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Good news, muggles. The new trailer for the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has just released, and it gives a pretty in-depth look at the world of Newt Scamander. From the looks of the clip, it will definitely live up to the whole “fantastic beasts” thing.

The movie hits theaters in November. Discuss

The trailer for Ava DuVernay’s (Selma) documentary The 13th has just dropped and shows a glimpse of her explosive exposé on mass incarceration in America. The film not only looks at some of the stunning stats regarding the American criminal justice systems—we are home to more prisoners than any country in the world by a massive margin—but also for-profit prisons, the flaws of the “war on drugs” and how things can change.

The movie releases on Netflix on Oct. 7. Discuss

Martin Scorsese’s highly anticipated adaptation of the novel Silence will be released later this year. Up to now, the release date for the director’s big screen version of the acclaimed—yet controversial—book about Jesuit missionaries to Japan has remained uncertain.

However, the studio has announced that the movie—which is Scorsese’s longest to date—will hit theaters on December 23, making it eligible for the upcoming Oscars. Starring Liam Neeson and Andrew Garfield, the film tells the story of Jesuit missionaries to 1600s Japan, who face persecution and martyrdom for their faith. Discuss

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A first look at the Jennifer Lawrence/Chris Pratt sci-fi adventure Passengers has just been released, and it looks pretty epic. In the vein of space survival adventures like The Martian and Gravity, the movie tells the story of two individuals who mistakenly awaken early from space hibernation, with 90 years still to go on a journey to a new home planet.

From there, the space rom-com takes a dark turn. From the official synopsis: “As Jim and Aurora try to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction… only to be threatened by the imminent collapse of the ship and the discovery of the truth behind why they woke up.”

The film has been getting a lot of buzz since it first cast Pratt and Lawrence, arguably the two biggest young stars in Hollywood. It opens this December. Discuss

A new comedy about the Antichrist is in the works. In Little Evil, Adam Scott plays a man who finds the woman of his dreams (played by Evangeline Lilly), only to find out after they get married that her 6-year-old little boy just so happens to be the Antichrist himself. What a hoot! Netflix has purchased the project and production begins soon.

The film is from writer and director Eli Craig, who’s known for the horror comedies Tucker and Dale vs Evil and Zombieland. It’s set to air on the streaming content network sometime next year. Discuss