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New Trailers for ‘Horrible Bosses 2’ ‘The Skeleton Twins’ and ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them’

HAPPY TRAILER WEDNESDAY! Let’s dive in.

Horrible Bosses 2

Horrible Bosses 2

The guys are back. Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis reprise their roles from the 2011 summer hit. Dale, Kurt, and Nick decide to act as their own bosses for a change and start their own business. When an outside investor pulls out of the venture, the guys decide to kidnap the investor’s adult son (Chris Pine) and hold him for ransom in order to regain control of their company. Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, and Kevin Spacey also reprise their roles. Horrible Bosses 2 hits theaters November 26th.

The Skeleton Twins

The Skeleton Twins

After ten years apart, twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) coincidently cheat death on the same day, leading them to reunite and deal with how messed up their lives have become. For Maggie, it means re-examining her marriage. For Milo, it means facing a heartbreak he never quite got over. It’s a darker comedy for these actors. Mostly I’m just excited for the lip syncing, dance-off to Starship’s “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now.” The Skeleton Twins hits theaters November 26th.

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them

I haven’t watched a trailer in a while that has made me go “whoa, this movie” at the end. It looks amazing. First of all, it’s got James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain. Secondly, the story. Not only is there a The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them, but there is also a The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and a The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her. All the movies tell the story of one couple’s relationship. Him is from his perspective, Her is from her perspective, and Them is a combination of the two as they try to reclaim the life and love they once knew that may be too far gone. Sighhhhh.

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them hits theaters September 26th.

 

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‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Releases Official Trailer

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The Fault in Our Stars” follows the story of Hazel Lancaster, a teenage girl living with thyroid cancer that has spread to her lungs.  Because of this, Hazel lives her life knowing her time is limited, “Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.”  In a support group for cancer kids in Indianapolis, Hazel meets and eventually falls in love with August Waters, a former basketball player who lost his leg to osteosarcoma. “The Fault in Our Stars” tells their “One sick love story.” The movie debuts in theaters June 6th, check out the trailer below.

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New Trailer Alert – Thor 2: The Dark World

It’s official – the newest trailer for Thor 2: The Dark World is out and boy are we excited.  The second trailer was finally released today as a part of YouTube’s Geek Week.  Watch the trailer & read our break-down below:

1. Loki is back, but this time as Thor’s ally
We last saw Loki in The Avengers as he was captured and taken back to Asgard as a prisoner.  We catch up with him there in his glass-box prison cell, and he doesn’t seem to be doing that well.  But, Thor visits Loki and eventually enlists his help.  Loki’s role is essential because he knows all there is to know about the evil creatures dwelling in the underworlds of the Nine Worlds’, but this move shocks everyone, even Loki.  He agrees to help but not without chiding, “you must be truly desperate to come to me for help.”  I just hope Loki doesn’t decide to betray the God of Thunder.  I don’t think it will go over too well for him if he does…

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2. Thor faces his biggest challenge yet – The Dark Elves
Loki wasn’t that far off when he assumed that Thor must be desperate if he’s asking for help.  In The Dark World, Thor is facing his biggest challenge to date.  We learn from Odin that before there was life, there was not nothing but an immense evil, which has survived and is now trying to send the Nine Worlds’ into a time of destruction, despair, and utter chaos.  And of course, Loki is the only one who truly understands just how bad the situation is for everyone.  Thor, Loki, Jane, and friends must face Malekith the Accursed, the leader of the race of dark elves, and his destructive army, which includes rock giants and giant black ships nicknamed “the Fist of Malekith.”  The battles, which take place on Earth and in Asgard, look epic and the effects look fantastic.  Not to mention the fact that the Gods of Thunder and Mischief look OH SO GOOD together.

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3. Jane journeys to Asgard, and is smokin’ hot in the process.
Jane Foster is in England when the Fist of Malekith hits and causes destruction so Thor races to Earth to rescue his ladylove.  He teleports her back to Asgard, where she looks absolutely beautiful, AND she bitchslaps Loki in retribution for “what happened in New York” (better known as The Avengers movie events).  Thatta girl, Jane!  Jane remains in Asgard, putting her right in the middle of all the danger.  But Thor promises her that he will find a way to keep her (and everyone else) safe.  Let’s hope he keeps that promise.  I love seeing Natalie Portman in these films and I want her to be a part of The Avengers 2, especially since Tom Hiddleston just confirmed that Loki is out.

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4. The cast and crew features some new faces.
Not only is the film featuring a new director (Alan Taylor, Game of Thrones), new writers (Christopher Yost, comic writer & Stephen McFeely, Chronicles of Narnia), but the cast also features some new faces.  In addition to Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Ray Stevenson, and Kat Dennings, new cast members include Christopher Eccleston as Malekith, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (LOST alum!) as Algrim/Kurse, and Clive Russell (GOT alum!) as Tyr.

I welcome the changes in the writing and directing teams with open arms.  I enjoyed Thor but didn’t love it.  I found it to be a little drawn out and confusing to follow (at times).  And, with scenes going back and forth from Earth and Asgard, it felt as if there were two stories separately unfolding and the whole thing didn’t mesh well.  I am hoping that Alan Taylor will bring some of the magic he’s created on Game of Thrones, which has thirty different main characters and almost as many settings to match.  I also think the new writers, especially Yost who authored The Avengers comic-book series, will help keep the movie grounded in it’s Marvel roots, and ultimately help blend the many different Avenger heroes storylines’ together with more finesse.  After all, he is the master-mind behind it all!

Thor 2: The Dark World hits theaters on November 8, 2013.  That gives you plenty of time to catch up on Thor, The Avengers, and every other Marvel movie that is currently available on Netflix or OnDemand.

