Admit it. You go on Facebook everyday. So, would you watch a movie about the site? Hollywood thinks you might. The Social Network traces the beginnings of the Facebook phenomenon and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg (played by Adventureland‘s Jesse Eisenberg). Rashida Jones (The Office) and Justin Timberlake co-star. It’s only a teaser trailer so don’t expect too much. Expected U.S. release date: Oct. 1, 2010
OK, it’s not a stretch that since Johnny Depp and director Gore Verbinski did the Pirates of the Carribean movies together that they would do another film side by side. I just didn’t expect it would be animation—with Depp as a chameleon. Well, that’s excatly what we’re going to get in Rango. Nothing spectacular about the trailer, but the cast is pretty great, so the story must be too, right? Lending their voices to the film are Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), Timothy Olyphant (Die Hard 4), Isla Fischer (Confessions of a Shopaholic), Alfred Molina (Spider-man 2), and Bill Nighy (Love Actually). Expected U.S. release date: March 4, 2011
Here’s another teaser trailer. This time it’s for the sequel to 2009’s Blair Witch Project, Paranormal Activity, aptly titled, Paranormal Activity 2. Again, nothing much. Expected U.S. release date: Oct. 22, 2010
Trailers for Meet the Parents, Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter, and Resident Evil sequels, The Green Hornet, the Eat Pray, Love international trailer and more after the jump …
Another sequel to look forward to (or not) is Little Fockers. Yes, it’s the part 3 to Meet the Parents, starring Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro. Same shenanigans—just with kids. Barbra Streisand and Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers) are back for more as Jessica Alba (Fantastic Four) and Laura Dern (October Sky) join the fun. Expected U.S. release date: Dec. 22, 2010
If you’re a Sofia Coppola fan, perhaps you’ll want to see Somewhere. The film, which centers on a father-daughter relationship (Stephen Dorff of Blade and Elle Fanning of Phoebe in Wonderland), has already drawn comparisons to her Oscar-nominated work, Lost in Translation. Expected U.S. release date: Dec. 22, 2010
Never Let Me Go is the movie adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s best-selling and critically acclaimed novel of the same name. I read the much-hyped-about book and I honestly don’t get the appeal. Oscar nominees Keira Knightley (Pride and Prejudice) and Carey Mulligan (An Education) are in the drama, though.
What’s Resident Evil without a part 4? I watched bits of the first one, but it was the third film that hooked me. It wasn’t just the cliffhanger ending, but the fact that it was actually a solid action movie. Milla Jovovich is the embodiment of girl power in this franchise. I’m curious to see how and what she does once the movies are over. Meanwhile, you can see her, Ali Larter (Heroes), and (OMG!) cutie Wentworth Miller (Prison Break) in Resident Evil: Afterlife. Expected U.S. release date: Sept. 10, 2010
In Red, Bruce Willis is a secret agent who’s having trouble with his retirement. Then, a hit is placed on him so he goes back to his old ways to survive. Mary Louise Parker (Weeds), Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight), Helen Mirren (The Queen), and John Malkovich (Being John Malkovich) round out the cast. Expected U.S. release date: Oct. 15, 2010
From the trailer, there’s no indication as to whether The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader will be more like the superb The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe or the disappointing Prince Caspian. Can you tell? Expected U.S. release date: Dec. 10, 2010
Justin Long (He’s Just Not That Into You), Christina Ricci (Black Snake Moan), Hayden, Panettiere (Heroes), and Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon) voice the animated wolf love story, Alpha and Omega. Expected U.S. release date: Sept. 17, 2010
New trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and 2! Expected U.S. release date: Nov. 19, 2010 (Part 1) and July 15, 2011 (Part 2) To tide you over after checking out the sneak peek, take a look at Emma Watson in the music video of her boyfriend’s band, One Night Only (below).
The Tillman Story is a documentary detailing Pat Tillman’s life. He chose to join the army rather than play pro football. When he died in 2004, the U.S. government tried to turn it into a pro-war campaign against Afghanistan. The government was soon exposed for lying as friendly fire was Tillman’s cause of death.
Take a look at the Eat Pray Love international trailer starring Julia Roberts. The difference? More Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) in this one. Enough said. Expected U.S. release date: Aug. 13, 2010
Now, Dinner for Schmucks is a comedy I’d pay to watch in theaters. While Paul Rudd vies for a job promotion, he has to bring the dumbest person he can find (Steve Carell of The Office) to the company executives’ dinner. The Hangover‘s Zach Galifianakis comes to dinner too. You can view the first hilarious trailer here. Expected U.S. release date: July 30, 2010
The Green Hornet is another film I’m looking forward to watching. It’s based on the Marvel comic and stars Seth Rogen (Knocked Up), Cameron Diaz (Charlie’s Angels), and Oscar winner Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds). But what’s REALLY exciting is that Michael Gondry is the director. He created one of my (and many others’) favorite movies, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. His quirky touch is evident in the trailer. Although some people might think it doesn’t have any place in an action movie, it’s actually a nice fit—as if all good action films in cinematic history are quirky too. Expected U.S. release date: Jan. 14, 2011
I’ve saved the best for last. Conviction tells the incredible true story of the lengths a sibling will go to for another. When her brother was wrongly imprisoned for murder, Betty Anne Waters waged a 15-year battle to set him free. She toiled through law school to become the lawyer who would eventually prove his innocence. Oscar winner Hilary Swank and the transformative Sam Rockwell play the siblings. The movie also boasts of Oscar nominees Minnie Driver, Melissa Leo, and Juliette Lewis. In spite of the true tragic end (that probably won’t be in the film itself), it’s definitely one to watch.
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