Trailer Round-Up: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, 22 Jump Street, and More
Welcome back to yet another week. As we get closer to the big summer blockbusters (Godzilla and X-Men: Days of Future Past), I thought I’d start attaching new trailers for the next wave of blockbusters after those. These movies include Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, 22 Jump Street, Tammy, and A Million Ways to Die in the West (yes, this one debuts sooner rather than later). The other three movies included in this week’s Trailer Round-Up are Snowpiercer, Begin Again, and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
Check out all the trailers below.
If I had to guess, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is probably the most anticipated movie that debuted a trailer this past week. The movie stars Keri Russell, Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty), and Andy Serkis (as a motion-capture ape of course). I think this movie could potentially be better than Rise of the Planet of the Apes. This one will switch up the director as Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) helms the project with the project set to come out July 11th.
Switching the genres up a bit, Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s comedy sequel 22 Jump Street released yet another trailer. It stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, and the two promise to get in more hijinks come June 13th when it releases. I can’t wait to rewatch the first one and check out the sequel with the above trailer is just another reason why.
Sticking with comedies, another trailer for Tammy released online. This one is exciting because it is Ben Falcone’s directorial debut. He’ll direct his wife (and Bridesmaids co-star) Melissa McCarthy alongside Susan Sarandon, Dan Aykroyd, and more starting July 2nd. I’m not sure how funny the movie will be, but you can get initial impressions above.
A new red-band trailer released for the upcoming A Million Ways to Die in the West film. Directed (and starring) Seth MacFarlane, this one also promises to be pretty funny. Generally speaking, this type of comedy isn’t my cup of tea, but I’ll probably find time to watch this movie. It stars Charlize Theron and Liam Neeson and hits theaters the earliest of all the movies today – May 30th.
The second (and last) red-band trailer of the week is for Snowpiercer. This also breaks the trend of comedies as this one looks much more like an action-thriller. Like most movies, I am curious to see the film, but not really holding my breath at the quality. For those that don’t know, Snowpiercer is Bong Joon-ho’s (Mother) next film. It’ll star Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, and Octavia Spencer. Watch for this film as it releases June 27th.
John Carney’s (Once) next musical, Begin Again (formally titled Can a Song Save Your Life?), released a trailer across the pond. The U.K. trailer isn’t anything groundbreaking compared to the others, but it still has me excited the film can replicate the greatness of Once. Debuting on July 4th, the film stars Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, and Hailee Steinfeld (among others).
The final trailer (and the movie with the longest title) is for Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. The Disney film will be directed by Miguel Arteta (Cedar Rapids) with Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner onboard to star. If you are a fan of the novel or just want to check out another film on Disney’s coming soon line-up, check out the first trailer above.
Come back tomorrow for the next Poster Mania.
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