In this week’s trailers, Leonardo DiCaprio squares off against Jamie Foxx in Quentin Tarantino‘s “Django Unchained,” Denzel Washington does a barrel role, and John C. Reilly gets animated.Plus, Emma Watson breaks out from underneath the “Harry Potter” shadow in “Perks of Being a Wallflower” and Jennifer Lawrence tries her hand at horror.
Now you just need to wait a few months until you can purchase your theatre tickets.
Quentin Tarantino's latest follows Jamie Foxx as the titular freed slave out to rescue his wife from evil plantation owner, Leonardo DiCaprio. As always, Tarantino looks to have found the fun in what is typically grim material (previously done with Nazis), and is continuing his familiar theme of revenge. Christmas can't come soon enough.
Disney's non-Pixar computer animated films ('Tangled,' 'Bolt') have been consistently solid, if never reaching Pixar-level perfection. 'Ralph' may be the movie to change that. Similar to how 'Monsters Inc.' gave a behind-the-curtain look at scaring as a profession, 'Ralph' portrays video game characters as blue collar workers. Ralph's (voiced by John C. Reilly) journey through the video game world looks both visually stunning and full of fun cameos (Bowser in group therapy!).
Robert Zemeckis returns to the director's chair for his first non-motion-capture movie since 2000's 'Castaway.' Denzel Washington stars as pilot that saves his plane from crashing, but may go to prison for drinking prior to takeoff. How does he save the plane and its passengers? Tips from Star Fox of course!
Based on the MTV-published young adult novel of the same name, 'Wallflower' features Emma Watson's first starring post-'Potter' role, hence the trailer's debut at the MTV Movie Awards. The trailer looks built to please fans of the book, using as many memorable quotes as possible. It will open just in time for school to start, and recently secured a PG-13 rating after the MPAA originally gave it a dreaded R.
Does playing the lead in 'The Hunger Games' mean that people will follow Jennifer Lawrence to a generic-looking horror movie? Maybe, but after the smashing success of 'Games,' this may be the last chance audiences get to see her in a low-budget genre pic, so at least there's one thing ever in this film's favour.
The jury is still out on whether a R-rating will revitalize Adam Sandler or if SNL alum Andy Samberg will help him out, but this new red-band trailer (NSFW) gives away a little more of the plot (yes, apparently 'That's My Boy' has a narrative arc).
This faux-commercial highlights some of what to expect from the newest Pixar release. Namely: Magic, witches, accents, and bears.
The fourth instalment in the wildly successful franchise appears to be a mash-up of 'Ice Age' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean.' This time around, like the animals of 'Madagascar,' they just want to get home.
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