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What was your favorite movie trailer of 2010?

In the parlance of baseball, movie trailers are like spring-training rookie phenoms. With only a teasing glimpse, all you can see is potential. It’s too soon to tell if the young slugger can’t hit a curveball or if your young ace’s 97-mph heater is as straight as an arrow. All that matters is the promise of greatness. It’s the same reason I love trailers: I know deep-down that 75 percent of these films will ultimately disappoint me, but right now, four months before its release, I can let myself believe that Brooklyn’s Finest is the next Crash, that Salt is the next Bourne Identity. It’s why I’m never late for a movie in the theater, and why I roll my eyes when the lady behind me whines, “Another trailer?” Yes! Another trailer. Another spark of hope. Another movie to get excited for, months before its flaws can be identified and dissected.

In 2010, there were dozens of trailers that, sadly, delivered more than the full-length features that played after them in the theater. Some of them ultimately became the all-stars I hoped they could be. In the spirit of the Oscars, here are my top-5 trailers, in no particular order. READ FULL STORY

This week's trailers: Bathing suits, underpants, and teenage butt-kicking

Does Natalie Portman’s CGI bathing suit in Your Highness land on the naughty or the nice list? Or does it matter, since we all apparently checked it twice, anyway? The Danny McBride/James Franco comedy wasn’t the only trailer gracing the web-waves this week, though it was probably the most fun: READ FULL STORY

This week's trailers: 'On Stranger Tides,' 'Thor,' and Robert Pattinson

pirates-carribean-4-trailer_180.jpg?w=180&h=135The mercury is falling fast, but it’s already beach weather as far as these trailers are concerned. This week, we got our first real looks at summer blockbusters-to-be like Thor and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, plus spring standouts like Rango (featuring the voice of Johnny Depp) and Water for Elephants, starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson. Check them out below! READ FULL STORY

This week in trailers: A 'Transformers' teaser, Hugh Jackman's 'Real Steel,' and more!

If this week’s trailers were in a Jeopardy category together, it would have to be “Movies About Things That Aren’t Human”: You’ve got the giant robots in Hugh Jackman’s Real Steel, the aliens in I Am Number Four, the giants who are both robots and aliens in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the chatty birds in Rio, and Mel Gibson’s disturbing puppet in The Beaver, to name a few. Check them out, and then let us know which one you think will get the most actual human into theaters. READ FULL STORY

The week in trailers: Halle Berry in 'Frankie & Alice', the Easter Bunny in 'Hop', and more

frankie-alice_180.jpg?w=180&h=135Need a cheat sheet for the week’s best trailers? Here you go: We got our first look at Oscar winner Hallie Berry’s high-intensity turn as a woman with multiple personalities in the upcoming drama Frankie & Alice , plus a peek at the Easter Bunny movie Hop, and more. Check them all out after the jump!  READ FULL STORY

'Yogi Bear' worm scene: Does it make anyone else cringe like it's 'Man vs. Wild'?

Okay, okay, Bear Grylls munching on giant rhino beetle larvae technically grosses me out more, but after seeing the latest Yogi Bear trailer in a crowded theater, I can confirm that I’m not the only one who gives an audible “Ewww” when that worm pops out of Yogi’s nose. Watch both below at your own risk. (And enjoy your lunch/dinner!) READ FULL STORY

'Your Highness': James Franco gets stoned, Natalie Portman gets raunchy in red band trailer

Two of this year’s award season darlings look like being the James Franco-starring 127 Hours and the Natalie Portman-starring Black Swan. As it happens, Franco and Portman will be seen together next spring in Your Highness, a movie that I don’t think it’s rude to suggest has little hope of currying a whole lot of favor with Oscar voters. Instead, judging by the new red band trailer you can find after the jump, the movie is firmly aimed at people who believe that watching the foul-mouthed offspring of Pineapple Express and Monty Python and the Holy Grail would be a splendid way of spending a couple of hours. Certainly, it features more things unsuitable for young eyes and ears than I could shake a pair of coconut halves at.

Take a look and tell us what you think.

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‘Red Riding Hood’ trailer: What a red hood you have, Amanda Seyfried!

Werewolves, forbidden love, Lukas Haas, oh my! Warner Bros. has released the trailer for Catherine Hardwicke’s Red Riding Hood, in which Amanda Seyfried plays the hooded — and quite stylish — object of desire in the supernatural love triangle. Based on this spot, Red Riding Hood will be visually stunning — the film is far more colorful than Hardwicke’s last supernatural love story, Twilight, and the cinematography certainly appears to capture the spirit of its fairy tale inspiration. (The architecture alone is otherworldly.) What I’m mostly curious about (besides why they seemed to bury the lead by not touting Leonardo DiCaprio’s producing credit): Will Red Riding Hood choose a more Hollywood-friendly ending, with Seyfried’s character overcoming the werewolf, or will the film swerve in a far darker, Charles Perrault-esque direction, with the hooded heroine becoming the prey? Or will they just have sex? Or did the trees do it? Who knows? It could be anything! Speculate, and check out the trailer, after the jump. READ FULL STORY

'The Mechanic' trailer: Someone buy Jason Statham some cough drops

Jason Statham continues to cement his status as Hollywood’s most congested actor in the new trailer for Jan. 28’s The Mechanic, in which the deep-voiced action star plays a hitman who begins mentoring an apprentice (Ben Foster) in his violent trade. (Hey, for Mr. Trump’s sake, whatever happened to good ol’ selling hot dogs to become an Apprentice?) First off, I’m excited to see Donald Sutherland starring in not one, but two movie trailers over the past week (the actor appears in The Eagle as well). And, secondly, after seeing this spot for the film — a reinvention of the 1972 action film of the same name — I’m never looking in a mirror again. It looks like there are more ways to die in this film than in a Choose Your Own Adventure book. See video embedded after the jump! READ FULL STORY

'Cars 2' trailer: Will Doc Hudson make a cameo?

So last month’s Cars 2 teaser wasn’t a prank after all: Lightning McQueen and his rusty pal, Mater, actually steer into the world of espionage in the sequel to Pixar’s 2006 smash. The new trailer for Cars 2 has some clues, with McQueen trading the good ol’ boy NASCAR circuit for international Grand Prix racing. Somehow, this leads to intrigue when Mater and McQueen are confused for master spies, North by Northwest style. Yes, that’s Michael Caine as British operative, Finn MacMissile. READ FULL STORY

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