“Trailer Time Thursday!” 4.10.14

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: (all synopses are directly from IMDB.com)

1. Chef.


  • Starring: Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, Sofia Vergara and more.
  • Releasing: May 9, 2014.
  • Director: Jon Favreau
  • Synopsis: “A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.”
  • Thoughts: Looks fun, but not spectacular. Not sure what Scarlett’s role really is here. Favreau appears the same as he is in all his films. May not stir up tons of emotions, but may serve a few laughs. -T

2. The Expendables 3. (“Roll Call”)expendables3

  • Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Terry Crews, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson and more.
  • Releasing: August 15, 2014
  • Director: Patrick Hughes
  • Synopsis: “Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables — but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet.”

  • Thoughts: Wesley Snipes! Yes! This one stars some more people who I know NOTHING about. I just hope there are plenty of good one-liners like in the previous two. Maybe we’ll get an Assassins fight scene with Antonio Banderas and Sylvester Stallone. A lot to digest! -T

3. Wish I Was Here.wish_i_was_here

  • Starring: Zach Braff, Josh Gad, Joey King, Kate Hudson, Jim Parsons, James Avery and more.
  • Releasing: July 25, 2014
  • Director: Zach Braff
  • Synopsis: “‘Wish I Was Here’ is the story of Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, who at 35 is still trying to find his identity; a purpose for his life. He winds up trying to home school his two children when his father can no longer afford to pay for private education and the only available public school is on its last legs. Through teaching them about life his way, Aidan gradually discovers some of the parts of himself he couldn’t find.”
  • Thoughts: I like Zach Braff’s work and this one really has my attention. Joey King (We Bought a Zoo) is a great addition here. So glad that this Kickstarter project got funded. I can’t wait to see this imaginative tale. I wish it was here already. -T

4. Planes: Fire & Rescue.planes_fire_and_rescue

  • Starring: Dane CookJulie BowenEd Harris and more.
  • Releasing: July 18, 2014
  • Director: Roberts Gannaway
  • Synopsis: “When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, a bunch of all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.”

  • Thoughts: Does anyone want to see this? I mean, really? Well, I won’t stop you, but if you were fooled into giving money to watch the first one and are willing to be fooled a second time for the sequel…well, “Fool me once…” -T

5. Blendedblended

  • Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Terry Crews, Bella Thorne and more.
  • Releasing: May 23, 2014
  • Director: Frank Coraci
  • Synopsis: “After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship.”
  • Thoughts: Why didn’t they make this the first trailer? This looks much better now. Sandler may not win several people over with his recent films, but this one looks to be decent family fun. I’ll be watching it as it looks to be a well-blended comedy. -T

6. The Angriest Man in Brooklyn.the-angriest-man-in-brooklyn

  • Starring: Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, Peter Dinklage, Melissa Leo and more.
  • Releasing: May 23, 2014
  • DirectorPhil Alden Robinson
  • Synopsis: “A foul-tempered Brooklyner is told he has ninety minutes to live, sending him rushing all over New York to make amends.”
  • Thoughts: It’s been a while since we’ve seen Robin Williams and this one looks fun. Given 90 minutes to live, I figured the film would be 90 minutes long as well. 83 minutes isn’t too bad. Looks to be plenty of laughs and I’m glad to see Melissa Leo! -T


I HAVE to mention that FINALLY there is a poster here that doesn’t list the actors’ names in a completely different order than how their pictures appear! Bravo! BRAVO to The Angriest Man in Brooklyn!

Observe this horrid Hollywood tradition here:wrong names


7. How to Train Your Dragon 2.how_to_train_your_dragon_two_ver7 (1)

  • Starring: Jay Baruchel, Kristen Wiig, Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill and more.
  • Releasing: June 13, 2014
  • DirectorDean DeBlois
  • Synopsis: “It’s been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons”

  • Thoughts: Toothless, Hiccup…need I say more? While the trailers have been more forthcoming with the plot than I would’ve preferred, I am still really looking forward to it. The beautiful animation, the characters and more. It’s been too long. I think DreamWorks has been trying to train audiences in patience. (It’s not working!) -T

8. Deliver Us From Evil.DeliverUsFromEvil

  • StarringEric BanaÉdgar RamírezOlivia Munn and more.
  • Releasing: July 2, 2014.
  • Director: Scott Derrickson
  • Synopsis: “NY police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.”

  • Thoughts: “Ho-hum.” Another one of these “based on actual events” films that delves into the supernatural horrors as described by one person. I have no doubt something happened, but these films are a dime a dozen and I just want to be delivered from them. -T

Spotlight Video of the Week:

Extended Look at: GODZILLAGodzilla

Check out this extended look at Godzilla. Each of the trailers have increasingly looked promising and many are hoping this will be a monstrous success. Starring Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins and more. Directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters), here is the synopsis:

The world’s most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Enjoy this spectacular look.

Godzilla stomps into theaters on May 16, 2014.

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

My favorite trailers from today:

  • Wish I Was Here
  • Godzilla
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2

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, April 11, 2013:

  • Wide Release: Rio 2, Draft Day and Oculus.
  • Limited Release: Only Lovers Left Alive, Joe, Hateship Loveship, The Railway Man and more.

Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!

T, The Focused Filmographer


  1. Chef could well be a good film but the trailer sucks – it’s all over the place…not sure what story I’m going to see. I like the cast though but for a second I thought I was watching Iron Man 4!

    Looks like Adam Sandler is continuing to do what he does best – ie. very bad movies! Although I do like Drew Barrymore and they do work well together.

    The Angriest Man in Brooklyn looks good.


  2. Hi, Terrence:

    The pickings look kind of slim this time around.

    Wish I Was Here looks the most interesting.

    The Planes is the lamest of the recent animation franchise. Fires happen due to lightning. There is no one to blame (Even with a Chief Dan George voice over). And taking the tree hugging, Gaia route doesn’t help much.

    Dragon 2 shows promise.

    Even with many, many dramatic entrances (when there only be one). If it isn’t a guy in a rubber suit wreaking havoc on downtown Tokyo. It ain’t Godzy!!!


      • Hi, Terrence:

        Thanks for asking!

        I have a post up over at Michael’s It Ranis… You Get Wet regarding the career of master character actor, Saul Rubinek (Artie Nielsen of Warehouse 13) . And Ruth has a the first part of a multi post “arc” dissecting the bodies of work of Powers Boothe. Should be up later this or next week.


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