Welcome to Trailer Park, where we catch you up on all the biggest trailers to hit during the week.
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Seems like we only just got the teaser trailer but now there's a full-length international preview for Oliver Stone's sequel to 1987's Wall Street. Michael Douglas is back as Gordon Gekko and Shia LaBeouf plays his future son-in-law with a taste for capitalism. As one might expect, this fleshes out the ideas presented in the teaser, making it look like a promising feature (with early Oscar potential?) indeed. This one hits on April 23.
Another trailer for Kick-Ass? This still looks pretty awesome but I'm starting to worry about over exposure. Nothing is worse than paying to see a film that showed all the best parts in the advertising. This red band trailer isn't quite as shocking as the last one, but Hit Girl still proves to be the most foul-mouthed little girl superhero in film history. The buttock pummeling begins on March 12.
Speaking of off-beat super heroes, Woody Harrelson stars in this tale of one demented masked man's war on crime. By day he is a mild-mannered flag man at construction sites, but by night he's a raving lunatic in a crude homemade costume looking to put away "Captain Industry," a crime lord he mistakenly believes to be responsible for his mother's death. This doesn't look nearly as compelling as Kick-Ass but Harrelson's presence tells me there's probably something worth seeing here. This goes into limited release on February 26.
The Exploding Girl
Yes, the title does sound like it's our third super hero trailer of the week, but this is in fact an indie drama about a young woman with epilepsy. On summer break from college she balances a long distance relationship with her boyfriend while spending time with a long time platonic friend who harbors a crush. This gets a limited release on March 12.
Again, not a super hero film, but this film from Canada is still a very dark looking film about a man seeking justice. A surgeon seeks vengeance for his murdered 8-year-old daughter by torturing her accused killer with plans to execute him after seven days have passed. No U.S. release info just yet.
New This Week on AOL Moviefone:
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo- A journalist and a computer hacker join forces to solve a forty year old murder.
- Our Family Wedding - Comedy about the inter-family tension that is ignited when a latino woman and and an African-Amercian man announce their plans to marry.
- Breath Made Visible - Documentary examining the life of American dance pioneer Anna Halprin.
- Toe to Toe - Two teenage girls at a Washington, D.C. prep school find themselves at odds with each other both on and off the lacrosse field.
- Shock Doctrine - Documentary exploring the idea that big business and governments exploit natural disasters, economic crises and wars.
- North Face - Based on a true story about German mountaineers racing to reach the top of The Eiger in the Swiss Alps.
- Oceans - Disney-produced documentary exploring the wonders of Earth's oceans.
- Daddy Longlegs - Comedy drama about a divorced father of two boys who is often less mature than his children.
- Get Him to the Greek - Comedy in which a record company intern must race to get an eccentric pop star to a performance on time.