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“Trailer Time Thursday!” 6.19.14

June 19, 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. No Good Deed.nogooddeed

  • Starring: Taraji Henson, Idris Elba, Leslie Bibb and more.
  • Releasing: September 12, 2014.
  • Director: Sam Miller
  • Synopsis: “Terri (Taraji P. Henson) is a devoted wife and mother of two, living an ideal suburban life in Atlanta when Colin (Idris Elba), a charming but dangerous escaped convict, shows up at her door claiming car trouble. Terri offers her phone to help him but soon learns that no good deed goes unpunished as she finds herself fighting for survival when he invades her home and terrorizes her family.”
  • Thoughts: No, this isn’t the 2002 movie starring Samuel L. Jackson, Milla Jovovich and Stellan Skarsgård that nobody except me saw. The first thing I thought when I saw this trailer was “Obsessed 2: Idris’ Turn!” haha. I like it when actors attempt to do roles different than they normally do. It worked for Tom Cruise (Collateral). It worked even better for Denzel (Training Day). I’m not saying Idris will get an Oscar for this, but I like seeing him in a different role like this. Let’s hope I like the movie too. -T

2. Birdman.birdman

  • Starring: Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Andrea Riseborough, Zach Galifianakis and more.
  • Releasing: October 17, 2014
  • Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu (Biutiful, 21 Grams)
  • Synopsis: “A washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero must overcome his ego and family trouble as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory.”

  • Thoughts: Not a Michael Keaton biopic…although I understand how reading the synopsis might make you think that. That…or a Val Kilmer biopic. I like this trailer. No big plot spoiler, great use of music, bits of different actors throughout. I can’t wait to see the trip that director Alejandro González Iñárritu takes us on with this eccentric looking film. -T

3. Paddington.paddington

  • Starring:  Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent and more.
  • Releasing: December 25, 2014
  • Director: Paul King
  • Synopsis: “A young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family, who read the label around his neck (‘Please look after this bear. Thank you.’) and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist…”
  • Thoughts: Even with the unexpected departure of Colin Firth from this project (he voiced the titular character), this film is still expected to release on schedule and no replacement has been named. It’s business as usual for the marketing team of a project that has been left speechless. I am curious if it will remain that way. I fear this childhood icon won’t be so popular in the US and may find a fate similar to Adventures of Tintin and Secret Life of Walter Mitty-T

4. The Equalizer (int’l trailer)equalizer

  • Starring: Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace Moretz, Marton Csokas, Melissa Leo, Bill Pullman and more.
  • Releasing: September 26, 2014
  • Director: Antoine Fuqua
  • Synopsis: “A former black ops commando who faked his death for a quiet life in Boston comes out of his retirement to rescue a young girl and finds himself face to face with Russian gangsters.”

  • Thoughts: I never watched the old tv show this is based on…and I really can’t wait to see this next film of Denzel’s. The more I see, the more I want to see it. -T

5. The Expendables 3The-Expendables-3-banner

  • Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Wesley Snipes and more.
  • Releasing: August 15, 2014
  • Director: Patrick Hughes
  • Synopsis: “Barney and his team, known as “The Expendables”, come into conflict with ruthless arms dealer Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables’ co-founder, who is determined to destroy the team.”
  • Thoughts: WOW! Well, that was fun! Can’t wait for this exciting and explosive sequel. Look at that cast! Look at the action! This is going to be a BLAST! If you’re not ready to see it…well…you should probably check your pulse! -T

6. Guardians of the Galaxy (int’l trailer).guardians-of-the-galaxy-movie-poster1

  • Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Glenn Close, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper and more.
  • Releasing: August 1, 2014
  • Director: James Gunn
  • Synopsis: “In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan.”
  • Thoughts: More footage, more Rocket…and every day that passes means less of a wait! -T

7. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (final trailer).dawn-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-poster-405x600

  • Starring: Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Andy Serkis, Keri Russell and more.
  • Releasing: July 11, 2014
  • Director: Matt Reeves
  • Synopsis: “A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.”

  • Thoughts: War has begun. One of the most anticipated sequels of the year is almost upon us. Dawn comes quickly and the battles we are about to see look tough. The amazing motion capture in this film is so impressive and this trailer shows off a lot of what to look forward to with the film. It’s going to be good. -T

8. The Two Faces of January.twofaces

  • Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac and more.
  • Releasing: 2014.
  • Director:  Hossein Amini
  • Synopsis: “A thriller centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who flee Athens after one of them is caught up in the death of a private detective.”

  • Thoughts: Based on the literary work of Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr. Ripley), this crime thriller is laced with a lot of intrigue and mystery. I love the music in the trailer and it adds to the creepiness of the film. I hope it is as good as it seems. Oscar Isaac sure has been finding a lot of variety in his role choices. It’s been a while since we’ve seen Viggo in anything worth raising an eyebrow to. I can’t get over how much I kept thinking he was Ed Harris in the trailer!.-T

Spotlight Video of the Week:

Trailer for: The Final Girlfinal girl

Haven’t seen anything about this film until today. how about you?

  • Starring: Abigail Breslin, Alexander Ludwig, Wes Bentley and more.
  • Releasing: 2014.
  • Director:  Tyler Shields
  • Synopsis: “A psychological thriller about a beautiful teen girl new to town who is lured out to the woods by a group of senior boys to be the victim in their final initiation. Taught by her trainer, William, to be a lethal weapon, she turns the hunters into the hunted with a level of perversity far beyond anything they could have ever imagined.”

  • Thoughts: I don’t know. Interesting cast choices but a not so interesting plot. Without it even being told, I’m certain the motivation of the protagonist and her mentor is that the game is a ritual passed down to each generation of rich jerks and a special person to the final girl and/or her mentor was a victim once upon a time. All the boys will die as the title tells us that the game ends with her. This revenge film of the hunted becoming the prey has hints of I Spit on Your Grave, Last House on the Left and Jennifer’s Body hopefully with not as much gruesomeness.

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

My favorite trailers from today:

  • Birdman
  • The Expendables 3
  • The Equalizer

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 20, 2013:

  • Wide Release: Jersey Boys and Think Like a Man Too.
  • Limited Release: Third Person, A Summer’s Tale, Le Chef and more.

Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!

T, The Focused Filmographer

up next: review for Jersey Boys

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. megaman permalink
    June 19, 2014 9:04 am

    maybe it’s me but I’m not “feeling” these new trailers. I wonder if this is normal for June trailers… however… I am looking forward to watching the lego movie. I never saw it in theaters and have been waiting for it to be on DVD/BR.

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  2. Trevor permalink
    June 19, 2014 9:43 am

    “This revenge film of the hunted becoming the prey has hints of I Spit on Your Grave, Last House on the Left and Jennifer’s Body hopefully with not as much gruesomeness.”

    Hey man, just keep telling yourself, “it’s only a movie!” hahaha

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  3. June 22, 2014 8:33 pm

    Hi T! I haven’t even heard of The Two Faces of January before, seems that it’s been a while since I saw VIggo in anything.

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  4. June 24, 2014 7:52 am

    PADDINGTON is my fave, love the sweet little bear! And I’m glad Colin Firth left the project. I generally like him, but he has the worst voice ever…..

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