By Michael Slezak
Updated June 30, 2006 at 10:06 PM EDT
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Three hot new trailers:

Running With Scissors (Oct. 11) Yeah, I know a couple of you are already buzzing about Meryl Streep’s Oscar hopes this year, but don’t count out the always great Annette Bening (pictured, with costar Joseph Cross), who, from the looks of this trailer, gives another crazy/beautiful performance alongside a thoroughly exciting cast in this big-screen adaptation of Augusten Burroughs’ best-seller.

Marie Antoinette (Oct. 20) I can’t argue with anyone who says the full trailer for Sofia Coppola’s latest is lovely to look at, but hearing Kirsten Dunst rock a California-girl accent in the court of Louis XVI is a wee bit disconcerting. I’m going to hold off till I read the reviews on this one before I shell out my hard-earned $10, especially after the not-so-hot reception it received at Cannes.

Volver (Nov. 3) The trailer doesn’t make it entirely clear what Pedro Almodóvar’s latest is all about, but that’s par for the course when it comes to the daring director. Hopefully, though, what looks like a colorful, eerie, funny piece of work will be a return to form for Penélope Cruz, whose English-language oeuvre calls to mind a line of dialogue she utters in this clip: “It smells of farts!”

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