Archive for Weekly Trailer Roundup

Mad Max: Fury Road: The first full trailer for the movie is… wow. There’s so much craziness going on here it instantly became a must-watch for next year.

Watch the originals before the new installment hits theaters: Mad Max, Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome

The Gunman: Sean Penn plays an aging assassin whose former employers turn on him, forcing him to go on the run.

These movies featuring action stars of a certain age will keep you entertained: Taken, The November Man

Knight of Cups: Christian Bale plays an out-of-control hedonist in the latest from writer/director Terrence Malick.

Enjoy these other mind-bending Malick movies: To The Wonder, Tree of Life

Hot Tub Time Machine 2: The sequel’s second trailer offers a bit more about the story, which looks like it brings just as many laughs as the original.

Get ready to kick some past with the original here: Hot Tub Time Machine

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Terminator: Genisys: There are all kinds of time travel issues happening in this first trailer for the upcoming franchise reboot/reimagining.

Get up to speed on the Terminator series by watching Terminator SalvationTerminator 3: Rise of the MachinesTerminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

San Andreas: When the big one finally hits California, Dwayne Johnson’s search-and-rescue pilot tries to find his daughter as buildings fall.

Also see Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) in action in Fast & Furious 6G.I. Joe: Retaliation and The Scorpion King

While We’re Young: Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts are feeling their age but get some help in being hipsters from a younger couple.

Here’s another mid-life crisis film: The 40-Year-Old Virgin (Unrated)

Still Alice: Julianne Moore plays a woman who develops Alzheimer’s Disease in this critically-acclaimed film.

Vice: When a murder happens at an anything-goes hedonistic resort, the lines between fantasy and reality are blurred.

Revisit past Bruce Willis sci-fi thrillers: The Fifth Element and Armageddon 

The Last Five Years: Anna Kendrick stars as a woman who takes a musical look back at the last years of her now-crumbling relationship.

Other films that have come by way of Broadway: Jersey Boys and Rent

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Turtle power prevails! That’s right; this week Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael helped Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) beat out 22 Jump Street.

If you’re looking for epic action scenes executed by seasoned mercenaries, space criminals or wannabe cops look no further than spots 3-5, featuring The Expendables 3Guardians of the Galaxy and Let’s Be Cops.

Here’s the full ranking:

  1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
  2. 22 Jump Street
  3. The Expendables 3
  4. Guardians of the Galaxy (Includes Bonus Features)
  5. Let’s Be Cops
  6. Maleficent
  7. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  8. Into the Storm
  9. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (plus Bonus Features)
  10. How to Train Your Dragon 2

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Pitch Perfect 2: The Bellas are back with even more a cappella drama and comedy, but this time the stakes are even higher for the group.

Before you see the sequel in theaters watch the first Pitch Perfect today.

Jurassic World: The park is open but when the new operators try to create their own new species of dinosaur things go…about as well as you probably expect.

Go back to the classics with the first three movies in the series: Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III

Strange Magic: A funny trailer for this musical take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream that’s aimed squarely at kids and comes from the mind of George Lucas.

Shakespeare’s play has been adapted before in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and serves as a major plot point in Dead Poets Society.

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The Divergent Series: Insurgent: The first teaser for this sequel promises dramatic action from Shailene Woodley as the series’ hero Tris.

Before you see the sequel make sure you’ve watched the first Divergent

Song One: Anne Hathaway plays a young woman who, when her brother is hurt, finds herself pulled into his life of loving music.

The love of music brings people together in these movies: High Fidelity, Once

The Cobbler: An aimless shoe repairman finds he takes on the lives of other people when he puts on their shoes, literally becoming them.

Sandler fan? Then rewatch these hilarious comedies: The Wedding Singer, Billy Madison

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2: Kevin James is back as bumbling security guard Paul Blart, but this time he’s out of the mall and in a swanky Las Vegas hotel.

Kevin James plays leading man in these movies: Here Comes The Boom, Grown-Ups

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: The conclusion to the epic Middle-Earth saga gets one more trailer that shows the scope of the war that’s about to unfold.

Get ready for the completion of this unexpected journey: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Selma: David Oyelowo stars in this biopic of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as he organizes marches during the battle for civil rights.

Go back to the days of the civil rights movement with these movies: Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Malcolm X

Goodbye to All That: A newly divorced dad tries to figure out how to be single and deal with his ex-wife and daughter.

Watch more single dads on film here: Sleepless in Seattle, Definitely, Maybe

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Furious 7: More fast cars and exciting action in the latest installment to the incredibly popular franchise.

Catch up with some of the series’ previous installments: Fast & Furious, Fast & Furious 6

McFarland, USA: Kevin Costner stars as a high school coach who inspires a group of young runners to become the team’s first-ever cross country team.

Get more inspirational sports stories in these movies: Million Dollar Arm, Miracle

Minions: The fan-favorites from the Despicable Me movies get their own movie that takes us back to the beginnings of the little yellow guys.

Before you explore their beginnings, watch their adventures with Gru: Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2

Chappie: The first robot with the ability to think for itself is at the center of this sci-fi drama about how people react to true artificial intelligence.

Usually giving robots intelligence doesn’t work out too well: Blade Runner (Final Cut), Moon

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Avengers: Age of Ultron: The heroes are back along with a few new members, and this time they face off against the evil Ultron.

Dive into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with these movies: The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier

The Gambler: Mark Wahlberg plays a gambling addict who needs to finish one more big game to stay out of trouble.

Wahlberg has also headlined these movies: The Fighter, Ted

Insidious Chapter 3: The series gets a prequel that shows how a psychic tries to help a young girl who’s being, for lack of a better term, haunted.

Get caught up with the first two installments: Insidious, Insidious Chapter 2

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In the Heart of the Sea: Chris Hemsworth stars in the true story of an 1820 whaling ship and its captain that inspired Moby Dick.

Watch director Ron Howard’s previous films as well: Backdraft, Rush

Top Five: Chris Rock plays a comedian who’s tired of being funny but has to endure a grueling press session.

Go behind the lives of comedians in these movies: Funny People, Obvious Child

Dying of the Light: Nicolas Cage plays a CIA agent who’s trying to take care of one last assignment before the dementia he’s been diagnosed with takes over.

Get more intrigue here: The Bourne Identity, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

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Powers: Watch the first trailer for PlayStation’s first original series, an adaptation of the hit comic series Powers.

Tomorrowland: This teaser doesn’t give much of the movie’s story away but it does give the sense that it will involve a magical journey.

Get transported to a magical place in these movies: The Wizard of Oz, TRON

Focus: Will Smith plays a con-man who takes an eager young woman under his wing to teach her the ways of the grift.

Never drop the con with these movies: The Sting, Ocean’s Eleven

Merry Friggin’ Christmas: Robin Williams’ final movie gets a trailer that makes it seem like a mix of wacky comedy and dark family drama.

Mix the holidays and families and you get these movies: Four Christmases, The Family Stone

Wolves: A popular high school football player finds he’s turning into a werewolf, which understandably freaks him out a bit.

Don’t watch these movies when there’s a full moon: The Wolfman, Underworld

 

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