“Trailer Time Thursday!” 6.12.14

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. The Interview.interview

  • Starring: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Randall Park, Lizzy Caplan and more.
  • Releasing: October 10, 2014.
  • Director: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen
  • Synopsis: “Talk-show host Dave Skylark and his producer, Aaron Rapoport, score an interview with Kim Jong-Un, dictator of North Korea. But when the CIA asks them to kill Kim,they become the least qualified men to ever assassinate.”
  • Thoughts: This Is The End was fun. This doesn’t look to have the same type of comedy, but it does have the same level of bromance. Looks witty and like it will be a ton of fun. This is first I’ve heard of The Interview and I want to see more. -T

2. Dumb and Dumber To.dumb

  • Starring: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Kathleen Turner and more.
  • Releasing: November 14, 2014
  • Director: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
  • Synopsis: “20 years after the dimwits set out on their first adventure, they head out in search of one of their long lost children in the hope of gaining a new kidney.”

  • Thoughts: The Farrelly Bros return and reunite with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels to bring a sequel to the 1994 comedy classic. With plenty of the type of jokes that fans of the first will definitely enjoy, this sequel looks to stay true to its characters and what made the first loved (and/or hated by some) and will make up for the prequel not even worth acknowledging that came out 11 years ago. -T

3. The Best of Me.best-of-me

  • Starring:  Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden, Liana Liberato and more.
  • Releasing: October 17, 2014
  • Director: Michael Hoffman
  • Synopsis: “A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.”
  • Thoughts: Not being a fan of the one Nicholas Sparks story that keeps getting released in different movie form over and over again (and by that, I’m saying that ALL of his movies are the same story…like every episode of the tv show House)…and they get progressively worse. Here it comes again: Girl loves guy…girl loses guy…girl gives up on love…love gets another chance…sadness…happiness…girls cry in theater…the end. I’ll skip this cliche-titled unimaginative love story, thanks.  -T

4. Sin City: A Dame to Kill Forsin_city_a_dame_to_kill_for

  • Starring: Bruce Willis, Eva Green, Jessica Alba, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and more.
  • Releasing: August 22, 2014
  • Director: Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller
  • Synopsis: “The town’s most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants.”

  • Thoughts: A new trailer for the highly anticipated sequel. I am looking forward to seeing some of the performances in this film. Namely Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dennis Haysbert and Eva Green. It’s been a while since the first one and I hope that doesn’t hurt the film (remember the Matrix sequels?). Graphic novel style of Frank Miller and director Robert Rodriguez will be fun. What do YOU think? -T

5. Penguins of Madagascarpenguins-of-madagascar

  • Starring: the vocal talents of Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Peter Stormare, Andy Richter and more.
  • Releasing: November 26, 2014
  • Director: Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith
  • Synopsis: “A spin-off from the Madagascar series centered on the fan-favorite penguins.”
  • Thoughts: You may have to “move it move it” to the theater to catch these penguins. They are getting their own full-length feature and may be what some of you end up watching on Thanksgiving in theaters. Looks fun, but not much different than what we’ve already seen from the penguins. And that’s okay. “If it ain’t broke… -T

6. Boxtrolls.boxtrolls

  • Starring: the vocal talents of Elle Fanning, Simon Pegg, Isaac Hempstead Wright and more.
  • Releasing: September 26, 2014
  • Director: Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi
  • Synopsis: “A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children’s novel ‘Here Be Monsters’ by Alan Snow.”
  • Thoughts: I never read the book, but this one has had my attention for months. I look forward to checking it out and enjoy each of the trailers that have released. What about you? -T

7. The November Man.novem

  • Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Olga Kurylenko, Eliza Taylor, Luke Bracey and more.
  • Releasing: August 27, 2014
  • Director: Roger Donaldson (The Bank Job)
  • Synopsis: “An ex-CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.”

  • Thoughts: The James Bond comparisons will be big in the reviews of this one. Hopefully it can stand on its own two feet. I like Pierce Brosnan and this one puts him in more of a familiar setting for me. It’s good to see Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace, Oblivion, Hitman) in something like this again. This may suit better as a rental or FX channel movie night, but I’m game. -T

8. Are You Here.areyou here

  • Starring: Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, Jenna Fischer, Amy Poehler and more.
  • Releasing: August 22, 2014.
  • Director:  Matthew Weiner
  • Synopsis: “Two childhood best friends embark on a road trip back to their hometown after one of them learns he has inherited a large sum of money from his recently deceased estranged father.”

  • Thoughts: Don’t know what to think of this dramedy. I like Owen Wilson, but Zach seems to have this thing for roles in which his dad dies (Hangover III, Due Date)…I feel like this film is just the third in a trilogy about a man whose father dies and he goes to different friends for consolation. Someone could probably make a cut of all three films and make one that tells a story like that. Meh. We’ll see. I like the cast at least.-T

Spotlight Video of the Week:

Trailer for: Kill the Messengerkill

Didn’t get this on last week’s Triple-T so, here ya go:

  • Starring: Jeremy Renner, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Michael Sheen, Barry Pepper, Paz Vega, Ray Liotta and more.
  • Releasing: October 10, 2014.
  • Director:  Michael Cuesta
  • Synopsis: “Based on the True story of Journalist Gary Webb. The film takes place in the mid 1990s, when Webb uncovered the CIA’s past role in importing huge amounts of cocaine into the U.S. that was aggressively sold in ghettos across the Country to raise money for the Nicaraguan Contras rebel army. Despite enormous pressure not to, Webb chose to pursue the story and went public with his evidence, publishing the series “Dark Alliance”. As a result he experienced a vicious smear campaign fueled by the CIA. At that point Webb found himself defending his integrity, his family, and his life.”

  • Thoughts?

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

My favorite trailers from today:

  • The Boxtrolls
  • The Interview
  • Kill the Messenger

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, June 13, 2013:

  • Wide Release: How to Train Your Dragon 2 and 22 Jump Street.
  • Limited Release: Hellion, The Rover, The Signal and more.

Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!

T, The Focused Filmographer


  1. Curious to see how Brosnan’s film will fare. He has done a few films with Donaldson. Looks interesting if not a somewhat Neeson-like turn. We’ll see. Good collection of trailers!


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