Lots of new stuff this week so check it out y’all. There’s some scares, some action, some heavy stuff, some comedy. It’s a hodge podge of trailer stew so serve up a dish and check them out.
One for the Money
Ok…..I have severely mixed feelings about this trailer. As a fan of the book I don’t like the fact that they’ve turned it into a movie with some seemingly miscast actors. This would have been the perfect vehicle for Sandra Bullock about 10 years ago. I don’t mind Katherine Heigl, but the two male leads don’t seem quite right. Especially that of the character Ranger. I like Daniel Sunjata and thought he was awesome in Rescue Me, but this one I’m just not quite sure about. In a nutshell, Heigl plays Stephanie Plum who just got fired from the unmentionables department of Macy’s and makes a career change to bounty hunter and goes after an ex-boyfriend and current cop, Joe Morelli. Hilarity and hijinks ensue. We’ll see how this adaptation stands up to the book on January 27, 2012.
John Dies at the End
This trailer is freaky. It deals with a drug that people are abusing called Soy Sauce. It provides an out-of-body experience and its users travel across dimensions but when they come back, they aren’t quite human. It’s all part of an alien invasion and the only people who can stop it are John and David. But will they be able to. I’m thinking no. And I’m also thinking that John dies at the end. It’s just a hunch. We’ll find out at some point in 2012, but no specific date has been set.
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey
This one is a documentary about the man behind Elmo, Kevin Clash, and how he brought one of the most iconic Sesame Street characters to life. This looks really really really good and I don’t even care for Elmo. I would totally watch this and you should definitely check out the trailer. Being Elmo goes into limited release in November.
Paranormal Activity 3
This is the second trailer for the third entry in the Paranormal Activity franchise. I’ve liked the past two films so I’ll definitely see this one. Where the second film happened before the events of the first film, this one goes back even further to the beginnings of the otherworldly trouble the sisters experienced as children. I have a MASSIVE complaint with this trailer however and that is that it shows way too much of the movie. I feel as if it’s been spoiled for me at this point. Watch it at your own risk and if you don’t mind some good scares being ruined. Paranormal Activity 3 hit theaters on October 21, 2012.
This one looks to be pretty good with a deep bench. Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Giovanni Ribisi, Ben Foster, J.K. Simmons and Lucas Haas all star in this one about an ex-con turned family man who has to return to the business for the sake of his family. Things head south and it puts his family in danger. I like Mark Wahlberg and think that this type of role suits him well. Looking forward to checking Contraband out on January 13, 2012.
I Melt With You
Not be confused with the song of the same name, this film follows four lifelong friends as they spend the weekend together away from their respective families / lives. Hoards of booze and drugs follow as well as a long kept secret that threatens to pull the friends apart. I Melt With You is in limited release starting December 9, 2012. (video link compliments of Coming Soon)
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
This one looks heavy and like it could be one of those that we’ll see at Oscar time. And speaking of….Oskar is a 9-year-old wunderkind who searches high and low in New York City for the lock that the key his father, who died in the 9/11 attacks, left for him. It looks heavy, and heartfelt, and inspiring and all those other adjectives that critics use to describe award winners. Oh…and it has Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Max Von Sydow, and James Galdolfini in it. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close hits theaters on January 20, 2012.Tags: Being Elmo, Ben Foster, Contraband, Daniel Sunjata, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Giovanni Ribisi, I Melt With You, J.K. Simmons, James Galdolfini, Jeremy Piven, John Dies at the End, Kate Beckinsale, Katherine Heigl, Kevin Clash, Lucas Haas, Mark Wahlberg, Max Von Sydow, One for the Money, Paranormal Activity 3, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Jane, Tom Hanks, trailers