Welcome back to another edition of Trailer Tuesday, where I provide you with the week’s best film and/or TV trailers! This week features some interesting films being previewed but instead of talking about them endlessly, why don’t we just watch them?
Elysium – Finally! It’s nice to see some footage of this film because it feels like it’s been years since they started filming it and of course that also meant years of not knowing the premise since that’s the cool thing to do with sci-fi films these days (thanks a lot JJ Abrams!). Still, it didn’t disappoint and now I definitely can’t wait to see this. Neil Blomkamp (District 9) burst onto the scene with an original and refreshing film so it’s nice to see that it looks like he wasn’t just a one-hit wonder. Starring Matt Damon (The Departed) and Jodie Foster (The Silence of the Lambs), Elysium opens in theaters on August 9, 2013.
Carrie – I’m not one for horror movies so it should come as no surprise that I haven’t seen the original Carrie from 1976. Then it should also come as no surprise that I’m not sure I’ll ever see this version either. However, a cast that includes Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass), Julianne Moore (The Big Lebowski) and Judy Greer (The Descendents) is pretty solid and director Kimberly Pierce (Stop-Loss) has made some interesting films in the past so there is definitely some major talent involved. Unfortunately, it probably isn’t enough to justify changing my indifference towards the genre. Unsurprisingly, it opens in theaters just before Halloween on October 18, 2013.
Rush – While I have essentially no interest in Formula 1 racing, I have been looking forward to this film for awhile. That’s because Ron Howard (Apollo 13) hasn’t done anything interesting since Frost/Nixon and it shouldn’t be surprising that this one also see Howard re-teaming with screenwriter Peter Morgan (The Last King of Scotland) who wrote Frost/Nixon. It doesn’t hurt when you have a cast that includes Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers), Olivia Wilde (Cowboys & Aliens) and Daniel Bruhl (The Inglourious Basterds), either. I’m particularly interested in seeing Hemsworth in more of a dramatic role after making a name for himself as an action hero. This trailer certainly makes it look like it will be a beautifully show film too. It opens in theaters on September 20, 2013.
Only God Forgives – This is another film I’ve been looking forward to for awhile, basically since 2011’s Drive came out and I heard that director Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson) and star Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine) would be doing another film together. Add in the exotic and unusual (for most Hollywood fare) location and you have me at attention. And this trailer definitely sets up a film that is right up my alley too. The cast only features two “names” in Gosling and Kristen Scott Thomas (The English Patient), the latter of which hasn’t exactly been lighting up the screen lately to begin with but given the setting of the film, it wouldn’t make sense for a ton of big names to be involved in the first place. The film opens in theaters with a fairly surprising July 19, 2013 release date.
Grown Ups 2 – I’m not going to lie, if it wasn’t for a fairly slow week of trailers, I doubt I would’ve even acknowledged this film because the first one was pretty awful. Unfortunately, the first one also made a ton of money so of course the studio wanted to see more. That said, the trailer isn’t completely terrible so maybe this one will actually be fairly decent. Knowing Adam Sandler‘s (Happy Gilmore) recent track record though, I won’t be holding my breath. It opens in theaters on July 12, 2013.
That’s it for this week’s edition of Trailer Tuesday! Look out for a new edition of TVNN later today and don’t forget to follow me/us on Twitter @kyle_igr & @igresponsibly!