“Trailer Time Thursday!” 9.18.14

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 Judge.judge_ver2

  • Starring: Robert Downey, Jr; Robert Duvall; Vera Farmiga; Billy Bob Thornton and more.
  • Releasing: October 10, 2014.
  • Director: David Dobkin
  • Synopsis: “Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town’s judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.”

Thoughts: This latest trailer brings out more of the drama, Downey and Duvall and while that is great, I couldn’t help but be even happier that D’Onofrio is in the film (He’s one of my faves). This has the feel of a melodrama and legal drama and a great cast to boot, including those mentioned and Leighton Meester and Dax Shepherd. The jury’s still out on this one. I think it will be good but will it be great enough to bail the 2014 movie box office performance?

2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt1.hunger_games_mockingjay__part_one_ver24

  • Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks and more.
  • Releasing: November 21, 2014
  • Director: Francis Lawrence
  • Synopsis: “Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.”

Thoughts: This trailer gives a little bit more of what type of feel and fight to expecting in this anticipated first part of the final act of the Hunger Games. Katniss keeps us in suspense and the stakes could never be higher. I can’t wait. The Mockingjay whistle is stuck in my head.

3. John Wick.wick

  • Starring:  Keanu Reeves, Adrianne Palicki, Alfie Allen, Kevin Nash, Ian McShane and more.
  • Releasing: October 24, 2014
  • Director: Chad Stahelski
  • Synopsis: “A former hit man is pursued by an old friend who was contracted to kill him.”

Thoughts: This film is the directorial debut of Stahelski but he is no film novice. Stahelski was the stunt coordinator/director for films such as 300, The Matrix, The Hunger Games, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Constantine, Spider-Man 2, Tron: Legacy and more. The more this trailer played, the more I couldn’t believe they kept adding to the cast! Some really excellent choices in here for a film such as this that places Keanu Reeves as “the one guy” who has an ability greater than most and fights against all to right some wrongs. While it sounds like almost every other Keanu movie, this one looks action-packed and has my attention. (Side note, will Theon Greyjoy get what is coming to him here too?)

4. The Liberatorliberator

  • Starring: Édgar Ramírez, Erich Wildpret, María Valverde and more.
  • Releasing: 2014
  • Director: Alberto Alvero
  • Synopsis: “Simon Bolivar fought over 100 battles against the Spanish Empire in South America. He rode over 70,000 miles on horseback. His military campaigns covered twice the territory of Alexander the Great. His army never conquered — it liberated.”

Thoughts: A biopic that is getting some attention from critics. It looks interesting and I like the fact that the actors aren’t widely known. Some will shy away from it due to the subtitles but I like a good story like this- one of a fight for freedom-  especially when it’s a true story.

5. Men, Women & Childrenmen

  • Starring: Ansel Elgort, Adam Sandler, Judy Greer, Jennifer Garner, Dean Norris and more.
  • Releasing: October 17, 2014
  • Director: Jason Reitman
  • Synopsis: “A look at the sexual frustrations that young teenagers and adults face in today’s world.”

Thoughts: This extended trailer for this upcoming Jason Reitman film gives more insight and leaves more questions. I am reminded of the movie Crash. I am intrigued because I want to know what is going on, but I don’t know yet if I want to see it. Perhaps not “theater-worthy” but worth watching.

6. Playing It Cool.playing_it_cool

  • Starring: Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Aubrey Plaza, Anthony Mackie, Topher Grace and more.
  • Releasing: 2014
  • Director: Justin Reardon
  • Synopsis: “Unrequited love motivates a guy to write about his experiences.”

Thoughts: Captain America and the Falcon reunite in this romcom that has such a fun assembled cast. We also have Dr. Reed Richards, Venom, The Godfather (Old School) and a few other great cast members, this is a romcom that makes fun of romcoms in the trailer but looks to be a decent one. I’ll give it a shot! Thoughts?

7. FURY—featurette.fury_ver6

  • Starring: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal and more.
  • Releasing: October 17, 2014
  • Director: David Ayer
  • Synopsis: “April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Out-numbered, out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.”

Thoughts: I love behind-the-scenes insight for movies and this one is way cool. You’d probably not known about those facts about the Tiger unless you had scene this featurette. Makes it even more exciting to watch. I am really looking forward to Fury.

8. Effie Gray.effie_gray

  • Starring: Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, Derek Jacobi, Robbie Coltrane and more.
  • Releasing: November  2014.
  • Director:  Richard Laxton
  • Synopsis: “A look at the mysterious relationship between Victorian art critic John Ruskin and his teenage bride Effie Gray.”

Thoughts: Dakota Fanning takes a turn at a Victorian era film role. At first I thought it was Amanda Seyfried. I just can’t buy it. Although I do like the look of it. Time-period pieces are great in their authentic feel, but the story has to be interesting too. I’m just not interested in this one. Are you?

Spotlight Video of the Week:

New Trailer for Serenaserena_ver3
Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones and more, Serena is bringing the Depression-era to theaters in February.

Synopsis: In Depression-era North Carolina, the future of George Pemberton’s timber empire becomes complicated when it is learned that his wife, Serena, cannot bear children.Here’s a full-length trailer for Jake Gyllenhaal’s upcoming crime drama that also stars Rene Russo and Bill Paxton. Synopsis: “A young man stumbles upon the underground world of L.A. freelance crime journalism.”

Releasing February 26, 2015. What do you think?

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

My favorite trailers from today:

  • John Wick
  • The Hunger Games; Mockingjay, Pt 1.
  • Fury

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, September 19, 2014:

  • Wide Release: The Maze Runner,  This is Where I Leave You, A Walk Among the Tombstones, Tusk, The Guest
  • Limited Release: The Zero Theorem, Tracks, 20,000 Days on Earth and more.

Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!

T, The Focused Filmographer

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