28 New Movie Trailers: Christina Aguilera’s Debut, 2 Zach Galifianakis Comedies, ‘Twilight’ Stars, Plus Action and Dramas Galore

*Some trailers are listed as the second sneak peek of the film. If interested, check out other versions and videos in an older post here.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader trailer 2 is out! Expected U.S. release date: Dec. 10, 2010

Zac Efron headlines Charlie St. Cloud, a drama about how he has to carry on when his younger brother dies. Efron reimagines him as a ghost. FYI: It has a 4.9 out of 10 star rating on IMDb.com. Expected U.S. release date: July 30, 2010

Unstoppable is an action film that follows Academy-Award winner Denzel Washington and Chris Pine (Star Trek) who become unexpected heroes as they try to stop a renegade, atomic train aimed at school children. Surprisingly (and I write this without sarcasm), the plot is based on a true story.  Still, I’m torn whether to watch it in theaters or DVD. I do like the director, Tony Scott (Man on Fire, Deja Vu), but I’ll leave my final decision to the mass critics’ review. Expected U.S. release date: Nov. 12, 2010

After the jump—Each of the following actors have 2 movie trailers each: Emma Roberts, Ben Affleck, Zach Galifianakis, Katie Holmes, Helen Mirren, and Chris Cooper …

Burlesque will present Christina Aguilera’s big-screen debut. Doubters, check out the trailer! She’s actually good, passable at best. Aguilera stars as a girl trying to make it big in the music industry. (How ironic!) She’s joined by Cher, Kristen Bell (Forgetting Sarah Marshall),  Cam Gigandet (Twilight), Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada), Eric Dane (Grey’s Anatomy), and Alan Cumming (The Good Wife). Expected U.S. release date: Nov. 24, 2010

Meanwhile, Trust is David Schwimmer’s (Friends) latest directorial effort. Taking a darker route with this one, Clive Owen (Children of Men) and Catherine Keener (Into the Wild) star as parents whose lives are turned upside down after their teenage daughter meets a boy she chatted with online. The boy turns out to be a 30-year-old sexual predator. Expected U.S. release date: Unknown

Remember the controversy surrounding actress Rachelle Lefevre’s departure from the Twilight franchise because she had to film Barney’s Version? No? Don’t care? Well, she probably did it because she’d get to act with critically acclaimed actors, Paul Giamatti (Sideways), Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting), and Dustin Hoffman (Tootsie). But more likely, it’s because of Scott Speedman (Underworld), who serves as eye candy. Expected U.S. release date: Unknown

Veronika Decides to Die is an adaptation of Paolo Coelho’s novel of the same name. Sarah Michelle Gellar’s (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) character attempts suicide, but lives only to have damaged her heart so severely that she’ll get her wish and die in a matter of days. For me, the most intriguing part of the trailer is the chemistry between Gellar and Jonathan Tucker (In the Valley of Elah). Expected U.S. release date: Nov. 2010 (limited)

After I watched The Romantics trailer, I saw the words, “Based on the novel by Galt Niederhoffer,” and I was sold. I’m buying the book—and watching the movie of course. Anna Paquin (True Blood) is getting married to Josh Duhamel (Transformers), but complications arise since Holmes is the maid of honor who also used to date Duhamel. Candice Bergen (Bride Wars), Malin Akerman (27 Dresses), Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings), Adam Brody (The O.C.), and Dianna Agron (Glee) are all in the wedding, too. Expected U.S. release date: Sept. 10, 2010

My advice to the producers of Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark: Change the title. Like Avatar and Avatar: The Last Airbender, this Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth) film sounds too much like the TV series, Are You Afraid of the Dark? It’s not an adaptation of the show, but a horror film starring Holmes and Guy Pearce (Memento). Expected U.S. release date: Jan. 21, 2011

Drive Angry is one of those Nicolas Cage films that has a 50-50 shot of working or flopping. He plays a father who opts for vengeance after his daughter is murdered. Expected U.S. release date: Feb. 11, 2011

Let Me In is basically a remake of the much-talked-about foreign film centered on a vampire girl who befriends a human boy. Expected U.S. release date: Oct. 1, 2010

Sucker Punch is a thrilling, girls-kicking-ass trailer. It’s brought to us by Watchmen director, Zach Snyder, which for some, could either be a good or bad thing. Exuding girl power are Jena Malone (Saved!), Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical), Abbie Cornish (Bright Star), Emily Browning (A Series of Unfortunate Events) and Carla Gugino (Race to Witch Mountain). Expected U.S. release date: March 25, 2011

When I watch the trailers of comedic movies, I don’t usually laugh at any of the featured scenes. That’s not the case with the indie film, The Winning Season, in which I laugh twice. Sam Rockwell (who is on a roll after Iron Man 2) plays a basketball coach to an underdog girls’ basketball team (with Emma Roberts from Nancy Drew and Shareeka Epps from Half Nelson). Expected U.S. release date: Unknown

It’s Kind of a Funny Story features Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover) as a mental patient who teaches a teenage boy some lessons inside the asylum. Roberts, Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls) and Oscar nominee Viola Davis (Doubt) participate in the craziness. Expected U.S. release date: Sept. 24, 2010

