“Trailer Time Thursday!” 2.16.12

Today is THURSDAY!!! And you know what that means!! 🙂 It is officially time for another fun-filled edition of “Trailer Time Thursday!”

Finally, your weekly fix of “Triple-T” (aka: “Trailer Time Thursday!”) has arrived!!

In case this is your first visit to “Triple-T,”here’s what it’s all about:

Seeing as how everyone loves movie previews, “Trailer Time Thursday!” was created to bring all of the trending trailers that you may have missed in theaters, or just need to see, all in one convenient place! It makes Thursdays so great! Get ready! Your Preview Pandemonium awaits!

ENJOY!!! :)

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Historians have often loved to paint the idea of a secret life of so many iconic figures of times past. Director Tim Burton now brings you the secret life of the 16th President of the United States of America. Identity revealed in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter which is set to banish all other theories on June 22, 2012.

*Featurette for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter– Curious about the trailer? Interested in seeing/learning more? You SHOULD watch this insightful featurette that I actually like more than the trailer itself. Click HERE.

Dark Tide. Halle Berry…wait, WHO? When was the last time we saw her in a movie? For most of us, that was 2006’s X-Men: Last Stand (although she’s been in a couple of movies since then). Dark Tide features Berry’s character who returns to the home of the great white sharks after a nearly fatal encounter scared her from the deep waters nearly a year prior. Courage, fortitude, and relationships will be tested.

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. An odd pairing of Steve Carell and Keira Knightley find them close to the demise of the world and facing decisions with seemingly no consequences as the world’s destruction is imminent. Only thing important now is who to spend the last few days on earth with and what to do during that short time. The earth-ending asteroid descends into theaters on June 22, 2012.

Intruders. Clive Owen stars in this horror thriller that is sure to grab the attention of scary movie lovers. Faceless intruders torment an 11 year old girl in her home and she and her father fight off fear and the ghastly invaders. Limited U.S. release is March 30, 2012.

Damsels in Distress. On April 26th, the damsels in distress will be the ones doing the rescuing. Check out this trailer presenting the flipside of what you’d expect this film to be about. The guys getting rescued by the girls.

Salmon Fishing in Yemen (trailer #2). The more I see of this film, the more intrigued I am to watch it. I love Emily Blunt and enjoy Ewan “in ever movie” MacGregor. Enjoy this second trailer for the March 9 release of Salmon Fishing in Yemen.

This Week’s “Special Trailer Spotlight”:

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance featurette

A featurette for the sequel to 2007’s disappointing offering from Marvel of the dark rider attempts to show why those who didn’t like the first one (such as Yours Truly) should be looking forward to giving good ol’ Nic Cage as Ghost Rider a second chance. Check it out. Are you ready to see this one this weekend?

Well, that’s it for this round of ‘Triple-T’!

My favorite trailers from today: I don’t really have a favorite this week. They all are rather so-so to me. Oh well, that’s how it goes sometimes. Which ones are your favorites??

Are you ready for the weekend in theaters? Here’s what releases this weekend, February 17, 2012:

Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!

T, The Focused Filmographer

up next: Reviews for This Means War and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.



  1. I first saw the trailer for Intruders a while ago in the cinema. Genuinely creeped me out. But aside from Children of Men, I worry about Clive Owen’s range.

    Abraham Lincoln looks great, mostly. The trailer didn’t really show much, just a bunch of the film’s action clips sown together. Though, it could be the best vampire flick out this year.


  2. The Vampire Hunter trailer looks prety cool, but the storyline is..odd, to put it mildly! But, I didn’t expect to like Seeking a friend for the end of the world & Damsels in Distress trailers so much, they were very nice! Thanks T, I love this column, you’re my source of new trailers!


  3. Abraham Lincoln- Looks awesome
    Dark Tide-Perhaps if Union had the lead role i might be interested in this one(Not because i think halle is a bad actress, i just would like to see Union in more movies), but it didn’t really grab me.
    Intruders- Also looks awesome
    Salmon fishing-Looks unbearably cheesy to me. Highly doubt i will be rushing out to see it


  4. Ok, the Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter FAILS for using the Johnny Cash narration intro to “The Man Comes Around” and then not actually PLAYING “The Man Comes Around”. BOO. even though that song already basically belongs to the Zack Snyder DotD remake, IMO.

    I dunno about intruders, either, sets of my “this could be real bad” early warning alert system.

    Love this thread series though T, I was happy to see it was triple T when I stopped in 😀


    • ya know, Fogs, I always think about you when launching Triple-T and wonder if I can surprise you with more trailers you haven’t seen. It’s kind of a silent yet accepted challenge I like to face every Thursday! 🙂

      Thanks for popping in today amid your busy schedule


      • LOL. Yeah, man, actually I have been busy. But you know how it goes, I know you do.

        There’s smaller flicks here that I hadnt seen, but On Abe, I actually saw it hit the net elsewhere…

        and then said, Eh, I’ll wait til T posts it 😀 No joke.

        I’ll swing back to your TMW review at some point, I try not to read reviews until Ive done mine now.


  5. Woah! Busy week for film. I am looking forward to ‘Thin Ice, Jess + Moss, Michael, and Bullhead.’ These look promising. As you know, I steer clear of big-time Hollo-wood releases, especially ones starring Nic Cage. The first “Ghostrider” got me so upset! As bad as I want to see Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter–I will wait to read what you write about it. Thanks for these, its hard to keep up with new movie releases!


  6. Not a lot really getting me enthused here… Seeking a Friend for the End of the World may have the most potential. Never been a big Steve Carrell fan, but that might work as a premise. Damsels in Distress looks like it’s probably all right for what it is, but it doesn’t look like something I’d seek out.

    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is giving me much the same vibe as Snakes on a Plane; they’ve got a title and a premise, but do they really have a movie?

    Intruders looks like it might be an all right horror film, though it could easily prove to be cheesy. They’ve got the art of the trailer down, anyway.

    Dark Tide… looks completely unimpressive. Also, I’m pretty sure Berry has starred in enough bad movies since Monster’s Ball that she should have lost any cachet from being an “Academy Award Winner”. To me, that comes with an expiration date.

    And as for Salmon Fishing in Yemen, this one actually has me feeling a little angry. Never mind that the film looks like your standard sappy “inspirational” romance crap, I’ve got a big problem with the premise. Invasive species — such as those introduced by man to an area where they aren’t native — are a huge problem everywhere they’ve occurred. I’m generally politically ambivalent towards movies, but this film’s premise isn’t just “ludicrous” as the trailer says, it’s wrong. They’re asking us to root for an ecological disaster. I’m not sure it’s possible for this film to be more wrong-headed. It could be more obvious about it (say, a hypothetical film cheering oil spills), but I don’t think it could actually be more wrong.


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