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“Trailer Time Thursday!” 8.14.14

August 14, 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. Camp X-Ray.campx-ray

  • Starring: Kristen Stewart, Peyman Moaaadi, John Carroll Lynch and more.
  • Releasing: October 17, 2014.
  • Director: Peter Sattler
  • Synopsis: “A soldier assigned to Guantanamo Bay befriends a man who has been imprisoned there for eight years.”
  • Thoughts: I like the name of this film and the implications of it. While I am known to be far-removed from those in “Kristen Stewart fan camp,” the emotionless actress appears to be getting a lot of praise for this. Who knows…maybe she went to actor boot camp. What are your thoughts on this one? -T

2. Love, Rosie.love_rosie_ver4

  • Starring: Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Christian Cooke and more.
  • Releasing: 2014
  • Director: Christian Ditter
  • Synopsis: “Rosie and Alex have been best friends since they were 5, so they couldn’t possibly be right for one another…or could they? When it comes to love, life and making the right choices, these two are their own worst enemies.”

  • Thoughts: Meh…seen it so many times. Best friends never speak up until it’s too late. They laugh, they cry, they split up, they get over it, they cry again, then one falls in love while the other one isn’t “at that point yet in their relationship,” and then, in the end they find each other. yeah yeah yeah. Sorry, but the words of Mr. Potter from It’s a Wonderful Life rang through my head as I watched this trailer: “Sentimental Hogwash!” haha (those words also popped up during trailer#8!). Although I will say, doesn’t Lily Collins look a bit like Audrey Hepburn? esp at 0:56? -T

3. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.secondbest

  • Starring:  Judi Dench, Richard Gere, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith and more.
  • Releasing: March 6, 2015
  • Director: John Madden
  • Synopsis: “Two hopeful new arrivals at The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful quickly learn that there is only a single room left to rent.”
  • Thoughts: Superhero movies do it so why not “dramedy” movies? “Do what?” you ask…jump on the sequel bandwagon. I like the cast, but I did raise both eyebrows when I learned about this sequel. A surprise to me.  -T

4. Two Night Stand.twonightstand

  • Starring: Miles, Teller, Analeigh Tipton, Jessica Szohr and more.
  • Releasing: September 26, 2014
  • Director: Max Nichols
  • Synopsis: “A snowstorm forces two people who made an online connection to unwillingly extend their one-night stand.”

  • Thoughts: Aside from Project X…which wasn’t groundbreaking, I can’t name a film that I like Miles Teller in really. He was tolerable in The Spectacular Now but this just…WHY??? Nothing here makes me want to see it. Nothing. A complete waste of time…twice over! -T

5. Maps to the Starsmaps

  • Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack and more.
  • Releasing: No US release date yet.
  • Director: David Cronenberg
  • Synopsis: “A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.”
  • Thoughts: Cronenberg brings another oddly intriguing yet twisted film that takes a look into the celebs of Hollywood and the craziness that ensues in a way that perhaps only Cronenberg can. A whole lot of crazy here and the cast looks pretty spot on for the parts.  -T

6. Mortdecai.mortdecai

  • Starring: Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Aubrey Plaza, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Goldblum and more.
  • Releasing: February 6, 2015
  • Director: David Koepp
  • Synopsis: “Art dealer Charles Mortdecai searches for a stolen painting that’s reportedly linked to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.”
  • Thoughts: This one looks just ridiculously entertaining. I actually don’t mind Johnny Depp in this. Even though it isn’t very far from his previous characters it seems still like it could be and could be refreshingly just different enough. Ha. I want to see it. -T

7. Revenge of the Green Dragons.revenge-of-the-green-dragons-poster-405x600

  • Starring: Ray Liotta, Justin Chon, Kevin Wu and more.
  • Releasing: 2014
  • Director: Wai-keung Lau, Andrew Loo
  • Synopsis: “A true immigrant story set against the vibrant backdrop of Flushing, N.Y. in the 1980s and 1990s.”

  • Thoughts: I used to watch a YouTube celebrity named Kevjumba who made short little fun videos. I was quite surprised and impressed to see his name in the top billing section of this film based on a true story. I’ll see it just for that. The poster looks cool.  -T

8. 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: “Why does Nicholas Sparks keep getting his books made into movies?” you ask. It’s because people keep going to see them…and they are ALL the same (just like the posters are all the same) and yet people fork out the money to see the exact same thing. Don’t complain to me that another film is coming out. Go stand in front of your movie theater (especially usually around Valentine’s Day) and hold that picket sign up with an anti-Nicholas Sparks movie message on it! hahahahahaha. Here goes another only this time we don’t get Rachel McAdams or Miley Cyrus or Channing Tatum…say it with me: “Sentimental Hogwash!” 😀  -T

Spotlight Video of the Week:

Featurette for Sin City: A Dame to Kill Forsin_city_a_dame_to_kill_forHere’s a featurette for the highly anticipated sequel that releases next week. Enjoy!

Based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For releases on Aug 22 and stars Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Eva Green, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson, Juno Temple, Joesph Gordon-Levitt and more.

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

My favorite trailers from today:

  • Mortdecai
  • Camp X-Ray
  • Map to the Stars

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 15, 2014:

  • Wide Release: The Expendables 3 (my review soon), Let’s Be Cops, and The Giver
  • Limited Release: Frank, Life After Beth, Jake Squared and more.

Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!

T, The Focused Filmographer

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One Comment leave one →
  1. August 14, 2014 9:41 am

    I’m all about the Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel! Man I LOVE the first movie. Totally agree about Love Rosey, even from the plot description, sentimental hogwash sounds about right, ahah. I have yet to see Mortechai yet but it sounds intriguing. And look, it’s Depp without the crazy makeup! 😉

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