zondag 6 november 2011

Movie Trailer Sunday (10)

This weeks trailers are about are mother and son relationship, Reynolds and Washington teaming up, an overextended couple, cops undercover at a high school and an old crook returning to his old neighborhood.

We Need to Talk About Kevin
Description: Always an ambivalent mother, Eva and Kevin have had a contentious relationship literally from Kevin's birth. Kevin (Ezra Miller), now 15-years-old, escalates the stakes when he commits a heinous act, leaving Eva to grapple with her feelings of grief and responsibility, as well as the ire of the community-at-large.
Director: Lynne Ramsay
Starring: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly and Ezra Miller
Trailer: Trailer "We Need to Talk About Kevin"
Comment: Looks chilling.

Safe House
Description: For the past year, Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) has been frustrated by his inactive, backwater post in Cape Town. A "housekeeper" who aspires to be a full-fledged agent, the loyal company man has been waiting for an opportunity to prove himself. When the first and only occupant he's had proves to be the most dangerous man he's ever met, Weston readies for duty. Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) has eluded capture for almost a decade. One of the best ops men that the CIA's known, the ex-intelligence officer has given up assets and sold military intel to anyone with cash since he turned. From trading secrets to North Korea to aiding splinter cells, the damage he's done to the U.S. is immeasurable. And he's now back on the reservation with a secret. As soon as Frost is brought in for debriefing, mercenaries come and tear apart Weston's safe house. Barely escaping, the unlikely partners must discover if their attackers have been sent by terrorists or someone on the inside who will kill anyone standing in the way. Now it's up to Weston to figure out who he can trust before they're both eliminated from the game.
Director: Daniel Espinosa
Starring: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepherd and Robert Patrick
Trailer: Trailer "Safe House"
Comment: In my experience Denzel Washington doesn't make bad movies.

Description: George (Paul Rudd) and Linda (Jennifer Aniston) are an overextended, stressed out Manhattan couple. After George is downsized out of his job, they find themselves with only one option: to move in with George's awful brother in Atlanta. On the way there, George and Linda stumble upon Elysium, an idyllic community populated by colorful characters who embrace a different way of looking at things. Money? It can't buy happiness. Careers? Who needs them? Clothes? Only if you want them. Is Elysium the fresh start George and Linda need? Or will the change of perspective cause more problems than it solves?
Director: David Wain
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux, Malin Akerman and Alan Alda
Trailer: Trailer "Wanderlust"
Comment: Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston already proved they were a great couple.

21 Jump Street
Description: Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) are more than ready to leave their adolescent problems behind. Joining the police force and the secret Jump Street unit, they use their youthful appearances to go undercover in a local high school. As they trade in their guns and badges for backpacks, Schmidt and Jenko risk their lives to investigate a violent and dangerous drug ring. But they find that high school is nothing like they left it just a few years earlier and neither expects that they will have to confront the terror and anxiety of being a teenager again and all the issues they thought they had left behind.
Director: Phil Lord adn Christopher Miller
Starring: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Dave Franco, Ellie Kemper and Johnny Depp
Trailer: Trailer "21 Jump Street"
Comment: I can't stand Jonah Hill, because he's always trying so hard to be funny. Maybe in this movie he will proof me wrong.

The Last Rites of Joe May
Description:Despite all evidence to the contrary, aging short-money hustler Joe May (Dennis Farina) always believed he had a glorious future ahead of him. Now in his sixties, Joe is released from the hospital after a long battle with pneumonia and forced to confront the harsh reality of his legacy: everyone he knew had assumed he was dead, and life had gone on around him without missing a beat. Returning to his old neighborhood in Chicago's "Patch" district, he finds his car gone, all his worldly possessions pawned by his landlord, and the apartment he's lived in his entire adult life rented out to a single mother named Jenny and her eight year-old daughter Angelina. After a rough night's sleep outdoors, Joe reluctantly moves in with the new tenants of his home - at least until he is able to get back on his feet. Even as Joe doggedly pursues his comeback, he finds the odds stacked drastically against him. He gets no respect from his old supplier, his best friend and partner in crime has moved into an assisted living facility, and even Joe's prized pigeon coops have fallen into disrepair. Throughout this ordeal, Joe's one lifeline is his burgeoning friendship with his co-tenants. So when things turn ugly between Jenny and her boyfriend - a crooked detective with a penchant for domestic violence - Joe is determined to take a stand for his unlikely new family, and perhaps take one last shot at redefining his legacy.
Director: Joe Maggio
Starring: Dennis Farina, Gary Cole, Chelcie Ross, Ian Barford and Jamie Allman
Trailer: Trailer "The Last Rites of Joe May"

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