“Trailer Time Thursday!” 10.30.14

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. Tomorrowland.tomorrowland

  • Starring: Britt Robertson, Judy Greer, George Clooney, Hugh Laurie and more.
  • Releasing: May 22, 2015.
  • Director: Brad Bird
  • Synopsis: “Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.”

Thoughts: This one grabs me from the beginning and I can’t wait to see what the adventure has in store! Brad Bird directing as well makes me want to be in tomorrow’s tomorrow already!

2. Ex Machinaexmachina

  • Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander and more.
  • Releasing: April 10, 2015
  • Director: Alex Garland
  • Synopsis: “A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I.”

Thoughts: Things may not always be as they appear and this scifi thriller has tons of intrigue paired with philosophy and a great cast. It looks amazing. Kind of an “Oblivion” feel to it, only better. I want more!

3. Serena.serena_ver3 (1)

  • Starring:  Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones and more.
  • Releasing: February 26, 2015
  • Director: Susanne Bier
  • 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.”

Thoughts: (That’s one of the lamer synopses written by IMDB…) This drama has not been too well received by critics and I am curious what audiences will think. Perhaps it is miscast as something about the leads just doesn’t fit even though they both have undeniable chemistry with one another. Not much makes me the least bit interested in it. How about you?

4. Cometcomet

  • Starring: Emmy Rossum, Justin Long, Eric Winter and more.
  • Releasing: December 5, 2014
  • Director: Sam Esmail
  • Synopsis: “Set in a parallel universe, Comet bounces back and forth over the course of an unlikely but perfectly paired couple’s six-year relationship.”

Thoughts: I like unique, indie, strikingly different films like this. Remember Ruby Sparks or [500] Days of Summer or Garden State? This one has a similar vibe and looks pretty solid to me for its genre. I’ll give it a shot. For more on Comet, read my friend Ruth’s review of it from seeing it at the Twin Cities Film Festival over at Flixchatter.net.

5. Dying of the Lightdyingofthelight

  • Starring: Nicolas Cage, Anton Yelchin, Alexander Karim and more.
  • Releasing: December 5, 2014
  • Director: Paul Schrader
  • Synopsis: “Veteran CIA agent Evan Lake has been ordered to retire. But when his protégé uncovers evidence that Lake’s nemesis, the terrorist Banir, has resurfaced, Lake goes rogue, embarking on a perilous, intercontinental mission to eliminate his sworn enemy.”

Thoughts: Cringeworthy? Perhaps. Cage-worthy? Definitely.

6. The Better Angels.better angels

  • Starring: Jason Clarke, Diane Kruger, Brit Marling and more.
  • Releasing: 2014
  • Director: A. J. Edwards
  • Synopsis: “The story of Abraham Lincoln’s childhood in the harsh wilderness of Indiana and the hardships that shaped him, the tragedy that marked him for ever and the two women who guided him to immortality.”

Thoughts: Produced by Terrence Malick, this looks to be a story of Abraham Lincoln unlike any other ever told. The history-lover in me is very curious about what writer/director A.J. Edwards has in store here, plus I like the work of actor Jason Clarke (Lawless). Anyone else interested? I just hope it’s not as slow as Malick’s Tree of Life.

7. In the Heart of the Sea.heart

  • Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Charlotte Riley, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson and more.
  • Releasing: March 13, 2015
  • Director: Ron Howard
  • Synopsis: “Based on the 1820 event, a whaling ship is preyed upon by a sperm whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home.”

Thoughts: Reminds me a bit of other open ocean adventures like Master and Commander and Life of Pi. Telling the story that inspired the literary classic Moby Dick, this film with a great cast and one of my favorite directors looks quite epic and visually captivating. I’m ready!

8. Foxcatcher.foxcatcher2

  • Starring: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and more.
  • Releasing: November  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: I’ve waited a looongg time to see this since first learning about the project and now the time is almost here. Carell, in a role unlike any other he has done, looks to have a promising award season alongside Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo. Remember the first intriguing trailer that just leaves you more curious? (here). I am ready to see this!

Spotlight Video of the Week:

Trailer for Iranian film: A Girl Walks Home Alone At Nighta-girl-walks-home-alone-poster-2_article1
Starring: Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh and more.

Synopsis: “In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.”

Thoughts on this Iranian film? I suspect we might see this “first Iranian Vampire Western” receive note during the upcoming award season in foreign film categories.

…and…just in case you missed it (or want to see it again), here is the extended trailer for AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON.avengers_age_of_ultron_ver10

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

My favorite trailers from today:

  • Ex Machina
  • Comet
  • Tomorrowland

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, October 31, 2014:

  • Wide Release: Nightcrawler, Before I Go To Sleep, Saw (re-release)
  • Limited Release: Horns, The ABCs of Death 2, Goodbye to Language 3D and more.

Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!

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T, The Focused Filmographer


  1. Thanks for the link T! Hope you would feature Old Fashioned in your future trailer posts? 😉

    Out of this list, I’m most curious about Ex Machina, that sounds intriguing. Ultron too of course tho I’m not as excited for Marvel stuff as I once was. Just saw Foxcatcher last night, boy that was intense!


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