“Trailer Time Thursday!” 8.22.13

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!!! :)

Trailers of the Week:

1. Pompeii. Game of Thrones fans may be surprised to see that Jon Snow may “know nothing” but the actor who plays him now shows that he knows how to get a set of abs! ha. Enjoy this teaser trailer for the upcoming film that focuses on the legendary disaster and the days the led up to Mt. Vesuvius’s eruption. The plot of this February 21 release is as follows according to IMDB:

Set in the days leading up to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, a slave on a ship heading for Naples works to get home to save the woman he loves and his best friend, a gladiator trapped inside the city’s coliseum.

Directed by Paul W. S. Anderson (Resident Evil), Pompeii stars Emily Browning (Sucker Punch), Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix) and more.

2. Parkland. A very intense trailer for a very intense event in America’s history. Visit the tragic events of and after November 22, 1963 as Parkland divulges the story of more of the people present in Dallas’ Parkland Hospital on the day that JFK was assassinated. A cast including Billy Bob Thornton, Jacki Weaver, Paul Giamatti, Zac Efron and more, look to remember this upcoming October (U.S.) and/or November (U.K.).

3. The Book Thief. Set in WWII Germany and starring Emily Watson and Geoffrey Rush, The Book Thief features a young orphan girl named Liesel who finds a home with adoptive parents and steals book to share with others and finds happiness in doing so. Hiding a Jewish refuge in their home proves dangerous as Nazi soldiers threaten to destroy their freedoms and happiness. Liesel’s spirit of giving and care helps inspire and sustain…only will it be enough? Look for it on November 15, 2013.

4. The Counselor (Int’l trailer). A new trailer with more footage and story for the thriller about a lawyer who finds himself in deeper than he thought he would be with some drug traffickers. Directed by Ridley Scott and powered by the cast of Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, Penélope Cruz, John Leguizamo, Natalie Dormer and more, this one already has a verdict of “guilty” from me…guilty of grabbing my attention. Look for it on October 25, 2013.

5. Blue Caprice. I truly am not certain why Hollywood keeps pumping out movies about real-life criminals to “give insight and/or explain their actions.” The argument of exposing vs. glorifying actions of those convicted of such crimes continue to pervade the web. Nevertheless, here is the latest addition to the collection of such films that focuses on the DC area snipers that terrorized victims from the trunk of a Blue Caprice. Starring Isaiah Washington in an intense performance, look for Blue Caprice soon.

6. The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete. A story of the coming of age of two kids from inner city New York City who must fight to survive and depend on each other during a summer in which their moms have both been taken into custody by the police. Starring Jennifer Hudson, Anthony Mackie, Jordin Sparks, Jeffrey Wright and introducing several others, this one looks pretty strong and will release on October 11.

7. Getaway. Here’s another trailer for the Ethan Hawke/Selena Gomez thriller that sounds as thrilling as the cast that is in it. Hawke stars as a victim of choice who is forced to commit crimes in hopes of saving his wife’s life. Gomez, another criminal, now joins him and they both work together to drive and getaway scott free. Will they make it? Will you care? I may do my best to getaway from it…and this trailer just made me realize for the first time that Jon Voight is in it too. Why?? ha. Look for your getaway on August 30.

Spotlight Video of the Week:

A “look” at J.J. Abrams’ next project: A video called “Stranger.”abrams_stranger.jpg.CROP.rectangle3-large

J.J. Abrams’ productions are always shrouded in mystery. Even with his great teases, they still give away nothing. A first look tease for his upcoming project has hit the web in the form of a video simply entitled “Stranger.”

Check it out:

This unnamed project of Abrams (Super 8, Cloverfield) has speculators all over proclaiming it is for the NBC show Believe that he is working on with Alfonso Cuarón, some believe it is about a novel he is working on currently called “S,” and other believe it is a strange twist on the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. Who knows? Whatever it’s for, J.J. Abrams, as always, knows how to get our attention.

Leave your theories in the comment section! (The mystery grows!)

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

My favorite trailers from today: Parkland, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete and The Counselor. 

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, August 23, 2013:

  • Wide Release: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, You’re Next and The World’s End.  
  • Limited Release: The Grandmaster, Drinking Buddies and more.

Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!

T, The Focused Filmographer

up next: “New Posters of the Week”

Don’t forget to check out the latest reviews for The White Sands International Film Festival. Click HERE.


  1. Somehow I thought there’s a Pompeii film or miniseries that Ridley Scott was developing at some point, or maybe that’s moot now? I’m curious about that project as I was in Pompeii a few years ago and was just blown away by what had happened there… and Mt. Vesuvius is still looming in the background. I don’t think I could still live in that town!

    Btw, that J.J. Abrams’ trailer is so cryptic! Not sure I’m curious enough to see it though.


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