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The Governator is back.

Okay, he's been back for a little while (for insight on his latest role, The Expendables 2 review at Movie Fanatic offers an in-depth analysis), but The Last Stand marks Arnold Schwarzenegger's first lead role since be became Governor of California in 2003.

Does he still have it?

The Last Stand stars Schwarzenegger as Ray Owens, an ex-LAPD officer who moves to a small town near the U.S.-Mexico border to become its sheriff.

When an escaped cartel leader heads for Mexico, Owens must rally the troops and lead the showdown to stop him in the film, due out in January.

Rodrigo Santoro, Forest Whitaker, Zach Gilford, Johnny Knoxville, Luis Guzman, Eduardo Noriega, and Jaimie Alexander also star.

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The upcoming 3D animated film ParaNorman is likely the most elaborate stop-motion animation project of all-time, and looks pretty entertaining to boot!

Starring Casey Affleck, Anna Kendrick and John Goodman, the film - which is made with puppets - centers on a young boy named Norman Babcock.

Norman able to speak to the dead and must take on ghosts, witches and other forces following the invasion of his small New England town by zombies.

Check out the trailer for the film, in theaters Friday:

Unlike other animation, stop-motion requires that movement of every person and object on screen must be done by someone. Groundbreaking stuff.

In other movie news, The Bourne Legacy topped the box office this weekend, knocking The Dark Knight Rises off the pedestal for the first time.

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The North Koreans are coming, it appears, instead of the USSR in the remake of Red Dawn, the Cold War cult favorite starring Patrick Swayze and Lea Thompson.

Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson star in this reboot, which at least took 28 years to be remade (way more than the new Total Recall or The Amazing Spider-Man).

The 2012 Red Dawn plot is basically the same, in any case.

Get ready for an action adventure pitting the Wolverines - a rag-tag band of handsome and wholesome U.S. teens - against formidable international invaders:

Josh Peck and Adrianne Palicki co-star as Peeta and Gale's brother attempt to do the impossible and fend off a ruthless foreign army. Good. Times.

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Judd Apatow's latest film, This is Forty, is a spin-off (or "sort-of sequel") of Knocked Up, with Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprising their characters Pete and Debbie.

This time, the focus is on their family as Debbie turns the big 4-0.

If you remember their Knocked Up quotes, you know they were among the movie's best, and the new slice-of-life comedy's tagline teases that this is "not just their story ... this is everyone’s story." To a degree, it certainly looks like it is:

Written, directed, and produced by Apatow - the first project he's pulled the trifecta with since 2009's Funny People - This is 40 arrives December 21.

Melissa McCarthy, Megan Fox, John Lithgow, and Albert Brooks also star.

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Brad Pitt's new film, Killing Them Softly, features the actor as Jackie Cogan, the "point" for a hitman investigating the heist of a big Mafia poker game.

Andrew Dominik wrote and directed the adaptation of George V. Higgins' novel Cogan's Trade, which was originally supposed to be the film's name.

James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, and Richard Jenkins also star.

Check out the trailer for Killing Them Softly below ...

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The Paperboy debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and is based on the true story of a southern woman who falls in love with a convicted killer.

It stars a very impressive cast of Nicole Kidman, John Cusack and Matthew McConaughey and it deals with some serious issues.

But it also features Zac Efron in his underwear! Forgive us, but that's our main takeaway from the following trailer, as the former High School Musical actor sheds his teen image by slow-dancing with Kidman... in a pair of tighty-whities.

Seriously, this is what we call breaking movie news. Watch for yourself:

The Paperboy hits theaters on October 5.

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Paranormal Activity 4 hits theaters on October 19 and while no plot details for this follow-up have been divulged yet, the first extended trailer for the thriller gives us some idea of what to expect:

Shaky camera work. A lot of screaming. A shadowy figure lurking in the background.

No, folks, this installment of the franchise won't differ much from the first three, but you know what they say: if it ain't broke, and it scares the living crap out of all movie goers, don't fix it.

So hold on tight and watch the first Paranormal Activity 4 trailer now:

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Prepare yourselves for a new Skyfall trailer, James Bond fans.

The 23rd installment in this beloved, long-running franchise will be released on November 7 and, this just in: Daniel Craig will be shirtless in it!

In other related movie news, Judi Dench's M will find her past coming back to haunt her when MI6 comes under attack.

The action film also stars Javier Bardem, Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Bérénice Marlohe. Check out the new international preview now:

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The Man of Steel swoops into theaters next summer... with a great deal of pressure on his massive shoulders!

In the first trailer for the upcoming blockbuster, which debuted in front of The Dark Knight Rises this summer, film goers listen in at Russell Crowe's Jor-El imparts important words of wisdom to his son.

You will help people accomplish wonders, the biological father of Clark Kent says in this preview. You must give them an idea to strive towards.

But, seriously, no pressure!

Man of Steel features Henry Cavill as Superman and Amy Adams as Lois Lane. It comes out on June 14, 2013 and, as evidenced here, will clearly have a darker tone than previous installments in this franchise.

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In the wake of today's horrific Dark Knight Rises shooting in Colorado, Warner Bros. has chosen to pull the trailer for another movie out of theaters.

The preview for Gangster Squad, which has been online since May and is posted below, was NOT played prior to this morning's Batman feature and has NOT been attached to most of The Dark Knight Rises screenings around the country.

Still, one scene does depict mobsters opening fire inside a movie theater and, with the spot scheduled to start running nationwide this weekend, the studio thought it was inappropriate to air at such a time.

Gangster Squad will open on September 7. It stars Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Josh Brolin and centers on a LAPD unit assigned to rid Los Angeles of organized crime in the 1940s.

Do you think Warner Bros. made the right decision to yank the trailer from theaters?

 

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