Trailer Round-Up – 3/23/15

Wow, there were a lot of new trailers last week!  I’m not even going to bother making up witty quips about each of the movies here.  Just check them out for yourself.  To jump to a specific trailer, click on it’s link below.

Before I Wake

Synopsis: A haunting, emotionally absorbing supernatural thriller about an orphaned child whose dreams – and nightmares – manifest physically as he sleeps.

Before I Wake tears into US theaters May 8, 2015. Directed by Mike Flanagan, it stars Annabeth Gish, Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, Scottie Thompson, Dash Mihok, Jay Karnes, Kyla Deaver, and Javob Tremblay.

Skin Trade

Official Synopsis: New Jersey detective, Nick Cassidy (Dolph Lundgren) heads to Bangkok where he teams up with Thai detective, Tony Vitayakui (Tony Jaa) to hunt down Viktor Dragovic (Ron Perlman) and destroy his human trafficking network. Nick had inadvertently killed Dragovic’s son in a sting operation on the New Jersey docks, and Dragovic responded by attempting to kill Nick and his family. Nick miraculously survived the brutal attack, but his wife and daughter were killed. With nothing but vengeance to live for, Nick and Tony traverse their way through the Bangkok underworld in search of the elusive Dragovic. Meanwhile, FBI Agent Eddie Reed (Michael Jai White) is sent in to bring Nick home. But as the crossfire ensues, Nick has to determine who his true allies are.

Skin Trade hits US theaters April 23, 2015. Directed by Ekachai Uekrongtham, it stars Ron Perlman, Dolph Lundgren, Peter Weller, Michale Jai White, Tony Jaa, Celina Jade, and Conan Stevens.



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.


Insidious: Chapter 3

Official Synopsis: In this chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott) who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.

Insidious: Chapter 3 screams into US theaters June 5, 2015. Directed by Leigh Whannell, it stars Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Lin Shaye, and Tate Berney.


The Transporter Refueled

Official Synopsis: When Frank is hired by cunning femme fatale Anna and her three stunning sidekicks, he quickly discovers he’s been played. Anna and her cohorts have kidnapped his father (Ray Stevenson) in order to coerce Frank into helping them take down a ruthless group of Russian human traffickers. Fueled by revenge, he will break all his rules and stop at nothing to rescue his father in this action-packed thrill ride across the French Riviera.

The Transporter Refueled zooms into US theaters June 19, 2015. Directed by Camille Delamarre, it stars Ed Skrein, Loan Chabanol, Ray Stevenson, Lenn Kudrjawizki, Tatiana Pajkovic, and Radivoje Bukvic.


Paper Towns

Official Synopsis: Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green (“The Fault in Our Stars”), PAPER TOWNS is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears–leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship–and true love.

Paper Towns will be in US theaters July 24, 2015. Directed by Jake Schreier, it stars Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Austin Abrams, Justice Smith, Halston Sage, Griffin Freeman, Caitlin Carver, RJ Shearer, and Cara Buono.


Man Up

Synopsis: A single woman who’s mistaken for a stranger’s blind date, leads to her finding the perfect boyfriend.

Man Up goes to US theaters April 19, 2015. Directed by Ben Palmer, it stars Simon Pegg, Lake Bell, Olivia Williams, Ophelia Lovibond, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Rory Kinnear, and Ken Stott.

Good Kill

Official Synopsis: A Las Vegas-based fighter pilot turned drone pilot fights the Taliban by remote control for 12 hours a day, then goes home to the suburbs and feuds with his wife and kids for the other 12. But the pilot is starting to question the mission. Is he creating more terrorists than he’s killing? Is he fighting a war without end?

Good Kill shoots into US theaters May 15, 2015. Directed by Andrew Niccol, it stars Ethan Hawke, Bruce Greenwood, January Jones, Zoe Kravitz, and Jake Abel.


Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Official Synopsis: Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his team (Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames and newcomer Rebecca Ferguson) take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating The Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the I.M.F (Impossible Missions Force).

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation blasts into US theaters July 31, 2015. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, it stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin, and Sean Harris.


Bonus: Avengers: Age of Ultron TV Spot

Official Synopsis: When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron hits US theaters May 1, 2015.  Joss Whedon returns as director, and sees the return of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, and Paul Bettany, along with The Avengers newcomers James Spader as Ultron, Elizabeth Olsen as the Scarlet Witch, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver.


There has been a lot this week.  Which of these films are you looking forward to the most?