Here are this week's trailers.
Director: Mark Waters
Description: Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie (Billy Bob Thornton) teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus (Tony Cox), to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve.
Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Kathy Bates, Christina Hendricks
Trailer: Trailer "Bad Santa"
Comment: I really enjoyed the first film, but comedy sequels don't have a good reputation.
Director: Gus van Sant
Description: A suicidal American befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji and the two search for a way out.
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts, Ken Watanabe
Trailer: Trailer "Sea of Trees"
Comment: I heard it was boohed at Cannes, but the trailer looks so good.
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Description: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist (Amy Adams) is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
Trailer: Trailer "Arrival"
Comment: Can't wait to see this.
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Description: The story of intelligence officer Max Vatan (Brad Pitt), who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.
Starring: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Lizzy Caplan, Matthew Goode, Jared Harris
Trailer: Trailer "Allied"
Comment: Robert Zemeckis finally brings us a new film!!!
Director: Joshua Marston
Description: As a man (Michael Shannon) contemplates moving to a new state with his wife for her graduate program, an old flame - a woman (Rachel Weisz) who often changes identities - reenters his life at a birthday dinner party.
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Michael Shannon, Kathy Bates, Danny Glover
Trailer: Trailer "Complete Unknown"