Due Date, a comedy about a man trying to make it to the hospital in time to see his wife give birth, offers moviegoers a co-star match made in heaven. Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) plays the husband and Galifianakis is his designated driver for some reason. Between the two, I expected more laughs from the trailer. I’m hoping it’s just the trailer maker’s fault and not a reflection of the film. Expected U.S. release date: Nov. 5, 2010

If the umpteenth recession-based movie, The Company Men, is any good, it’s disguised well in the trailer. There are no hints of great humor or moving drama in the sneak peek—except for maybe the quality of some of its stars, Maria Bello (A History of Violence), Rosemarie DeWitt (Rachel Getting Married), Chris Cooper (The Kingdom), and Tommy Lee Jones (In the Valley of Elah). Ben Affleck (Gigli) is also in it, but he doesn’t count. Expected U.S. release date: Oct. 22, 2010

The Town appears to be the better upcoming Affleck film. In the drama, he’s a bank robber who falls for a woman he took hostage on one of his past heists. Blake Lively (Gossip Girl), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker), and Cooper are in it as well. Expected U.S. release date: Sept. 10, 2010

In I Spit on Your Grave, a girl is raped and left for dead. She then goes after her attackers. This revenge movie is also a remake of the brutal ’70s film. You’ll notice that it’s unrated. Expected U.S. release date: Oct. 8, 2010

Hollywood doles out another revenge film via Faster. Dwayne Johnson (Get Smart) stars. Expected U.S. release date: Nov. 24, 2010

Tron Legacy, the sequel to the cult hit, brings back Jeff Bridges (Iron Man), whose character has been stuck inside a video game. His son, Garrett Hedlund (Four Brothers), goes in to save him. As part of the second trailer, you get your first glimpse of Olivia Wilde (House) in this action movie. Expected U.S. release date: Dec. 17, 2010

The Dry Land chronicles a soldier’s return back home. America Ferrera (Ugly Betty) plays his wife with supporting cast mates, Oscar nominee Melissa Leo (Frozen River), Jason Ritter (Joan of Arcadia), and Wilmer Valderrama (That ’70s Show). Expected U.S. release date: July 30, 2010

Welcome to the Rileys is another film in which the lead actress learned how to striptease. Kristen Stewart (Speak), a runaway, unwittingly becomes the surrogate daughter of James Gandolfini (The Sopranos) and Leo, who just lost their own child. Expected U.S. release date: Nov. 5, 2010

Could Devil be the next Sixth Sense? Both are from the mind of director M. Night Shyamalan. Devil is mostly set in an elevator where a group of strangers are trapped and must survive the dark, mysterious forces that occur inside. Expected U.S. release date: Sept. 17, 2010

Jack Goes Boating received a 9.1 out of 10 rating on IMDb.com—albeit with just 121 votes as of this posting. Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote) stars and directs the seemingly sweet story which revolves around his blind date with Academy-Award nominee Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone) and a another couple that played cupid. Expected U.S. release date: Unknown

Red offers up Helen Mirren (National Treasure 2), John Malkovich (Burn After Reading), Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), and Bruce Willis (Die Hard) as CIA agents who come out of retirement to find out who’s trying to kill them. In this second trailer, you get to see more of the lovely Mary Louise-Parker (Weeds). Expected U.S. release date: Oct. 15, 2010

I can describe You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger in four words: a Woody Allen film. Prepare for multiple romantic subplots involving Josh Brolin (Milk), Naomi Watts (The Painted Veil), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), and Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs). Expected U.S. release date: Sept. 22, 2010

If I could describe the previous film in four words, allow me to sum up The Social Network in three: the Facebook movie. It depicts the beginnings of the popular site and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, played by Jesse Eisenberg (Zombieland). Justin Timberlake and his N*SYNC curly hairdo join him in this David Fincher-directed (Panic Room), Aaron Sorkin-penned (The West Wing) piece. Expected U.S. release date: Oct. 1, 2010

Buried has outed another trailer that’s more brilliantly done than the first. Ryan Reynolds stars as a soldier buried alive in a coffin until a 5-million-dollar ransom can be paid. Expected U.S. release date: Oct. 8, 2010

I’m looking forward to The Debt, which is a mystery drama. Three young spies are assigned to kill a Nazi war criminal and they succeed. But, fast forward to the future and they find out that the Nazi might still be alive, which could mean that one of them betrayed the rest.

The film goes back and forth to the time when the spies were young and on the mission (one of them played by Sam Worthington of Avatar) as well as the future (older ones played by Mirren of The Queen and Tom Wilkinson of Michael Clayton). Expected U.S. release date: Dec. 29, 2010

My favorite trailer of the bunch: Thor. How did I gauge that? It’s one that I watched more than once in one sitting because it was that good. Note: They have since removed the trailer from this site, but I had to post a blurb about its trailer (which I’ll post as soon as I know it’s on the web again).

Yeah, it’s a superhero movie lifted from the comic books, but it boasts of Natalie Portman (Closer) and Hopkins. Relative unknown and Australian import Chris Hemsworth plays the title role. Trust me; it’s better than I could ever make it sound (I tried) so to tide you over, watch an interview and behind-the-scenes clip with the stars here. Expected U.S. release date: May 6, 2011


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