This weeks trailers are about a loved funeral director, a dog brought back to life, a woman that can't deal with the death of her lover, the arctic and getting a second chance.
Description: In the tiny, rural town of Carthage, TX, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede (Jack Black) was one of the town's most beloved residents. He taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Everyone loved and appreciated Bernie, so it came as no surprise when he befriended Marjorie Nugent (Shirley MacLaine), an affluent widow who was as well known for her sour attitude as her fortune. Bernie frequently traveled with Marjorie and even managed her banking affairs. Marjorie quickly became fully dependant on Bernie and his generosity and Bernie struggled to meet her increasing demands. Bernie continued to handle her affairs, and the townspeople went months without seeing Marjorie. The people of Carthage were shocked when it was reported that Marjorie Nugent had been dead for some time, and Bernie Tiede was being charged with the murder.
Director: Richard Linklater
Starring: Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey
Trailer: Trailer "Bernie"
Description: After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor's fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new "leash on life" can be monstrous.
Director: Tim Burton
Starring: Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell
Trailer: Trailer "Frankenweenie"
Comment: Tim Burton knows how to do it. Looks great.
Description: Rebecca (Eva Green) and Thomas (Matt Smith) are two childhood friends who, once re-united, became instant lovers - only to be separated again by Thomas' accidental death. After contemplating suicide, Rebecca finds consolation in the idea of cloning Matt back to life. Although society at large hasn't fully accepted the idea of human cloning, and often ostracizes those who have been cloned, Rebecca decides to forge ahead with her plans to give birth to her lost love - literally. Living in an old and isolated house, Thomas grows up believing his father died in an accident – and she never mentions cloning to him. Notwithstanding their secret, Rebecca and Thomas lead an almost normal life during his first years. But as the years go by, Rebecca seems less and less inclined to deal (or accept) the complexities of her decision - and eventually, Thomas grows to the exact image of her beloved man. One day, however, Rebecca's secret is unveiled, and Thomas' inexplicable urges have to be dealt with.
Director: Benedek Fliegauf
Starring: Eva Green, Matt Smith,
Trailer: Trailer "Womb"
Description: An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, "To The Arctic 3D" is the ultimate tale of survival. The film takes audiences on a never-before-experienced journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her two seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating, adventurous, and intimate footage brings moviegoers up close and personal with this family's struggle to survive in a frigid environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic snow-bound peaks.
Director: Greg MacGillivray
Starring: Meryl Streep
Trailer: Trailer "To the Arctic 3D"
Comment: This looks beautiful. Goosebumps all over my body.
Description: A man looks back 15 years to the injury that ended his career as a promising high-school football player.
Director: Don Handfield
Starring: Kurt Russel, Brian Presly, Melanie Lynskey, Marc Blucas, Sarah Wright
Trailer: Trialer "Touchback"