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 – 4/26/15

How was everybody’s weekend?  I spent some time working outside.  I got my garden and strawberry patch weeded and tilled so they are ready for new plants within the next week or two. Actually, new strawberries should be going in next weekend since I got a flat of them already. But who’s here for my garden, you here for this week’s Trailer Round-Up!  In this TRU, we get a first look at the Indomitable Rex in Jurassic World, Mr. Holmes gets an international trailer, Tomorrowland gives us the action trailer we needed though not the one we deserved, a couple’s night turns bizarre in The Overnight, and Johnny Depp transforms into a gangster again in Black Mass.  To jump to a specific trailer, click on it’s link below.

Jurassic World Trailer #2

Official Synopsis: Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar, off of Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. This new park is owned by the Masrani Global Corporation. Owen (Chris Pratt), a member of the park’s on-site staff, conducts behavioral research on the Velociraptors. At the corporation’s request, the park’s geneticists create a genetically modified hybrid dinosaur to boost visitor attendance, but it soon runs wild on the island.

Jurassic World roars into US theaters June 12, 2015.  Directed by Colin Trevorrow, it stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson,  Judy Greer, Brian Tee, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Jake Johnson.

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Mr. Holmes International Trailer

Official Synopsis: In 1947, the world famous sleuth has retired to a remote Sussex farmhouse, living in relative anonymity with only his housekeeper Mrs Munro and her young son Roger for company. Cantankerous, demanding and frustrated with the mis-representation of him in Watson’s best-selling novels, he diverts his attention to an unsolved case. As the mystery deepens, Sherlock tries desperately to recall the events of 30 years ago that ultimately led to his retirement.

Mr. Holmes will be in US theaters July 17, 2015. Directed by Bill Condon, it stars Ian McKellen, Milo Parker, Laura Linney, Hattie Morahan, and Patrick Kennedy.

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Tomorrowland Trailer #3

Official Synopsis: Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as Tomorrowland. What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Tomorrowland blasts into US theaters May 22, 2015. Directed by Brad Bird, it stars George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy, Katheryn Hahn, Tim McGraw, Keegan-Michale Key, Judy Greer, and Gary Chalk.

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The Overnight

Official Synopsis: Alex (Adam Scott), Emily (Taylor Schilling), and their son, RJ, have recently moved to Los Angeles’ Eastside from Seattle. Feeling lost in a new city, they are desperate to find their first new friends. After a chance meeting with Kurt (Jason Schwartzman) at the neighborhood park, they gladly agree to join family pizza night at the home. But as it gets later and the kids go to bed, the family “playdate” becomes increasingly more revealing and bizarre as the couples begin to open up.

The Overnight hits US theaters June 19, 2015. Directed by Patrick Brice, it stars Taylor Schilling, Adam Scott, Jason Schwartzman, and Judith Godrèche.

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Black Mass

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.


Which of these are you most looking forward to?