2012 Movie Trailers Roundup13.11.11 # Trailers # 5 Comments
Starring: Miles Teller, Oliver Cooper, Jonathan Daniel Brown
Director: Nima Nourizadeh
Out: March 2, 2012
“Project X” revolves around a group of kids documenting a house party that suddenly goes awry.
Our Trailer Rating: 4/10
It’s meant to be a comedy. It has no real laughs, and the camera style means I keep expecting an alien attack.
Starring: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein, Seann William Scott, Eugene Levy
Directors: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg
Out: April 6, 2012
All the “American Pie” characters we met a little more than a decade ago are returning to East Great Falls for their high-school reunion. In one long-overdue weekend, they will discover what has changed, who hasn’t and that time and distance can’t break the bonds of friendship.
Our Trailer Rating: 5/10
I like the idea of this reunion more than the reality. Stifler’s comic timing seems a bit off and they all, basically, look too old to be doing the hormonal lusting thing.
Starring: Sara Paxton, Pat Healy, Kelly McGillis
Director: Ti West
Out: February 3, 2012
After over one hundred years of service, The Yankee Pedlar Inn is shutting its doors for good. The last remaining employees – Claire (Sara Paxton) and Luke (Pat Healy) – are determined to uncover proof of what many believe to be one of New England’s most haunted hotels. As the Inn’s final days draw near, odd guests check in as the pair of minimum wage “ghost hunters” begin to experience strange and alarming events that may ultimately cause them to be mere footnotes in the hotel’s long unexplained history.
Our Trailer Rating: 8/10
Surprisingly effective trailer, from a director who obviously does his genre homework. Good premise too.
Starring: (voices) Kodi Smit-McPhee, Casey Affleck, John Goodman
Directors: Sam Fell, Chris Butler
Out: August 17, 2012
A small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he’ll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst of all, moronic grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.
Our Trailer Rating: 7/10
Coraline with a boy. Should toothpaste look like glue? It took them ages so it gets a pass.
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 3D
Starring: Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Ian McDiarmid
Director: George Lucas
Out: February 10, 2012 (3D theaters)
Set against the thrilling and exotic backdrop of a “galaxy far, far away,” “Star Wars” is perfectly suited to the immersive 3D theatrical experience, and “Episode I” delivers some of the Saga’s most stunning and spectacular sequences – from the Naboo invasion to the Tatooine Podraces to the climactic lightsaber battle between Darth Maul and the Jedi. Supervised by Industrial Light & Magic, the meticulous conversion is being done with utmost respect for the source material, and with a keen eye for both technological considerations and artistic intentions.
Our Trailer Rating: 3/10
No thrills. Has there ever been a more unwanted re-release? Episode 4 in 3D would have had them queuing around the block, but The Phantom Menace?? Obviously they’re going to release all of them chronologically but I can’t wait to see the box office for this one.