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First trailer for thriller, The Call, starring Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin

01.11.2013

The new thriller, THE CALL (formerly THE HIVE) starring Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin, and Morris Chestnut, has unveiled its first trailer and it's got a familiar vibe to it.  Directed by Brad Anderson (THE MACHINIST) the film follows a 9/11 dispatcher (Berry) who is drawn into a killer from her past in order to save a young girl. It's an intensely cut trailer that hits all the beats we've come to expect from thrillers like this, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. 

It looks compelling enough, even if they reveal every story beat in the trailer, and Berry looks amazing as always.  Could it be a potential return to the limelight for the actress?  

Check it out:

This one could go either way, I think.  It could be a forgettable cookie-cutter thriller or a crowd-pleasing jaunt. One thing is for sure, though, and that's that Berry could use a hit.

THE CALL dials in to theaters on March 13, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: Man, Abigail Breslin...they grow up so fast...
Source: Yahoo! Movies

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8:38PM on 01/11/2013
That sure is a swanky looking dispatch office!
That sure is a swanky looking dispatch office!
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7:20PM on 01/11/2013
The trailer isn't poorly cut per say but it has all the subtlety of a chainsaw orchestra in an echo chamber. And it gives away what feels like 85% of the plot.

Also, WTF is WWE Studios?
The trailer isn't poorly cut per say but it has all the subtlety of a chainsaw orchestra in an echo chamber. And it gives away what feels like 85% of the plot.

Also, WTF is WWE Studios?
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12:26AM on 01/12/2013
"the subtlety of a chainsaw orchestra in an echo chamber"

Haha, can't wait for a chance to use this line.
"the subtlety of a chainsaw orchestra in an echo chamber"

Haha, can't wait for a chance to use this line.
3:47PM on 01/11/2013

THE TAKEN OF BURIED, 123

Open with the now iconic scene from TAKEN...

Now, throw in the concept of BURIED: A person trapped with a cell phone...

Now add Denzel's character from the remake of TAKING OF PELHAM 123 (or Rasario Dawson in UNSTOPPABLE), and you got what looks to be this movie.

Truth be told it's not a bad concept or a bad cast either, but after having seen those three aforementioned recent solid thrillers, this feels like just a Frankenstein.
Open with the now iconic scene from TAKEN...

Now, throw in the concept of BURIED: A person trapped with a cell phone...

Now add Denzel's character from the remake of TAKING OF PELHAM 123 (or Rasario Dawson in UNSTOPPABLE), and you got what looks to be this movie.

Truth be told it's not a bad concept or a bad cast either, but after having seen those three aforementioned recent solid thrillers, this feels like just a Frankenstein.
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2:45PM on 01/11/2013
When the hell did Abigail Breslin become a teenager? Christ I feel old!

Looks not bad but think it would have been better if it just focused on Halle Berry's character and the not knowing what's going on the other side of the phone. Think of that scene in Taken meets Talk Radio.
When the hell did Abigail Breslin become a teenager? Christ I feel old!

Looks not bad but think it would have been better if it just focused on Halle Berry's character and the not knowing what's going on the other side of the phone. Think of that scene in Taken meets Talk Radio.
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2:39PM on 01/11/2013

DO NOT WATCH THE TRAILER

Holy shit the entire movie is in that trailer. I've seen trailers give away movies before but that was ridiculous. I had to stop it with 30 seconds left.
Holy shit the entire movie is in that trailer. I've seen trailers give away movies before but that was ridiculous. I had to stop it with 30 seconds left.
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2:12PM on 01/11/2013

It's 911, not 9/11.

Brad Anderson gives me reason to hope. The WWF emblem gives me reason to be very worried (as does the amount of info featured in the trailer).

I do like that Halle Berry's hair isn't terribly styled or straightened. She looks like she's actually just working there.

Looks like they're using the Cellular format, so maybe at the very least it'll be a diverting piece of entertainment.
Brad Anderson gives me reason to hope. The WWF emblem gives me reason to be very worried (as does the amount of info featured in the trailer).

I do like that Halle Berry's hair isn't terribly styled or straightened. She looks like she's actually just working there.

Looks like they're using the Cellular format, so maybe at the very least it'll be a diverting piece of entertainment.
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1:59PM on 01/11/2013
The trailer looks really good, but it does spoil almost the entire film.
The trailer looks really good, but it does spoil almost the entire film.
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