Clip Mania: RoboCop, The LEGO Movie, Vampire Academy, and More
I love Clip Mania posts for a couple reasons, but I can’t lie to you when I say it’s most exciting because it’s the start to the weekend. It’s also a way to check out actual scenes from upcoming movies. Even though this post only involves one limited release from this weekend (California Scheming), I can promise you there are plenty of clips for next weekend’s The LEGO Movie and Vampire Academy. Also, you can see clips from RoboCop, Son of God, Cuban Fury, and The Trip to Italy. Scroll for the videos and information about the movies.
Although RoboCop isn’t the nearest release on the list, it does come out already February 12th. The action remake stars Joel Kinnaman (AMC’s The Killing), Samuel L. Jackson, and Michael Keaton. Jose Padilha’s (Bus 174) film recently released three new clips to go along with the rest of our coverage. Check the clips out!
Doubling RoboCop are the two new releases next weekend. Starting with The LEGO Movie, you can see six fresh clips for the animated comedy. It stars pretty much everyone under the moon (including Chris Pratt, Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell, and Will Arnett). I’m personally excited to see this movie. If you are like me, check out the clips from Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s (21 Jump Street) first movie of 2014.
The other release next weekend is Vampire Academy. The film based on a book stars Zoey Deutch (Beautiful Creatures) and Lucy Fry (TeenNick’s Lightning Point). If you’re interested at all, check out the six clips. The movie is directed by Mark Waters (Mr. Popper’s Penguins).
The next movie up is Son of God, which released just one clip. Christopher Spencer’s biblical drama will release three weeks after the latest two movies (on February 28th). Diogo Morgado (The Forest) stars as Jesus Christ, and the clip above shows Jesus’ birth.
Shifting to a more lighthearted movie, I’ve attached the latest clip for Cuban Fury. I’m impressed with the cast, which includes Nick Frost (The World’s End), Rashida Jones (I Love You, Man), and Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids), and will be looking forward to February 14th when it releases. Cuban Fury is directed by James Griffiths (Showtime’s Episodes).
My favorite clip of the week comes by the way of Michael Winterbottom’s sequel The Trip to Italy. Winterbottom’s The Trip is one of the most underrated movies in my opinion. Both Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan are naturally hilarious as exaggerated versions of themselves. I didn’t actually know a sequel was on the horizon until I saw the latest clip. Either way, I’m very happy because we’ll get another Michael Caine impression! You can see the two stars having fun with The Dark Knight Rises and its stars. There isn’t a release date currently.
Finally, I included a new clip for California Scheming. I can’t give you a whole lot about the film, but I do know that the thriller comes out starting this weekend. It stars Claudia Christian (The Hidden) and Spencer Daniels (Star Trek) and is directed by Marco Weber. Check out the clip and look for it at your local theater.
Have a great Super Bowl weekend! Go Hawks!
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