Trailer Round-Up – 5/25/15

Happy Monday everybody!  And Happy Memorial Day to my US readers. Sorry to those of you who look forward to the weekly Trailer Round-Ups. The last few weekends have kept me pretty busy and I haven’t had the time to put them together.  Anyway, it’s here now so let’s dig in. I’ve included a few trailers from two weeks ago as well because they are awesome.  There are a lot so let’s just get right to it. To jump to a specific trailer, click on it’s link below.

Crimson Peak Trailer #2

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 screams into US theaters October 16, 2015. Directed by Guillermo del Toro, it stars Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, and Charlie Hunnam.

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The Intern

Official Synopsis: In “The Intern,” De Niro stars as Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin (Hathaway).

The Intern climbs in US theaters September 25, 2015. Directed by Nancy Meyers, it stars Rober Di Nero, Ann Hathaway, Rene Russo, Anders Holm, Andrew Rannells, Adam Devine, Celia Weston, Nat Wolff, Linda Lavin, Zack Pearlman, Jason Orley, and Christina Scherer.

Jem and the Holograms

Synopsis: Music executive, Jerrica Benton, lives a secret, adventurous life as a glamorous rock star named Jem.

Jem and the Holograms goes to US theaters October 23, 2015. Directed by Jon M. Chu, it stars Aubrey Peeples, Juliette Lewis, Molly Ringwald, Ryan Guzman, Hayley Kiyoko, Stefanie Scott, and Samantha Newark.

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Minions Trailer #3

Official Synopsis: Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. After accidentally killing off so many of them—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without a master to serve and fall into a deep depression. B ut one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.  The trio embarks upon an adventure that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind…from annihilation.

Minions will be in US theaters July 10, 2015. Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, it stars the voice talents of Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, and Steve Coogan.

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Pan Trailer #2

Official Synopsis: Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the action adventure follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.

Pan flies into US theaters October 9, 2015. Directed by Joe Wright, it stars Hugh Jackman, Levi Miller, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara, and Adeel Akhtar.

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Pixels Trailer #2

Official Synopsis: When aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper has to call on his childhood best friend, ‘80s video game champion Sam Brenner, now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders to defeat the aliens and save the planet.

Pixels blasts into US theaters July 24, 2015. Directed by Chris Columbus, it stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Jane Krakowski, Ashley Benson, Sean Bean, and Brian Cox.

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We Are Your Friends

Official Synopsis: Set in the world of electronic music and Hollywood nightlife, an aspiring 23-year-old DJ named Cole (Efron) spends his days scheming with his childhood friends and his nights working on the one track that will set the world on fire. All of this changes when he meets a charismatic but damaged older DJ named James (Bentley), who takes him under his wing. Things get complicated, however, when Cole starts falling for James’ much younger girlfriend, Sophie (Ratajkowski). With Cole’s forbidden relationship intensifying and his friendships unraveling, he must choose between love, loyalty, and the future he is destined for.

We Are your Friends hits US theaters August 28, 2015. Directed by Max Joseph, it stars Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski, Wes Bentley, and Johnny Weston.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Official Synopsis: In this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials runs into US theaters September 18, 2015. Directed by Wes Ball, it stars Dylan O’Brian, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Nathalie Emmanuael, Barry Pepper, Rosa Salazar, Lili Taylor, Jacob Lofland and Katherine McNamara.

Amy Trailer #2

Synopsis: Asif Kapadia’s 90′ minutes documentary on the six-time Grammy-winner will feature previously unseen archive footage and seek to tell the London performer’s tragic story in her own words.

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl International Trailer

Official Synopsis: Greg (Thomas Mann), a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life.  He even describes his constant companion Earl (RJ Cyler), with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a ‘co-worker’ than a best friend. But when Greg’s mom (Connie Britton) insists he spend time with Rachel (Olivia Cooke) – a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer – he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl will be in US theaters June 12, 2015. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, it stars Olivia Cooke, Jon Bernthal, Nick Offerman, Connie Britton, Thomas Mann, Molly Shannon, and Matt Bennett.

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Cooties

Synopsis: When a cafeteria food virus turns elementary school children into little killer savages, a group of misfit teachers must band together to escape the playground carnage. The film stars Elijah Wood (The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings), Rainn Wilson (The Office), and Alison Pill (The Newsroom) as teachers who fight to survive the mayhem while hilariously bickering in an uncomfortable love triangle on the worst Monday of their lives.

Cooties will swarm into US theaters September 18, 2015. Directed by Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion, it stars Elijah Wood, Alison Pill, Rainn Wilson, Sunny May Allison, Armani Jackson, Leigh Whannell, Morgan Lily, Nasim Pedrad, Jack McBrayer, Jorge Garcia and Peter Kwong.

