New Trailers: ‘Splice,’ ‘Salt,’ ‘A-Team,’ ‘Coco and Igor’ and ‘Casino Jack’

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I added several new trailers over the course of the week and for those of you that don’t frequent the homepage, the trailer page or keep an eye on the latest trailers added to the site at the bottom of every single page, I have included seven of those trailers in this one post… just for your viewing pleasure. Have at it.

Splice

Superstar genetic engineers Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley) specialize in splicing together DNA from different animals to create incredible new hybrids. Now they want to use human DNA in a hybrid that could revolutionize science and medicine. But when the pharmaceutical company that funds their research forbids it, Clive and Elsa secretly conduct their own experiments. The result is Dren, an amazing, strangely beautiful creature of uncommon intelligence and an array of unexpected physical developments. And though, at first, Dren exceeds their wildest dreams, she begins to grow and learn at an accelerated rate – and threatens to become their worst nightmare.

Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky

In 1920, the lives of two of the last century’s greatest artists intersected. Coco Chanel, the famous designer, befriended the great, revolutionary composer Igor Stravinsky and his family, offering the penniless and homeless musician refuge in her country mansion. There have been rumours that Coco and Igor had an affair at this time. Director Jan Kounen takes this premise and spins it into an intimate and deeply moving portrait of a marriage challenged by a beautiful and famous female benefactor.

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky begins in Paris in 1913. Though Coco is deeply infatuated with the rich and handsome polo player Arthur “Boy” Capel, she attends the landmark performance of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, and is instantly fascinated. Hoots, whistles and walkouts mar the work’s premiere, but she is transfixed. Stravinsky’s ballet is a wild and primitive assault on bourgeois taste, a precursor to the chaos about to engulf Europe. Coco recognizes a fellow iconoclast, as her own ideas about women’s fashion are causing a similar sensation. Shortly after the war ends, the two meet again. Coco is now wealthy and successful, but shattered by Boy’s death in a car crash. Igor, who was made an outcast after the tumultuous revolution in his native Russia, is now a destitute refugee living in exile in Paris. Introduced to Igor by the famous Sergeï Diaghilev, impresario of the Ballets Russes, Coco invites the composer, his wife and their four children to stay at her new villa, Bel Respiro, in Garches.

What ensues is a beautifully judged story about the mutual attraction between two artists, finely balanced by the loyalty and love Stravinsky feels for his wife and family. Despite the charisma exuded by the two monumental personalities, who both redefined their fields, we feel immense sympathy for Stravinsky’s wife as she struggles to maintain her equilibrium amid the sparks that begin to fly around her. Kounen brilliantly places us in the worlds of both Coco, whose mansion serves as a visual expression of her design ideas, and Stravinsky, who doggedly wrestles his musical demons. Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky embraces the brilliance of these two rebels, dissecting the intimacies of their personal lives with an empathy that leaves the viewer reaching for superlatives.

The A-Team

Brings to the bigscreen the exploits of Hannibal Smith and his team of former special forces soldiers, who have been set up for a crime they didn’t commit.

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