Shakespeare, comedies, charming feel-good, more war, and a big time WTF is all included in this week’s Trailer Wrap. In theaters this weekend is Final Destination 43, which chances are good that I’ll see it. Until I do and get my review written for it, check out the latest trailers from this past week.
This one is based on the theory that the works of Shakespeare were actually the works of Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford. The trailer looks interesting and a film with Vanessa Redgrave and Rhys Ifans can’t be bad right? I feel like it’s got a one-of-these-kids-is-doing-his-own-thing vibe though in regards to the director. Roland Emmerich helmed this one and while I won’t say he’s a bad director, this just doesn’t seem like his normal work. After all, he’s the guy that brought us, Independence Day, Godzilla, The Day After Tomorrow and 2012. Good on him though for keeping us guessing. Anonymous arrives in theaters on October 28, 2011.
This is the new Jonah Hill film that looks like an updated version of Adventures in Babysitting. Seriously. Same vibe except where Elizabeth Shue was an actual babysitter, Jonah Hill is only posing as one. Looks to have some laughs, but not much else. Perhaps future trailers will show a bit more. The Sitter will probably put you to bed on December 9, 2011.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green:
I hate to say it but this one looks rather charming. Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton star as a married couple who desperately want kids but can’t so they dream up what their child would be like. Then, on a stormy night, they get their wish, but it’s not what it seems to be. I predict tear shed in this one. Perhaps a lot of it. So take Kleenex with you on August 15, 2012. Yup, a whole year away. I don’t know why they’re releasing a trailer for it right now, but whatever. Watch it anyway.
Wow. This is the first I’ve seen or heard of this one and I’m intrigued. Josh Hartnett, Woody Harrelson, Demi Moore, Ron Perlman, Gackt and Kevin McKidd all star in this highly stylized violent action fest. You just have to watch it to get the gist. It could be amazing or it could all go horribly wrong. We’ll find out on September 30, 2011.
This is based on a piece by Shakespeare, but set in modern times. Kind of like that version of Hamlet or Romeo and Juliet. Coriolanus is a revered general, whose people turn on him and banish him from Rome. He then goes to his sworn enemy and offers his life, or his services in hopes of getting back at those who betrayed him. Sounds heavy. Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Cox and Jessica Chastain all star. Coriolanus arrives in theaters on December 2, 2011.
Anonymous, Brian Cox, Bunraku, Coriolanus, Demi Moore, Gackt, Gerard Butler, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Jonah Hill, Josh Hartnett, Kevin McKidd, Ralph Fiennes, Rhys Ifans, Ron Perman, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, The Sitter, Vanessa Redgrave, Woody Harrelson