“Trailer Time Thursday!” 5.8.14

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. Tammy.tammy

  • Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Dan Aykroyd, Allison Janney and more.
  • Releasing: July 2, 2014.
  • Director: Ben Falcone
  • Synopsis: “After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother.”
  • Thoughts: Written by Melissa and her husband, director Ben Falcone, this one looks to draw the same crowd as McCarthy’s usual target audience and may surprise a few but hasn’t robbed me of common sense. Still not sold on it yet, but I like that “Gangsta’s Paradise” is playing in the trailer! -T

2. Dawn of the planet of the Apes (new trailer).dawn_of_the_planet_of_the_apes_ver5

  • Starring: Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Kodi Smit-McPhee and more.
  • Releasing: July 11, 2014
  • Director: Matt Reeves
  • Synopsis: “Survivors of the simian plague trigger an all-out war between humanity and Caesar’s growing forces..”

  • Thoughts: I like this better look at the upcoming sequel. I can’t wait to see it. And did you catch James Franco in it?” -T

3. Lullaby.lullaby

  • Starring: Garrett Hedlund, Amy Adams, Richard Jenkins, Terrence Howard, Jennifer Hudson and more.
  • Releasing: June 13, 2014
  • Director: Andrew Levitas
  • Synopsis: “A man who’s estranged from his family receives word that his father has chosen to take himself off life support within 48 hours.”
  • Thoughts: Garrett Hedlund is talented with the guitar (remember Country Strong and Inside Llewyn Davis?). This emotional drama will undoubtedly tug at the tears and heart but something about the cast assembled just doesn’t strike me as being a perfect fit. Eh, we’ll see. -T

4. What We Do in the Shadows.wwdits

  • Starring: Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, Jonathan Brugh, and more.
  • Releasing: June 12, 2014
  • Director: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi
  • Synopsis: “Follow the lives of Viago (Taika Waititi), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement) – three flatmates who are just trying to get by and overcome life’s obstacles-like being immortal vampires who must feast on human blood. Hundreds of years old, the vampires are finding that beyond sunlight catastrophes, hitting the main artery, and not being able to get a sense of their wardrobe without a reflection-modern society has them struggling with the mundane like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.”

  • Thoughts: This mockumentary by the same people who brought us the HBO show Flight of the Conchords looks silly, dark and fun. Poking fun (like with a stake!…get it?!) at the horror genre, this comedy will likely have a cult following much like the films it is sucking its material from. -T

5. The Salvationsalvation

  • Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jonathan Pryce and more.
  • Releasing: 2014
  • Director: Kristian Levring
  • Synopsis: “In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family’s murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.”
  • Thoughts: It’s been a while since I’ve seen a decent revenge/western flick and this one looks good. With Mads and Eva and more…color me interested. Release dates currently available are only for international markets, so I have no idea when I will finally get to see this one. -T

6. Rage (previously entitled “Tokarev”).rage

  • Starring: Nicolas Cage, Danny Glover, Rachel Nichols, Aubrey Peeples and more.
  • Releasing: May 9, 2014
  • Director: Paco Cabezas
  • Synopsis: “When the Russian mob kidnaps the daughter of a reformed criminal, he rounds up his old crew and seeks his own brand of justice.”
  • Thoughts: This film used to be called “Tokarev” when I posted the first trailer back in December HERE. No one will really seek this one out but perhaps people will see the cover at the movie rental store or redbox and pay to check it out. I have a feeling the new title will describe people’s feelings after having paid to see it. -T

7. Road to Paloma.road

  • Starring: Jason Momoa, Lisa Bonet, Tye Anderson and more.
  • Releasing: 2014
  • Director: Jason Momoa
  • Synopsis: “After a brutal injustice occurs on a Native American reservation, a son must find redemption for the actions of his past. ROAD TO PALOMA is the beautiful journey of two bikers traveling across America’s vast west. While Native American Wolf (Jason Momoa) is being pursued by the FBI for having taken the law into his own hands, when his mother was raped and killed on their reservation he crosses paths with Cash (Robert Mollohan), a down and out musician who is coping with the end of his marriage. An unlikely friendship develops, as they ride together towards the Teton mountain range, where Wolf will spread his mothers ashes.”

  • Thoughts: Jason Momoa not only stars in this but he directed it and I’m surprised to see Lisa Bonet’s name in the trailer as well. Haven’t seen her since Enemy of the State and the Cosby Show before that. That being said, I’m not really that interested in seeing her in this…or the movie for that matter, but perhaps I can be proven wrong as it currently has a higher than expected rating on IMDB. We all know how this one ends and that’s okay if the journey is worth it…but this road looks to be one that will be less traveled by me. -T

8. Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas.ageofuprising

  • Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Mélusine Mayance, Delphine Chuillot and more.
  • Releasing: Various film festivals in 2014.
  • Director: Arnaud des Pallières
  • Synopsis: “In the 16th century in the Cévennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, he raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order to have his rights restored.”

  • Thoughts: Today’s trailers have taught me that Liam Neeson…I mean, Mads Mikkelsen, is a man you do not cross. Here’s another film starring the Dane and I look forward to seeing it. Time period films with tales of revenge and swords are always fun and I just gotta say that I’m loving the 90’s feel to this trailer with the epic narration! ha. Well, here’s to Mads and making great films! -T

Spotlight Video of the Week:

Trailer for I Am Iiami

I wasn’t really going to post this trailer for this film that seems to be dvd-rental store material, but the story touched me. In case, like me, you’ve not heard of this, here’s the synopsis from IMDB:

I AM I is the story of a young woman, Rachael, who meets the father she never knew, Gene, at her mother’s funeral. She discovers that her father is completely delusional and believes her to be her dead mother. After Rachael visits Gene in an assisted living home, she learns that he suffers from a disease called Korsakov’s Syndrome, a form of retrograde amnesia and that her mother had placed him in this facility for treatment a year earlier. He does not remember anything past the age of thirty-three, and believes that he is still a young man. Unable to convince him of who she really is, Rachael decides to go along with her father’s delusions by pretending to be her mother and discovers that under this guise, she and Gene can have “normal” conversations. Before long, Rachael is visiting Gene everyday, finding new ways to bring elements from his past into their present relationship. What began as a search for understanding has become romantic and joyful, but it can’t go on forever. As Rachael pieces together the past and plays out memories for Gene, her need to be seen by her father, for who she truly is, grows strong.

Starring Kevin Tighe, Jason Ritter, Jocelyn Towne (who wrote and directed the film), The Big Bang Theory‘s Simon Helberg and more, check out the trailer for this June 13th release.

What do you think?

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

My favorite trailers from today:

  • The Salvation
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • I Am I

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 9, 2013:

  • Wide Release: Neighbors, Chef, Legend of Oz: Dorothy’s Return and Mom’s Night Out.
  • Limited Release: The Double, Palo Alto, God’s Pocket and more.

Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!

T, The Focused Filmographer


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