What a week for summer movies!Most of the trailers this week have been worthy of individual fanfare. You’ve seen the sneak peeks for “The Amazing Spider-Man,” “The Expendables,” “The Dark Knight Rises” and “Prometheus” but now it’s time for the smaller budget fare and the red-band comedies.
This week we have an eclectic selection of movies. Ben Stiller‘s old “neighbourhood Watch” has just become “The Watch” thanks to the unfortunate similarities the name shares with the Trayvon Martin shooting. The poor film hasn’t even gotten the proper advertising fanfare because of it.
We also have a mixture of weird “Tree of Life”-style documentary to a dramedy about old, white, British people in India.
First up is the trailer for this coming-of-old-age dramedy. Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith, Penelope Wilton ('Downton Abbey'), Tom Wilkinson and more elderly British actors star in this film about a group of old people who want to rediscover magic and escape from their lives by going to an exotic hotel in India.
If you're not in the mood for loud explosions and lots of sarcastic comments from Robert Downey Jr. in
'The Avengers,' this film is a good alternative.
A devout Catholic woman (the forever man-voiced actress Kathleen Turner) is vying for her church's top award but must compete against a ruthless competitor and must have a 'perfect family' (clever title) to snag the prize.
Johnny Depp is playing a weird character dressed in tons of makeup in a Tim Burton film based on something else from the entertainment world? What are the chances?
This time around Depp and Burton tackle 'dark shadows' in the night with some corny comedy. But instead of looking as awful as you might think, the trailer actually makes the film look really interesting.
Yes, technically this is a made-for-TV movie. But it's getting a Cannes Film Festival debut so we're letting it slide this time.
Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman star as the aforementioned Hemingway and Gellhorn as we get a look into their epic love/hate story.
Another found footage story about another 'possibly haunted' abode. Filled with strange ghost chasers, dumb victims and everything.
The Sundance best film winner finally has its own trailer ...
And it looks pretty glorious. It's beautifully shot, tells an intriguing story and features an already exciting performance from newcomer Quvenzhané Wallis.
Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and British actor Richard Ayoade star as members of a self-proclaimed neighbourhood watch who stumble across an alien invasion.
This comedy is directed by one-third of The Lonely Island team Akiva Schaffer. Check out the NSFW trailer here.
This visually striking documentary shows audiences an in-depth look at the natural wonders and man-made disasters in 25 different countries over the span of five years.
We can't peel our eyes away from the gorgeous imagery.
Jake Gyllenhaal tackles the cop genre with this new drama from 'Training Day' and 'S.W.A.T' writer David Ayer.
Gyllenhaal's character Officer Taylor and his partner Zavala stumbles across a giant drug and weapons bust and find themselves the main targets of a powerful Spanish mob.
This family drama follows a con artist trying to make a new life with her son.
Sounds like a bunch of other films put together right? Well the reason for the interest in this film comes from its writer/director.
Famke Janssen, aka Dr. Jean Grey from the 'X-Men' franchise, takes charge of this film. We'll see if she can join the ranks of great actors-turned-directors like Clint Eastwood, Ben Affleck and more.
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