This week was quite the week for trailers. In this TRU, the Bella’s must dance their way to the top… again, the popular Hitman video game series comes to the big screen… again, Amy Schumer plays Amy Schumer, the last look at the new Cinderella, Bradley Cooper gets stuck between two women, a 1960s hit action show comes to the big screen, Modern Family’s Gloria goes into protective custody, Clive Owen leads a revolution, and Guillermo del Toro brings us another horror film from his twisted imagination. To jump to a specific trailer, click on it’s link below.
Pitch Perfect 2 #2
Official Synopsis: The Barden Bellas enter an international acapella competition that no American group has ever won.
Pitch Perfect 2 sings into US theaters March 15. Directed by Elizabeth Banks, it stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Hailee Steinfeld, Alexis Knapp, Anna Camp, Hana Mae Lee, Elizabeth Banks, and John Michael Higgins.
Hitman: Agent 47
Official Synopsis: HITMAN: AGENT 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research – and forty-six earlier Agent clones — endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47’s past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe.
Hitman: Agent 47 shoots into US theaters August 28, 2015. Directed by Aleksander Bach, it stars Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, Ciarán Hinds, and Thomas Kretschmann.
Official Synopsis: Since she was a little girl, it’s been drilled into Amy’s (Amy Schumer) head by her rascal of a dad (Colin Quinn) that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo—enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment—but in actuality, she’s kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she’s writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something.
Trainwreck will be in US theaters July 17, 2015. Directed by Judd Apatow, it stars Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Colin Quinn, Barkhad Abdi, Mike Birbiglia, Jon Glaser, John Cena, and Vanessa Bayer.
Official Synopsis: The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.” She will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit (Richard Madden). Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham-Carter) steps forward and — armed with a pumpkin and a few mice — changes Cinderella’s life forever.
Cinderella waltz into US theaters March 13, 2015. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, it stars Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter, Stellan Skarsgard, Sophie McShera, Nonso Anozie, and Derek Jacobi.
Official Synopsis: A celebrated military contractor (Bradley Cooper) returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs – the US Space program in Honolulu, Hawaii – and reconnects with a long-ago love (Rachel McAdams) while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog (Emma Stone) assigned to him.
Aloha flies into US theaters May 29, 2015. Directed by Cameron Crowe, it stars Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Emma Stone, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, and Alec Baldwin.
The Man From UNCLE
Official Synopsis: Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” centers on CIA agent Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB agent Kuryakin (Armie Hammer). Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.
The Man From UNCLE blasts into US theaters August 14, 2015. Directed by Guy Ritchie, it stars Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Hugh Grant, Jared Harris, Elizabeth Debicki, and Luca Calvani.
Official Synopsis: An uptight and by-the-book cop (Reese Witherspoon) tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow (Sofia Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.
Hot Pursuit hits US theaters May 8, 2015. Directed by Anne Fletcher, it stars Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vergara, John Carroll Lynch, Robert Kazinsky, Richard T. Jones, Michael Mosley, and Matthew Del Negro.
Official Synopsis: A knight seeks vengeance when his lord is unjustly executed by a tyrannical emperor. Knight’s commander RAIDEN (Clive Owen) receives an honor above all else when BARTOK (Morgan Freeman), his childless lord, names him as his heir. But his happiness is destroyed when the emperor’s evil emissary MOTT (Aksel Hennie) forces him to behead his surrogate father, and casts him and his men out of their castle divested of all titles and livelihood. But even as the paranoid Mott seeks to erase any trace of the Bartok’s clan and legacy, Raiden secretly conspires an audacious plan to infiltrate Mott’s impenetrable fortes and exact revenge.
Last Knights rides into select US theaters April 3, 2015. Directed by Kazuaki Kiriya, it stars Clive Owen, Morgan Freeman, and Aksel Hennie.
Official Synopsis: In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers.
Crimson Peak will be in US theaters October 16, 2015. Directed by Guillermo del Toro, it stars Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, and Charlie Hunnam.
Which of these movies are you looking forward to most?