“Trailer Time Thursday!” 8.7.14

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. Left Behind.left-behind-poster-422x600

  • Starring: Nicolas Cage, Chad Michael Murray, Lea Thompson, Jordin Sparks and more.
  • Releasing: October 3, 2014.
  • Director: Vic Armstrong
  • Synopsis: “A small group of survivors are left behind after millions of people suddenly vanish and the world is plunged into chaos and destruction.”
  • Thoughts: I gotta say, this one looks a lot better than I thought it would look like when I first heard about it. It def looks a lot better than the poster for it. I’m actually a lot more interested in seeing it now. -T

2. Stonehearst Asylum.stonehearst-asylum-poster-405x600

  • Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine and more.
  • Releasing: 2014
  • Director: Brad Anderson
  • Synopsis: “A recent medical school grad who takes a position at a mental institution soon finds himself taken with one of his colleagues — though he has no initial idea of a recent, horrifying staffing change.”

  • Thoughts: Kingsley and Caine seem to be the perfect pairing for a movie based in an asylum. The look and feel of this added with the entire cast including Beckinsale and Jim Sturgess…yeah, color me interested. I like a good time period piece. -T

3. Reclaim.kinopoisk.ru

  • Starring:  John Cusack, Jacki Weaver, Ryan Phillippe, Rachelle Lefevre and more.
  • Releasing: 2014
  • Director: Alan White
  • Synopsis: “After their newly adopted daughter goes missing in a small town, Steven and Shannon will stop at nothing to uncover the truth behind her disappearance and the dangerous secret behind the adoption agency they trusted. Risking their own lives, they will discover just what being a parent means and how far they will go to get their child back.”
  • Thoughts: John Cusack as a bad guy usually works for me. He reminds me of a brooding Ed Norton. Mixed with a plot that looks a little bit like Prisoners mixed with Man on Fire mixed with Taken…I am curious. I also like the fact that the leading lady is not too well-known. It adds to its sense of authenticity or realism for me. What about you? -T

4. The Theory of Everything.theoryofeverything

  • Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Emily Watson, David Thewlis and more.
  • Releasing: November 7, 2014
  • Director: James Marsh
  • Synopsis: “A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.”

  • Thoughts: I had forgotten about the Stephen Hawking biopic until the trailer hit. Eddie Redmayne looks really good in the role, as does Felicity Jones. Perhaps this is an Oscar attempt (look at it’s release date), perhaps not, but it’s nice when biopics choose people that not only look the part but appear to embody it as well. I know little of Hawking’s life and perhaps this will give more insight into his reasoning and theories (regardless of how one may agree or disagree with them). There should be more biopics about people who have shaped the world in one way or another as opposed to some of the biopics being proposed as of late. -T

5. The Remainingremaining

  • Starring: Johnny Pacar, Shaun Sipos, Bryan Dechart and more.
  • Releasing: 2014
  • Director: Casey La Scala
  • Synopsis: “After a series of worldwide cataclysmic events, a group of survivors struggle to survive.”
  • Thoughts: “Left Behind: The Blair Witch/Paranormal Activity/Sharknado Edition.” I actually posted this trailer just to make sure that it was real. You see, if you all see the same thing I saw and comment on it, then I know my eyes didn’t deceive me and that this movie is actually real and coming. If you see me in the theater heading to this one, please rapture me out of that line! (I do kinda like the poster though) -T

6. Into the Woods.intothewoods

  • Starring: Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt and more.
  • Releasing: January 1, 2015
  • Director: Rob Marshall
  • Synopsis: “A witch conspires to teach important lessons to various characters of popular children’s stories including Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel.”
  • Thoughts: Looks beautiful. I like the cast. I’m intrigued that no one sings in this film that is supposed to be a musical of sorts. I’m kinda over the whole fairytale genre that has been blowing UP more than a Michael Bay movie. Pardon me while I say “meh” here. -T

7. The Penguins of Madagascar.penguins

  • Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Stormare, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong and more.
  • Releasing: November 26, 2014
  • Director: Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith
  • Synopsis: “Super spy teams aren’t born…they’re hatched. Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. These elitists of the elite are joining forces with a chic undercover organization, The North Wind. Led by handsome and husky Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then…you know). Together, they must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, from destroying the world as we know it.”

  • Thoughts: I didn’t really get into this trailer until the starting at 1:53 all the way to the end. Then I started laughing at the rest! I’ll admit I’ll go see this now, but it will probably only be an optimum experience if I am in a theater with other kids (yes, I said “other kids”) that are laughing at all the dumb little jokes as their parents sit there bored. haha. This will be one of those fun ones I have a feeling that is made funner the more people that are in the audience! -T

8. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water 3D.spongebob-squarepants-sponge-out-of-water-3D-poster-405x600

  • Starring: Antonio Banderas, Clancy Brown, Tom Kenny and more.
  • Releasing: February 6, 2015.
  • Director:  Paul Tibbitt
  • Synopsis: “SpongeBob goes on a quest to discover a stolen recipe that takes him to our dimension, our world, where he tangles with a pirate.”

  • Thoughts: Don’t say I never put up anything for the kiddos here… -T

Spotlight Video of the Week:

HISHE presents- How Captain America: The Winter Soldier Should Have Endedhow-captain-america-the-winter-soldier-should-have-ended-104154-640x320

  • Here’s the latest from the crew over at How It Should Have Ended as they poke fun at movie plot holes. Their latest target: Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Enjoy!

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

My favorite trailers from today:

  • Stonehearst Asylum
  • Reclaim
  • Left Behind

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, August 8, 2014:

  • Wide Release: Teenange Mutant Ninja Turtles (my review soon), Into the Storm, The Hundred-Foot Journey, Step Up All In and What If
  • Limited Release: The Dog, About Alex, Deepsea Challenge 3D and more.

Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!

T, The Focused Filmographer


  1. Hi, Ted:

    It’s obvious that we don’t pay you enough to do what you do!

    What’s with this “Sole Survivors” fad that’s been creeping into cinema and television? ‘The Remaining’ has all the worst aspects of ‘Cloverfield’ mixed with the preposterousness of ‘Sharknado’ and topped off with a dollop of gratuitous religion bashing delivered in Esperanto!

    I’ll stick with Disney’s animated ‘Penguins’ series, rather than see the film. ‘Stonehearst Asylum has a tremendous cast and creepy post Victorian mood and setting to last for miles.

    John Cusack has been looking for a comfortable niche to fill since ‘The Grifters’, ‘Grosse Point Blank’ and ‘1408’. Not that he doesn’t make a decent bad guy. He’s always struck me as more of a sap than a heavy.

    And yes. I’m old enough to remember the old Marvel “Captain America” theme song.


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