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Black Mass Trailer #2

Synopsis: The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.

Black Mass shoots into US theaters September 18, 2015. Directed by Scott Cooper, it stars Johnny Depp, Dakota Johnson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Juno Temple, Corey Stoll, Kevin Bacon, Adam Scott, Jesse Plumber, and Peter Sarsgaard.

Fantastic Four International Trailer #2

Official Synopsis: The Fantastic Four, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

The Fantastic Four makes its way into US theaters August 7, 2015. Directed by Josh Trank, it stars, Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, and Reg E. Cathey.

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Which of these films are you looking forward to the most?

Trailer Round-Up – 4/6/15

I hope everyone had a good Easter weekend.  I wasn’t last in my family to find all my eggs this year which is always nice. I was able to rub that in some faces.  Anyway… onto this week’s Trailer Round-Up! In this weeks TRU, Melissa McCarthy’s secret agent and Tom Hardy’s Mad Max get second trailers, Zach Galifianakis attempts to rob a bank, Jack Black organizes his high school reunion, the life of Amy Winehouse is explored, and two lovers try to escape their robot overlords.  To jump to a specific trailer, click on it’s link below.

Spy    Masterminds    Mad Max: Fury Road    The D Train    Amy    Aurora

Spy #2

Official Synopsis: Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.

Spy sneaks into US theaters June 5, 2015.  Directed by Paul Feig, it stars Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Peter Serafinowicz, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale, Nia Long, Curtis Jackson, Morena Baccarin, and Allison Janney.

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Masterminds

Official Synopsis: David Ghantt (Zach Galifianakis) discovers the true meaning of adventure far beyond his wildest dreams. He is an uncomplicated man stuck in a monotonous life. Day in and day out he drives an armored vehicle, transporting millions of other people’s money with no escape in sight. The only glimmer of excitement is his flirtatious work crush Kelly Campbell (Kristen Wiig) who soon lures him into the scheme of a lifetime.  Along with a group of half-brained criminals led by Steve Chambers (Owen Wilson) and an absurdly faulted heist plan, David manages the impossible and makes off with $17 million in cash…only problem is he foolishly hands the money over to this wild group of double crossers and has been set up to take the fall. With the bandits blowing the millions on lavish and ridiculous luxuries, they leave behind a glaring trail of evidence. Now on the lam and in over his head, David must dodge the authorities, evade a hilarious hit man, Mike McKinney (Jason Sudeikis), and try to turn the tables on the ones he trusted most.

Masterminds goes to US theaters August 7, 2015. Directed by Jared Hess, it stars Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, Owen Wilson, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Kate McKinnon, Devin Ratray, and Ken Marino.

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Mad Max: Fury Road #2

Official Synopsis: Mad Max is caught up with a group of people fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by the Imperator Furiosa. This movie is an account of the Road War which follows. It is based on the Word Burgers of the History Men and eyewitness accounts of those who survived.

Mad Max: Fury Road races into US theaters May 15, 2015.  Directed by George Miller, it stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Nathan Jones, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Courtney Eaton, Josh Helman, and Jennifer Hagan.

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The D Train

All his life, Dan Landsman (Jack Black) has never been the cool guy. That’s about to change – if he can convince Oliver Lawless (Marsden), the most popular guy from his high school who’s now the face of a national Banana Boat ad campaign, to show up with him to their class reunion. A man on a mission, Dan travels from Pittsburgh to LA and spins a web of lies to recruit Lawless. But he gets more than he bargains for as the unpredictable Lawless proceeds to take over his home, career, and entire life. Showcasing Jack Black and James Marsden’s most intoxicating performances to date, D TRAIN serves up the question: how far would you go to be popular? Co-starring Kathryn Hahn and Jeffrey Tambor

The D Train parties into US theaters May 8, 2015. Directed by Andrew Mogel and Jarred Paul, it stars Jack Black, James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn, Jeffrey Tambor, Denise Williamson, Mike White, Kyle Bornheimer, and Henry Zebrowski.

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Amy

Synopsis: Asif Kapadia’s 90′ minutes documentary on the six-time Grammy-winner will feature previously unseen archive footage and seek to tell the London performer’s tragic story in her own words

Aurora

Synopsis: In 2020 super-computer Kronos concludes that human beings are the biggest threat to the planet. 60 years later, Andrew finds himself lost in a world run by machines when he meets Calia, a girl on the way to a place called Aurora.

Aurora hits US theaters July 7, 2015.  Directed by Robert Kouba, it stars Carmen Argenziano, Eileen Grubba, Julian Schaffner, Jeannine Wacker, and Pavlo Bubryak.

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Which of these films are you looking forward to the most?