Trailers? Oh yeah, we got your trailers here.
Like a lot of people, I got my first glimpse of this one when it played with Quantam of Solace last weekend. While this will obviously play hell with Star Trek continuity, I am one Trek geek who is looking forward to the J.J. Abrams take on the franchise. It opens on May 8.
Here's a teaser for the CGI animated adaptation of the classic anime about a robot boy built by a scientist to replace the son he lost. The trailer doesn't give us much to go on, but the impressive voice cast includes Freddie Highmore, Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell, Donald Sutherland, Eugene Levy, and Nathan Lane. Things get cosmic on October 23.
I find it odd that Neil Gaiman's name isn't mentioned in the trailer, since the film is based on his novella. Gaiman isn't a household name but I would have figured he was well enough known to catch a few people's attention. Nevertheless, this stop-motion animated feature from Henry Selick, the director of A Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach, deals with a young girl who finds a pathway to a parallel world in which duplicates of her parents sport buttons for eyes. This deliciously creepy looking film will be in theaters on February 6.
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
All of our favorite characters return for this third installment of the series, and this time it's in 3-D. The only one we see in this new trailer is Scrat, on the trail of not just another acorn but apparently romance as well. The one hits on July 1.
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If Sin City didn't convince you that Mickey Rourke spends a lot of time at the gym, take a look at how freaking massive he is here. Rourke plays a washed up pro-wrestler from the '80s looking to make a comeback in this film directed by Darren Aronofsky that comes out on October 12.
Nothing But the Truth
Kate Beckinsale stars as a journalist jailed for refusing to divulge her source in the outing of a CIA agent in this story inspired by true events. This goes into limited release on January 9 and you can check out the trailer right here:
Race to Witch Mountain
Dwayne Johnson stars as a cab driver who helps two extraterrestrial kids get back to their space ship while dodging men in black and alien bounty hunters. This Disney remake of 1975's Escape to Witch Mountain may be of interest to kids, but it didn't do much for me. It opens on March 13.
Give 'Em Hell Malone
There's no green band on this one as there's no way in hell the MPAA would ever brand this as OK for general audiences. Essentially we have a long string of violent scenes set to the song "Bad to the Bone." Yeah, it's pretty awesome and the movie will be out on April 1.
Directed by Damien Wayans and written by him and four other Wayans brothers this movie proves one thing: there are a lot of Wayans brothers. Thanksgiving must be a logistical nightmare for a family that big. Also, Dance Flick, which lampoons (you guessed it) dance movies looks truly awful. If you're so inclined, you can get your dance on in U.S. theaters come February 6.
This starts out looking like a standard slasher flick but ends up being something more original and genuinely sinister. Killer mutant kids? Sign me up. The kinder start killing sometime in 2008.
New this week on AOL Moviefone:
- The Alphabet Killer - Timothy Hutton, Cary Elwes, Eliza Dushku, and Michael Ironside star in this true tale about an alphabet obsessed serial killer.
- Valkyrie - Second trailer for Tom Cruise's World War II drama about an attempt to assassinate Hitler. Here's the trailer:
- Lake City - Sissy Spacek stars in this drama about a son who returns home after running into trouble with some drug dealers.
- A Christmas Tale- French language film about a family reuniting at Christmas when they learn their mother has chancer.
- Angels and Demons - Prequel to The DaVinci Code starring Tom Hanks.
- Australia - Second trailer for the Nicole Kidman/Hugh Jackman drama.
- Ciao - Two men meet and fall in love after a mutual friend dies.
- The Reader - A young man falls in love with a woman in post World War II Germany only to see her put on trial for war crimes.
- O' Horten - In this Swedish film from 2007, a train conductor approaching retirement has several encounters and adventures.
- Pray the Devil Back to Hell - Trailer No. 1
- Cadillac Records - Drama set in 1950s Chicago following the lives of several musical legends.
- Seven Pounds - Will Smith stars as a man trying to redeem himself through his interaction with seven people.