailer” (below) I have composed myself and must say…

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Found-footage thriller is the best of its kind in a long time

Is it worth $10? Yes

Tired of found-footage films yet? Don’t be too hasty. The latest entry, "Unfriended," may seem like the same old shtick, but this old-dog genre has some new tricks. It's an extremely well-paced horror thrill ride that keeps things rolling through cyberspace 'til the end.

Blaire (Shelly Hennig of MTV’s "Teen Wolf") and her five friends get together on Skype to chat when an uninvited, anonymous seventh person joins their discussion, posing as their deceased classmate Laura Barns (Heather Sossaman). What makes it even more creepy is the fact that it is the one year anniversary of Laura’s suicide, which came shortly after an embarrassing YouTube video of her was posted. The terror ensues as Laura starts to expose their secrets and plays a deadly game, attacking those that try to log out or pull some other antics or lies, while in their own homes.

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Misguided Michael Douglas action pic will have you rolling your eyes

Is it worth $10? No

Want to know what’s truly beyond the reach in “Beyond The Reach”?

Logic.

The story centers on a millionaire (Michael Douglas) who likes to shoot things and the hunting guide (Jeremy Irvine) who becomes the next target. The millionaire, John, has accidentally killed a man in the middle-of-nowhere New Mexico desert, and hunting guide Ben isn’t playing along with the cover-up. Instead of killing Ben, John decides to force Ben to strip and run around the desert as temperatures reach 120 degrees. John follows him in his Mercedes SUV, all the while taking calls and trying to finalize a major business deal.

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Old school legal drama has too many missed opportunities

Is it worth $10? No

"True Story" tells the tale of two Mike Finkels, both of whom have found themselves accused of life-altering wrongdoings that have left them disgraced in the public eye. The first Mike Finkel is a New York Times journalist played by Jonah Hill. With his career soaring, Finkel decides to fudge the truth in order to print a Pulitzer-worthy piece. He loses everything. The other Mike Finkel is Christian Longo (James Franco), an impostor that adopts the alias in Mexico when fleeing from authorities after the death of his wife and three children. Longo is apprehended and the real Finkel is immediately intrigued.

What blossoms from this incident is a peculiar "bromance" between two men that are either lamentable victims of circumstance or despicable liars. It seems that Franco and Hill just can't escape the "bromance" label, though "True Story" is certainly unlike anything they've done. For Hill in particular, the material is quite dried out; the screenplay by director Rupert Goold and Dave Kajganich never provides him with the appropriate opportunity to use his vintage charm to lighten the mood.

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Monkeys, like humans, can be total dicks

Is it worth $10? Yes

Scientists estimate monkey DNA is 93 percent similar to humans, so it’s no surprise that the cutesy Disneynature doc “Monkey Kingdom” includes bad parenting, fights for territory, love and loss, and eating figs. But monkeys, it turns out, have all the social sophistication of the late 18th century French (who were so socially backward it led to the French Revolution, which lasted 10 years).

As explained by Tina Fey’s narration, macaque monkeys in Sri Lanka have a strict social hierarchy. For Maya, there’s nowhere to go but up. Literally. She isn’t allowed in the tree they call home, and at the top of the tree is alpha male Raja and his three red-faced wives, all of whom are awful. Maya eats their scraps if she’s lucky, and their horrible offspring climb all over Maya as if she’s a branch. To put it in true Disney terms, Maya is Cinderella with a bad haircut.

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See which trailers impressed and which had us twiddling our thumbs

Movie trailers have been hitting like crazy this past week! There's nothing quite like a good trailer to get you all hyped up for what's coming. But are they all good?

Our first trailer was amaze-balls. After getting “leaked” online, "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" was just officially released by Warner Brothers, and it's pretty damn impressive. Not "Star Wars The Force Awakens" impressive, but still impressive. We finally get to see Batfleck in the full suit, the Batmobile, Batplane, and what looks like could be one epic beat down between our heroes. Not to mention we hear the voices of all the characters we know and love. I highly recommend you pick up Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns" trade paperback to fully appreciate the tone of this film and how awesome it can possibly be. Will DC be able to match Marvel in the movie game? Only time will tell. DC has been pretty strong with the TV series market, but this will be their most ambitious outing to date. It could signal their swan song or a new age of great superhero films.

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