Clip Mania: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, You’re Next, Jobs, and More
To round out the week – after the newest trailers, posters, photos, and news breaks – I’ve compiled clips for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, You’re Next, and Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa. Also, I’ve found a new clip for some movies that release today, including Jobs, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, and Austenland. Hopefully, these help you decide on whether or not you want to see those movies.
Below you will also find stars, director, and release dates for the movies. Enjoy!
Like superhero movies and zombie movies, I think Young Adult franchises may be the next bubble to burst. Harry Potter, Twilight, and The Hunger Games got to the party early enough. However, I’m skeptical franchises like The Mortal Instruments will continue to take off. If you’re skeptical, too, I’ve attached two clips (titled “Don’t Come Home” and “Not a Dump”) which show off star Lily Collins (Mirror Mirror). Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid) directed the movie that releases already August 21st.
A short clip for the terrifying-looking You’re Next surfaced this week, too. Lionsgate’s horror movie has had a huge gap since it premiered in film festivals starting in 2011. Preliminary reviews were great, but the film still had to wait until August 23, 2013 to release in theaters. The short clip above shows a masked man breaking into a cabin and threatening one of the characters with an axe. Based on the trailers I’ve seen, these masked “animals” seem to have it out for the main characters. Adam Wingard (V/H/S) directed the movie.
Although it releases today, I thought I’d still attach the last clip for Jobs. Ashton Kutcher plays the title role of Apple founder Steve Jobs in the biopic directed by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote). I’m personally excited to see this movie, so this clip just adds to the excitement.
A smooth-talking Terrence Howard (Iron Man) is on display in the last clip for Lee Daniels’ The Butler. Daniels returns for his first film since Precious, which, like that movie, could be an awards contender. The clip also features Oprah Winfrey but doesn’t show Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), who is the main focus of the historical drama. Like Jobs, this movie comes out today.
Unlike the last two movies that release today, Jerusha Hess’ (Napoleon Dynamite) romantic comedy isn’t available for all audiences. Instead, the limited release, titled Austenland, may be tougher to find. However, the above clip isn’t. The movie most notably stars Keri Russell (Mission: Impossible III). I’d watch the clip if the movie sounds interesting.
Personally, I think Steve Coogan (The Trip) is one of the more underrated comedy stars today. In one of his latest movies, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, his comedy is again on display. The British comedy unfortunately doesn’t have a release date in the U.S., but I thought the recently-released clip was worth sharing. Hopefully Declan Lowney’s (Wild About Harry) movie gets distributed stateside eventually.
Have a good weekend y’all!
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