Archive for Weekly Trailer Roundup

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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Inside Out: Pixar goes inside the head of a teenage girl for its latest, as emotions are brought to life by an all-star voice cast that includes Amy Poehler.

Enjoy more of that Pixar magic in: Wall-E, The Incredibles

American Sniper: Based on a true story, Bradley Cooper stars as a military sniper in this pulse-pounding trailer.

Get more military drama here: The Hurt Locker, Lone Survivor

The Mule: A dark comedy about a man suspected of smuggling drugs who is detained by the authorities until he, well, gets them out of his system.

Watch these other smuggling dramas as well: Midnight Express, Traffic

Home Sweet Hell: Katherine Heigl plays a woman who will go to any length to seek revenge on those around her.

These movies feature a more satirical take on murder: Murder By Death, Natural Born Killers

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Inherent Vice: Joaquin Phoenix leads an all-star cast as kind of a bumbling private eye who’s pulled into a mystery involving love triangles, real estate and more.

Get more from director Paul Thomas Anderson: There Will Be Blood, Boogie Nights

Blackhat: Chris Hemsworth stars as a criminal hacker who’s brought out of prison to help find someone even worse who’s bringing down critical networks around the world.

Hack into these great movies: Wargames, Swordfish

Stretch: In order to get out of a gambling debt a limo driver takes on a dangerous and unhinged client with the promise of a big payday.

Go on a ride-along with these movie drivers: Taxi Driver, Collateral

Taken 3: Framed for killing his ex-wife, Liam Neeson’s former covert agent is forced to run for his life while trying to prove who the real killer is.

These movies have a particular set of skills: Taken,Taken 2

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Automata: What happens when robots who are supposed to help mankind start becoming conscious? And dangerous? That’s the premise of this futuristic sci-fi action film.

Sometimes robots start thinking for themselves: I, Robot, 2001: A Space Odyssey

Big Eyes: Amy Adams plays an artist whose husband takes all the credit for her work in this movie, based on a true story, directed by Tim Burton.

Enjoy Burton’s unique take on family in these movies: Dark Shadows, Edward Scissorhands

V/H/S: Viral: Get ready for more found-footage horror in this latest collection of stories from a variety of filmmakers.

Catch up with the series by watching the first two installments: V/H/S, V/H/S 2

A Most Violent Year: A couple played by Jason Isaac and Jessica Chastain find their way through a violent year in New York City.

Where do you know Isaac and Chastain from? Try these great movies: Inside Llewyn Davis, Zero Dark Thirty

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Katniss is in full revolutionary mode in this new trailer, which sees her dealing with not just the military but the political side of being a rebel.

May the odds be ever in your favor with the first two movies: The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Maps To The Stars: Julianne Moore plays an actress who hires an assistant who may be a little too obsessed with the star.

Hollywood has a nasty underside in these movies: The Player, Get Shorty

John Wick: Keanu Reeves is pulled back into a life of violence after a group of thieves steals his car and, even worse, kills his dog.

They didn’t want to get violent. The really didn’t: Taken, A History of Violence

Serena: Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence reunite in this story of a couple who fall in love and are ready to share their lives together until a murder and series of secrets threaten to tear them apart.

Sometimes the secrets and lies are just too much: Like Crazy, Water for Elephants

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Seventh Son: A young man must embrace his destiny as the only one who can save the world from the forces of evil.

Embrace your own destiny and watch these movies: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

The Humbling: Al Pacino plays an actor at the end of his career whose life is at a crossroads.

Enjoy these other movies with actors playing actors: Galaxy Quest, Tropic Thunder

Horrible Bosses 2: This second trailer for the sequel shows just what kind of mess our group of would-be criminals has gotten themselves into.

Get ready for the sequel with the first movie right here: Horrible Bosses

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Exists: It’s a familiar premise: Four friends go to a cabin in the woods where they wake some mysterious creature that picks them off before they can leave.

Maybe abandoned cabins aren’t the best place for a weekend getaway: Evil Dead 2, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

Rosewater: The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart makes his directorial debut with this true story about a journalist detained in Iran.

Iran has been the setting for some powerful movies: A Separation, Children of Heaven

The Rewrite: Hugh Grant plays a struggling screenwriter who takes on a teaching job to pay the bills, but gets more out of it than he expected.

Hugh Grant is charming, these movies will attest to that: Music & Lyrics, Notting Hill

Shaun the Sheep: The popular British series from the creators of Wallace & Gromit comes to the big screen.

The Aardman team shines on the big screen: Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Chicken Run

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A Good Marriage: A woman finds out her husband’s business trips aren’t what she thought and that he may be connected to a string of murders.

There’s murder lurking behind these other happy marriages: Presumed Innocent, So I Married An Axe Murderer

Miss Meadows: Katie Holmes plays a bright, upbeat woman who also keeps busy as a vigilante, righting wrongs and exacting vengeance.

Vigilante justice is served: Death Wish, Falling Down

White Bird in a Blizzard: A young woman deals with the mysterious disappearance of her mother and all the emotional issues that brings up.

The parents in these movies are missing too: August Rush, Winter’s Bone

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Rudderless: A father deals with the grief of losing his son by diving into the music they loved to make together.

Get your fill of father/son drama with these movies: Big Fish, The Tree of Life

Men, Women and Children: From director Jason Reitman comes this story about technology and how it allows us to hide who we really are.

Enjoy these other great movies from Reitman: Up in the Air, Young Adult

The Theory of Everything: The early years of Stephen Hawking come to the screen, taking him from his days in school through finding out he would never walk again and more.

Scientists both real and fictional can be found in these movies: Creation, Back to the Future

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