I stopped watching trailers and clips for Watchmen awhile ago because I want to save something for the final release. I'm almost at that same place with JJ Abrams' new Star Trek movie, but this latest Trek trailer throws out some tantalizing bits. Kirk's dad was in Starfleet? He knew Captain Pike? Don't bother with the transporter, I'm already on board for this one, and it hits on May 8.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
If you're a hardcore Harry Potter fan you've probably already finished reading the novels, so this penultimate film in the series will have no real surprises. The question is how well will the film retell Rowling's story, and if this trailer is any indication the answer is "quite well indeed, thank you very much." Hope everyone's gotten their letter from Hogwart's because the Hogwart's Express departs on July 17.
The Limits of Control
This trailer will have you wondering what the heck is going on, but it piqued my curiosity enough to make me want to see the movie. There's this mysterious guy, there's talk of revenge and how useless it is. It's all pretty cryptique. My enthusiasm is tempered by the fact that this is from Jim Jarmusch, director of the disappointing Broken Flowers, but who knows. This one gets a limited release on May 22.
Two men awaken on a space ship with no memory of who they are or what their mission might be. And they "are not alone." Definitely sensing an Alien influence here, with a touch of Event Horizon and a dash of It, The Terror From Beyond Space. That's a good thing, since I like sci-fi/horror hybrids. This one comes out on September 4.
A bachelor party gone horribly horribly wrong is the basis for this one. When the revelers awaken with no memory of the night before Doug is missing, one of the guys is missing a tooth, there's a tiger in the bathroom and a baby in the closet. I know, you're thinking "that's an average Saturday morning for me," but I think this may have some potential. Make sure you drink lots of water and take some aspirin before the June 5 release.
New this week on AOL Moviefone:
- The Edge of Love - Loosely based on the life of the charismatic Welsh poet Dylan Thomas and his love affairs with two women.
- The Informers - American Psycho novelist Bret Easton Ellis wrote the screenplay for this adaptation of his novel that, like American Psycho, looks back at the uber decadence of the 1980s.
- The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3 - Remake of a 1974 film in which a madman takes a subway car full of commuters hostage.
- Enlighten Up - Documentary film maker Kate Churchill sets out to prove that yoga can change anyone's life.
- Lymelife - An outbreak of Lyme disease is the backdrop for this dark tale of suburban life in the 70s. Here's the trailer:
- Observe and Report - In this comedy Seth Rogen is a mall security cop with dreams of becoming a police officer.
- Play the Game - A handsome young ladies' man teaches his widowed grandfather (Andy Griffith) the fine art of dating.
- Lifelines - Indie comedy about a dysfunctional suburban family seeking counciling.
- Super Capers - Comedy in which an alleged super hero is sentenced by court order to join a team of heroes for training.
- Severed Ways - A tale of vikings, Indians and Irish monks trying to survive in the harsh climate of North America in he 11th century.
- Phoebe in Wonderland - A young girl having trouble dealing with all the rules inflicted upon her turns to her drama teacher for enlightenment.
- Hunger - Based on true events from 1981, a group of inmates in a Belfast prison go on a hunger strike until the British government recognizes the IRA as a political entity. Check out the preview right here:
- Gigantic - A young mattress salesman falls in love with one of his customers which interferes with his plans to adopt a baby from China.