We've got a pack of new trailers this week, and this being the Halloween season it's not surprising that quite a few are for horror flicks. We've also got super heroes, introspective middle aged men and angsty teens (as pictured above). Let's dive in, shall we?
Friday the 13th
The first trailer for the new Friday the 13th remake arrived online during the week before Halloween. Kids. Screaming. You get it. Just as modern audiences seem to prefer the fast zombies of Zach Snyder's Dawn of the Dead, Jason is much more nimble here than I remember him being.
The first trailer for the much-hyped Notorious B.I.G. biopic introduced itself to to us the other day. The film tells the life (and eventual death) story of the famous rapper from Brooklyn. Jamal Woolard stars as B.I.G. and Derek Luke does his best P. Diddy. This one is set for January 19.
Trick r Treat
Scott first posted about a trailer for this cool looking horror anthology back in July of 2007. This looks great and word from a recent press screening is extremely positive, but unfortunately Warner Bros. doesn't know what the hell to do with it. Hopefully the new hype will convince them to chuck it out in a few theaters and give it to us on DVD sooner rather than later.
More new footage from the Scream Awards so this is basically the trailer that's been around for awhile with additional moments peaking into the Watchmen universe. This still looks pretty awesome.
Holy recycled plots, Batman! If you've seen 13 Going on 30 (which was itself a sort of reverse version of Big) you kind of know how this one is going to work. The trailer even has a moment obviously borrowed from It's a Wonderful Life. Matthew Perry plays a man who wishes he could do a few things over so he wakes up one morning to find he is 17-years-old again and enrolls in high school to keep an eye on his son and daughter. High School Musical's Zac Efron plays the younger version of the character.
This story of people with super human abilities on the run from the government reminds me a little of Jumper. Chris Evans plays a telekenetic, Dakota Fanning can see the future and some nefarioius government organization wants to control them. Might be cool. This hits U.S. theaters on February 6.
Haunting in Connecticut
Interesting looking haunted house creepfest starring Virginia Madsen. A family moves into a house with a spiritual presence that sets its sights on the teenage son.
Last Chance Harvey
Dustin Hoffman stars as a man who in the wake of losing his job and learning that his daughter wants to be given away at her wedding by her step-father finds an unlikely romance with a woman played by Emma Thompson. Hoffman is one of those actors who could turn in a gripping performance doing a dramatic reading of the phone book, and this looks like a nice little romantic drama.
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
This third entry in the Underworld series is a prequel to the first two, showing how the war between vampires and werewolves began. Kate Beckinsale is sitting this one out and, having been only marginally interested in the first film, I probably will too.
New this week on AOL Moviefone:
- Eden - An Irish film about an outwardly happy couple whose relationship begins to teeter as they approach their tenth anniversary.
- Inkheart (HD) - Epic fantasy adventure starring Brendan Fraser as a man who can bring books to life just by reading them aloud.
- Flashbacks of a Fool - Daniel Craig stars as a washed up movie star whose hard living lifestyle has made certain he'll never be hired again, and who must return home when he learns his childhood best friend has died. Here's the trailer:
- Twilight (HD) - Third trailer for the hotly anticipated tale of teen angst and vampirism.
- The Uninvited - Remake of a 2003 Korean horror film in which two sisters deal with ghostly visions when their father remarries following their mother's suicide.
- Good Dick - A video store clerk pursues the affection of a lonely young woman.
- Antarctica - A comedy about intertwining relationships in Tel Aviv.
- The Matador - Trailer No. 1
- JCVD - Jean Claude Van Damme stars as himself in this story of an action star's life gone wrong.
- 17 Again - Matthew Perry stars in this comedy about a man who suddenly finds that he's seventeen again and he enrolls in the same school as his children to keep an eye on them.
- Let The Right One In - A twelve year old outcast finds that his new best friend is a vampire. Check out the trailer right here:
- Dear Zachary' - Film maker Kurt Kuenne made this documentary about his murdered friend's life
- Sunshine Cleaning - Two down on their luck sisters start a business cleaning up crime scenes.