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“Trailer Time Thursday!” 5.1.14

May 1, 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 IMDB.com)

1. Let’s Be Cops.lbc

  • Starring: Damon Wayans, Jr., Jake Johnson, Nina Dobrev, Andy Garcia and more.
  • Releasing: August 13, 2014.
  • Director: Luke Greenfield
  • Synopsis: “Two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party and become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted “heroes” get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.”
  • Thoughts: A silly fake buddy cop movie that will draw in the crowd that loved Ride Along but fail to be as big or as funny. Damon Wayans, Jr. is great as a comedic tv actor but I don’t hold high hopes for this one. -T

2. Godzilla (new int’l trailer).godzilla_ver13 (1)

  • Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe and more.
  • Releasing: May 16, 2014
  • Director: Gareth Edwards
  • Synopsis: “The world’s most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.”

  • Thoughts: All I can say is “YES! More monsters, more chaos, more Godzilla! Oh man!” -T

3. Anna.anna

  • Starring: Taissa Farmiga, Mark Strong, Indira Varma and more.
  • Releasing: June 6 2014
  • Director: Jorge Dorado
  • Synopsis: “A man with the ability to enter peoples’ memories takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled sixteen-year-old girl to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma.”
  • Thoughts: Re-titled (Previously known as “Mindscape”), this film looks to be a decent psychological thriller but will most likely go down the same predictable path as other thrillers before it. I rather liked the original title and am unaware of the reason for the change. -T

4. The Fault in Our Stars.fault

  • Starring: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern and more.
  • Releasing: June 6, 2014
  • Director: Josh Boone
  • Synopsis: “Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel’s other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.”

  • Thoughts: The more I hear about this, the more I am interested in seeing it. I am told that this extended trailer makes it look even closer to the book. Shailene Woodley is an actress to keep an eye on and this one looks like it will bring the laughs and the tears. -T

5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtlesteenage_mutant_ninja_turtles_ver4 (1)

  • Starring: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Noel Fisher, Tony Shalhoub and more.
  • Releasing: August 8, 2014
  • Director: Jonathan Liebesman
  • Synopsis: “Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil and her cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.”
  • Thoughts: A better look at each of the turtles but not much more in way of footage. The pre-verdict is still out on this one but a lot is riding on the success of this first film if there are to be sequels. -T

6. They Came Together.theycametogether

  • Starring: Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Cobie Smulders, Christopher Meloni and more.
  • Releasing: June 27, 2014
  • Director: David Wain
  • Synopsis: “When Joel land Molly meet, it’s hate at first sight: his big Corporate Candy Company threatens to shut down her quirky indie shop. Plus, Joel is hung up on his sexy ex. But amazingly, they fall in love, until they break up about two thirds of the way through, and Molly starts dating her accountant. But then right at the end…well you’ll just have to see. (Hint: Joel makes a big speech and they get back together.)”
  • Thoughts: A silly look at romcom movies and how fiction often imitates reality. The comedic chemistry of Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler looks to be spot on in this one and it seems that a lot of fun will be poked at in this satirical romance. -T

7. Trust Me.trustme

  • Starring: Clark Gregg, Amanda Peet, Sam Rockwell and more.
  • Releasing: June 6, 2014
  • Director: Clark Gregg
  • Synopsis: “A struggling agent for child actors and former child star himself, Howard Holloway spends years losing his most talented clients to his slick, arch-nemesis Aldo Shocklee.”

  • Thoughts: A second directorial effort from Clark Gregg that will garner viewers but looks to not capture the hearts (and wallets) of audiences like the other role that Gregg is known for (COULSON!!). I’m not certain what sort of theatrical distribution this film will receive but I expect to see it on shelves of dvd rental places and on Netflix soon for curious viewers to press “play.” -T

8. Boyhood.boyhood

  • Starring: Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke and more.
  • Releasing: July 11, 2014.
  • Director: Richard Linklater
  • Synopsis: “The life of a young man, Mason, from age 5 to age 18.”

  • Thoughts: I like unique films like this and boy does this one have a lot of buzz surrounding it. A different concept and look that draws me in. I am curious how this one will play out and how nostalgic it will be in terms of sharing similar experiences. Getting good reviews so far, I look forward to this one and only hope it opens up in my neck of the woods. -T

Spotlight Video of the Week:

Featurette for Russell Crowe’s directorial debut: The Water Divinerwaterdiviner

Russell Crowe speaks about his passion for this upcoming project of an Australian man who travels to Turkey after the events of the Battle of Gallipoli in World War I to find his three missing sons. The discoveries made and events that take place on this journey are the focuses of this film in development. Check it out:

Are you interested in this project? I am.

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

My favorite trailers from today:

  • Godzilla
  • The Fault in Our Stars
  • Boyhood

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, May 2, 2013:

  • Wide Release: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (my review to post later) and Belle.
  • Limited Release: Walk of Shame, The Protector 2, Ida and more.

Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!

T, The Focused Filmographer

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. May 1, 2014 11:21 am

    GODZILLA!!! Although, I am curious about the re-title Mark Strong film. I’ve enjoy just about everything I’ve seen of this fine Brit actor.

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    • May 8, 2014 10:04 am

      I don’t want Anna to be bad, but I don’t think it will be great. I like Mark Strong in a lot of his work too. Just not a lot of the movies he is in…

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  2. Tom permalink
    May 1, 2014 1:45 pm

    . . .the tagline for They Came Together is a brilliant little bit of perverse marketing. I like it.

    Also, yes to Godzilla and I can’t WAIT to see how Boyhood plays out either. A fascinating idea to say the least

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    • May 8, 2014 10:05 am

      Hey Tom! You’re right. I hadn’t taken the time to consider it. but you’re so right. ha.

      Boyhood definitely strikes my curiousity and I like seeing new type of materials so I’ll be seeing that!

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  3. May 2, 2014 8:45 am

    Godzilla looks so awesome. I’m so looking forward to this one, the trailers are fantastic.

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    • May 8, 2014 10:05 am

      Godzilla is going to be great!! 🙂

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  4. May 8, 2014 7:47 am

    Some interesting films there. Still not sure what sort of tone the turtles will take but it could work. Godzilla is definitely becoming more interesting though.

    Linklater’s Boyhood looks like it has lots of potential, looking forward to that. Love the tune that runs throughout the trailer.

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    • May 8, 2014 10:08 am

      I am thinking that TMNT will disappoint more than delight. Sadly. I’m curious what other characters they may tease in the film.

      I watched the trailer for Boyhood again just to listen to that just now. And it is very beautiful! It’s “HERO” from Family of the Year. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHeK0Cwr9sg&feature=kp

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