Trailer Tuesday #7
Welcome all to another edition of Trailer Tuesday! This week’s trailers are dominated by some of the bigger films coming out this summer but there’s one that’s flying under the radar that everybody will need to see. Anyways, let’s actually see what’s going on:
Man of Steel – This one actually just came out so I’m getting this to you ASAP! Over the course of the trailers for this film, I’ve really grown to be quite excited for it even though I’m not a big Superman fan. The fact that Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight trilogy) wrote/produced it certainly helps but it just looks like the type of Superman film that I wouldn’t actually hate. Oh and did I mention that it features a cast that includes Amy Adams (The Master), Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire), Russell Crowe (Gladiator) and Kevin Costner (Dances With Wolves)!? It’s almost as if Zack Snyder (300) directing it an afterthought (it is) because you’d have to literally be the dumbest person alive not to make this work. It opens in theaters on June 14, 2013.
Now You See Me – Similar to Man of Steel, with each trailer for this film, I get more excited. They achieve this in different ways but each have definitely hit the right beats to pique my interest. A cast that includes Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Woody Harrelson (Zombieland), Morgan Freeman (The Shawshawnk Redemption), Michael Caine (The Dark Knight trilogy), Isla Fisher (The Wedding Crashers), Melanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds) and Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers) certainly doesn’t hurt. It opens in theaters on May 31, 2013.
The Way, Way Back – This is the under the radar film I was talking about earlier and the reason everybody needs to see it is because Sam Rockwell (Iron Man 2) is in it and he’s one of the best actors going today. It’s a very well done trailer but I’m curious if it will end up being a straight up comedy or if it will veer in more dramatic territory, much like the writer/directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash‘s (The Descendents) previous work that netted them an Oscar win. I’m also surprised that they failed to mention that during the trailer at all. While many don’t know the lead (I happen to since I’m a fan of Psych), the supporting cast is ridiculous including Rockwell, Steve Carell (The Office), Allison Janney (The West Wing), Amanda Peet (The Whole Nine Yards), Rob Corddry (The Daily Show), Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live) and even Faxon (Ben & Kate) and Rash (Community)! It opens in theaters on July 5, 2013.
The Hangover III – This is the second trailer for the upcoming threequel of The Hangover franchise. What’s odd about this is that it actually looks funny! And that’s something that Part II wasn’t. Featuring the return of Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook), Zach Galifianakis (The Campaign), Ed Helms (The Office) and Ken Jeong (Community) it also sees the addition of John Goodman (The Big Lebowski)! It opens in theaters on May 24, 2013.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – This is the first look at the upcoming Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire and man, it does not disappoint. Featured heavily is newcomer Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master), who (along with Sam Rockwell) is one of the best actors today and whose addition to the cast came as quite the surprise to yours truly. That said, having read the book that this is based on, his casting is spot-on. Obviously the sequel also features the return of Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook), Liam Hemsworth (The Expendables 2), Josh Hutcherson (The Kids are All Right), Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks (Zack and Miri Make a Porno), Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada) and Donald Sutherland (The Italian Job). In addition to Hoffman, new cast members include Jena Malone (Into the Wild), Jeffrey Wright (Casino Royale) and Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman). It opens in theaters on November 22, 2013.
That’s it for this week but if you haven’t checked out my TVNN article for earlier today or my FNN article from yesterday, hit those up. In the mean time, catch me on Twitter @kyle_igr and the site @igresponsibly!