zondag 3 juni 2012

Movie Trailer Sunday (40)

This weeks trailers are about gambling, Les Miserables, the expendables, a waiter pretending to be an author and a supernatural presence.
Lay the Favorite
Description: We follow unpredictable dreamer Beth (Rebecca Hall) as she goes from in-home stripper in Tallahassee to gambler's assistant in Las Vegas, working for Dink (Bruce Willis), one of the most successful sports gamblers in the business. She takes to the work like a natural, but makes the risky bet of falling for Dink, much to the chagrin of his retired showgirl wife Tulip (Catherine Zeta-Jones). That bet goes south, and a triangular war ensues. Against Dink's protests, Beth goes to work for the flamboyant, unstable Rosie who runs a less-than-legal operation in New York City, then for his doomed hyper-speed online sportsbook in the betting Babylon that is Curacao. When Beth's risky gambles result in her innocent boyfriend Jeremy (Joshua Jackson) threatened with prison, she must reunite with Dink, face up to the fearsome Tulip, risk jail, and return to New York City to confront her responsibilities. Can she beat the odds and win the day?
Director: Stephen Frears
Starring: Bruce Willis, Rebecca Hall, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joshua Jackson
Trailer: Trailer "Lay the Favorite"

Les Miserables
Description: Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Russell Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's (Anne Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.
Director: Tom Hooper
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Helene Bonham Carter, Sasha Baron Cohen
Trailer: Trailer "Les Miserables"
Comment: Super excited about this film. Maybe the best best musical I ever saw live

The Expendables 2
Description: Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) -- with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard -- are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time - six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium; enough to change the balance of power in the world. But that's nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary who savagely murdered their brother.
Director: Simon West
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Bruce Willis, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude van Damme, Chuck Norris
Trailer: Trailer "The Expendables 2"

Lila, Lila
Description: David (Daniel Brühl), a waiter, finds an unpublished manuscript in a dresser drawer. To impress a girl, he claims to be the author. When the novel becomes a best-seller the real author introduces himself in his life and begins to take-over David's life.
Director: Alain Gsponer
Starring: Daniel Brühl, Hannah Herzsprung, Henry Hübchen
Trailer: Trailer "Lila, Lila"
Comment: I really like Daniel Brühl!

The Apparition
Description: A couple are haunted by a supernatural presence that is unleashed during a college experiment.
Director: Tod Lincoln
Starring: Ashley Greene, Tom Felton, Sebastian Stan
Trailer: Trailer "The Apparition"

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