Posts Tagged ‘Trailers’

The Bourne Legacy: Now this is more like it! After a mostly mysterious first trailer, this second one features a lot of good Jeremy Renner action, and more clearly explains the plot and how it fits into the previous Bourne movies starring Matt Damon. Renner is riding a big wave of popularity right now thanks to his role as Hawkeye in The Avengers, and he might be the perfect choice for new Bourne protagonist thanks to a strong body of screen work as the “guy harboring a secret.”

For more of the Bourne story check out these titles on the Video Unlimited service: The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum

Les Miserables: Wow, what a powerful first trailer. And who knew Anne Hathaway could sing like that? If you’re already familiar with the long-running stage musical we won’t rehash plot points about orphans and the French Revolution and so on. If you’re not that’s fine – this trailer shows you a good deal of what you need to know and sells the movie as a sweeping epic of a story. Now we’re anxious to see more of the vocal performances from Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and the rest of the cast.

For more great musicals, we recommend these titles on the Video Unlimited service: Chicago, Dreamgirls

Lola Versus: We loved Greta Gerwig in ,well, just about everything she’s been in. So it’s great to see her taking more of a leading role in this relationship comedy that has her character dumped just before her wedding. After that, it’s a mess of awkward romantic moments, outsized expectations that aren’t in line with reality and more conversations between Gerwig and her friends about love, commitment and more.

If you love Greta Gerwig too, we recommend these titles on the Video Unlimited service: Greenberg, Baghead

The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Emma Watson achieves breakout velocity from the Harry Potter franchise in this much-anticipated adaptation of the Stephen Chbosky novel. Watson plays,Sam, alongside Logan Lerman’s, Charlie, the main character of the story. Charlie is used to being on the fringes of the social scene but then he meets Sam and her stepbrother Patrick (Ezra Miller) and finds a group that accepts him for who he is. Anyone who is a fan of the original book won’t want to miss this one.

For fans of coming of romantic age stories we recommend these titles on the Video Unlimited service: Like Crazy, Easy A

Premium Rush: The second trailer for this Joseph Gordon-Levitt drama certainly lives up to the “Rush” part of the movie’s name with its quick cuts and overall breakneck pace. There’s a touch more of the plot that’s revealed here than was shown in the first spot, though we still come away with more or less vague outlines of the story. But some of the bike stunts look pretty cool and with Michael Shannon as the bad guy we are at least intrigued.

For more of Joseph Gordon-Levitt we recommend this title on the Video Unlimited service: Hesher

House at the End of the Street: Jennifer Lawrence goes horror in this movie after tackling drama (Winter’s Bone) and action (X-Men First Class and The Hunger Games). This trailer presents a lot of standard horror beats – slowly turning doorknobs, medium shots into vaguely spooky woods and such – but we’re hoping Lawrence, who has shown she can do a lot with the roles she’s given, brings something new to her performance.

For more thrills and chills we recommend these titles on the Video Unlimited service: Wrong Turn, The Last House on the Left

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The Gangster Squad: If anyone was wondering what 1987’s The Untouchables would look like if it were made today, The Gangster Squad just might be the answer. Instead of chasing Al Capone on the streets of 1920s Chicago, though, these cops are after Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) in the city of Los Angeles during the 40s and 50s. This first trailer shows a lot of Ryan Gosling, who reunites with his Crazy, Stupid Love romantic interest, Emma Stone, and nicely sets up the story of a police unit that has to go outside the law to bring down the crooks.

On the Video Unlimited service check out: The Untouchables, American Gangster

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Amazing Spider-Man: Peter Parker is a wanted man in this new trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man, one of the handful of superhero movies hitting screens this summer. This new spot not only shows off more of The Lizard, the alter-ego of Dr. Curt Conners who will bedevil Spider-Man, but also begins to peel back the mystery behind Peter’s missing parents. What’s the connection between them and Conners? And how will it impact Peter? We’ll find out on July 3rd. And stay tuned for a special super preview of The Amazing Spider-Man on the Video Unlimited service on Monday May 14th!

On the Video Unlimited service check out: Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3

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