“Trailer Time Thursday!” 7.3.14

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. Dracula Untold.dracula

  • Starring: Luke Evans, Samantha Barks, Dominic Cooper, Charles Dance, Zach McGowan and more.
  • Releasing: October 17, 2014.
  • Director: Gary Shore
  • Synopsis: “The origin story of the man who becomes Dracula.”
  • Thoughts: I really want to know your thoughts on this one. I like how it looks and the angle the film takes. I didn’t really recognize Les Miserables‘ Samantha Barks as a blonde in the trailer. The cast looks pretty strong. Let’s hope it turns out to be decent. It looks good. -T

2. Into the Storm.into the storm

  • Starring: Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Collins, Jeremy Sumpter and more.
  • Releasing: August 8, 2014
  • Director: Steven Quale
  • Synopsis: “A group of high school students document the events and aftermath of a devastating tornado.”

  • Thoughts: Not gonna lie, I expected to see Superman show up halfway through the trailer…or at least Dennis Quaid. This looks to be the next biggest disaster movie since Day After Tomorrow…I only hope we didn’t see the real extent of the damage in this trailer. Talk about a Stormchaser’s dream! -T

3. Life After Beth.lifeafterbeth

  • Starring:  Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Anna Kendrick and more.
  • Releasing: August 15, 2014
  • Director: John Baena
  • Synopsis: “Zach is devastated after his girlfriend, Beth, unexpectedly dies. When she suddenly rises from the dead, he sees it as a second chance and decides to do and say every thing he wishes he had while she was still alive.”
  • Thoughts: After last year’s Warm Bodies where the boy of the romantic couple was a zombie, here’s a new comedy in which the girl is a part of the walking dead. Aubrey Plaza stars in another indie comedy and I’m not sure what I think about it yet. A bit over the top, but still funny. What do you think? -T

4. Foxcatcherfoxcatcher

  • Starring: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, and more.
  • Releasing: November 14, 2014
  • Director: Bennett Miller
  • Synopsis: “Based on the true story of Mark Schultz, an Olympic wrestler whose relationship with sponsor John du Pont and brother Dave Schultz would lead to unlikely circumstances.”

  • Thoughts: It’s no fair we’ve had to wait almost a whole year past when this film was supposed to release. I’ve been looking forward to it since mid-2013. The performances look so amazing and the hype bells are ringing for Oscar-nods for Tatum and Carell already. Who knows? This could be when they become contenders. -T

5. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigbyeleanorrigbyposter

  • Starring: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Ciarán Hinds, Viola Davis, William Hurt and more.
  • Releasing: September 26, 2014
  • Director: Ned Benson
  • Synopsis: “Told from the male perspective, the story of a couple trying to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.”
  • Thoughts: I was wondering where Chastain had been. After so many films in the past couple years…this one is the beginning of several more on the way. I like the actor choices in this one and it the story looks to be a mix of The Vow, [500] Days of Summer and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I like it. Pop on over to Flixchatter.net for a spotlight on the trailer and more on the story and the film’s background HERE-T

6. Horrible Bosses 2.hb2

  • Starring: Charlie Day, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Christoph Waltz and more.
  • Releasing: November 26, 2014
  • Director: Sean Anders
  • Synopsis: “Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don’t go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme.”
  • Thoughts: Comedy sequels are starting to get better (i.e. 22 Jump Street) and here is one that hopes to be good but will depend too much on its predecessor and not stand on its own two feet I’m afraid. I think it’s great that the original crew seems to be back together, but I am not ready to sign up for this one yet. Thoughts? -T

7. The Skeleton Twins.skeleton twins

  • Starring: Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Boyd Holbrook and more.
  • Releasing: September 19, 2014
  • Director: Craig Johnson
  • Synopsis: “After ten years of estrangement, twins Maggie and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront how their lives went so wrong. As the twins’ reunion reinvigorates them both, they realize that the key to fixing their lives just may lie in fixing their relationship with each other.”

  • Thoughts: The bond between siblings is always a fun one to see explored because so many people can relate to it and laugh/cry/sigh/yell right alongside the actors onscreen. Admittedly, the only parts of this trailer that I enjoyed were the parts when Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader were reconnecting and lip singing and asking “serious questions.” If the film is full of little sibling moments like that, then it will probably be worth it…at least for me. -T

8. St. Vincent.stvincent

  • Starring: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Terrence Howard and more.
  • Releasing: October 24, 2014.
  • Director:  Theodore Melfi
  • Synopsis: “A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.”

  • Thoughts: Bill Murray looks like he had a ton of fun in this film that features Melissa McCarthy in a more serious role, Naomi Watts with an accent from who knows where and a color scheme of a Wes Anderson film. I’ll bet the kid had one amazing time on set. Murray’s a legend and this looks like fun and yet will prob thump the heartstrings a few times too. -T

Spotlight Video of the Week:

Featurette for: Dawn of the Planet of the Apesdawn-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-poster-janee-meadows-390x600

  • Thoughts: The more I keep hearing about this anticipated sequel…the more I keep wanting to see it. I think that I will have to jump on that hype elevator and go up a few more floors! Check out the latest featurette for the July 11th epic sequel.

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

My favorite trailers from today:

  • Dracula Untold
  • The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
  • Foxcatcher

Which ones are your favorites??

—————————————–This Week

This Weekend’s Theatrical Releases:

Are you ready for the weekend in theaters? Here’s what releases/is alreay out this weekend, July 2-4, 2014:

  • Wide Release: Deliver Us From Evil, Earth to Echo 
  • Limited Release: The Girl on the Train, Life Itself and more.

Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!

T, The Focused Filmographer



  1. Thanks for the link, T! The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby looks good doesn’t it? I LOVE McAvoy and Chastain so that’s the main draw, but the story appeals to me as well.

    I have to admit I laughed when I saw that Dracula Untold. I dunno, looks pretty bad, kinda like Hercules and a whole bunch of other mythical adaptations lately. I like Evans but meh, it’s probably like Dracula 2000 but with more expensive CGI.


  2. Hi, Terrence:

    With the exception of ‘St. Vincent’…

    What line do I stand in to enjoy a film directed by, written and executed for adults?

    No one delivers deadpan humor better than Bill Murray!

    I’m with Ruth and being piqued by ‘Eleanor Rigby’. Though ‘After The Storm’ looks like a Global Warming’ wet dream mixed with Sy-Fy’s ‘Sharknado’. Without the sharks!

    While the latest addition to the ‘Apes’ franchise is a glowing example of actors supporting and backing up the lead player, CGI. Instead of the other way around.


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