This weeks trailers are about a singing group, butter carving, the tsunami in Thailand, a seductive superior and eight friend vacationing together.
Description: We follow four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. Cynthia (Miranda Tapsell), Gail (Deborah Mailman), Julie (Jessica Mauboy) and Kay (Shari Sebbens) are discovered by Dave (Chris O'Dowd), a good-humored talent scout with a kind heart, very little rhythm but a great knowledge of soul music. As their manager, Dave books the sisters their first true gig giving them their first taste of stardom, and travels them to Vietnam to sing for the American troops.
Director: Wayne Blair
Starring: Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens, Miranda Tapsell
Trailer: Trailer "The Sapphires"
Description: Laura Pickler (Jennifer Garner) is the ambitious, self-anointed First Lady of Butter Carving. Refusing to accept that her husband (Ty Burrell) wants to step down after his 15-year run as the Iowa State Butter Carving Champion, and therefore end the Pickler family's reign in the spotlight, Laura takes a stab at the title herself. But her bid for glory is complicated when two unlikely contestants enter the race. One, her husband's hard-living mistress (Olivia Wilde), and the other a 10-year-old foster child named Destiny. Enlisting the help of her high school sweetheart, Boyd (Hugh Jackman), Laura will stop at nothing to be crowned champion, even if it means resorting to sabotage.
Director: Jim Field Smith
Starring: Jennifer Garner, Ty Burrell, Hugh Jackman, Olivia Wilde, Alicia Silverstone, Ashley Greene
Trailer: Trailer "Butter"
Comment: Sounds ridiculous, looks really fun.
Description: Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise. But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the center of the earth. As Maria freezes in fear, a huge wall of black water races across the hotel grounds toward her.
Director: J.A. Bayona
Starring: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Samuel Joslin, Oaklee Pendergast
Trailer: Trailer "The Impossible"
Comment: The trailer alone made me cry. And Naomi Watts is my favorite, so I definitely want to see this movie.
Description: Isabelle (Noomi Rapace) has unlimited admiration for her direct superior, Christine (Rachel McAdams), a woman well-schooled in the ways of power. Christine enjoys holding sway over Isabelle, leads her one step at a time and ever more deeply into a game of seduction and manipulation, of dominance and servitude. The game is played for keeps, and there is no turning back.
Director: Brian De Palma
Starring: Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace
Trailer: Trailer "Passion"
Description: Eight thirty and forty-something close friends vacation together in the summer beach house of uptight restaurateur Max (Francois Cluzet). Starting out light and carefree, tensions begin to fill the air when Ludo is clinging to life following a motorcycle accident, and Max is grappling with unwanted affections from Vincent (Benoit Magimel), whose married life and sexuality are under fire. Womanizing actor Eric and free-spirited ethnologist Marie (Marion Cotillard) navigate the challenges of single life while lovelorn Antoine (Laurent Lafitte) pines for his ex-girlfriend after a sudden breakup
Director: Guillaume Canet
Starring: Francois Cluzet, Marion Cotillard, Benoit Magimel, Gilles Lellouche, Laurent Lafitte, Jean Dujardin
Trailer: Trailer "Little White Lies"