Tis the season, and to get in the holiday spirit of things, the new Vince Vaughn comedy ‘Unfinished Business’ is offering up your choice of red or green band trailers. Or both, if you’re feeling particularly inclined to watch basically the exact same trailer twice. One is suggestive, while the other is more blatant with the profanity. It depends on what you’re in the mood for, or how many relatives are already hanging around at your house on this lovely Thanksgiving eve.
The new trailer for ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ seemingly has everything you’d want out of a movie. There’s big, crazy action, Samuel L. Jackson acting like a lunatic, adorable puppies, a supporting cast filled with British actors that you love, and, most importantly, the simple presence of Colin Firth. The fact that Firth is playing a gentleman spy in the old school British ‘Avengers’/Sean Connery/James Bond mold is just a bonus.
Director Joe Wright and star Hugh Jackman take you to Neverland to learn the origin of Peter Pan and Captain Hook in this new trailer.
“You just went and made a new dinosaur? Probably not a good idea.” And, there’s the ‘Jurassic Park 4’ trailer summed up for you in pretty much one exchange. While the previous ‘Jurassic Park’ films dealt with the folly of John Hammond’s original plans for the park, this new film imagines a world where Jurassic Park is now up and running. The kinks have been worked out. Raptors are trained. But, people are still people and that means they do really stupid things. Like create massive “hybrid” dinosaurs to goose attendance at their park.
We’ve seen the green band trailer, we’ve seen the naughtier red band trailer, and now we have the final, ultimate trailer for the Seth Rogen and James Franco action comedy ‘The Interview,’ which features a whole lot more Kim Jong-Un. According to James Franco’s character, he’s not so bad—he does give an adorable puppy as a gift (if this year’s film trends are any indication, that puppy’s life may be in danger), and he really digs Katy Perry.
A few months back we got our first look at ‘Predestination,’ an upcoming sci-fi film that re-teams Ethan Hawke with the directors of ‘Daybreakers.’ In case you’d forgotten about this intriguing movie, we’ve got a brand new trailer and some good news: the film is finally hitting theaters this January after garnering some positive buzz on the festival circuit this year.
The trailer for ‘Strange Magic’ boasts that the film comes “from the mind of George Lucas.” That great big brain has dreamed up some of the greatest movies of all time. But it’s also produced its fair share of clunkers as well. (Apologies, ‘Radioland Murders’ devotees.) It’s unfair to write off a movie based on a 150-second trailer, but so far, ‘Strange Magic’ looks a lot closer to the latter than the former. Whoa, this looks insane.
We all know the familiar story of the washed-up, has-been rocker, but the trailer for ‘Danny Collins’ takes the premise and gives it a little twist with an added bit of hoo-ah for emphasis: what if a promising rocker actually went on to have a very successful career, but that career was shallow and lacked the depth and soul of his earlier, folksy background? What if a rocker who idolized John Lennon evolved into something of a Barry Manilow? The result is Al Pacino’s Danny Collins, and as Annette Bening notes, he does look slightly ridiculous.
One of the more puzzling bits of marketing is the addition of featuring quotes from Twitter users who have seen an upcoming film at a sneak preview screening—it's an approach heavily relied upon in the new red band trailer for 'The Wedding Ringer,' the Josh Gad and Kevin Hart bromance buddy comedy. The red band element should be enough of a gimmick to enhance the odd couple shenanigans of Gad and Hart, but the studio is really pushing this whole "random Twitter user expresses profane excitement for this film!" schtick.
Yes, the internet just shook with squeals of glee (no pun intended): the ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ trailer has arrived and, for better or worse, it looks like a whole lot more of the same. For fans, that's perfectly okay! Why fix something that clearly isn't broken? For the people who just couldn't deal with the first entry, this one promises all kinds of new nightmares and/or migraines.