BONUS – Here’s a special Hump Day treat for all the ladies out there 🙂

Imagine if these two beautiful creatures had a son together

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Meet Tris Hemsworthton aka The Hottest Man On Earth

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New Trailers – The Butler, Touchy Feely, Diana, Runner Runner, Prisoners, Girl Most Likely

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The Butler

“A look at the life of Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) who served eight presidents as the White House’s head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.”

Reasons to watch:  This historical drama promises to be powerful.  Just watching the trailer I’m already emotional.  If that’s not reason enough, there are five presidents depicted in the movie including Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower, James Marsden as JFK, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, and Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan.

In theaters August 16, 2013

Touchy Feely

“A massage therapist is unable to do her job when stricken with a mysterious and sudden aversion to bodily contact. Meanwhile, her uptight brother’s foundering dental practice receives new life when clients seek out his healing touch.”

Reasons to watch:  With a cast including Rosemarie DeWitt, Ellen Page, Allison Janney, and Ron Livingston you know its going to be good.  The movie premiered at the 2013 Sundance Festival  and picked up a Grand Jury Prize nomination.

Diana

“The last two years of Princess Diana’s life: her campaign against land mines and her relationship with surgeon Dr Hasnat Khan.”

Reasons to watch: Naomi Watts portrays the people’s princess in the first high budget film about her life.

In theaters September 20, 2013.

Runner, Runner

“When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur.”

Reasons to watch: Justin Timberlake vs. Ben Affleck, what more of a reason do you need?

In theaters September 27, 2013.

Prisoners

“A Boston man kidnaps the person he suspects is behind the disappearance of his young daughter and her best friend.”

Reasons to watch:  The film answers the question how far will a father go?  Just watching the trailer got my heart racing and with a cast that includes Viola Davis, Hugh Jackman, Terrence Howard, Paul Dano, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Maria Bello it has to be good.

In theaters September 27, 2013.

Girl Most Likely

“A failed New York playwright awkwardly navigates the transition from Next Big Thing to Last Year’s News.”

Reasons to watch: Kristen Wiig

In theaters July 19, 2013.

 

 


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New Trailers – The Kings of Summer, Now You See Me, The Way Way Back, Elysium

It’s been a busy week for movie trailers! We’ve already dissected the latest trailers for Catching Fire, Man of Steel, and Star Trek: Into Darkness, but here are some you may have missed.

The Kings of Summer

“Three teenage friends, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land.”

Reasons to Watch:  Every time I watch this trailer it leaves me smiling.  I mean, who didn’t want to run away to the woods and live in a fort?!  Heck, I still do!  Who’s with me?  Also, great cast featuring Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Allison Brie, as well as newcomers Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, and Moises Arias.

In theaters May 31, 2013

Now You See Me

“FBI agents track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.”

Reasons to Watch:  The magical illusions promise to be fun to watch on screen.  The cast is pretty incredible too.

In theaters May 31, 2013

The Way, Way Back

“Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park’s managers.”

Reasons to Watch:  This movie made a splash at Sundance.  It’s a great coming of age tale, and Steve Carell plays a jerk.  It should be good.

In theaters July 5, 2013

Elysium

“Set in the year 2154, where the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth, a man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.”

Reasons to Watch:  The trailer doesn’t give away too much, but there’s this:

In theaters August 9, 2013


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New Trailers – The Great Gatsby, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Stuck in Love

The Great Gatsby – Main Trailer

“A Midwestern war veteran finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor.”

We’ve previewed several trailers for The Great Gatsby so far, but this one dives into the plot a bit more and previews the soundtrack.

Reasons to Watch:  It’s only the most anticipated movie of the year, no big deal.

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

“In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends head into the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece.”

Reasons to Watch: You like Greek mythology?  You enjoy watching Logan Lerman’s career blossom?  Okay, we get it, you’re watching for Nathan Fillion.

Stuck in Love

“An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.”

Reasons to Watch:  With a group of actors this talented (Greg Kinnear, Kristen Bell, Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, and Lilly Collins) it promises not to disappoint.

Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

“When her mom is attacked and taken from their home in New York City by a demon, a seemingly ordinary teenage girl, Clary Fray, finds out truths about her past and bloodline on her quest to get her back, that changes her entire life.”

Reasons to Watch:  The Hunger Games, Beautiful Creatures, Percy Jackson, everyone is vying for the young adults nowadays.


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New Trailers – See Girl Run, Arthur Newman, Wish You Were Here, White House Down

See Girl Run

“A young adult woman decides to revisit her past relationships in order to find some guidance in her current life.”

Reason to watch – The universal “what if” is answered from the perspective of Robin Tunney’s character Emmie.

Arthur Newman

“A story of a man who fakes his own death and assumes a new identity in order to escape his life, who then moves in with a woman who is also trying to leave her past behind.”

Reason to watch – By the looks of the trailer, Emily Blunt and Colin Firth have amazing chemistry.

Wish You Were Here

“Four friends lose themselves in a carefree South-East Asian holiday. Only three come back. Dave and Alice return home to their young family desperate for answers about Jeremy’s mysterious disappearance. When Alice’s sister Steph returns not long after, a nasty secret is revealed about the night her boyfriend went missing. But it is only the first of many. Who amongst them knows what happened on that fateful night when they were dancing under a full moon in Cambodia?”

Reason to watch – This movie premiered at last year’s Sundance Festival with good reviews, plus there is a great cast in the suspenseful psychological thriller.

White House Down

“While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders.”

Reason to watch – Roland Emmerich famously blew up the White House in Independence Day, the next logical thing is to invade it.  Jamie Foxx takes on the role of Commander in Chief while Channing Tatum is the aspiring secret service agent set on protecting him.  After the box office flow Olympus Has Fallen, I’m curious about White House Down and if Channing Tatum can draw the crowd.