Trailer Round-Up – 11/16/14

Well, it is time for another Trailer Round-Up.  I should really try to stay on top of these trailer releases better.  Anyway, this TRU sees the trailer debut of Paul Walker’s final movie, Neill Blomkamp’s, the man behind District 9 and Elysium, next movie, Gru’s adorable minions get their own film, Ward’s wife must go, Mark Wahlberg gets in over his head, and Adam Sandler puts himself in other people’s shoes.  To jump to a specific trailer, click on it’s link below.

Furious 7

Official Synopsis: After defeating Owen Shaw and his crew, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) and the rest of the crew are able to return to the United States and live the normal life again as they had wanted, but Owen’s older brother, Ian Shaw (Jason Statham), is after Dominic, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, putting the entire crew in danger once more. After learning of Han’s death, the crew sets out to find the man who killed one of their own, before he finds them first.

Furious 7 will ride into US theaters April 3, 2015.  James Wan directs with returning stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. They are joined by series newcomers Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey and Kurt Russell.

Furious 7 movie poster


Official Synopsis: Chappie tells the story of a robot imbued with artificial intelligence who is stolen by two local gangsters who want to use him for their own nefarious purposes.

Chappie will hit US theaters March 6, 2015.  Directed by Neill Blomkamp, it stars Hugh Jackman, Sharlto Copley, Sigourney Weaver, Miranda Frigon, Dev Patel, Ninja and Yolandi Visser.

Chappie movie poster


Official Synopsis: Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters.  Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T. Rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But 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 a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill, 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 Kyla Balda and Pierre Coffin.  It stars the voice talents of Michel Keaton, Sandra Bullock, Katy Mixon, Jon Hamm, Hiroyuki Sanada, Pierre Coffin, and Chris Renaud.

Minions movie poster

Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife

Official Synopsis: Everyone hates Ward’s wife and wants her dead, Ward (Donald Faison) most of all. But when his friends’ murderous fantasies turn into an (accidental) reality, they have to deal with a whole new set of problems—like how to dispose of the body and still make their 3 p.m. tee time.

Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife is directed by Scott Foley and stars Patrick Wilson, Scott Foley, Donal Faison, James Carpinello, Amy Acker, and Nicollette Sheridan.

Let's Kill Ward's Wife movie poster

The Gambler

Official Synopsis: Jim Bennett (Academy Award®-nominee Mark Wahlberg) is a risk taker. Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster (Michael Kenneth Williams) and offers his own life as collateral. Always one step ahead, Bennett pits his creditor against the operator of a gambling ring (Alvin Ing) and leaves his dysfunctional relationship with his wealthy mother (Academy Award®-winner Jessica Lange) in his wake. He plays both sides, immersing himself in an illicit, underground world while garnering the attention of Frank (John Goodman), a loan shark with a paternal interest in Bennett’s future. As his relationship with a student (Brie Larson) deepens, Bennett must take the ultimate risk for a second chance…

The Gambler swings into US theaters December 19, 2014.  Rupert Wyatt directs, and it stars Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, Brie Larson, Sonya Walger, John Goodman, and Michael Kennith Williams.

The Gambler movie poster

The Cobbler

Official Synopsis: A warm and character-driven comedy that plays to the strengths of Adam Sandler‘s and Thomas McCarthy’s most commercial successes. Sandler plays a 4th generation shoe-maker who discovers a magical sewing machine in his father’s basement that allows him to transform into other people by wearing their shoes. Similar in theme to Tom Hanks’ ‘Big’, ‘Trading Places’, and ’13 Going on 30′, ‘The Cobbler’ provides the perfect vehicle for Sandler to exhibit his endearing and selfless boyish charm, taking him on a voyage of self-discovery and learning the importance of family via the magic of ‘walking a mile in another man’s shoes.’ A journey that results not only in changing himself, but the world around him.

The Cobbler is directed by Thomas McCarthy and stars Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi, Dan Stevens, Dustin Hoffman, Ellen Barkin, Glenn Fleshler, Melonie Diaz, and Jared Sandler.

The Cobbler movie poster

Which of these movies are you most excited for?