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“Trailer Time Thursday!” 5.29.14

May 29, 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!!! :)

[Note: My new schedule/routine hasn’t left me much time to complete a few reviews that are on their way:

  1. X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
  2. MALEFICENT and
  3. A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST

…all have reviews that are coming! It’s just taking time. I’m too tired when I get home. Bear with me. Inconveniences are exactly that, but the wait will end soon. Thanks for staying tuned.]

Trailers of the Week: (all synopses are directly from IMDB.com)

1. This is Where I Leave You.thisiswhere

  • Starring: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne and more.
  • Releasing: September 12, 2014.
  • Director: Shawn Levy
  • Synopsis: “When their father passes away, four grown siblings are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens.”
  • Thoughts: Levy directed Date Night, Night at the Museum and The Internship and seems to enjoy doing comedies. This slightly dysfunctional family comedy seems right up the alley of his fans. Bateman does his usual here. I think there will be enough drama for people to relate to in an August Osage County kinda way. -T

2. The Equalizer.equalizer

  • Starring: Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace Moretz, Melissa Leo and more.
  • Releasing: September 26, 2014
  • Director: Antoine Fuqua
  • Synopsis: “In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters. As he serves vengeance against those who brutalize the helpless, McCall’s desire for justice is reawakened. If someone has a problem, the odds are stacked against them, and they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.”

  • Thoughts: Denzel reunites with Fuqua (Training Day) to present this action-filled flick -based on the 80’s television series of the same name- that looks soo good, soo gritty, soo…Denzel. Sure, it’s bait…and I’m biting. This reminds me of another great Denzel movie: Man on Fire -and I’m sure that the comparisons can be made…and that’s a good thing in my book! -T

3. Clouds of Sils Maria.sils

  • Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Kristen Stewart, Juliette Binoche and more.
  • Releasing: December 1, 2014
  • Director: Olivier Assayas
  • Synopsis: “At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago. But back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young girl who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena. She departs with her assistant to rehearse in Sils Maria; a remote region of the Alps. A young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal is to take on the role of Sigrid, and maria finds herself on the other side of the mirror, face to face with an ambiguously charming woman who is, in essence, an unsettling reflection of herself.”
  • Thoughts: Truth and fiction meet in this tangled web of love, lust, desire, age, passion and aspiration. Stewart joins Grace Moretz and Juliette Binoche in this female-led drama that will allure more than a few. Not necessarily my cup of tea, but it looks as if Stewart emotes more than just one emotion in this one, and for that I applaud her. -T

4. The Congress (Le Congrès)le-congres

  • Starring: Robin Wright, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Paul Giamatti, John Hamm, Harvey Keitel and more.
  • Releasing: July 24, 2014
  • Director: Ari Folman
  • Synopsis: “An aging, out-of-work actress accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn’t consider..”

  • Thoughts: I remember this trailer from a long while ago and thought the same thing when I watched it again this week: “Did the Wachowski’s make a half live-action/half animated film?” This one will take a special kind of audience to really appreciate it I think. The story, the animation, the actors…it may require more of an acquired taste than most pine after. What do you think? -T

5. Dinosaur 13dinosaur-13-poster-405x600

  • Starring: Stan Adelstein, Lanice Archer, Robert Bakker and more.
  • Releasing: 2014
  • Director: Todd Douglas Miller
  • Synopsis: “A documentary about the discovery of the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever found.” [Official synopsis: When Paleontologist Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute made the world’s greatest dinosaur discovery in 1990, they knew it was the find of a lifetime: the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex ever found. But during a ten-year battle with the U.S. government, powerful museums, Native American tribes and competing paleontologists, they found themselves not only fighting to keep their dinosaur but fighting for their freedom as well.]
  • Thoughts: Conspiracies of JURASSIC proportions! I like documentaries and dinosaurs so this mixes both and looks quite interesting.   -T

6. Snowpiercer.snow

  • Starring: Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris, Octavia Spencer and more.
  • Releasing: June 27, 2014
  • Director: Joon-ho Bong
  • Synopsis: “In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off all life on the planet except for a lucky few that boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system evolves.”
  • Thoughts: Captain America on a train in the middle of a snowstorm again! Somebody warn Bucky. If you don’t remember the trailers for this one or aren’t one of the fortunate few to get a sneak preview of it, look for Snowpiercer soon.  -T

7. Cinderella. (teaser)cinderella-teaser-poster-405x600

  • Starring: Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden and more.
  • Releasing: March 13, 2015
  • Director: Kenneth Branagh
  • Synopsis: The synopsis was too long (here)…you know the story!

  • Thoughts: Just a teaser…but I like it. And directed by Kenneth Branagh (Much Ado About Nothing, Thor)…color me interested. I think this will be a live-action adaptation that fares better than the two Snow White ones of 2012. -T

8. V/H/S: Viral.vhs

  • Starring: Carrie Keagan, Randy McDowell, Jessica Luza and more.
  • Releasing:  2015.
  • Director: Justin Benson and more.
  • Synopsis: “Follows fame-obsessed teens who unwittingly become stars of the next internet sensation.”

  • Thoughts: A third one? why? This trailer is honestly annoying because it just shows quick snippets of the first two and then gives glimpses of this new one without any inkling about the supposed plot. I…just…stop already. I’m not going to watch this simply because of how terrible this trailer is in trying to get people interested!-T

Spotlight Video of the Week:

How It Should Have Ended presents: The LEGO Moviehow-lego-should-have-ended

haha, gotta love the guys over at HISHE. Here’s their latest that I can’t believe I forgot to post. The LEGO Movie was so much fun and they manage to do a great job at making fun of it too! …and in stop-motion! Watch:

The LEGO Movie hits blu-ray and dvd on June 17th.

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

My favorite trailers from today:

  • The Equalizer
  • Snowpiercer
  • Dinosaur 13

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 30, 2013:

  • Wide Release: Maleficent and A Million Ways to Die in the West.
  • Limited Release: Night Moves, Filth, The Grand Seduction, Korengal and more.

Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!

T, The Focused Filmographer

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 29, 2014 11:12 am

    I second your thoughts about The Equalizer, T. That, and Snowpiercer, have me juiced.

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    • June 16, 2014 7:33 pm

      they both look great!

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  2. jackdeth72 permalink
    May 29, 2014 11:15 pm

    Hi, Terrence:

    Being a long time fan of the original Edward Woodward/Robert Lansing/’Equalizer’. The idea of re-booting the series through film is ludicrous. Since the same kind of plot line has been run through with ‘Hitman’ and Timothy Olyphant. And is currently involved in a much grittier execution with ‘Person of Interest’ from CBS.

    Robin Wright meets ‘SimOne’ and very early Ralph Bakshi in ‘Le Contgress’? … Meh!

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    • June 16, 2014 7:34 pm

      Hello my friend. I am curious about the rebooting of The Equalizer. I like Denzel in the role. We shall see, huh? 🙂

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