Trailer Round-Up: Inside Llewyn Davis, Pacific Rim, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Turbo, Ride Along, Delivery Man, Afternoon Delight, & The Boxtrolls
With the impending holiday weekend approaching last week, studios started releasing plenty of trailers. We’re starting to get more and more marketing for late-quarter movies. However, the bulk of today’s round-up will be spent on movies that bridge the gap between now and winter, with some even for next year.
Keep reading (and watching) for trailers belonging to Inside Llewyn Davis, Pacific Rim, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Turbo, Ride Along, Delivery Man, Afternoon Delight, and The Boxtrolls.
The Coen Brothers’ follow-up to True Grit released new photos last week along with this trailer. Starring Oscar Isaac as the title character, Inside Llewyn Davis is the musically-inspired tale of a struggling New York musician during the 1960s. With trailer music by Marcus Mumford (of Mumford & Sons) and Isaac himself, it gives a good first impression for those that haven’t seen previous footage (like myself). I’m very excited to see this film, which also stars Justin Timberlake (barely in the trailer) and Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby). The film won’t release until December 6 (in limited release, too!).
For those sick of my constant barrage of Pacific Rim marketing, you only have to wait until this weekend. I can promise you more posters tomorrow, though, and today I’ve got another action-packed trailer. If someone was keen enough, they could probably splice together all the trailers and TV spots to show pretty much the entire movie. Guillermo del Toro’s action/sci-fi monster/robot movie hits theaters Thursday evening/Friday morning (July 12) and stars Charlie Hunnam (FX’s Sons of Anarchy) and Idris Elba (HBO’s The Wire).
The new trailer for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 went viral last week before Despicable Me 2 hit theaters. At my screening of that movie, I caught the trailer. It is full of food puns (my favorite is the Shrimpanzee) and looks to be a fun movie. The sequel to 2009’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs voice stars Bill Hader (NBC’s Saturday Night Live) and Anna Faris (Scary Movie) and will hit theaters September 27.
Also in front of Despicable Me 2 was the newest trailer to Turbo. The animation war continues on with DreamWorks’ newest film directed by animator David Soren. Following a turbo-charged snail named Theo (Ryan Reynolds), the trailer notably highlights Ken Jeong (The Hangover) playing a grouchy Asian woman. This film releases already on July 17.
The teaser trailer for Ride Along, starring Kevin Hart (FOX’s Undeclared) and Ice Cube, released, too. The comedy is about a cop and his soon-to-be brother-in-law as they ride along together. Besides the obvious conflict, I’d guess there is another conflict once they actually go out together. Since it’s a teaser, nothing more is revealed. The movie won’t make it to theaters until January 17, 2014.
Following the teaser, a full-length trailer for Delivery Man became available. I’m still trying to put aside my preconceived notions about this film since it’s an English-language remake of the recently released French-Canadian film Starbuck. A lot of the comedy is the same in the trailer as the original, so maybe that’s a good thing. Ken Scott’s (who did direct Starbuck) film stars Vince Vaughn, Cobie Smulders (The Avengers) and Chris Pratt (Moneyball) and will compete against The Hunger Games on November 22.
The first trailer for Afternoon Delight debuted after last week’s poster. Starring Kathryn Hahn (Stepbrothers), the trailer begins to illustrate just how good she is in this movie (I saw it at the Seattle International Film Festival last month). What the trailer doesn’t really show is how serious it tries to get by the end…so beware! Jill Soloway (HBO’s Six Feet Under) directs the film that also stars Juno Temple (Killer Joe) and it’ll make it to limited theaters starting August 30.
Finally, the teaser trailer for The Boxtrolls made its rounds. It’s a little early for plot details, but I’m excited based on what I saw in 1 minute, 12 seconds. Laika, Pixar’s number 1 competitor in my opinion, is the studio responsible for the stop-motion picture, but it won’t release all the way until September 26, 2014. So far, voice stars include Ben Kingsley (Hugo) and Elle Fanning (Super 8).
That does it for this week’s edition of Trailer Round-Up. Check back tomorrow for the latest on the Poster front.
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