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“Trailer Time Thursday!” 4.17.14

April 17, 2014

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

1. Third Person.third


  • Starring: James Franco, Liam Neeson, Maria Bello, Mila Kunis, Kim Basinger, Olivia Wilde, Adrien Brody and more.
  • Releasing: April 24, 2014.
  • Director: Paul Haggis
  • Synopsis: “Three interlocking love stories involving three couples in three cities: Rome, Paris, and New York.”
  • Thoughts: I like movies that have interweaving stories to tell that end up connecting. This one look intriguing and doesn’t have Liam Neeson trying to reclaim his daughter. I was surprised by how many people were actually in this movie. I’m ready to watch it. -T

2. The Green

  • Starring: Lorenza IzzoAriel LevyDaryl Sabara and more.
  • Releasing: September 5, 2014
  • DirectorEli Roth
  • Synopsis: “A group of student activists travel from New York City to the Amazon to save a dying tribe. Unfortunately, they crash in the jungle and are taken hostage by the very natives they protected.”

  • Thoughts: I’m not a huge horror fan and the Hostel movies were rather deplorable, but this one trailer definitely adds that creep factor in a major way. I cringed just watching. Definitely hook for horror-seekers who like this sort of thing. I’m not too hungry for this type.-T

3. If I Stay.if i stay

  • Starring: Chloë Grace MoretzMireille EnosLiana Liberato , Jamie Blackley and more.
  • Releasing: August 22, 2014
  • Director: R.J. Cutler
  • Synopsis: “Mia Hall thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam. But what should have been a carefree family drive changes everything in an instant, and now her own life hangs in the balance. Caught between life and death for one revealing day, Mia has only one decision left, which will not only decide her future but her ultimate fate.”
  • Thoughts: This one is so beautiful. It makes me want to actually read the book BEFORE watching the movie (which is the reverse order of how I normally do it!) Chloe looks to be perfectly cast in this film that is sure to bring tears of heart warmth and wrench. -T

4. X-Men: Days of Future Past. (final trailer)x-men-days-of-future-past-international-poster-424x600

  • Starring: Patrick StewartIan McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence and more.
  • Releasing: May 23, 2014
  • Director: Bryan Singer
  • Synopsis: “The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.”

  • Thoughts: All I can say is that May can’t get here fast enough! Who needs April? haha -T

5. Gone Girlgone-girl-teaser-poster-405x600 (1)

  • Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Missi Pyle and more.
  • Releasing: October 3, 2014
  • Director: David Fincher
  • Synopsis: “On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?”
  • Thoughts: When I first watched this trailer from David Fincher’s adaptation of the best-selling book I wasn’t sold on it. But then I watched it again and found it to be rather brilliant. I am looking forward to this film and wait for the time that more people learn about it and join me in my anticipation. -T

6. The Homesman.homesman movie poster

  • Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep, Hailee Steinfeld, James Spader, William Fichtner, Tim Blake Nelson and more.
  • Releasing: 2014
  • Director: Tommy Lee Jones
  • Synopsis: “A claim jumper and a pioneer woman team up to escort three insane women from Nebraska to Iowa.”
  • Thoughts: This one surprised me as I knew NOTHING about it until today. What a cast and this is the 2nd full-length feature that Tommy Lee Jones has directed. It looks good and it’s nice to see Hilary Swank in something like this again.-T

7. A Most Wanted Man.mostwanted

  • Starring: Robin Wright, Rachel McAdams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Willem Dafoe, Daniel Brühl and more.
  • Releasing: July 25, 2014
  • DirectorAnton Corbijn
  • Synopsis: “A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.”

  • Thoughts: One of two movie trailers that came out last week featuring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. This espionage-type thriller looks to be full of strong performances although I fear it will get about as much attention as Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and most will miss it. -T

8. Annie. (int’l trailer)annie (1)

  • Starring: Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne, Cameron Diaz and more.
  • Releasing: December 19, 2014.
  • Director: Will Gluck
  • Synopsis: “Business tycoon and mayoral candidate Benjamin Stacks launches a campaign to take in Annie, a young girl who has been living with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan since her parents left her as a baby.”

  • Thoughts: I wasn’t excited about this remake that is produced by Jay-Z and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, but the music sounds good in the trailer. I felt that the young actress Quvenzhané Wallis may have been a one-trick pony with Beasts of the Southern Wild so this will be her chance to show off her acting skills. We’ll see. My eyebrow is still raised but we’ll find out in a future “tomorrow.” -T

Spotlight Video of the Week:

Trailer for The Roverhr_The_Rover_6

Check out this trailer for The Rover that is written and directed by David Michôd (Animal Kingdom). Starring Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson and more and takes place 10 years after all law and order has ceased in society. Here is the synopsis:The_Rover_4

A loner tracks the gang who stole his car from a desolate town in the Australian outback with the forced assistance of a wounded guy left behind in the wake of the theft.

Enjoy this trailer.

The Rover releases on June 13, 2014.

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

My favorite trailers from today:

  • Gone Girl
  • If I Stay
  • The Homesman

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 18, 2013:

  • Wide Release: A Haunted House 2, Transcendence, Heaven is for Real and Bears.
  • Limited Release: Fading Gigolo, The Final Member, Tasting Menu and more.

Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!

T, The Focused Filmographer

10 Comments leave one →
  1. April 18, 2014 1:49 am

    I wouldn’t be too worried about A Most Wanted Man not getting much attention. Anything starring Hoffman that comes out will get plenty of press. I really liked that trailer too. The Homesman as well, which like you I had not heard about.


    • April 22, 2014 8:19 am

      It’s true. but it just seems like one of those movies that releases on dvd later and people say “oh man, I meant to see that but never did!”


  2. jackdeth72 permalink
    April 19, 2014 11:06 am

    Hi, Terrence:

    A Most Wanted Man looks and feels like the next step into the nuts and monetary bolts of terrorism LeCarre first examined in his exceptional The Little Drummer Girl that featured Diane Keaton in a very un-Diane Keaton role as an infiltrated Israeli Mossad spy.

    Good stuff!


    • April 22, 2014 8:20 am

      I liked this week’s trailers too. Thanks for stopping in my friend.


  3. April 21, 2014 1:45 pm

    I actually just heard about If I Stay when I was browsing the bookstore. I picked it up and I’m probably going to read it soon. I’m totally down for anything with Chloe Grace Moretz. Plus, the story sounds quite good 🙂
    And well, Gone Girl is like my favorite novel. I’m actually interested in seeing Dark Places also since its another adaptation from Gillian Flynn’s novels. I’m just waiting for Sharp Objects to pop up then all her books will have been adapted…haha!


    • April 22, 2014 8:26 am

      I have a friend who is so much in love with the book If I Stay and cannot wait for this movie. And Chloe just has a sort of magnetism for me when it comes to her movies so I will be checking it out. I can’t wait for Gone Girl too.

      always a wonderful pleasure having you here, Kim!


  4. April 22, 2014 9:44 am

    I really like Gone Girl trailer apart from that rendition of ‘She’ – what a way to butcher a lovely song. Annie remake looks awful :/


    • April 22, 2014 12:30 pm

      Annie does look awful, but I like the music. maybe I’ll just listen to the soundtrack and hope they don’t mess up some of the classic songs.


  5. April 24, 2014 10:45 am

    David Fincher’s new film looks intriguing and that X-Men trailer is great fun. Not sure about Eli Roth’s new film though…I sense a turkey.


    • April 24, 2014 11:34 am

      X-MEN will be Epic!! oh man! Thanks for stopping in, Dan!


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