Trailer Mania: MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, CONAN THE BARBARIAN, and more
It’s time for a new Trailer Mania, where you get seven for the price of one. And so I bring you seven trailers from seven movies that you should be looking forward to this year.
MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE – October 7, 2011
Synopsis: MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE stars Elizabeth Olsen as Martha, a damaged woman haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, who struggles to reassimilate with her family after fleeing a cult.
Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Christopher Abbott, Brady Corbet, Hugh Dancy, Maria Dizzia, Julia Garner, John Hawkes, Louisa Krause, Sarah Paulson and directed by Sean Durkin
INTRUDERS – October 7, 2011
Synopsis: A horror/thriller centered on the origin of the monsters that are born in childhood and are passed on by the family.
Starring Clive Owen, Daniel Brühl, Carice van Houten and directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
CONAN THE BARBARIAN – August 19, 2011
Synopsis: The most legendary Barbarian of all time is back this Summer. Having thrived and evolved for eight consecutive decades in the public imagination- in prose and graphics, on the big screen and small, in games and properties of all kinds- Conan’s exploits in the Hyborian Age now come alive like never before in a colossal 3D action-adventure film.
A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil.
Starring Jason Momoa, Rose McGowan, Ron Perlman and directed by Marcus Nispel
RETREAT – No Release Date Yet
Synopsis: Kate and Martin escape from personal tragedy to an Island Retreat. Cut off from the outside world, their attempts to recover are shattered when a Man is washed ashore, with news of airborne killer disease that is sweeping through Europe.
Starring Cillian Murphy, Jamie Bell, Thandie Newton, and written & directed by Carl Tibbetts
WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER – September 30, 2011
Synopsis: Anna Faris is Ally Darling, who after reading a magazine article that leads her to believe she’s going to be forever alone, begins a wild search for the best “ex” of her life.
Starring Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Zachary Quinto, Joel McHale, Andy Samberg, Dave Annable and directed by Mark Mylod.
I MELT WITH YOU – No Release Date Yet
Synopsis: Four friends gather every year to celebrate their friendship. This year they are unexpectedly forced to confront a forgotten promise they made 25 years earlier. As they examine choices they’ve made, they realize that what they said they would do with their lives and what they have done are entirely different.
Starring Thomas Jane, Jeremy Piven, Rob Lowe, Christian McKay, Carla Gugino and directed by Mark Pellington
CONAN O’BRIEN CAN’T STOP – June 24, 2011
Synopsis: After a much-publicized departure from hosting NBC’s Tonight Show – and the severing of a 22-year relationship with the network – O’Brien hit the road with a 32-city music-and-comedy show to exercise his performing chops and exorcise a few demons. The “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour” was O’Brien’s answer to a contractual stipulation that banned his appearance on television, radio and the Internet for six months following his last show. Filmmaker Rodman Flender’s resulting documentary, Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop, is an intimate portrait of an artist trained in improvisation, captured at the most improvisational time of his career. It offers a window into the private writers room and rehearsal halls as O’Brien’s “half-assed show” (his words) is almost instantly assembled and mounted to an adoring fan base. At times angry, mostly hilarious, O’Brien works out his feelings about the very-public separation with comedy and rockabilly music, engaging in bits with on-stage guests such as Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart and Jim Carrey, duetting with Jack White and sweating out manic Elvis Presley covers with his band and back-up singers. We see a comic who does not stop — performing, singing, pushing his staff and himself. Did Conan O’Brien hit the road to give something back to his loyal fans, or did he travel across the continent, stopping at cities large (New York, Las Vegas) and remote (Enoch, Alberta) to fill a void within himself?