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First ‘Foxcatcher’ trailer is nothing short of intense

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What do Channing Tatum, Steve Carrell and Mark Ruffalo all have in common? Aside from the reputable on screen careers the carry in tow, they are co-staring in the upcoming biopic, “Foxcatcher.”


Directed by Bennett Miller (“Moneyball”), “Foxcatcher” tells the true story of Olympic wrestlers Mark (Channing Tatum) and David Schultz (Mark Ruffalo) and their relationship with paranoid schizophrenic millionaire sponsor, John du Pont (Steve Carrell), which ends in murder.


The first trailer sets a dark and intense tone with a gripping final scene of Tatum’s character annihilating a mirror with his head.


It is important to note that this will be the first time audiences see Carrell step in to the role of a more complex and dramatic character. A role that audiences are not accustomed to seeing him portray. I am curious as to how the veteran comedian will fare with the transition.


Given the sizable critical praise the film received at Cannes in May, “Foxcatcher” will likely attract the Academy’s attention when Oscar season rolls around.


This Sony Picture Classics film is slated to hit theaters November 14th.


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Since his wee lad-dom, Pooya has been a sommelier of cinema. It was likely some acting bug, fallen from the dust riddled ruby curtains of an enchanted old stage that did it. Those cinematic scarabs must have burrowed deep into his brain, irreversibly altering his mind, turning the poor boy down a dismal path. From his earliest years the strange boy would aimlessly wander the aisles of countless video rental stores, amassing his trivial knowledge with vigor. These actions befuddled the boy’s parents, who still would lovingly oblige his unusual attraction to the motion picture. Often seeking refuge in the cushioned seating of his local movie theater, the odd adolescent would immerse himself in the scripted and effects riddled realities unfolding on the screen before him. During his collegiate years, he was twice spotted on stage performing bizarre theatrical rituals before awe-struck audiences. When he departed from academia, he left behind his youth in exchange for a labor routine, but the strange young man never lost his long-cultivated love of film. Recently, Pooya was approached by to join their budding team of entertainment bloggers. After hours of coaxing and an undisclosed number of honey jars, he accepted their offer. Finally he had come full circle. Finally, at, he was home.

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