This weeks trailers are about a struggling father, Sherlock Holmes, the war between China and Japan, Puss in Boots and Nicolas Sarkozy
Description: Matt King (George Clooney) is an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family's land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.
Director: Alexander Payne
Starring: George Clooney, Robert Forster, Judy Greer, Beau Bridges and Matthew Lillard
Trailer: Trailer "The Descendants"
Description: Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) has always been the smartest man in the room... until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large - Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris) - and not only is he Holmes' intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective. When the Crown Prince of Austria is found dead, the evidence, as construed by Inspector Lestrade (Eddie Marsan), points to suicide. But Sherlock Holmes deduces that the prince has been the victim of murder�a murder that is only one piece of a larger and much more portentous puzzle, designed by Professor Moriarty. The cunning Moriarty is always one step ahead of Holmes as he spins a web of death and destruction, all part of a greater plan that, if he succeeds, will change the course of history.
Director: Guy Ritchie
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris, Eddie Marsan, Stephen Fry and Rachel McAdams
Trailer: Trailer "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows"
Comment: I loved the first one, so I'm definitely going to see this one.
Description: In 1937, Nanking stands at the forefront of a war between China and Japan. As the invading Japanese Imperial Army overruns China's capital city, desperate civilians seek refuge behind the nominally protective walls of a western cathedral. Here, John Miller (Christian Bale), an American trapped amidst the chaos of battle and the ensuing occupation takes shelter, joined by a group of innocent schoolgirls and thirteen courtesans, equally determined to escape the horrors taking place outside the church walls. Struggling to survive the violence and persecution wrought by the Japanese army, it is an act of heroism which eventually leads the seemingly disparate group to fight back, risking their lives for the sake of everyone. to run and nowhere to hide, fate always has a way of bringing the most unlikely heroes together.
Director: Yimou Zhang
Starring: Christian Bale
Trailer: Trailer "The Flowers of War"
Description: Long before he even met Shrek, the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw Puss In Boots becomes a hero when he sets off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town. This is the true story of The Cat, The Myth, The Legend... The Boots.
Director: Chris Miller
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zack Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thortnton
Trailer: Trailer "Puss in Boots"
Description: As the French people are getting ready to go to the polls to elect their new president, presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy (Denis Podalydès) has shut himself away in his home. Though Sarkozy soon learns he has won the election, he is alone, gloomy and despondent. For hours he has been trying to reach his wife, Cécilia, to no avail. The last five years start to unfurl before our eyes, recounting Sarkozy's unstoppable ascent to power, riddled with in-party backstabbing, media manipulation, riots, sarcastic confrontations and extra-marital affairs.
Director: Xavier Durringer
Starring: Denis Podalydès, Florence Pernel, Bernard Le Coq, Hippolyte Girardot
Trailer: Trailer "The Conquest"