This weeks trailers are about a woman stuck in her teen years, Marilyn Monroe, Edgar Allen Poe, Santa and a struggling family.
Description: Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron) is a writer of teen literature who returns to her small hometown to relive her glory days and attempt to reclaim her happily married high school sweetheart (Patrick Wilson). When returning home proves more difficult than she thought, Mavis forms an unusual bond with a former classmate (Patton Oswalt) who hasn't quite gotten over high school, either.
Director: Jason Reitman
Starring: Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson and Elisabeth Reaser
Trailer: Trailer "Young Adult"
Comment: Finally a leading role for Charlize Theron again. I missed her. And I can't wait to see her shine in "Young Adult".
Description: In the early summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne), just down from Oxford and determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of "The Prince and the Showgirl." The film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh) and Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams), who was also on honeymoon with her new husband, the playwright Arthur Miller (Dougray Scott).
Nearly 40 years on, his diary account "The Prince, the Showgirl and Me" was published, but one week was missing and this was published some years later as "My Week with Marilyn". When Arthur Miller leaves England, the coast is clear for Colin to introduce Marilyn to some of the pleasures of British life; an idyllic week in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work.
Director: Simon Curtis
Starring: Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Dougray Scott, Judi Dench, Dominic Cooper, Emma Watson and Colin Redmayne
Trailer: Trailer "My Week with Marilyn"
Comment: Michelle Williams looks like the perfect Marilyn.
Description: Edgar Allen Poe (John Cusack) joins forces with a young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans) to hunt down a mad serial killer who's using Poe's own works as the basis in a string of brutal murders.
Director: James McTeigue
Starring: John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice Eve, Brendan Gleeson and Oliver Jackson-Cohen
Trailer: Trailer "The Raven"
Comment: And also very happy to see John Cusack back in a leading role. Missed him too.
Description: On Christmas night at the North Pole, Santa's youngest son Arthur (James McAvoy) looks to use his father's high-tech operation for an urgent mission.
Director: Sarah Smith
Starring: James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and Ashley Jensen
Trailer: Trailer "Arthur Christmas"
Comment: Cute, I like a nice and heartwarming Christmas movie.
Description: On the eve of her estranged son's (Michael Nardelli) wedding, Lynn (Ellen Barkin), a woman who has always worn her emotions on her sleeve, must deal with her long-simmering feud with her ex-husband (Thomas Hayden Church) and his hot-tempered wife (Demi Moore), the disdain of her cold mother (Ellen Burstyn) and distant father (George Kennedy) and the ridicule of her ever-judgmental sisters. And the fact that she brings along her three deeply troubled children (Ezra Miller, Daniel Yelsky, Kate Bosworth) don't make things any easier for Lynn.
Director: Sam Levinson
Starring: Ellen Barkin, Ellen Burstyn, Demi Moore, Thomas Haden Church, Kate Bosworth, George Kennedy, Ezra Miller, Daniel Yelsky and Michael Nardelli)
Trailer: Trailer "Another Happy Day"