“Trailer Time Thursday!” 6.13.13 [Part 1]

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

Here is your weekly fix of “Triple-T” (aka: “Trailer Time Thursday!”)!!

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!

Check them out and ENJOY!!! :)

FYIA TON of new trailers hit the web this week. I had to split them up, so today, there are TWO (2) parts to “Trailer Time Thursday!” Enjoy Part 1 below now, Part 2 will post at 12:30pm MST. Don’t miss the rest of the trailers!


The Frozen Ground. In this trailer, Nicolas Cage reminds me of the roles he had when I enjoyed more of his movies. He stars alongside John Cusack and Vanessa Hudgens in this thriller that is based on actual events. An Alaskan state trooper is on the trail of a suspected alleged serial kidnapper/murderer with the help of the only young woman victim to ever escape his grasp. Look for things to heat up as The Frozen Ground releases on August 23.

Runner Runner. Directed by Brad Furman (who directed The Lincoln Lawyer), this crime drama stars Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck and Gemma Arterton. In it, a young college student faces high tuition and higher stakes after trying to go head to head against on online poker game manipulator who he thinks cheated him out of his money. Once in Costa Rica, the allure and the opportunity for more money makes him decide to partner with his opponent and find a way to enjoy a winner-takes-all bounty as the FBI also is pressing him for help. Prepare to crawl, walk and run to Runner Runner in theaters on September 27.

300: Rise of an Empire. After being pushed back from an original release date of August 2013, the outlook of this sequel looked as bleak as the Battle of Thermopylae did to Leonidas and his army of Spartans. This first trailer attempts to change our minds. Watch the visually impressive trailer for the continued battle against Xerxes in this exciting sequel produced by Zack Snyder (300) and starring Eva Green, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro and more. Now scheduled for a March 7, 2014 release date.

Diana. Naomi Watts looks to possibly attain yet another Oscar nomination as she honors the late Princess Diana in the biopic about the famous and beloved royalty member of the United Kingdom. This film centers around Diana in the last two years of her life and the efforts she made in helping the world, helping her family and helping herself. This one releases in the UK on September 20, 2013.

Drift. I scoffed at this when I first saw the poster…but then I watched this trailer and…I haven’t changed my mind. Sam Worthington (Avatar, Clash of the Titans) stars in this film based in the 70’s that follows a group of surfers/brothers who face adversity in trying to promote and excel in their trendsetting surf business. Things get a bit rough when some “ruthless” bikers threaten them and their industry. Don’t look for this one to make any waves when it finally surfaces in the US sometime this year.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The journey continues! Here is the first “teaser” trailer for the next installment of Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkein’s work. Bilbo, Gandalf, Legolas and more show up and the hope for this installment to be better than the last grows. Get ready to join in on the adventure on December 13, 2013. (And don’t forget to vote for your favorite Tolkein character in this week’s Time to Vote Tuesday.)

Spotlight Video of the Week:

4-min trailer for White House Downjamie-foxx-channing-tatum-white-house-down

Have you seen this 4-Minute trailer for White House Down? Plenty of people, including Yours Truly, have expressed little chagrin over referring to this one as “Die Hard in DC 2” (of course, referencing Gerard Butler’s 2013 release Olympus Has Fallen). I actually think this film centered around an aspiring Secret Service Agent applicant and the U.S. President fighting against terrorists and would-be usurpers won’t be too bad. Ironically, it’s not Channing Tatum, but Jamie Foxx that takes away from the film so far for me. How about you?

What do you think of this one? Look for it in theaters on June 28, 2013.

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

My favorite trailers from today: Thanks for watching today’s trailers. Hopefully plenty were new to you. Today, my favorite trailers from this round of “Triple-T” are- 300: Rise of an Empire, Runner Runner and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Which ones are your favorites??

This Week

This Weekend’s Theatrical Releases:

Are you ready for the weekend in theaters? Here’s what releases this weekend, June 14, 2013:

  • Wide Release: This Is The End (my review HERE) and Man of Steel 
  • Limited Release: 20 Feet From Stardom, Beberian Sound Studio and more.

Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!

T, The Focused Filmographer

Up Next:

  • Part 2 of “Trailer Time Thursday!”
  • Review for Man of Steel
  • “New Posters of the Week!”
  • Checking out the Happy-Haps


  1. I’m not interested in any of the trailer releases this week. Not really into those movies but then on your remark about Channing Tatum. He’s been doing alright, no? I mean there are roles when he first started that had him pegged for that style but now, he’s kind of broke out of his shell. I never thought I’d say this, but I actually think I’m starting to like him…and its not because of Magic Mike….just to make it clear.


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